Conference Presentations 2015 – Present

2020 - 2021

212. Feng, D., Yee, S. K., & Zhang, Z. M., (2021). Improved performance of a near-field thermophotovoltaic system by an air-gap back reflector. 2021 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), Virtual Meeting, May 31 – June 3, 2021.

211. Tervo, E. J., Callahan, W. A., Feng, D., Zhang, Z. M., Toberer, E. S., & Ferguson, A. J., (2021). Detailed modeling of near- and far-field thermophotovoltaic cells considering coupled charge and radiation transport processes. 2021 Spring Meeting of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS), Virtual Meeting, May 31 – June 3, 2021.

210. Chen, C., Jeong, S.Y., Ranjan, D., Loutzenhiser, P.G., and Zhang, Z.M., “Radiation Extinction Coefficients and Scattering Phase Function of Ceramic Particles for Concentrated Solar Power Applications,” 2020 SolarPACES Conference, September 28-October 2, 2020 (virtual conference).

209. Chen, C., Yang, C., Ranjan, D., Loutzenhiser, P.G., and Zhang, Z.M., “Measurements of Spectral Radiative Properties of Sintered Bauxite and Silica Particles,” 2020 SolarPACES Conference, September 28-October 2, 2020 (virtual conference).

208. Bagepalli, M.V., Yarrington, J.D., Schrader, A.J., Zhang, Z.M., Ranjan, D., and Loutzenhiser, P.G., “Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Dense, Granular Flows Coupled to Flow Property Determination for Solar Thermal Storage,” 2020 SolarPACES Conference, September 28-October 2, 2020 (virtual conference).

207. Yarrington, J.D., Bagepalli, M.V., Pathikonda1, G., Schrader, A.J., Ranjan, D., Zhang, Z.M., and Loutzenhiser, P.G., “Numerical Analyses of High-Temperature Dense, Granular Flows Coupled to High-Temperature Flow Property Measurement for Solar Thermal Energy Storage,” 2020 SolarPACES Conference, September 28-October 2, 2020 (virtual conference).

2018 - 2019

206. Walter, L., Zhang, Z.M., Cola, B., Francoeur, M., and Tervo, E.J., 2019, “System Green’s Function Approach to the Thermal Discrete Dipole Approximation,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2019-12887, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8-14.

205. Tervo, E.J., Feng, D., Callahan, W., Toberer, E., Yee, S.K., Ferguson, A., and Zhang, Z.M., 2019, “Modeling Nonequilibrium Combined Charge and Radiation Transport in Near-Field Semiconductor Devices,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2019-13270, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8-14.

204. Feng, D., Tervo, E.J., Yee, S.K., and Zhang, Z.M., 2019, “Impact of nanoscale radiative transfer on the reverse saturation current of photodiodes for near-field thermophotovoltaic generators,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2019-12609, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8-14. [Most Innovative Theoretical Poster Award, ASME Society-Wide Micro/Nano Technology Forum.]

203. Feng, D., Tervo, E.J., Yee, S.K., and Zhang, Z.M., 2019, “Comparison of Three Modeling Approaches for Far- and Near-Field Thermophotovoltaic Systems,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2019-12610, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8-14.

202. Chen, C., Loutzenhiser, P., Ranjan, D., and Zhang, Z.M., 2019, “Determination of Spectral Radiative Properties of Particle Beds Used for Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Power Application,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2019-12744, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8-14.

201. Kim, J., Brown, J. M., Joshi, Y., O’connor, K., Diaz, M, Zhang, Z.M., and Yang, P., 2019, “Vandal Glass Heat Distribution and the Effect of Glass Gap Adjustments in Outdoor Digital Display Components,” Proceedings of the ASME 2019 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems, InterPack2019-6391, Anaheim, CA, Oct. 7-9.

200. Bagepalli, M., Yarrington, J., Schrader, A.J., Zhang, Z.M., Ranjan, D., and Loutzenhiser, P., 2019, “Determination of Mechanical Properties Related to Granular Flows for Thermal/Thermochemical Storage of Concentrated Solar Irradiation in Solar Particle Heating Receivers/Reactors,” 13th ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES2019-4070, Bellevue, WA, July 14-17.

199. Wu, X.H., Fu. C.J., and Zhang, Z.M., 2019, “Numerical Study on the Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer Between Two Planar alpha-MoO3 Slabs,” 6th ASME International Conference of Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer (MNHMT 2019), Dalian, China, July 8-10.

