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Visiting Professor

Department of Engineering Mechanics
Tsinghua University
Beijing 10084, China

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Main Scientific Achievements

  • Micro/nanoscale heat transfer and fluid flow, cooling of microelectronic devices.
  • Thermal properties of nanofilms, nanotubes, nanowires, nanofluid, nanocomposite, etc.
  • Theory and technology of heat transfer enhancement, compact heat exchangers.
  • Molecular dynamics simulation, hybrid atomistic-continuum modeling.
  • Momentum and energy transport at the fluid-solid interface.
  • Computational Fluidic Mechanics, Rarefied Gas Dynamics.

Current Research Projects

  • Molecular dynamics simulation and experimental study of thermal conductivity in carbon nanotubes (2007-2009, funded by National Science Foundation).
  • Large scale molecular dynamics simulations on low-dimensional heat conduction in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and CNTs-based nanocomposites (2008-2010, funded by Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology (TNList) Cross-discipline Foundation)

Previous Grants

  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Fluid Transport and Control in Micro- and Nano-Fluidics (2004-2007, funded by National Science Foundation)

Main Publications

  • B.Y. Cao, Q.W. Hou, Z.Y. Guo.
    Nanomotors actuated by phonon current.
    Chapter In: MEMS: Technology, Fabrication Processes and Applications. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2009 (In press).
  • Q.W. Hou, B.Y. Cao, Z.Y. Guo.
    Thermal conductivity of carbon nanotube: From ballistic to diffusive transport.
    Acta Physica Sinica, 2009 (SCI-indexed, In press) (In Chinese).
  • R.F. Hu, B.Y. Cao.
    Study on thermal wave based on the thermal mass theory.
    Science in China- Series E, 2009, 52(6): 1782-1792 (SCI-indexed, IF: 0.265).
  • B.Y. Cao.
    Evaporation of fuel droplets: kinetic versus hydrodynamic models.
    Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer. Vol.47, pp. 2541-2549. 2004.
  • 5 B.Y. Cao, Q.W. Hou.
    Thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes embedded in solids.
    Chinese Physics Letters, 2008, 25(4): 1392-1395 (SCI: 290WH, IF: 0.812).
  • Z.Y. Guo, B.Y. Cao.
    A General Heat Conduction Law Based on the Concept of Motion of Thermal Mass.
    Acta Physica Sinica, 2008, 57(7): 319-327 (SCI: 323IK, IF: 1.277) (In Chinese).
  • B.Y. Cao, Z.Y. Guo.
    Equation of motion of phonon gas and non-Fourier heat conduction.
    Journal of Applied Physics, 2007, 102: 053503 (SCI: 210RU, IF: 2.171).
  • B.Y. Cao.
    Non-Maxwell slippage induced by surface roughness for microscale gas flow: a molecular dynamics simulation.
    Molecular Physics, 2007, 105(10): 1403-1410 (SCI: 199IP, IF: 1.568).
  • X.K. Gu, B.Y. Cao.
    Thermal conductivity of dielectric nanowires with different cross-section shapes.
    Chinese Physics, 2007, 16(12): 3777-3782 (SCI: 246FP, IF: 2.103).
  • B.Y. Cao, Q. G. Zhang, X. Zhang, K. Takahashi, T. Ikuta, W. M. Qiao, M. Fujii.
    Experimental study on the in-plane thermal conductivity of Au nanofilms.
    Progress in Natural Science, 2007, 17(2): 212-216 (SCI: 163OA, IF: 0.508).
  • Z.Y. Guo, B.Y. Cao, H. Y. Zhu, Q. G. Zhang.
    State Equation of Phonon Gas and Conservation Equations of Phonon Gas Motion.
    Acta Physica Sinica, 2007, 56(6): 3306-3312 (SCI: 179PP, IF:1.277) (In Chinese).
  • B.Y. Cao, M. Chen, Z.Y. Guo.
    Liquid flow in surface-nanostructured channels studied by molecular dynamics simulation.
    Physical Review E, 2006, 74: 066311 (SCI:121OC, IF: 2.438).
  • B.Y. Cao, M. Chen, Z.Y. Guo.
    Effect of surface roughness on gas flow in microchannels by molecular dynamics simulation.
    International Journal of Engineering Science, 2006, 44(13-14): 927-937 (SCI: 090RI, IF: 1.060).
  • B.Y. Cao, M. Chen, Z.Y. Guo.
    Velocity slip of liquid flow in nanochannels.
    Acta Physica Sinica, 2006, 55(10): 5305-5310 (SCI: 094BW, IF:1.242) (In Chinese).
  • B. Y. Cao, Q.G. Zhang, X. Zhang, K. Takahashi, T. Ikuta, W. M. Qiao, M. Fujii.
    Grain size of platinum nanofilms fabricated by EB-PVD and its effect on thermal conductivity.
    Acta Metallurgica Sinica, 2006, 42(11): 1207-1211 (SCI: 110CS, IF: 0.414) (In Chinese).
  • Q.G. Zhang, B.Y. Cao, X. Zhang, M. Fujii, K. Takahashi.
    Influence of grain boundary scattering on the electrical and thermal conductivities of polycrystalline gold nanofilms.
    Physical Review B, 2006, 74: 134109 (SCI: 101EY, IF: 3.107).
  • Q.G. Zhang, B.Y. Cao, X. Zhang, M. Fujii, K. Takahashi.
    Size effects on the thermal conductivity of polycrystalline platinum nanofilms.
    Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 2006, 18(34): 7937-7950 (SCI: 075WF, IF: 2.038).
  • Q.G. Zhang, X. Zhang, B.Y. Cao, M. Fujii, K. Takahashi, T. Ikuta.
    Influence of grain boundary scattering on the electrical properties of platinum nanofilms.
    Applied Physics Letters, 2006, 89: 114102 (SCI: 084PI, IF: 3.977).
  • B.Y. Cao, M. Chen, Z.Y. Guo.
    Temperature dependence of the tangential momentum accommodation coefficient for gases.
    Applied Physics Letters, 2005, 86: 091905 (SCI:924PT, IF: 4.127).
  • B.Y. Cao, M. Chen, Z.Y. Guo.
    Wettability of surface with nano-structures studied by using molecular dynamics simulation.
    Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities, 2005, 26(2): 277-280 (SCI: 896XH, IF: 0.724) (In Chinese).
  • B.Y. Cao, M. Chen, Z.Y. Guo.
    Rarefied gas flow in rough microchannels by molecular dynamics simulation.
    Chinese Physics Letters, 2004, 21(9): 1777-1779 (SCI: 851VY, IF: 1.176).
  • B.Y. Cao, M. Chen, Z.Y. Guo.
    Application of 2DMD to gaseous microflows.
    Chinese Science Bulletin, 2004, 49(11): 1101-1105 (SCI: 846CU, IF: 0.683).