Brian F. Donovan, Assistant Professor

Materials Physics & Nanoscale Thermal Transport

I am interested in the characterization of novel materials and understanding the basic physical mechanisms of thermal and electrical transport in nanomaterials. With a focus on ultra-fast laser based characterization methods, much of my research involves exploring the unknown characteristics of materials such as dielectrics, functional oxides, and other electronic device components. 

Specific projects of interest include anisotropic thermal conductivity of dielectric polymers, increased thermal conductivity of dielectric nanofluids, and thermal transport dictated by alignment of carbon nanotubes. 

Current CV for Prof. Donovan

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