University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Hua Bao

Hua Bao

Associate Professor

  +86-21-34206765 Ext. 5221


Ph.D. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (2012)
B.S. Dept. of Physics, Tsinghua University (2006)

Work Experience

2012 – pres.  Assistant Professor, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Honors and Awards

  1. Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, 2011, Purdue University
  2. Ward A. Lambert Graduate Teaching Fellowship, 2010, Purdue University
  3. Warren and Judy Stevenson Fellowship, 2009, Purdue University
  4. Computing Research Institute Fellowship, 2008, Purdue University

Research Interest

  • Micro/Nanoscale heat transfer and energy conversion
  • Thermal radiation and nanophotonics
  • Multiscale multiphysics simulations

Journal Publications

  1. H. Bao, B. Duvvuri, M.H. Lou, and X.L. Ruan, “Effects of Randomness and Inclination on the Optical Properties of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays”, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, in press, 2013.
  2. Hua Bao, Weixia Zhang, Liangliang Chen, Haoxiang Huang, Chen Yang, and Xiulin Ruan, “An Investigation of the Optical Properties of Disordered Silicon Nanowire Mats”, Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 124301,2012
  3. H. Bao, B. Qiu, Y. Zhang, and X.L. Ruan, “A first-principles molecular dynamics approach for predicting optical phonon lifetimes and far-infrared reflectance of polar materials”, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 113, 1683-1688, 2012.
  4. B. Qiu, H. Bao, G.Q. Zhang, Y. Wu and X.L. Ruan, “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Lattice Thermal Conductivity and Spectral Phonon Mean Free Path of PbTe: Bulk and Nanostructures”, Comput. Mater. Sci., 53, 278-285, 2011.
  5. L.L. Chen, H. Bao, T.Z. Tan, O.L. Prezhdo, and X.L. Ruan, “Shape and Temperature Dependence of Hot Carrier Relaxation Dynamics in Spherical and Elongated CdSe Quantum Dots,” J. Phys. Chem. C 115, 11400–11406, 2011
  6. Hua Bao and Xiulin Ruan, Enhanced optical absorption in disordered vertical silicon nanowire arrays for photovoltaic applications, Optics Letters, 35, 3378, 2010
  7. Hua Bao, Xiulin Ruan, and Timothy S. Fisher, Optical properties of ordered vertical arrays of multi-walled carbon nanotubes from FDTD simulations, Optics Express, 18, 6347, 2010
  8. H. Bao and X. Ruan, Ab initio calculations of thermal radiative properties: the semiconductor GaAs, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 53, 1308-1312, 2010
  9. Hua Bao, Bradley F. Habenicht, Oleg V. Prezhdo, and Xiulin Ruan, Temperature dependence of hot carrier relaxation in a PbSe nanocrystal: an ab initio study, Physical Review B 79,235306-1-7, 2009
  10. H. Bao, X.L. Ruan, and M. Kaviany, Theory of the broadening of vibrational spectra induced by lowered symmetry in yttria nanostructures, Physical Review B 78, 125417-1-7, 2008 (selected as Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, volume 18, issue 14)

Courses taught during the past 5 years

  1. UM-SJTU JI: (Ve/Vm5001) Solid State Physics, (Ve320) Solid State Device
  2. Purdue University: (ME315) Heat and Mass Transfer