Chi Wang


Phone: 505-277-1162

Physical Address

Room 420
Mechanical Engineering Building

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Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT 2022

M.S., Nuclear Engineering, SJTU, 2017

B.S., Nuclear Engineering, SJTU, 2014


Dr. Wang joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in January 2024. Previously, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Before that, he obtained his doctoral degree from the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his master’s and bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).

Dr. Wang’s research focus on advancing the fundamental understanding of heat transfer across interfaces in microscale during phase change process with advanced experimental and diagnostic technologies to facilitate the development of more efficient energy, heat transfer and thermal management systems. His current research interests include phase change heat transfer such as boiling and condensation, thermal management such as heat pipes and efficient cooling, nanoengineering such as robust and scalable fabrication techniques of surfaces with nano- and micro-scale structures that are beneficial to heat transfer as well as advanced microscale diagnostics such as high-resolution, high-speed infrared thermometry.

Teaching Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics (ME 317L)

Research Interests

  • Phase change heat transfer
  • Advanced microscale diagnostics
  • Thermal management
  • Nanoengineering