Dr. Xian Annie Zhang joined Stevens Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering in August 2018 after an assistant professorship at University at Buffalo (MDI) during which her work focused on developing 2D thermal heterostructures for various device applications. Prior to that Dr. Zhang obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, followed by researcher experience at Columbia University/Cornell University. Her thesis work focused on experimental and theoretical study of nano-materials (carbon nanotubes and two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides). She was a visiting student in Purdue University in 2008-2009. She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with highest honor from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a joint program with the University of Michigan, in 2009.
Thermal transport and thermoelectric phenomena
Manufacturing based on low dimensional materials and heterostructures, and their flexible devices
Sensing applications of low dimensional materials
Investigation of low dimensional materials by deep learning algorithms