Dr. Yanguang Zhou

Dr. Yanguang Zhou

Member

AICES

Advisor / Co. Advisor

Prof. Hu / Prof. Svendsen

Dissertation

Atomistic Modelling of Heat and Charge Transport Properties in Nanostructures

Contact

AICES Graduate School
RWTH Aachen University
Schinkel Str.2
D-52062 Aachen
Germany

Office: Room 431b
Phone: +49(0)2418099138
Fax: +49(0)24180628498
Email: yanguang.zhou@rwth-aachen.de or yanguangzhou@ucla.edu

EDUCATION:

02/2018 - right now, Postdoctoral Fellow in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
07/2014 - 10/2017, Doctoral Student at Aachen Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering Science (AICES), RWTH Aachen
09/2011 - 03/2014, Master of mechanics in Engineering, Beihang University, Bejing, China
09/2007 - 07/2011, Bachelor of Mechine Design and manufacture and automation, China University of Geoscience (Beijing), Beijing, China

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:

(*: Corresponding Author; #: Co-first Author)

24, Y. G. Zhou*, S. X. Xiong*, X. L. Zhang, S. Volz* and M. Hu*, Thermal Transport Crossover from Crystalline to Partial-crystalline Partial-liquid State, Under Review in Nature Communications, (2017).
23, Y. F. Gao#, Y. G. Zhou#, X. L. Zhang and M. Hu*,Extremely Low Thermal Conductivity of Polycrystalline Silicene, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, (2018). https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b01466
22, Y. G. Zhou, Z. Y. Fan, G. Z. Qin, J. Y. Yang, T. Ouyang and M. Hu, Methodology Perspective of Computing Thermal Transport in Low-dimensional Materials and Nanostructures: the Old and the New, ACS Omega, (2018). https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.7b01594
21, Y. G. Zhou*, J. Y. Yang and M. Hu*, Strong Anharmonic Phonon Scattering Induced Giant Reduction of Thermal Conductivity in PbTe Nanotwin Boundary, Physical Review B, (2018). https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.97.085304
20, Y. F. Gao, X. L. Zhang, Y. G. Zhou and M. Hu, Giant Reduction in Thermal Conductivity of Extended Type-I Silicon Clathrates and Prominent Thermal Effect of 6d Guest Wyckoff Positions, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C7TC03396F
19, Y. G. Zhou*, X. J. Gong, B. Xu and M. Hu, Giant Enhancement of Figure-of-merit of N-type Silicon-based Superlattice-Nanocrystalline Heterostructures, Journal of Applied Physics, (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5000356
18, Y. Han, Y. G. Zhou, G. Z. Qin, D. S. Galvao and M. Hu, Unprecedented Increase of the Lattice Thermal Conductivity of Auxetic Carbon Crystals under Tensile Strain, Carbon, (2017).https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2017.06.100
17, Y. G. Zhou, X. J. Gong, B. Xu and M. Hu, Decouple Electronic and Phononic Transport in Nanotwinned Structure: A New Strategy for Enhancing the Figure-of-merit of Thermoelectrics, Nanoscale, (2017). https://doi.org/10.1039/c7nr02557b
16, Y. G. Zhou and M. Hu, Full Quantification of Three-phonon Scattering Process at Interface from Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Physical Review B, (2016). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.95.115313
15, Y. G. Zhou, X. L. Zhang and M. Hu, Nonmonotonic Diameter Dependence of Thermal Conductivity of Extremely Thin Si Nanowires: Competition between Hydrodynamic Phonon Flow and Boundary Scattering, Nano Letters, (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b05113
14, Y. G. Zhou* and M. Hu*, Mechanical behaviors of nanocrystalline Cu/SiC nanocomposites: Atomistic investigation, Computational Materials Science, (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2016.12.014
13, X. L. Zhang, X. J. Gong, Y. G. Zhou and M. Hu, Full Tailoring Thermal Conductivity of AlN Films by Periodically Aligned Surface Nano-grooves, Applied Physics Letters,(2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4963822
12, Y. G. Zhou and M. Hu, Record Low Thermal Conductivity of Polycrystalline Si Nanowire: Breaking the Casimir Limit by Severe Suppression of Propagons, Nano Letters, (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02450
11, Y. G. Zhou, Y. G. Yao and M. Hu, Boundary Scattering Effect on Thermal Conductivity of Nanowires, Semiconductor Science and Technology, (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0268-1242/31/7/074004
10, Y. G. Zhou, Y. L. Chen and M. Hu, Strong Surface Orientation Dependent Thermal Transport in Si Nanowires, Scitific Reports, (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep24903
9, Y. L. Chen, Y. Ma, S. T. Wang, Y. G Zhou, and H. Liu, The morphology of graphene on a non-developable concave substrate, Applied Physcial Letters, (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4940232
8, Y. G. Zhou, X. L. Zhang and M. Hu, Excellent Candidate for Largely Reducing Interfacial Thermal Resistance: Confined Mass Graded Interface, Nanoscale,(2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5NR06855J
7, Y. G. Zhou and M. Hu, Quantitatively analyzing phonon spectral contribution of thermal conductivity based on non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation II: From time fourier transform, Physical Review B, Volume 92 (2015), Page 195205. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.92.195205
6, Y. G. Zhou, X. L. Zhang and M. Hu, Quantitatively analyzing phonon spectral contribution of thermal conductivity based on non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation I:From space fourier transform, Physical Review B, Volume 92 (2015), Page 195204. http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.92.195204
5, Y. G. Zhou*, W. W. Yang, M. Hu* and Z. Y. Yang The typical manners of dynamic crack propagation along the metal/ceramics interfaces: A molecular dynamics study, Computational materials science, Volume 112 (2016), Page 27-33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2015.10.012
4, Y. G. Zhou, Y. L. Chen, B. Liu, S. T. Wang, Z. Y. Yang, M. Hu, Mechanics of nanoscale wrinkling of graphene on a non-developable spherical surface, Carbon, Volume 84 (2015), Page 263-271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2014.11.055
3, J. Shang, Y. L. Chen, Y. G. Zhou, L. Q. Liu etc al. Effect of Folded and Crumpled Morphologies of Graphene Oxide Platelets on the Mechanical Performances of Polymer Nanocomposites, Polymer, Volume 68 (2015), Page 131-139. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2015.05.003
2, Y. G. Zhou, Z. Y. Yang and Z. X. Lu, Dynamic crack propagation in copper bicrystals grain boundary by atomistic simulation, Material Science and Engineering: A, Volume 599 (2014), Page 116-124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2014.01.070
1, Z. Y. Yang, Y. G. Zhou, T. Wang, Q. Liu and Z. X. Lu, Crack propagation behaviors at Cu/SiC interface by molecular dynamics simulation, Computational materials science, Volume 82 (2014), Page 17-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2013.09.029