198. Zhang, Z.M., Wu, X.H., and Fu, C.J., 2019, “Kirchhoff’s Law for Anisotropic Media Including Thin Films,” Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Radiative Tansfer (RAD-19), Athens, Greece, June 3-7.

197. Tervo, E.J., Cola, B.A., and Zhang, Z.M., 2019, “Valididty of Kinetic Theory for Radiative Heat Transfer in Nanoparticle Chains,” Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Radiative Tansfer (RAD-19), Athens, Greece, June 3-7.

196. Zhang, Z.M., 2019, “Kirchhoff’s Law of Thermal Radiation Including Anisotropic Semitransparant Films,” DoE-BES Principal Investigators’ Meeting: Physical Behavior of Materials, Gaithersburg, MD, March 19-21.

195. Tervo, E., Cola, B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2018, “Dipolar Radiative Thermal Conductivity in Nanoparticle Arrays,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, November 9-15.

194. Tervo, E., Gustafson, M., Cola, B.A., Zhang, Z.M., and Filler, M., 2018, “Radiative Thermal Conduction by Plasmonic Resonator Chains in Semiconductor Nanowires,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, November 9-15.

193. Yang, P.Y., Zhang, Z.M., and Chen, C.Y., 2018, “Directional Radiative Properties of Thin Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Sheets on a Silver Film,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, November 9-15.

192. Yang, P.Y., Zhang, Z.M., and Ye, H., 2018, “Demonstration of the Magnetic Polaritons in Deep Al Gratings in Off-Plane Layout,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, November 9-15. [Best Technology Poster Award, ASME Society-Wide Micro/Nano Technology Forum.]

191. Wu, X.H., Fu, C., and Zhang, Z.M., 2018, “Strong Chiral Response in the Whole Visible Band,” Nature Conference on Nanophotonics and Integrated Photonics, Nanjing, China, Nov. 9-11, 2018.

190. Tervo, E.J., Cola, B.A., and Zhang, Z.M., 2018, “Near-field Radiative Thermal Conductivity of Nanoparticle Chains,” Proc. 16th International Heat Transfer Conference, Paper # IHTC16-23143, Beijing, China, Aug. 10-15.

189. Wang, Z.L., Zhang, Z.M., and P. Cheng, 2018, “Optical Absorption of Graphene-coated Nanoparticles and Graphene Nanoshells,” Proc. 16th International Heat Transfer Conference, Paper # IHTC16-23717, Beijing, China, Aug. 10-15.

188. Kan, Y.H., Zhao, C.Y., and Zhang, Z.M., 2018, “Mid-infrared Broadband Absorber Based on hBN/metal Heterostructures,” Proc. 16th International Heat Transfer Conference, Paper # IHTC16-22392, Beijing, China, Aug. 10-15.

187. Guizal, B., Zhao, B., Zhang, Z.M., Fan, S.H., and Antezza, M., 2018, “Near-field Heat Transfer between Graphene/hBN Multilayers,” PIERS 2018: Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Toyama, Japan, Aug. 1-4.

186. Wu, X.H., Fu, C.J., and Zhang, Z.M., 2018, “Calculation of the Spectral Hemispherical Emissivity of an Arbitrarily Orientated Uniaxial Crystal,” 2018 Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, AIAA AVIATION Forum, (AIAA 2018-4075), Atlanta, GA, June 25-29.

185. Yang, P.Y., Chen, C.Y., and Zhang, Z.M., 2018, “High Diffuse Solar Reflectance with a Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Sheet on a Silver Film,” the 20th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, CO, June 24-29.

184. Eric J. Tervo, E.J., Cola, B.A., and Zhang, Z.M., 2018, “Near-Field Thermal Radiation in Many-body Nanosystems with the Discrete Dipole Approximation,” the 17th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference, College Station, TX, March 4-9.

2015 - 2017

183. Tervo, E., Boyuk, D., Zhang, Z.M., Cola, B., and Filler, M., 2017, “Modeling of Near-Field Infrared Radiation and Waveguiding: Extracting Plasmonic Resonator Dispersion Relations from Spectroscopy and DDA,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Tampa, FL, November 3-9.

182. Wang, Z.L., Zhang, Z.M., Quan, X.J., and Cheng, P., 2017, “Perfect Absorption in the Broad Solar Spectrum with Bi2Ti3 Hyperbolic Metamaterials,” Advanced Photonics 2017 Congress, New Orleans, LA, July 24-27.

