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Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
208 North Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801

 

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Phone: 217-333-3097
Fax: 217-244-6375
email: mntl@illinois.edu

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Sanjiv Sinha

Sanjiv Sinha

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Science & Engineering
228 Mechanical Engineering Bldg
1206 W. Green
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-1891
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Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Stanford University 2005

Research Statement:
Prof. Sinha's research combines theory and experiments to study and exploit electro-thermal transport in applications related to energy and thermal management. Core expertise in his lab includes materials physics, electro-thermal transport, nanoscale heat transfer, and nanofabrication. The lab has synergistic collaborations with researchers in Materials Science and Electrical Engineering. In the past five years, the lab has focused on enhancing the efficiency of nanostructured silicon thermoelectrics, spanning materials to systems. Current emphasis is on high-density thermal energy storage, advanced interfaces for heat exchange, and resonant heat transfer.
Research Interests:
We investigate fundamental electrothermal transport at sub-continuum length and time scales in hard and soft condensed matter. Current topics of interest are thermoelectric energy conversion using silicon nanostructures, high density thermal energy storage, THz frequency phononics, and thermal transport in ultrathin polymers.
For more information:
Research Website

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Teaching:

  • Listed amongst Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, for ME 598 SS, Spring 2012
  • Listed amongst Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, for ME 598 SS, Spring 2011

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Research:

  • National Talent Scholarship, India, 1992
  • IIT-Delhi Summer Undergraduate Research Award, 1997
  • IIT-Delhi Institute Medal, 1999
  • AT&T Asia/Pacific Leadership Award, 1999
  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship, 1999-2001
  • Intel Foundation PhD Fellowship, 2003-2004
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2010
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2011

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Public Service:

  • University of Illinois Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, 2011