Paul Leu

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2008
Summary:

The Laboratory for Advanced Materials at Pittsburgh (LAMP) under the direction of Professor Paul W. Leu, focuses on designing and understanding advanced materials by computational modeling and experimental research. Simulations and experiments are used in a synergistic manner to study the mechanical and electronic properties of nanomaterials and surfaces for various applications.

The goal of LAMP is to design better material systems through a combined modeling and experimental approach. Much in the same way that finite element modeling is now foundational in mechanical engineering design, multiscale and device modeling will become increasingly important in the prediction and understanding of nanomaterial and surface properties. In addition, these techniques can be used as a design tool for evaluating and optimizing various design metrics. Current areas of interest include 

  • Ab initio modeling of nanomaterials and surfaces 
  • Combining physical simulations with optimization methods 
  • Nanomaterial manufacturing and characterization
  • Solar cells
Students

Tongchuan Gao


Graduate Student

tog8@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15261
412-944-5878

Affiliation:

Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Mohamed Kashkoush


Graduate Student

mak280@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15261
484-387-0627

Affiliation:

Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Imrul Kayes


Graduate Student

imrul46@yahoo.com
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Sean McCarthy


Graduate Student

stm76@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Lincoln Walton


Graduate Student

ljw39@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Baomin Wang


Graduate Student

baw57@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Thomas Werkmeister


Graduate Student

trw50@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh PA, 15261

Affiliation:

Industrial Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Most Cited Publications
  1. "Three-dimensional nanopillar-array photovoltaics on low-cost and flexible substrates," Zhiyong Fan, Haleh Razavi, Jae-won Do, Aimee Moriwaki, Onur Ergen, Yu-Lun Chueh, Paul W Leu, Johnny C Ho, Toshitake Takahashi, Lothar A Reichertz, Steven Neale, Kyoungsik Yu, Ming Wu, Joel W Ager, Ali Javey, Nature Materials 8, 648 (2009)
  2. "Nanowire active-matrix circuitry for low-voltage macroscale artificial skin," Kuniharu Takei, Toshitake Takahashi, Johnny C Ho, Hyunhyub Ko, Andrew G Gillies, Paul W Leu, Ronald S Fearing, Ali Javey, Nature materials 9, 821 (2010)
  3. "Ultrathin compound semiconductor on insulator layers for high-performance nanoscale transistors," Hyunhyub Ko, Kuniharu Takei, Rehan Kapadia, Steven Chuang, Hui Fang, Paul W Leu, Kartik Ganapathi, Elena Plis, Ha Sul Kim, Szu-Ying Chen, Morten Madsen, Alexandra C Ford, Yu-Lun Chueh, Sanjay Krishna, Sayeef Salahuddin, Ali Javey, Nature 468, 286 (2010)
  4. "Ordered arrays of dual-diameter nanopillars for maximized optical absorption," Zhiyong Fan, Rehan Kapadia, Paul W Leu, Xiaobo Zhang, Yu-Lun Chueh, Kuniharu Takei, Kyoungsik Yu, Arash Jamshidi, Asghar A Rathore, Daniel J Ruebusch, Ming Wu, Ali Javey, Nano letters 10, 3823 (2010)
  5. "Challenges and prospects of nanopillar-based solar cells," Zhiyong Fan, Daniel J Ruebusch, Asghar A Rathore, Rehan Kapadia, Onur Ergen, Paul W Leu, Ali Javey, Nano Research 2, 829 (2009)
Recent Publications
  1. "Stable lotus leaf-inspired hierarchical, fluorinated polypropylene surfaces for reduced bacterial adhesion", Md Imrul KayesAnthony GalanteNicholas A. StellaSajad HaghanifarRobert M.Q.ShanksPaul W. Leu,Reactive and Functional Polymers (2018).
  2. "Critical heat fux enhancement in pool boiling through increased rewetting on nanopillar array surfaces," Thien-Binh Nguyen, Dongdong Liu, Md Imrul Kayes, Baomin Wang, Nabeel Rashin, Paul W. Leu & Tuan Tran, Scientific Reports, 8, 4815 (2018)
  3. "Fundamental Performance Limits and Haze Evaluation of Metal Nanomesh Transparent Conductors," Tongchuan Gao, Sajad Haghanifar, Maxwell G. Lindsay, Ping Lu, Md Imrul Kayes, Bradley D. Pafchek, Ziyu Zhou, Paul R. Ohodnicki and Paul W. LeuAdv. Optical Mater. 1700829 (2018)
  4. "Ultrahigh-transparency, ultrahigh-haze nanograss glass with fluid-induced switchable haze, " S. Hanghanifar, T. Gao, R. T. Rodrigez, O. De Vecchis, B. Pafchek, T. D. B. Jacobs, and P. W. LeuOptica, 4, 2334 (2017)
  5. "Novel Carrier Doping Mechanism for Transparent Conductor: Electron Donation from Embedded Ag Nanoparticles to the Oxide Matrix," Po-Shun Huang, Fen Qin, Ziye Xiong, Hyunwoo Shim, Tongchuan Gao, Paul W Leu, and Jung-Kun Lee, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 19973 (2017)
  6. "Engineering inverse woodpile and woodpile photonic crystal solar cells for light trapping," Baomin Wang, Kevin P Chen and Paul W LeuNanotechnology 27, 225404 (2016)

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