2021 – present

“Inorganically Connecting Colloidal Nanocrystals Significantly Improves Mechanical Properties” Z. Wang, S. Srinivasan, R. Dai, A. Rana, Q. Nian, K. Solanki, and R. Wang,* Nano Letters (2023) – link

“Fabrication of Multiphase Liquid Metal Composites Containing Gas and Solid Fillers: From Pastes to Foams” S. Kanetkar, N. Shah, R. Gandhi, A. Uppal, M. Dickey, R. Wang* and K. Rykaczewski,* ACS Applied Engineering Materials (2023) – link

Pre-curing Matrix Visocosity Controls Thermal Conductivity of Elastomeric Composites with Compression-Activated Liquid and Solid Metallic Filler Networks” A. Uppal, W. Kong, A. Rana, J. Lee, M. Green, K. Rykaczewski,* and R. Wang,* Advanced Materials Interfaces, 10, 2201875 (2023) link

“Nanocrystal Ordering Enhances Thermal Transport and Mechanics in Single-Domain Colloidal Nanocrystal Superlattices Z. Wang, A. Christodoulides, L. Dai, Y. Zhou, R. Dai, Y. Xu, Q. Nian, J. Wang, J. Malen, and R. Wang,* Nano Letters 22, 4669-4676 (2022) link

“Mechanism of Oil-in-Liquid Metal Emulsion Formation N. Shah, S. Kanetkar, A. Uppal, M. Dickey, R. Wang,* and K. Rykaczewski,* Langmuir, 38, 13279-13287 (2022) link

“A First and Second Law Analysis of a Thermoresponsive Polymer Desiccant Dehumidification and Cooling Cycle,” J. Kocher, S. Yee, and R. Wang,* Energy Conversion and Management, 253, 115158 (2022) link

“Ultrasound-Assisted Regeneration of Activated Alumina/Water Adsorption Pair for Drying and Dehumidification Processes,” H. Daghooghi-Mobarakeh, M. Miner, L. Wang, R. Wang, and P. Phelan,* Ultrasonics 124, 106769 (2022) link

“Selective Color Metamaterial Absorber Made of Aluminum Nanodisk Arrays by Excitation of Magnetic Polaritons,” H. Alsheri,* S. Taylor, S. Liu, Y. Liu, R. Wang, and L. Wang,* ES Materials and Manufacturing 17, 63-72 (2022) link

“Augmentation of Natural Convection Heat Transfer in Enclosures via Ultrasound: Effects of Power, Frequency and Temperature”  H. Daghooghi-Mobarakeh, M. Daghooghi, M. Miner, L. Wang, R. Wang, and P. Phelan,* Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 33, 101374 (2022) link

“Application of Ultrasound in Regeneration of Silica Gel for Industrial Gas Drying Processes H. Daghooghi-Mobarakeh, M. Miner, L. Wang, R. Wang, and P. Phelan,* Drying Technology, 40, 2251-2259 (2022) link

“Enhancing Thermal Transport in Silicone Composites via Bridging Liquid Metal Fillers with Reactive Metal Co-Fillers and Matrix Viscosity Tuning,” A. Uppal, W. Kong, A. Rana, R. Wang,* and K. Rykaczewski,* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13, 43348-43355 (2021) link

“High Thermal Conductivity in Multiphase Liquid Metal and Silicon Carbide Soft Composites,” W. Kong, Z. Wang, N. Casey, M. Korah, A. Uppal, M. Green, K. Rykaczewski,* and R. Wang,* Advanced Materials Interfaces, 8, 2100069 (2021) link

“Gallium Oxide-Stabilized Oil in Liquid Metal Emulsions,” N. Shah, W. Kong, N. Casey, S. Kanetkar, R. Wang,* and K. Rykaczewski,* Soft Matter, 17, 8269-8275 (2021) link


2016 – 2020

“A Machine Learning Based Approach for Phononic Crystal Property Discovery S. Sadat and R. Wang,* Journal of Applied Physics, 128, 025106 (2020) link

“Oxide-mediated mechanisms of gallium foam generation and stabilization during shear mixing in air W. Kong, N. Shah, T. Neumann, M. Vong, P. Kotagama, M. Dickey, R. Wang,* and K. Rykaczewski,* Soft Matter, 16, 5801-5805 (2020) link

“Ligand Crosslinking Boosts Thermal Transport in Colloidal Nanocrystal Solids Z. Wang, A.S.S. Singaravelu, R. Dai, Q. Nian, N. Chawla, and R. Wang,* Angewandte Chemie, 59, 9556-9563 (2020) link

“Tin(IV) Methylselenolate as a Low Temperature SnSe Precursor and Conductive ‘Glue’ Between Colloidal Nanocrystals P. Vartak and R. Wang,* ChemNanoMat, 6, 442-450 (2020) link

“Ultrasound-Assisted Regeneration of Zeolite/Water Adsorption Pair” H. Daghooghi-Mobarakeh, N. Campbell, W. Bertrand, P. Kumar, S. Tiwari, L. Wang, R. Wang, M. Miner, and P. Phelan,* Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 64, 105042 (2020) link

“Solution and Solid-State Characterization of PbSe Precursors P. Vartak, Z. Wang, T. Groy, R. Trovitch, and R. Wang,* ACS Omega, 5, 1949-1955 (2020) link

“Pressure-Activated Thermal Transport via Oxide Shell Rupture in Liquid Metal Capsule BedsA. Uppal, M. Ralphs, W. Kong, M. Hart, K. Rykaczewski,* and R. Wang,* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12, 2625-2633 (2020) link

