2023 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

60. Cross-plane thermal conductivity of h-BN thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition
Gustavo A. Alvarez, Joyce Christiansen-Salameh, Abhijit Biswas, Anand B. Puthirath, Eugene Jeong, Jinha Kwon, Jaejun Lee, Tia Gray, Robert Vajtai, Pulickel M. Ajayan, and Zhiting Tian
Applied Physics Letters (Accepted, selected as Featured Article)
59. Nanoscale Thermal Interface Rectification in the Quantum Regime
Jinghang Dai and Zhiting Tian
Applied Physics Letters, 122, 122204 (2023)


2022 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

58. Soft Ionics: Governing Physics and State of Technologies
Max Tepermeister, Nikola Bosnjak, Jinyue Dai, Xinyue Zhang, Samuel M Kielar, Zhongtong Wang, Zhiting Tian, Jin Suntivich and Meredith N Silberstein
Frontiers in Physics 10, 890845 (2022)
57. Thermal Percolation in Well-Defined Nanocomposite Thin Films
Boyce Chang, Chen Li, Jinghang Dai, Katherine Evans, Jingyu Huang, Mengdi He, Weili Hu, Zhiting Tian, and Ting Xu
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 14, 12, 14579-14587 (2022)
56. Thermal Interface Doping Strategies based on Bayesian Optimization
Renjiu Hu and Zhiting Tian
Surfaces and Interfaces 30, 101847 (2022)
55. High Thermal Conductivity and Ultrahigh Thermal Boundary Conductance of Homoepitaxial AlN Thin Films
Gustavo Alvarez-Escalante, Ryan Page, Renjiu Hu, Huili Grace Xing, Debdeep Jena, and Zhiting Tian
APL Materials 10, 011115 (2022) (Editor’s Pick)
54. Pore-Confined Polymers Enhance the Thermal Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposites
Hao Ma, Krystelle Lionti, Teddie P. Magbitang, John Gaskins, Patrick E. Hopkins, Scott T. Huxtable, and Zhiting Tian
ACS Macro Letters 11, 1, 116-120 (2022)


2021 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

53. Ultra-High Thermal Conductivity in Three-dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks
Hao Ma, Zara Aamer, and Zhiting Tian
Materials Today Physics 21, 100536 (2021)
52. Topological phonon-magnon hybrid excitations in two-dimensional honeycomb ferromagnet
Han Huang and Zhiting Tian
Physical Review B, 104, 064305 (2021)
51. Doping-Enabled Reconfigurable Strongly Correlated Phase in a Quasi-2D Perovskite
Lifu Zhang, Jie Jiang, Yao Cai, Shukai Yao, Bilal Azhar, Zhizhong Chen, Yang Hu, Saloni Pendse, Yuwei Guo, Ru Jia, Zhiting Tian, Chengliang Sun, Peilin Liao, Jian Shi
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 12, 21, 5091–5098 (2021)
50. Remarkably Weak Anisotropy in Thermal Conductivity of Two-Dimensional Hybrid Perovskite Butylammonium Lead Iodide Crystals
Chen Li, Hao Ma, Tianyang Li, Jinghang Dai, Md Abu Jafar Rasel, Alessandro Mattoni, Ahmet Alatas, Malcolm Thomas, Zachary Rouse, Avi Shragai, Shefford Baker, Brad Ramshaw, Joseph Feser, David Mitzi, Zhiting Tian
Nano Letters, 9, 3708–3714 (2021)Media coverage
49. Thermal Transport in Polymers: A Review
Xingfei Wei, Zhi Wang, Zhiting Tian, and Tengfei Luo
Journal of Heat Transfer 143(7): 072101 (2021)
48. Direct observation of phonon Anderson localization in Si/Ge aperiodic superlattices
Renjiu Hu and Zhiting Tian
Physical Review B 103, 045304 (2021)
47. Applications and Impacts of Nanoscale Thermal Transport in Electronics Packaging
Ronald Warzoha, Adam Wilson, Brian Donovan, Nazli Donmezer, Ashutosh Giri, Patrick Hopkins, Sukwon Choi, Darshan Pahinkar, Jingjing Shi, Samuel Graham, Zhiting Tian, and Laura Ruppalt
Journal of Electronic Packaging 143(2): 020804 (2021)
46. Large Thermal Conductivity of Boron Suboxides Despite Complex Structures
Jinghang Dai, and Zhiting Tian
Applied Physics Letters 118, 041901 (2021)
Featured as Front Cover (Less than 3% of the articles APL published were chosen for this recognition)


