SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council


October 16th, 2018: Nanophotonic Control of Thermal Radiation for Energy Applications

Nanophotonic Control of Thermal Radiation for Energy Applications

Dr. Wei Li, Stanford University

Where: EAG Laboratories – 810 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale (Parking: on street or in parking lot behind EAG)

When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

11:30AM: Networking, Pizza & Drinks

Noon – 1PM: Seminar



   The ability to control thermal radiation is of fundamental importance for a wide range of applications. Nanophotonic structures, where at least one of the structural features are at a wavelength or sub-wavelength scale, can have thermal radiation properties that are drastically different from conventional thermal emitters, and offer exciting opportunities for energy applications. Here we review recent developments of nanophotonic control of thermal radiation, and highlight some exciting energy application opportunities, such as daytime radiative cooling, thermal textile, and thermophotovoltaic systems that are enabled by nanophotonic structures.

 SPEAKER: Dr. Wei Li


   Dr. Wei Li is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Prof. Shanhui Fan at the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Vanderbilt University in 2016. His research interests mainly focus on nanophotonics and thermal radiation control, as well as energy applications such as solar energy harvesting and radiative cooling. His work has been highlighted in IEEE Spectrum, Nature Materials, C&EN and several others.

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