About Dr. Xu

A. PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

  • Shanghai University, Materials Science and Engineering, B.Eng., 1995
  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Mechanical Engineering, M.Phil., 1998
  • Northwestern University, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., 2004

 

B.   APPOINTMENTS

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, July 2016 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, July 2010 – June 2016 (on leave August 2013 – May 2014)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, Aug. 2004 – June 2010 (on leave May 2006 – Dec. 2006)
  • Process Engineer, Research and Development, ASM Assembly Automation Ltd., Hong Kong, June 1998 – Aug. 2000

 

C. HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award – Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2016
  • CAREER Award -National Science Foundation, 2008
  • Bonnie Cone Fellowship – NSF Advance Program, UNC Charlotte, 2008
  • Wachovia Faculty Fellowship -Wachovia Foundation Fund for Faculty Excellence Program, UNC Charlotte,   2007
  • Graduate Research Award – American Vacuum Society (AVS), 2004

 

D. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (10 journal papers)

  • Guan, Z., Gutu, T., Yang J. K., Yang, Y., Zinn, A. A., Li, D. Y. and Xu, T. T. “Boron Carbide Nanowires: Low Temperature Synthesis, Structural and Thermal Conductivity Characterization”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, DOI:10.1039/C2JM14857A, (2012).
    • Wu, X. X. and Xu, T. T., “Measurement of Mechanical Properties of Alkaline Earth Metal Hexaboride One-Dimensional Nanostructures by Nanoindentation”, Journal of Materials Research, DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2012.82, (2012).
  • Yang, J. K., Yang, Y., Waltermire, S. W., Wu, X. X., Zhang, H. T., Gutu, T., Jiang, Y. F., Chen, Y. F., Zinn, A. A., *Prasher, R., *Xu, T. T. and *Li. D. Y.,  “Enhanced and Switchable Nanoscale Thermal Conduction Due to van der Waals Interfaces”, Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 91, (2012).
    • Yang, J., Yang, Y., Waltermire, S. W., Gutu, T., Zinn, A. A., Xu, T. T., Chen, Y. and Li, D. Y. “Measurement of the Intrinsic Thermal Conductivity of a Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube and Its Contact Thermal Resistance with the Substrate,” Small, 7(6), p.2334, (2011).
  • Wu, X. X., Amin, S. S. and Xu, T. T., “Substrate Effect on the Young’s Modulus Measurement of TiO2 Nanoribbon by Nanoindentation”, Journal of Materials Research, 25(5), 935, (2010).
  • Amin, S. S., Li, S. Y., Wu, X. X., Ding, W. Q. and Xu, T. T, “Facile Synthesis and Tensile Behavior of TiO2 One-Dimensional Nanostructures”, Nanoscale Research Letters, 5, 338, (2010).
  • Amin, S. S., Li, S., Roth, J. R. and Xu, T. T., “Single Crystalline Alkaline-Earth Metal Hexaboride One-Dimensional Nanostructures: Synthesis and Characteization”, Chemistry of Materials, 21(4), 763, (2009).
  • Amin, S. S., Nichollas, A. W. and Xu, T. T., “A Facile Approach to Synthesize Single Crystalline Rutile TiO2 One-Dimensional Nanostructures”, Nanotechnology, 18, 445609, (2007).
  • Xu, T. T., Zheng, J. G., Nicholls, A. W., Stankovich, S., Piner, R. D. and Ruoff, R. S., “Single Crystal Calcium Hexaboride Nanowires: Synthesis and Characterization”, Nano Letters, 4(10), 2051-2055, (2004).
  • Xu, T. T., Zheng, J. G., Wu, N. Q., Nicholls, A. W., Roth, J. R., Dikin, D. A. and Ruoff, R.S., “Crystalline Boron Nanoribbons: Synthesis and Characterization”,  Nano Letters, 4(5), 963-968, (2004).
  • Xu, T. T., Fisher F. T., Brinson, L. C., and Ruoff, R. S., “Bone-shaped Nanomaterials for Nanocomposite Applications”, Nano Letters, 3(8), 1135-1139, (2003).

 

E. SOCIETY AFFILIATIONS

  • TMS (Minerals, Metals, Materials Society)
  • SWE (Society of Woman Engineering)
  • AVS (American Vacuum Society)
  • MRS (Materials Research Society)
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)