Xianming (Simon) Dai

Xianming (Simon) Dai


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Phone: 972-883-5449
Mail Box: ECW 31
Office: NSERL 4.704
800 West Campbell Rd.
Mailstop: ECW 31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

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Associate Professor
of Mechanical Engineering


Post-Doc: Mechanical 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

Heat transfer, nanofabrication, surface science, microfluidics, thermal management, and water sustainability

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

Major Honors and Awards

  • UT Dallas Jonsson School Assistant Professor Research Award, 2022
  • 1st Place Prize in the STEM Bridge Summer Program, 2022
  • Outstanding Early Career Award at the 1st µFIP conference, 2021
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2021
  • Army Research Office Young Investigator Award, 2019
  • ASME Best Poster Award in the Micro and Nano Technology Forum, 2019
  • Water harvesting work highlighted by Nature Materials in Material Witness, 2019
  • JALA Top Ten Breakthroughs Award, 2016