Professor Ren's Group
Major Areas of Research:
Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials: synthesis, characterization, and applications of semiconducting nanoparticles such as Si, Ge, SiGe, Bi, Bi2Te3, Sb2Te3, CoSb3, PbTe, PbSe, etc.
Thermoelectric Energy Conversion: power generation and cooling devices using high ZT thermoelectric materials.
Solar Energy Harvesting: solar energy conversion using nano scale coaxial cable arrays and thermoelectric materials.
Carbon Nanotubes: synthesis, characterization, functionalization, properties, and applications.
Field Emission: low voltage electron emissive materials.
Ceramics: powder, thin and thick film processing and characterization of various ceramics including carbides, oxides, nitrides, borides, etc.