• Research

    Fluid dynamics and heat transfer, especially micro/nanoscale fluid, ionic, and thermal transport.
    Molecular, mesoscopic, continuum, and multiscale simulation of transport phenomena
    Colloidal and interfacial physics and electrochemistry
    Transport and interfacial phenomena in applications such as electrical energy storage, thermal management, micro- and nanofluidics, and advanced manufacturing

  • Publications

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  • Professional History


    2018–Present, Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2014-2018, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2011-2014, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
    2005-2011, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
    2004-2005, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Awards & Honors


    2017 – John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2017 – Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2016 – Scholar of the Week, Virginia Tech
    2012 – Eastman Chemical Award for Excellence, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
    2009 – Eugene H. Bishop Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
    2009 – Ken Roby Undergraduate Advising Award, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
    2003-2004, Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship, University of Illinois
    2002-2003, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Fellowship, University of Illinois
    2002 – Travel Award, Transducer Research Foundation
    2002 – Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2004
M.S., Tsinghua University, 1999
B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1996

(540) 231-7199
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460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
ruiqiao@vt.edu

Rui Qiao

Professor

John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow