Advanced Polymer Engineering @ Xu laboratory
Sep 10, 2020, Together While Apart.
Aug 24, 2020, Nattavipa (Cindy) expands her intellectual curiosity and starts her honors thesis statement in the APEX lab!
Aug 18, 2020, UMass ADVANCE announces the 2020-2021 cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows. ADVANCE’S theme for the upcoming program year is “Inclusion and Equity Amid COVID-19.”
Aug 10, 2020, our collaborative work “Dynamic intermolecular interactions through hydrogen bonding of water promote heat conduction in hydrogels” gets published in Materials Horizons. Congrats!
August 7, 2020, Yanfei has received “Outstanding Scientist Award” in the 11th International Scientist Awards on Engineering, Science, and Medicine, Kolkata, India.
June 18, 2020, it is an honor for Yanfei that she has been chosen as a ADVANCE Faculty Fellow by the UMass ADVANCE Team.
ADVANCE Program at University of Massachusetts Amherst
June 2, 2020, it is an honor for Yanfei to join Chemical Engineering Department at UMass Amherst. She will become an adjunct assistant professor in 2020 fall.
January 28, 2020, Yanfei give a talk at UMass Chemical Engineering Seminar on molecular engineered polymers for advanced thermal and electronic applications.
January 24, 2020, it is an honor for Yanfei to receive the Flex Grant Award for teaching/faculty development, Massachusetts Society of Professors, the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
January 16, 2020, it is an honor for Yanfei to be invited as a guest associate editor for Frontiers in Materials.
November 14, 2019, we present our collaborative work “Engineering Heat Conduction in Hydrogel via Intermolecular Interaction” at IMECE 2019, International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah.
November 5, 2019, Yanfei gives an invitation talk “Structure and Design Polymers for Advanced Thermal and Electronic Applications” in the US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
October 17, 2019, Yanfei gives an invitation talk during the “17th Emerging Frontiers in Polymer and Material Science” event, Polymer Science and Engineering Department at UMass Amherst.
October 16, 2019, we present our “Molecular Engineered Polymers with Metal-like Thermal Conductivity” poster during the Polymer Science and Engineering CUMIRP Event at UMass Amherst.
September 23, 2019, Cindy joins the group, welcome!
September 3, 2019, Sameer joins the group, welcome!
August 9, 2019, Yanfei chairs the Polymers for Advanced Technologies 2019 (WILEY) “Energy and Electronics” session, and gives a talk on heat conducting polymers at College Station, Texas.
July 10, 2019, Massachusetts | Springfield high school juniors join Yanfei’s course, participate in discussions, gain crucial knowledge & take-home applicable skills, and explore more!
July 10, 2019, Yanfei creates a course — heat energy, heat transfer, plastics for innovative thermal management solutions.
July 9, 2019, Our glove box has been assembled, operated and tested in LGRT lab !
June 18, 2019, We make the 1st thermal diffusivity measurement using the custom-built system in our lab, LGRT, UMass Amherst!
June 18, 2019, Leo starts 2019 summer intern program, welcome!
June 4, 2019, Yanfei gives the “turning a plastic insulator into a heat conductor” presentation, Interactive Innovation Session Roundtables, 2019 NORA Collaboration Days.
May 23, 2019, WILEY news highlights “turning the tables: thermally conductive plastics”. Polymer science media & manufacturing media.
May 23, 2019, Yanfei organized International Conference on Applied Energy, and gave a talk on future materials in energy at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
May 10, 2019, Elsevier news coverage in Materials Today, and Polymer Journals. Straighter chains produce heat-conducting polymer film.
May 6, 2019, William Day joins the group, welcome!
May 6, 2019, Read here about polymer film could offer alternative to metal heat exchangers! & one day heatsinks might be made of polymers!
May 3, 2019, National laboratory science highlights: new polymer films conduct heat instead of trapping it.
May 3, 2019, Polymer films with metal-like thermal conductivity appears today in Science & Technology Research News, build for STEM communities, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
May 1, 2019, Metal-like heat conducting polymer is discussed, News & Media Resources, UMassAmherst.
Apr 30, 2019, Featured MIT front page. Featured spotlight: heat-conducting polymers. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Apr 29, 2019, Polymers conduct heat instead of trapping it. News coverage in EurekAlert! (AAAS), ScienceDaily, and Phys. Org.
April 23, 2019, Six brilliant and useful designs win prizes at MIE Capstone Design Competition, instructors are professors Bernd F. Schliemann, Krish T. Sharman and Yanfei Xu.
Apr 16, 2019, “Polyethylene films show high thermal conductivity, which is attributed to the amorphous regions of the nanofibers” is discussed, Nature Research Chemistry Community.
Apr 16, 2019, “Nanostructured polymer films with metal-like thermal conductivity” paper gets published in Nature Communications.
Apr 5, 2019, Yanfei gives a MIE seminar “Molecular engineered polymers for advanced thermal and electronic applications”, UMass Amherst.
Apr 2, 2019, “Optical engineering of polymer materials and composites for simultaneous color and thermal management” paper gets published in Optical Materials Express, congrats!
Feb 15, 2019, Yanfei presents her work “Functionalized polymers for advanced thermal and electronic applications” at Materials Colloquium, Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst.
Jan 22, 2019, Nathaniel Lobik (Junior) joins the group, welcome!
Jan 22, 2019, LGRT Lab is under construction!
Jan 20, 2019, Professor Yanfei Xu officially starts at University of Massachusetts Amherst.