Shuang joined NREL in 2018. Her research focuses on both the fundamental study of nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion, as well as advanced materials development spanning intelligent soft materials/devices for moisture control and composite phase change materials for thermal energy storage in buildings. She was a selected participant of the International School for Materials for Energy and Sustainability VIII at Caltech, as well as The Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop at Seoul National University. She was also selected as an NREL representative for DOE’s “Women @ Energy: STEM Rising” ongoing website.
Prior to joining NREL, Shuang was a graduate researcher at the University of California, San Diego. She worked on thermal measurement technique development for nanomaterials and intelligent soft materials/devices for thermal regulation, water harvesting, and desalination.
Intelligent soft materials/devices
Smart composite phase change materials for tunable thermal energy storage
Nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion
Design and synthesis of low-dimensional materials (colloidal nanocrystals)
Machine learning-driven materials design and development
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Wuhan University
Thermal conductivity degradation and recovery in ion beam damaged tungsten at different temperature, Journal of Nuclear Materials (2018)
Dendrite Suppression Membranes for Rechargeable Zinc Batteries, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2018)
Thermal conductivity reduction of tungsten plasma facing material due to helium plasma irradiation in PISCES using the improved 3-omega method, A Journal of Nuclear Materials (2017)
Bio-inspired effective and regenerable building cooling using tough hydrogels, Applied Energy (2016)
Cooling performance of bio-mimic perspiration from temperature-sensitive hydrogel, International Journal of Thermal Sciences (2014)