Jennifer R. Lukes

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM)

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Honors and Awards:  NAE U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium - 2007, NSF CAREER Award - 2006, National Science Foundation Fellow - 1995, Phi Beta Kappa - 1994

Research Expertise: Thermal Sciences and Energy Conversion | Nanomaterials | Computational Mechanics

Jennifer focuses primarily on understanding the unusual thermal transport phenomena that emerge in nanostructures and nanostructured materials, such as single wall carbon nanotubes, superlattices, nanowires, ultrathin films, and nanocomposites. She also investigates confinement effects on fluid and mass transport on the nanoscale. Jennifer's expertise is in atomistic computer modeling of transport phenomena using molecular dynamics simulation. Applying a combination of modeling and experimental techniques, her group is developing innovative approaches to design materials with desired structures and thermophysical properties.

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Affiliations:  Graduate Group Chair, MEAM

Education:
PhD Mechanical Engineering 2001 - University of California at Berkeley
MS Mechanical Engineering 1998 - University of California at Berkeley
BS Mechanical Engineering 1994 - Rice University

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