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Yang, Bao

Yang, Bao

Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
4164D Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


  • Ph.D., (Mechanical Engineering) University of California, Los Angles, 2003
  • Ph.D., (Physics) University of Science and Technology of China, 1998


  • Member - American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Materials Research Society, American Physical Society, International Thermoelectrics Society

Micro/nanoscale thermal transport and energy conversion Thermal science and its applications in electrical engineering, optical engineering, and material science Micro/nano devices MEMS Nanotechnology


  • G. Chen, B. Yang, and W.L. Liu, “Engineering Nanostructures for Energy Conversion”, Chapter 2 in Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Microscale and Nanoscale Structures, edited by M. Faghri and B. Sunden.
  • B. Yang and G. Chen, “Partially Coherent Phonon Heat Conduction in Superlattices”, Physical Review B, Vol. 67, pp.195311-195314, 2003. Also selected for the May 19, 2003 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, http:/www/.vjnano.org.


  • B. Yang, W.L. Liu, J.L. Liu, K.L, Wang, and G. Chen, “Measurements of Anisotropic Thermoelectric Properties in Superlattices”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 81, pp. 3588-3590, 2002.
  • B. Yang, J.L. Liu, K.L. Wang, and G. Chen, “Simultaneous Measurements of Seebeck Coefficient and Thermal Conductivity across Superlattice”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 80, pp. 1758-1760, 2002. Also selected for the March 18, 2002 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, http:/www/.vjnano.org.
  • B. Yang and G. Chen, “A Unified Wave-Particle Treatment for Phonon Transport in Superlattices”, presented at ICT’2002, Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT’02, pp. 306-309.
  • B. Yang, J. L. Liu, K. L. Wang, and G. Chen , “Cross-Plane Thermoelectric Properties in Si/Ge Superlattices”, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Thermoelectric Materials 2001-Research and Applications, Vol. 691, pp.G3.2.1-6, 2002.


  • B. Yang and G. Chen, “Lattice Dynamics Study of Anisotropic Heat Conduction in Superlattices”, Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, Vol. 5, pp. 107-116, 2001.


  • B. Yang and G. Chen, “Lattice Dynamics Study of Phonon Heat Conduction in Quantum Wells”, Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures, Vol. 5/6, pp. 37-48, 2000.

UMD ME Faculty Ranked in Top 2% of Scientists Worldwide

The department is home to some of the most widely-cited researchers in their fields.

Doyenne Reliability Engineering Program

A fellowship for Mozambican women to pursue graduate education in Reliability Engineering at UMD

Giving Spotlight: Maria Korsnick

Alumna Maria Korsnick (B.S. nuclear engineering ’86) contributes to the Marvin Roush Fellowship in Risk and Reliability.

New, superfast method for ceramic manufacturing could open door to AI-driven materials discovery

UMD engineers have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials.

Eight mechanical engineering students accepted to Future Faculty Program

The program prepares students to achieve career-long success in academia as educators and researchers.

Das Named Editorial Board Member of Nature's Scientific Reports

Das to serve on editorial board for Scientific Reports, Fluids and Plasma Physics category.

Yang Promoted to Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Bao Yang promoted to the rank of Professor.

UMD Team Takes Top Honor in DARPA RevCon Competition

UMD team beats out six other schools with their winning thermal connector prototype.

Ohadi Receives ASHRAE E.K. Campbell Award of Merit

Mechanical Engineering Professor Michael Ohadi recently received the ASHRAE E.K. Campbell Award of Merit.

Team Wins UMD Sustainability Grant to Improve Cell Phone Battery Life

Student team led by Associate Professor Bao Yang wins UMD Sustainability Grant.

UMD Teams Awarded Over $5 Million to Improve Power Plant Cooling Technologies

The U.S. Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) funds two UMD teams to improve power plant cooling efficiency.

Scientific Reports Invites Yang to Serve as Editorial Board Member

Associate Professor Bao Yang invited to serve as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports.

UMD Team Wins in RevCon Competition for Second Year Straight

Student and alumni team designs winning concept for DARPA’s 2015 International Field-Reversible Thermal Connector (RevCon) Challenge.

Saving Energy with ‘Personal HVAC Systems’

UMD awarded more than $5 million by ARPA-E to fund potentially transformational research.

UMD Team Receives RevCon Award

Student team wins award for "Low-Resistance Seamless Wedge Thermal Connectors."

"Embedded Cooling" of Next-Generation Power Electronics

UMD Research Team wins $2.1 million contract from DARPA to develop "embedded cooling" technology

Students Win Graduate School Dissertation Awards

Zheng Jia awarded Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship, Jia and Jiajun Xu awarded Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship

Dr. Bao Yang Promoted to Associate Professor

Bao Yang receives promotion to Associate Professor with tenure.

ME Faculty & Students Dominate Invention Awards

Co-Inventor Greg Jackson Winner in Physical Sciences Category

ME Celebrates Many New Additions

Congratulations to the ME families.

ME Celebrates a Few New Additions

Congratulations to the Yang, DeVoe and Hazelwood families.


Numerous outstanding faculty awards and accomplishments in the Department of ME announced.