• Research


    Optofluidic Solar Concentrators based on electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD)-driven liquid prisms
    Near-field characterization of micro\nano-scale fluid flow
    Dropwise condensation on lotus-leaf-like superhydrophobic surfaces
    Thin film evaporation in superhydrophobic-superhydrophilic hybrid micro\nano-textures
    Liquid-based intelligent high-frequency components
    Self assembly of nanoparticles and nanophotonics
    Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Optofluidics and Electrofluidics
    Sustainable Energy and Renewable Energy
    Thermal-Fluid Sciences
    Heat Transfer, Thermal Management and Microelectronics Cooling
    Surface Plasmon Resonance and Terahertz Technology

  • Professional History


    2015–Present, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
    2011–2015, University of North Texas, Associate Professor
    2007–2011, Teledyne Scientific Company, Research Scientist-III
    2006–2007, Pennsylvania State University, Research Associate
    2004–2006, University of California, Irvine, Postgraduate Researcher
    2002–2004, Texas A&M University, Postdoctoral Research Associate
    1991–1994, China Institute of Atomic Energy, Research Associate
  • Awards and Honors


    2016, Best Paper Award, The 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
    2014, Best Paper Award, The 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
    2010, ARPA-E Research Highlights, U.S. Department of Energy
    2003, Outstanding Paper Award, Fall Meeting of American Geophysical Union
    1997, Science and Technology Advancement Award, China Ministry of Nuclear Industry

    Awards in Outreach
    2015, Best Fair Award, Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    2014, Semifinalist, Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
    2014, SPIE Honorable Mention, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
    2014, Best Fair Award, Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Education

Ph.D., Physics, Purdue University, 2002
M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University, 2002
B.S., Applied Physics, Peking University, China, 1991

(540) 231-4161
429 Goodwin Hall – 0238
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
chengjt@vt.edu

Jiangtao Cheng

Associate Professor