Welcome! The NEST Lab works to discover and develop new knowledge that brings energy solutions to society. Our approach is to build expertise that is firmly rooted in thermal sciences, while integrating fundamentals from nearly all of the traditional disciplines of science and engineering to solve important problems. Many of our solutions are enabled by the unique and exciting science at the nanoscale.
V. Singh, T.L. Bougher, A. Weathers, Y. Cai, K. Bi, M.T. Pettes, S.A. McMenamin, W. Lv, D.P. Resler, T.R. Gattuso, D.H. Altman, K.H. Sandhage, L. Shi, A. Henry, and B.A. Cola. High Thermal Conductivity of Chain-Oriented Amorphous Polythiophene. Nature Nanotechnology, doi:10.1038/nnano.2014.44 [link]
J.H. Taphouse, O.L. Smith, S.R. Marder, and B.A. Cola. A Pyrenylpropyl Phosphonic Acid Surface Modifier for Mitigating the Thermal Resistance of Carbon Nanotube Contacts. Advanced Functional Materials, 24:465-471, 2014. [pdf]
P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, M.R. Maschmann, S.M. Mortuza, S. Banerjee, J.W. Baur, S. Graham, and B.A. Cola. Reversible Tailoring of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Forests by Immersing in Solvents. Carbon, 69:178-187, 2014. [pdf]
P.F. Salazar, S. Kumar, and B.A. Cola. Design and Optimization of Thermo-Electrochemical Cells. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 44:325-336, 2014. [pdf]
D.R. Thompson, S.R. Rao, and B.A. Cola. A Stepped-Bar Apparatus for Thermal Resistance Measurements. ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 135:041002, 2013. [pdf]