Deyu Li

  • Vanderbilt University

    Researchers’ breakthrough in thermal transport could enable novel cooling strategies

    Vanderbilt mechanical engineering professors Deyu Li and Josh Caldwell are part of a team of researchers who have discovered a new heat dissipation channel using phonon polaritons that could have extensive implications for novel cooling technologies in devices like smart phones and other modern electronics. The research was… Read More

    Nov. 10, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineers’ groundbreaking discovery points to a new route to create thermal superconductors

    The relentless increase in heat loads imposed on devices in modern technologies is driving renewed interest among engineers and materials scientists in the area of heat transfer. A key challenge is finding approaches to enhance the materials’ capability of conducting heat. Deyu Li A team of engineers led by Vanderbilt… Read More

    Apr. 16, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death

    A biochemistry instructor curious about an enzyme discovered in the damaged neurons of people with multiple sclerosis made a leap toward a potential cure for countless neurodegenerative ills. Vanderbilt University’s Amrita Pathak, working with Bruce D. Carter, biochemistry professor and associate director of the Vanderbilt Brain… Read More

    Aug. 6, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Engineering’s Deyu Li named ASME Fellow

    Deyu Li, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a distinction awarded to ASME members who have made significant engineering achievements. Deyu Li Li has made significant contributions in nanoscale energy transport as well as microfluidics and nanofluidics.  He is internationally… Read More

    Feb. 20, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Sutherland Prize, Chancellor’s Research Award go to engineers

    The Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to John Gore by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during the Fall Faculty Assembly Sept. 22. John Gore Gore holds the Hertha Ramsey Cress Chair in Medicine and he is the director of the Vanderbilt… Read More

    Aug. 22, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    New method for enhancing thermal conductivity could cool computer chips, lasers and other devices

        The surprising discovery of a new way to tune and enhance thermal conductivity – a basic property generally considered to be fixed for a given material – gives engineers a new tool for managing thermal effects in smart phones and computers, lasers and a number of other powered… Read More

    Dec. 14, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt robot teams, nano-engineering projects win young faculty NSF awards

    Young Vanderbilt engineering faculty have netted prestigious CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation for their innovations. Computer Scientist Julie A. Adams won a 2007 CAREER award for her human-robot teaming project, while mechanical engineer Deyu Li won the award for his research in nanochannels used in drug discovery and… Read More

    May. 27, 2007