Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
University of California

M.E., Thermal Science
Tsinghua University

B.E., Engineering Thermophysics
University of Science & Technology of China

Contact Information

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615-343-4102
333 Olin Hall
VU Mailbox: PMB 351592, Nashville, TN 37235-1592 USA


Deyu Li

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


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Research Focus

Micro/Nano scale energy and molecular transport phenomena,. Nanofabrication techniques, Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo Simulation, Micro/Nanofluidics.


Current Projects

Micro/Nanoscale Thermal-Fluids Lab (MNTFL) 
Professor Deyu Li
 
Research in the micro/nanoscale thermal fluids laboratory focuses on development of novel devices for energy conversion and biomedical studies. We pursue fundamental understanding of thermal and fluid transport through nanowires and nanotubes by molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo simulation and experimental techniques. The acquired knowledge is used to develop high efficiency thermoelectric energy converters and nanofluidic lab-on-a-chip devices.



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