Xiaojia Wang

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Xiaojia Wang

Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor,
Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Mechanical Engineering
Rm 246
111 Church Street SE

Minneapolis,

MN

55455

Affiliations

Graduate Faculty Member, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Education

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: Micro/Nanoscale Thermal Transport Laboratory
Location: 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.