2020 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

44. Thermal boundary conductance across epitaxial metal/sapphire interfaces
Yee Rui Koh, Jingjing Shi, Baiwei Wang, Renjiu Hu, Habib Ahmad, Sit Kerdsongpanya, Erik Milosevic, W. Alan Doolittle, Daniel Gall, Zhiting Tian, Samuel Graham, and Patrick E. Hopkins
Physical Review B 102, 205304 (2020)
43. Thermomechanical analysis of a bio-inspired lightweight multi-functional structure
Eurydice Kanimba, Ting Yang, Scott T. Huxtable, Ling Li, and Zhiting Tian
Advanced Engineering Materials 2000371 (2020)
42. Single‐Crystal SnSe Thermoelectric Fibers via Laser‐Induced Directional Crystallization: From 1D Fibers to Multidimensional Fabrics
Jing Zhang, Ting Zhang, Hang Zhang, Zhixun Wang, Chen Li, Zhe Wang, Kaiwei Li, Xingming Huang, Ming Chen, Zhe Chen, Zhiting Tian, Haisheng Chen, Li‐Dong Zhao, Lei Wei
Advanced Materials 32, 2002702 (2020)
41. Thermal conductance across harmonic-matched epitaxial Al-sapphire heterointerfaces
Zhe Cheng, Yee Rui Koh, Habib Ahmad, Renjiu Hu, Jingjing Shi, Michael Liao, Yekan Wang, Tingyu Bai, Ruiyang Li, Eungkyu Lee, Evan Clinton, Christopher Matthews, Zachary Engel, Luke Yates, Tengfei Luo, Mark Goorsky, W. Alan Doolittle, Zhiting Tian, Patrick Hopkins, and Samuel Graham
Communications Physics, 3, 115
40. Rigorous formalism of anharmonic atomistic Green’s function for three-dimensional interfaces
Jinghang Dai and Zhiting Tian
Physical Review B: Rapid Communications 101, 041301(R)


2019 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

39. Simple Theoretical Model for Thermal Conductivity of Crystalline Polymers
Hao Ma, Yunwei Ma and Zhiting Tian
ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 1, 10, 2566-2570
38. Super Compliant and Soft (CH3NH3)3Bi2I9 Crystals with Ultralow Thermal Conductivity
Hao Ma, Chen Li, Yunwei Ma, Heng Wang, Zachary Rouse, Zhuolei Zhang, Carla Slebodnick, Ahmet Alatas, Shefford Baker, Jeffrey Urban, and Zhiting Tian
Physical Review Letters 123, 155901 Media coverage
37. Tuning the material properties of a water-soluble ionic polymer using different counterions for material extrusion additive manufacturing
Callie Zawaski, Emily Wilts, Camden Chatham, Andre Stevenson, Allison Pekkanen, Chen Li, Zhiting Tian, Abby Whittington, Timothy Long, Chris Williams
Polymer 176, 283-292
36. New Horizons in Thermoelectric Materials: Correlated Electrons, Organic Transport, Machine Learning, and More
Jeffrey J. Urban, Akanksha K. Menon, Zhiting Tian, Anubhav Jain, Kedar Hippalgaonkar
Journal of Applied Physics 125, 180902

35. Anderson Localization for Better Thermoelectrics?

Zhiting Tian
ACS Nano 13, 4, 3750-3753
33. A New Dimensionless Number for Thermoelectric Generator Performance
Eurydice Kanimba and Zhiting Tian
Applied Thermal Engineering 152, 858-864
32. Phonon Transmission Across Silicon Grain Boundaries by Atomistic Green’s Function Method
Chen Li and Zhiting Tian
Frontiers In Physics: Computational Physics 7(3) 1-6
31. Experimental Phonon Dispersion and Lifetimes of Tetragonal CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Crystals
Hao Ma, Yunwei Ma, Heng Wang, Carla Slebodnick, Ahmet Alatas, Jeffrey J. Urban, and Zhiting Tian
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 10 (1), 1–6
30. Chain Rotation Significantly Reduces Thermal Conductivity of Single-Chain Polymers
Hao Ma and Zhiting Tian
Journal of Material Research, Early Career Scholars in Materials Science Annual Issue 2019


2018 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

29. Tunable Thermal Conductivity of π-Conjugated Two-Dimensional Polymers
Hao Ma, Erica O’Donnel and Zhiting Tian
Nanoscale, 10, 13924 – 13929
28. Modeling Assisted Evaluation of Direct Electricity Generation from Waste Heat of Wastewater via a Thermoelectric Generator
Shiqiang Zou, Eurydice Kanimba, Thomas E. Diller, Zhiting Tian and Zhen He
Science of the Total Environment 635, 1215-1224
27. Thermal Switching of Thermoresponsive Polymer Aqueous Solutions
Chen Li, Yunwei Ma and Zhiting Tian
ACS Macro Letters 7, 53–58


2017 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

25. A comprehensive model of a Lead Telluride thermoelectric generator
Eurydice Kanimba, Matthew Pearson, Jeff Sharp, David Stokes, Shashank Priya, and Zhiting Tian
Energy, 142 813-821
24. A modeling comparison between a two-stage and three-stage cascaded thermoelectric generator
Eurydice Kanimba, Matthew Pearson, Jeff Sharp, David Stokes, Shashank Priya, and Zhiting Tian
Journal of Power Sources, 365 266-272
23. Unusually low and density-insensitive thermal conductivity of three-dimensional gyroid graphene
Gang Seob Jung, Jingjie Yeo, Zhiting Tian, Zhao Qin, and Markus J. Buehler
Nanoscale, 9(36) 13477-13484
21. Thermal Transport Properties of Black Phosphorus: A Topical Review
Chen Li and Zhiting Tian
Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering 21(1), 45-57
20. Thermoelectric Properties of Crystalline and Amorphous Polypyrrole: A Computational Study
Chen Li, Hao Ma and Zhiting Tian
Applied Thermal Engineering, 111, 1441-1447
(Invited for a special issue on thermoelectric energy conversion)


