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Name: Tao DENG

Title: Professor

Office: Room 412,Material Building F

Tel: +86-21-5474-5582

Fax: +86-21-3420-2749

Email: dengtao@sjtu.edu.cn


Platform: Institute of Composite Materials


Bioinspired materials engineering and bioinspired micro/nano device fabrication, and the application of such materials/devices in energy transfer and storage, bio/chem detection, and photonics.


Biographical Information

Dr. Tao Deng is the “Zhi Yuan” Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is also the central government’s  “Thousand Talents” Program Professor in China. In 1996, Dr. Deng graduated from Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Science and Technology of China with a B.S. in Materials Chemistry. From 1996-2001, Dr. Deng studied unconventional micro/nano fabrication process and system at the Department of Chemistry in Harvard University. After obtaining his Ph.D degree from Harvard University, he joined MIT as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, with research focusing on micro/nano photonics. In 2003, he joined General Electric (GE)’s Global Research Center at Niskayuna, New York as a research scientist. Dr. Deng served as senior scientist and principal investigator for several GE’s internal and external programs before he moved to Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012.


Research Interests

Bioinspired materials engineering and bioinspired micro/nano device fabrication, and the application of such materials/devices in energy transfer and storage, bio/chem detection, and photonics.


Selected Publications

 1. Wang, W.; Zhang, W.; Chen, W.; Gu, J.; Liu, Q.;Deng, T.; Zhang, D. Large-visual-angle microstructure inspired from quantitative design of Morpho butterflies’ lamellae deviation using the FDTD/PSO method. Optics Letters, 38(2), 169-171,2013.
 2. Ababneh, M. T.; Chauhan, S.; Gerner, F. M.; Hurd, D.; Bock, P. D.; Deng, T. Charging Station of a Planar Miniature Heat Pipe Thermal Ground Plane. Journal of Heat Transfer., 135,021401, 2013.
 3. Belousov, S.; Bogdanova, M.; Deinega, A.; Eyderman, S.; Valuev, I.; Lozovik, Y.; Polischuk, I.; Potapkin, B.; Ramamurthi, B.; Deng, T.; and Midha,V.  "Using metallic photonic crystals as visible light sources." Phys.Rev. B., 86(17), 174201, 2012. 
 4. Zhang, T.; deBock, P.; Stautner, E. W.; Deng, T.; Immer, C. Demonstration of liquid nitrogen wicking using a multi-layer metallic wire cloth laminate. Cryogenics., 52, 301, 2012.
 5. Pris, A.D.; Utturkar, Y.; Surman, C.; Morris, W.; Vert, A.; Zalyubovskiy, S.; Deng, T.; Ghiradella, H.; Potyrailo, R. Towards High-Speed Imaging of Infrared Photons with Bio-Inspired Nanoarchitectures. Nature Photonics., 6, 195, 2012.
 6. Deng, T.; Chauhan, S.; Russ, B.; Eastman, C.; De Bock, H. P. J.; Chamarthy, P.; Weaver, S. A. High Performance Thermal Ground Plane. World Journal of Engineering, Special Issue ICCE., 19, 2011.
 7. Varanasi, K. K.; Deng, T.; Smith, J. D.; Hsu, M.; Bhate, N. Frost formation and ice adhesion on superhydrophobic surfaces. Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 234102, 2010.
 8.Varanasi, K.; Deng, T.; Paxson, A.; and Dhiman, R. Preferential Condensation ofWater Droplets Using Hybrid Hydrophobic-Hydrophilic Surfaces. Bulletin of the American Physical Society., 55, 16, 2010.
 9. Deng, T. Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing & Interdisciplinary Process Innovations(Manufacturing Processes and Methodologies in Nanotechnology),  CRC Press, 2010.
 10. Deng, T.; Varanasi, K. K.; Hsu, M. F.; Bhate, N.; Keimel, C.; Stein, J.; Blohm M. L. Non-Wetting of Impinging Droplet on Textured Surfaces. Appl. Phys.Lett., 94(13), 133109, 2009.

Research Projects

 Bioinspired Micro/Nanostructure Fabrication
 Bioinspired Fluid Manipulation
 Bioinspired Thermal Detection
 Efficient Thermal Energy Transfer System
 Nano Thermal Energy Storage

Honors & Awards

2012 Thousand Talent Program Professor (China)
2012 Zhi Yuan Chair Professor (SJTU, China)
2011 Frontiers of Engineering (National Academy of Engineering, US)
2010 Gold Patent Award (GE Global Research Center, US)
2010 Best Paper Award (IEEE-ASME International Thermal Conference, US)
2009 Blodgett Materials Science Award (Chemical Technologies and Materials, GE Global Research Center, US)
2008 Best Paper Award (International Mechanical Engineering Congress Conference, US)
1996 Guo Mo Ruo Award (USTC, China)


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