Xiaojia Wang

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Xiaojia Wang

Benjamin Mayhugh Associate Professor,
Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Rm 246
111 Church Street SE





Graduate Faculty Member, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Postdoctoral Research Associate 2012-2014, Materials Science and Engineering,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Ph.D. 2011, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.E. Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China 
B.S. 2004, Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

Research Interests
  • Ultrafast laser spectroscopy
  • Thermal transport properties of materials (such as bulk, thin films, nanoparticles, and composites) and interfaces to (1) establish the structure-thermal property relationship and (2) design and synthesize functional materials via structural engineering
  • Thermal management of electronic devices and electrical systems
  • Solid-state energy conversion
  • Spin precession and magnetization dynamics in magnetic materials for data storage and spintronic devices
  • Radiative and optical properties of nanostructured materials

Research Group

Name: Location:
Micro/Nanoscale Thermal Transport Laboratory ME 55


Selected Publications
  • Lattery, D., Zhang, D.L., Zhu, J., Wang, J.P., Wang, X.J., "Low Gilbert Damping Constant in Perpendicularly Magnetized W/CoFeB/MgO Films with High Thermal Stability," Scientific Reports, 2018, 8, p. 13395
  • Wu, X.W., Walter, J., Feng, T.L., Zhu, J., Zheng, H., Mitchell, J.F., Biškup, N., Varela, M., Ruan, X.L., Leighton, C., Wang, X.J., "Glass-like Through-Plane Thermal Conductivity Induced by Oxygen Vacancies in Nanoscale Epitaxial La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-δ." Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 27 (47), p. 1704233.
  • Zheng, K., Sun, F., Zhu, J., Ma, Y., Li, X., Tang, D., Wang, F., and Wang, X.J., "Enhancing the thermal conductance of polymer and sapphire interface via Self-Assembled Monolayer." ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (8), pp. 7792–7798
  • Chen, J.Y., Zhu, J., Zhang, D., Lattery, D., Li, M., Wang, J.P., and Wang, X.J., "Time-Resolved Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect of Magnetic Nano-Films for Ultrafast Thermal Characterization." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2016, 7, pp. 2328-2332.
  • Wu, X.W., Ni, Y., Zhu, J., Burrows, N.D., Murphy, C.J., Dumitrica, T., Wang, X.J., "Thermal Transport across Surfactant Layers on Gold Nanorods in Aqueous Solution." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (16), pp. 10581–10589.