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Honorary Director Baowen LI
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Baowen LI
Director, Centre for Phononics and Thermal Energy Science, Tongji       University
Office: Room 418, the First Experimental Building, South Campus of Tongji University
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ResearcherID: G-3003-2011


The National 1,000 Professor (2012-2017). Foreign Member of Academia Europaea (2017), APS Fellow (2013), 2014/2015 Russell Severance Springer Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley. Recipient of 2005 OCPA Asia Achievement Award, 2005 National Science Award, Singapore. More than 310 publications including 30 in Phys. Rev. Lett and 1 in Rev. Mod. Phys. H-index is 67 with citations more than 15000. Has given more than 220 Plenary, keynote, invited, and colloquium talks. Has supervised more than 70 Ph. D students, and Postdocs.


Has done systematic and thorough research on phonon/heat transport in micro and nanoscale. Has conceptualized the thermal/phonon diode, thermal/phonon transistor, thermal/phonon logic gates, and thermal/phonon memory, which laid the foundation for an emerging field – phononics.


His research includes but not limited to: phononics, quantum sensing,thermal metamaterials, topological phononics, thermoelectric materials, nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, classical and quantum chaos, complex networks and the application in biology, finance, and economy, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, sound waves scattering and propagation in random and turbulent media, inverse scattering problem etc.



Selected Publications


  • Sha Liu, Peter Hanggi, Nianbei Li, Jie Ren and  Baowen Li,  Anomalous heat diffusion,  Physical Review Letters,    112,  040601 (2014)

  • Nianbei Li,Jie Ren, Lei Wang, Gang Zhang, Peter Hanggi and  Baowen Li,  Colloquium: Phononics: Manipulating heat flow with electronic analogs and beyond,  Reviews of Modern Physics,  84,  1045.   (2012) (review)


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