VM 335 Heat Transfer

Heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation; heat storage, energy conservation; steady-state/transient conduction heat transfer; thermal circuit modeling; multidimensional conduction; surface radiation properties, enclosure radiation exchange; surface convection/fluid streams over objects, nondimensional numbers, laminar, turbulent, thermobuoyant flow, boiling and condensation; heat exchangers; design of thermal systems, solvers for problem-solving/design.

VM 530 Advanced Heat Transfer

Vm530 is a graduate level core course in heat and mass transfer that may be taken for graduate credits. The prerequisite for this course is Vm335 or an equivalent undergraduate course in heat transfer. As in Vm335, there is a balanced coverage of the three basic transport modes: diffusion, convection, and radiation. However, these topics are treated in greater depth, and students leave Vm530 with a better appreciation of the underlying fundamentals and with improved analytical skills. The specific objectives of the course are:

To enhance the understanding of heat and mass transfer processes

To strengthen analytical skills and the ability to cope with complex problems

To provide experience in treating multimode heat and mass transfer processes

VE 504 Solid State Physics

(Zhiyuan Honor program course 致远荣誉计划课程)

Introduction: Introduction to quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, chemical bonding.

Thermal properties: Lattice vibration, lattice dynamics, phonon, heat capacity, thermal conductivity, introduction to lattice dynamics, phonon Boltzmann Transport Equation.

Electrical properties: Free electron gas, tight-binding, band structure, semiconductors, introduction to ab initio calculation.

Optical properties: Light-matter interaction, mechanisms and model

VE 320 Semiconductor Device (taught from 2012 to 2014)

ME 315 Heat and Mass Transfer (at Purdue University, 2011)