“Oxide-Mediated Formation of Chemically Stable Tungsten-Liquid Metal Mixtures for Enhanced Thermal InterfacesW. Kong, Z. Wang, M. Wang, K. Manning, A. Uppal, M. Green, R. Wang,* and K. Rykaczewski,* Advanced Materials, 31, 1904309 (2019) link

“Thermal Conductivity Enhancement of Soft Polymer Composites through Magnetically Induced Percolation and Particle-Particle Contact EngineeringM. Ralphs, W. Kong, R. Wang,* and K. Rykaczewski,* Advanced Materials Interfaces, 6, 1801857 (2019) link

“Buckling of Magnetically Formed Filler Fiber Columns Under Compression Increases Thermal Resistance of Soft Polymer Composites” M. Ralphs, C. Scheitlin, R. Wang,* and K. Rykaczewski,* Journal of Heat Transfer, 141, 012001 (2019) link

“Precursors for PbTe, PbSe, SnTe, and SnSe Synthesized Using Diphenyl Dichalcogenides,” Z. Wang, Y. Ma, P. Vartak, and R. Wang,* Chemical Communications, 54, 9055 (2018) link

“Probability of conductive bond formation in a percolating network of nanowires with fusible tips,” K. Rykaczewski* and R. Wang, Applied Physics Letters, 112, 131904 (2018) link

“In Situ Alloying of Thermally Conductive Polymer Composites by Combining Liquid and Solid Metal Microadditives,” M. Ralphs, N. Kemme, P. Vartak, E. Joseph, S. Tipnis, S. Turnage, K. Solanki, R. Wang,* and K. Rykaczewski,* ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 2083-2092 (2018) link

“Thermoelectric Properties of Copper Chalcogenide Alloys Deposited via the Solution-Phase Using a Thiol-Amine Solvent Mixture,” Y. Ma, P. Vartak, P. Nagaraj, and R. Wang,* RSC Advances, 6, 99905-99913 (2016) link

“Colloidal Nanocrystal Superlattices as Phononic Crystals: Plane Wave Expansion Modeling of Phonon Band Structure,” S. Sadat and R. Wang,* RSC Advances,  6, 44578-44587 (2016) link

“Far-reaching geometrical artifacts due to thermal decomposition of polymeric coatings around Focused Ion Beam milled pigment particles,” K. Rykaczewski,* D.G. Mieritz, M. Liu, Y. Ma, E.B. Iezzi, X. Sun, L.P. Wang, K.N. Solanki, D.-K Seo, and R.Y. Wang, Journal of Microscopy, 262, 316-325 (2016) link


2011 – 2015

“Modifying Thermal Transport in Colloidal Nanocrystal Solids with Surface Chemistry,” M. Liu, Y. Ma, and R. Wang,* ACS Nano, 9, 12079-12087 (2015) link

“Size-Dependent Melting Behavior of Colloidal In, Sn, and Bi Nanocrystals,” M. Liu and R. Wang.* Scientific Reports, 5, 16353; doi: 10.1038/srep16353 (2015) link

“Solution-Phase Synthesis and Thermal Conductivity of Nanostructured CdSe, In2Se3, and Composites Thereof,” Y. Ma, M. Liu, A. Jaber, and R. Wang.* Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 3, 13483-13491 (2015) link

“Metal Matrix – Metal Nanoparticle Composites with Tunable Melting Temperature and High Thermal Conductivity for Phase-Change Thermal Storage,” M. Liu, Y. Ma, H. Wu, and R. Wang.* ACS Nano, 9, 1341-1351 (2015) link

Phase change nanocomposites with tunable melting temperature and thermal energy storage density,” M. Liu and R. Wang.* Nanoscale5, 7234-7237 (2013) link

Ionic and Electronic Transport in Ag2S Nanocrystal – GeS2 Matrix Composites with Size-Controlled Ag2S Nanocrystals,” R. Wang, R. Tangirala, S. Raoux, and D. Milliron.* Advanced Materials, 24, 99-103 (2012) link

Electronic and Optical Switching of Solution-Phase Deposited SnSe2 Phase Change Memory Material,” R. Wang, M. Caldwell, R. Jeyasingh, S. Aloni, R. Shelby, H. Wong, and D. Milliron.* Journal of Applied Physics, 109, 113506 (2011) link


2006 – 2010

Universal and Solution-Processable Precursor to Bismuth Chalcogenide Thermoelectrics,” R.Wang, J. Feser, X. Gu, K. Yu, R. Segalman, A. Majumdar, D. Milliron,* and J. Urban.* Chemistry of Materials, 22, 1943-1945 (2010) link

Synthesis and size-dependent crystallization of colloidal germanium telluride nanoparticles,” M. Caldwell, S. Raoux, R. Wang, H. Wong,* and D. Milliron.* Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20, 1285-1291 (2010) link

“Enhanced Thermopower in PbSe Nanocrystal Quantum Dot Superlattices,” R. Wang, J. Feser, J. Lee, D. Talapin,* R. Segalman,* and A. Majumdar.* Nano Letters, 8, 2283-2288 (2008) link

Nanostructuring expands thermal limits,” W. Kim, R. Wang, and A. Majumdar.* Nano Today, 2, 40-47 (2007) link

Room temperature thermal conductance of alkanedithiol self-assembled monolayers,” R. Wang, R. Segalman, and A. Majumdar.* Applied Physics Letters, 89, 173113 (2006) link


*indicates corresponding author