181. Zhao, B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2017, “Controlling Thermal Radiation with Gratings Made of Natural Hyperbolic Materials,” ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (HT2017-5202), Bellevue, WA, July 9-12.

180. Wang, Z.L., Quan, X.J., Zhang, Z.M., and Cheng, P., 2017, “Absorption Efficiency Factor of Carbon-Gold Core-Shell Nanoparticles,” 3rd International Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation (NanoRad2017), Daejoen, South Korea, June 26-28.

179. Tervo, E., Cola, B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2016, “Heat Transfer by Propagating Surface Polaritons in Nanoparticle Chains,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2016-67516), Phoenix, AZ, November 11-17.

178. Liu, X.L., and Zhang, Z.M., 2016, “Enhanced Electroluminescent Refrigeration Enabled by Near-Field Radiation” 9th International Symposium on Heat Transfer (ISHT-9), Beijing, China, August 15-19.

177. Watjen, J.I., Zhao, B., and Zhang, Z.M., “Experimental Demonstration of Near-Field Thermal Radiation between Flat Plates at Submicron Distances Down to 180 nm,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2016), Shanghai, China, August 8-11, 2016. [Invited talk given by B. Zhao.]

176. Zhao, B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2016, “Perfect Absorption in hBN/Metal-Grating Hybrid Anisotropic Structures,” Fourth International Conference on Computational Methods for Thermal Problems, Atlanta, GA, July 6-8.

175. Zhang, R.Z., and Zhang, Z.M., 2016, “The Breakdown of Effective Medium Theory in Multilayered Hyperbolic Materials,” the 8th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-16), Cappadocia, Turkey, June 6-10.

174. Watjen, J.I., Liu, X.L., Zhao, B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2016, “A Computational Simulation of Using Tungsten Gratings in Near-Field Thermophotovoltaic Devices,” 5th ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Singapore (Paper# MNHMT2016-6632), January 4-6.

173. Liu, X.L., Zhao, B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2016, “Enhancing Infrared Transmission of Subwavelength Metallic Gratings or Pillar Arrays by Graphene Coverage,” 5th ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Singapore (Paper# MNHMT2016-6307), January 4-6.

172. Watjen, J.I., Zhao, B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2015, “Experimental Investigation of Near-Field Thermal Radiation between Flat Plates at Submicron Distances,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2015-53012), Houston, TX, November 13-19.

171. Zhao, B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2015, “Thermal Radiation Control using Coupled Resonances between Graphene Ribbons and Metal Gratings,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2015-51070), Houston, TX, November 13-19.

170. Liu, X.L., and Zhang, Z.M., 2015, “Near-Field Thermal Radiation of Thin Metamaterials,” META’15, the 6th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, City College of New York, NYC, August 4-7. [Invited presentation given by X.L. Liu.]

169. Zhao, B., Zhao, J.M., and Zhang, Z.M., 2015, “Enhanced Absorption of Graphene by Exciting Magnetic Polaritons and Surface Plasmon Polaritons,” META’15, the 6th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, City College of New York, NYC, August 4-7.

168. Cheng, Q., Yang, P.Y., and Zhang, Z.M., 2015, “Thermal Radiative Properties of Refractory Ceramics Materials,” 19th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, CO, June 21-26.

167. Zhang, Z.M., Cheng, Q., Yang, P.Y., McInerney, T., and Curtis, T.H., 2015, “Thermal Analysis and Spectral Radiative Properties of Insulation Color Coatings,” 19th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, CO, June 21-26.

166. Zhao, B., Sakurai, A., and Zhang, Z.M., 2015, “Radiative Properties of Periodic Micro/Nanostructures for Arbitrary Polarization,” 19th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, CO, June 21-26.

165. Zhang, Z.M. (with Liu, X.L., and Bright, T.J.), 2015, “Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer Between Metamaterials,” DoE-BES Principal Investigator Meeting: Physical Behavior of Materials, Gaithersburg, MD, March 30 – April 1.

164. Liu, X.L., Zhao, B., and Zhang, Z.M., 2015, “Efficient Near-Field Energy Transfer and Relieved Casimir Stiction Between Sub-wavelength Gratings,” American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 2-6.

163. Zhang, R.Z., Liu, X.L., and Zhang, Z.M., 2015, “Near-Field Radiation Between Graphene-Covered Carbon Nanotube Arrays,” American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 2-6.