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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Assistant Professor
of Mechanical Engineering


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

Heat transfer, nanofabrication, microfluidics, mechanobiology, and clean water

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

Major Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • 1st place prize in the STEM Bridge summer camp, 2018
  • JALA Top Ten Breakthroughs Award, 2016