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Simon Dai

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-5449
Office: BSB 13.609
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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Xianming (Simon) Dai

Assistant Professor

Post-Doc: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2013.
MS, Thermal Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2009
BS, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, Chongqing University, 2007

Research Interests
Bioinspired materials, superhydrophobic surfaces, micro/nanofabrication, heat transfer, thermal management

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Xianming Dai, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Shikuan Yang, and Tak-Sing Wong, “Slippery Wenzel State”, ACS Nano, 9(9) (2015) 9260-9267. [Open Access]

  • Shikuan Yang, Xianming Dai, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, and Tak-Sing Wong, “Ultrasensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering detection in common fluids”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(2) (2015) 268-273. [Direct submission]

  • Xianming Dai, Fanghao Yang, Ronggui Yang, Xinyu Huang, William A. Rigdon, Xiaodong Li, and Chen Li. “Biphilic nanoporous surfaces enabled exceptional drag reduction and capillary evaporation enhancement”, Applied Physics Letters, 105(19) (2014) 191611.

  • Xianming Dai, Xinyu Huang, Fanghao Yang, Xiaodong Li, Joshua Sightler, Yingchao Yang, and Chen Li, “Enhanced nucleate boiling on horizontal hydrophobic-hydrophilic carbon nanotube coatings”, Applied Physics Letters, 102(16) (2013) 161605.

  • Xianming Dai, Fanghao Yang, Ronggui Yang, Yung-Cheng Lee, and Chen Li, “Micromembrane-enhanced capillary evaporation”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 64 (2013) 1101-1108.

Major Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer of Applied Thermal Engineering, 2014

  • Outstanding Graduate Cadre of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2008

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student of Chongqing University, 2007

  • First-class National Scholarship of China, 2006

  • First-class Academic Scholarship at Chongqing University, 2005

  • Member, Materials Research Society (MRS), 2015

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2012