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Rui Qiao

Professor
  • John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Energy Engineering and Science
Rui Qiao
122 Randolph Hall (0710)
460 Old Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • Fluid dynamics and heat transfer, especially micro/nanoscale fluid, ionic, and thermal transport
  • Molecular, mesoscopic, continuum, and multiscale simulation of transport phenomena
  • Colloidal and interfacial physics and electrochemistry
  • Transport and interfacial phenomena in applications such as electrical energy storage, thermal management, micro- and nanofluidics, and advanced manufacturing

See Dr. Qiao's publications and research on Google Scholar.

  • 2018–Present, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2014-2018, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2011-2014, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
  • 2005-2011, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
  • 2004-2005, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2017 – John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2017 – Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2016 – Scholar of the Week, Virginia Tech
  • 2012 – Eastman Chemical Award for Excellence, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
  • 2009 – Eugene H. Bishop Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
  • 2009 – Ken Roby Undergraduate Advising Award, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
  • 2003-2004, Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship, University of Illinois
  • 2002-2003, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Fellowship, University of Illinois
  • 2002 – Travel Award, Transducer Research Foundation
  • 2002 – Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
  • Ph.D. - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2004
  • M.S. - Tsinghua University, 1999
  • B.S. - Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1996