2018 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

29. Tunable Thermal Conductivity of π-Conjugated Two-Dimensional Polymers
Hao Ma, Erica O’Donnel and Zhiting Tian
Nanoscale (accepted)
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− x Se x 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 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
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


2013 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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
8. Heat Transfer in Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
Zhiting Tian, Sangyeop Lee, Gang Chen
J. Heat Transfer 135(6), 061605
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
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


2012 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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
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


2011 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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


2010 Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles


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)



US Patent Application No. 62/595,900
Significantly High Thermal Rectification in an Asymmetric Polymer Molecule

Zhiting Tian, Hao Ma
File Date: 12/7/2017


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