• Research

    Nanoscale Heat Transfer
    First-principles density functional theory
    Molecular dynamics simulations
    Thermoreflectance measurements
    Inelastic X-ray scattering

    Conduct interdisciplinary research across the boundary of thermal science, nano-engineering, advanced/novel materials, condensed matter physics and electronic engineering. Use theoretical, computational and experimental techniques to investigate both fundamental and practical problem ranging from solar/thermal energy conversion and storage, thermal management of micro/nano-electronics, to thermal phenomena in biological and electrochemical systems.


Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
M.S., Binghamton University, 2009
B.E., Tsinghua University, 2007

(540) 231-6803
313A Goodwin Hall – 0238
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Laboratory — ZT Group

Zhiting Tian

Assistant Professor