Principal Investigator

Liping Wang, Ph.D.  [CV]

Assistant Professor (present – 07/2012)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

Office: ERC 327
Phone: (480) 727-8615
Mail: 501 E. Tyler Mall, ECG 301, Tempe, AZ 85287-6106


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology             Advisor: Professor Zhuomin Zhang                                         (06/2012 – 01/2012)
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2011)                                       Advisor: Professor Zhuomin Zhang                    [Dissertation]
  • M.S., Refrigeration & Cryogenic Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese  Academy of Sciences (2007)
  • B.E., Thermal Science &Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (2004)

Honors & Awards:

  • 2017       AFOSR Young Investigator (YIP) Award, ASU
  • 2016       JQSRT/Elsevier Viskanta Young Scientist Award, ASU
  • 2016       Nomination of Best Paper Award at the 5th MNHMT conferenceASU
  • 2015       NSF CAREER AwardASU
  • 2013       Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award, ASU
  • 2013       Nominee for the 2012-2013 ASASU Centennial Professor Award, ASU
  • 2012       Finalist for the institute-wide 2012 Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Georgia Tech
  • 2012       Finalistfor 2012 CETL/BP Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Georgia Tech
  • 2011       ASME NanoEngineering Council Award for Top NanoEngineering in Energy & Sustainability Poster (in Micro & Nano Technology Society-Wide Forum), IMECE
  • 2011       NSF Student Travel Grant, IMECE
  • 2010       Hartnett-Irvine Award (Best paper on heat or mass transfer), ICHMT
  • 2009- 2007          International Graduate Student Fellowship, Georgia Tech
  • 2003       Outstanding Student Scholarship (Silver Prize), USTC
  • 2001       He Duohui Academician Scholarship (1 of 3 university-wide recipients), USTC

Short Bio:

Dr. Liping Wang received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a focus on nanoscale radiative heat transfer in December 2011 at Georgia Institute of Technology under the guidance of Professor Zhuomin Zhang. He started his academic career as an assistant professor at Arizona State University in July 2012 after a short stay in Prof. Zhang’s group as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Wang’s research primarily aims to selectively control thermal radiation for energy and sensing applications by fundamentally understanding and exploring novel physical mechanisms in nanoscale radiative transport with nanoengineered materials or so-called metamaterials. Besides, he has been investigating near-field thermal radiation for energy harvesting and thermal modulation applications. Dr. Wang is currently the director of the Nano-Engineered Thermal Radiation Lab and the lead principal investigator for ASU’s participation in the US-Australia Solar Energy Collaboration on Micro Urban Solar Integrated Concentrator project, sponsored by Australian Renewable Energy Agency. His research findings have been published in more than 40 peer-reviewed high-impact journal papers in applied physics, optics, and heat transfer. He is the recipient of the 2015 CAREER Award from the National Science of Foundation2011 ASME NanoEngineering Council Award for Top NanoEngineering in Energy & Sustainability Poster, and 2010 Hartnett-Irvine Best Paper Award from the International Centre of Heat and Mass Transfer. Dr. Wang has won the 2013 Top 5% Engineering Faculty Teaching Award at ASU for his teaching excellence. Besides, he has been actively contributing to the professional community with service activities in organizing technical conferences and reviewing scientific manuscripts.