2016 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

19. Boron arsenide phonon dispersion from inelastic x-ray scattering: Potential for ultrahigh thermal conductivity
Hao Ma, Chen Li, Shixiong Tang, Jiaqiang Yan, Ahmet Alatas, Lucas Lindsay, Brian Sales, and Zhiting Tian
Physical Review B: Rapid Communications, 94, 220303(R)


2015 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

17. Effects of Aperiodicity and Roughness on Coherent Heat Conduction in Superlattices
Bo Qiu, Gang Chen and Zhiting Tian
Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 19(4):272-278
15. Inelastic x-ray scattering measurements of phonon dispersion and lifetimes in PbTe1−xSex alloys
Zhiting Tian, Mingda Li, Zhensong Ren, Hao Ma, Ahmet Alatas, Stephen Wilson and Ju Li
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 27, 375403
14. Enhancing solid-liquid interface thermal transport using self-assembled monolayers
Zhiting Tian, Amy Marconnet and Gang Chen
Applied Physics Letters, 106, 211602
13. Thermal Interface Conductance between Aluminum and Silicon by Molecular Dynamics Simulations
N. Yang, T. Luo, K. Esfarjani, A. Henry, Zhiting Tian, J. Shiomi, Y. Chalopin, B. Li, G. Chen
Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 12, 1-7
12. First-Principles Simulation of Electron Mean-Free-Path Spectra and Thermoelectric Properties in Silicon
Bo Qiu, Zhiting Tian, Ajit Vallabhaneni, Bolin Liao, Jonathan M Mendoza, Oscar D Restrepo, Xiulin Ruan, Gang Chen
Europhysics Letters 109, 57006
Among most downloaded articles from 2015


2014 and prior Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

11. Green’s function studies of phonon transport across Si/Ge superlattices
Zhiting Tian, Keivan Esfarjani, and Gang Chen
Phys. Rev. B 89, 235307 (2014)
10. Resonant bonding leads to low lattice thermal conductivity
Sangyeop Lee, Keivan Esfarjani, Tengfei Luo, Jiawei Zhou, Zhiting Tian, Gang Chen
Nature Communications 5, 3525 (2014)
9. Non-diffusive relaxation of a transient thermal grating analyzed with the Boltzmann transport equation
Kimberlee Collins, Alexei Maznev, Zhiting Tian, Keivan Esfarjani, Keith Nelson, Gang Chen
J. Appl. Phys. 114, 104302 (2013)
8. Heat Transfer in Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
Zhiting Tian, Sangyeop Lee, Gang Chen
J. Heat Transfer 135(6), 061605 (2013)
Invited for 75th Anniversary of Heat Transfer Division
7. Effect of aluminum on the thermoelectric properties of nanostructured PbTe
Q. Zhang, S. Yang, Q. Zhang, S. Chen, W. Liu, H. Wang, Zhiting Tian, D. Broido, G. Chen and Z. Ren
Nanotechnology 24 345705 (2013)
6. A Molecular Dynamics Study of Effective Thermal Conductivity in Nanocomposites
Zhiting Tian, Han Hu, Ying Sun
International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 61, 577-582 (2013)
4. Phonon conduction in PbSe, PbTe, and PbTe 1− x Se x from first-principles calculations
Zhiting Tian, Jivtesh Garg, Keivan Esfarjani, Takuma Shiga, Junichiro Shiomi and Gang Chen
Phys. Rev. B 85, 184303 (2012)
3. Enhancement of thermoelectric figure-of-merit by resonant states of aluminium doping in lead selenide
Q. Zhang, H. Wang, W. Liu, H. Wang, B. Yu, Q. Zhang, Zhiting Tian, G. Ni, S. Lee, K. Esfarjani, G. Chen, Z. Ren
Energy Environ. Sci., 5, 5246-5251 (2012)
2. On the importance of optical phonons to thermal conductivity in nanostructures
Zhiting Tian, Keivan Esfarjani, Junichiro Shiomi, Asegun S Henry, Gang Chen
Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 053122 (2011)
1. Phonon wave-packet interference and phonon tunneling based energy transport across nanostructured thin films
Zhiting Tian, Bruce E White Jr, Ying Sun
Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 263113 (2010)


Invited Book Chapters

Modeling of Thermoelectric Generator Device
Eurydice Kanimba and Zhiting Tian
Thermoelectric Power Generation – Advanced Materials and Devices, Chapter 18
Edited by Sergey Skipidarov and Mikhail Nikitin
ISBN 978-953-51-2846-5 (2016)

A Comprehensive Review of Heat Transfer in Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
Zhiting Tian, Sangyeop Lee, and Gang Chen
Annual Review of Heat Transfer, Chapter 12 (2014)


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