CONFERENCES (PRESENTATIONS OR POSTERS):

10, Y. G. Zhou, X. J. Gong, B. Xu and M. Hu, "Giant Enhancement of Thermoelectric Figure-of-merit in Si-based Materials by Nanostructuring", European Materials Research Society; Spring Meeting (2017), Strasbourg (France).
9, Y. G. Zhou and M. Hu, "Predicting Phonon Mode Contribution of Thermal Conductance Based on Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulation", Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer V - Eurotherm Seminar No 108 (2016), Santorini (Greece).
8, Y. G. Zhou and M. Hu, "Predicting Phonon Mode Contribution Based on Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulation", International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2015), Houston (United States).
7, Y. G. Zhou and M. Hu, "Surface Orientation Dependent Thermal Transport in Thin Silicon Nanowires", Workshop on Thermal Nanosciences and Nanotechnology (2015), Pairs (France).
6, Y. G. Zhou, X. L. Zhang and M. Hu, "Excellent candidates for enhancing and reducing interfacial thermal resistance: rough and mass grading interfaces", Workshop: Hot nanostructures: thermal transport and radiation at the nanoscale (2015), Mainz (Germany).
5, Y. G. Zhou and M. Hu,"Characterizing Frequency Dependent Thermal Conductivity Contribution Based on Non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulation", 3rd ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference (2015), Aachen (Germany).
4, Y. L. Chen and Y. G. Zhou, "Nanoscale wrinkling of graphene on substrate with asperities", 18th Conference on Composite Structures (2015), Lisbon (Portuga).
3, Z. Y. Yang, Y. G. Zhou and Z. X. Lu, "Atomistic simulation of deformation and failure mechanisms in Cu/SiC nanocomposites", The 19th international conference on composite materials (2013), Montreal (Canada).
2, Y. G. Zhou, Z. Y. Yang and Z. X. Lu, "Crack propagation behaviors of Cu bicrystals by molecular dynamics", Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2013), Xi'an (China).
1, Y. G. Zhou and Z. Y. Yang, "Multiscale simulation of the mechanical behaviors of Cu/SiC composites", The 12th physical and mechanical conference of china (2012), Guilin (China).

RESEARCH INTERETS:

Computational Methods Development
Multiscale Modelling of Heat and Charge Transport
Modulating Thermal Conversion by Nanostructuring
Thermal Management in Partial-crystalline Partial-liquid materials
Thermal Topological Insulators
Physical Mechanicsms in Thermal Transport Community, such as Hydrodynamic heat "flow", Trimodal phonons
Small Deformation Mechanics
Fracture Mechanics
Lattice Plasticity Mechanics