Publications

Journal Publications

25. ​Xianming Dai, Nan Sun, Steven O. Nielsen, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Jing Wang, Shikuan Yang, and Tak-Sing Wong, “Hydrophilic Directional Slippery Rough Surfaces for Water Harvesting“, Science Advances 4(3), eaaq0919 (2018)​. [Video]
ESI Highly Cited Paper.
Highlighted by National Science Foundation Science360 as top story of the day.
Reported by New ScientistACS C&ENScience MagazineEurekAlert‎ (AAAS)ZME ScienceScience DailyXINHUA NET.

24. Shikuan Yang, Xianming Dai, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, and Tak-Sing Wong, “Ultrasensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering detection in common fluids” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(2), 268-273 (2016)[Direct submission]
ESI Highly Cited Paper.
Reported
 by Penn State NewsScience DailyPhys.OrgR & D MagazineNanowerkE Science News​.

23. Xianming DaiBirgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Shikuan Yang, and Tak-Sing Wong, “Slippery Wenzel State“, ACS Nano 9(9), 9260-9267 (2015). [Video]
Selected as one of the JALA Ten 2016, due to its deep impact on how technology is used across a wide range of disciplines.
Rank NO. 1 among the ACS Nano Most Downloaded Articles in the past 12 months.
Featured in NSF Science360 as the top story of the day;
Reported by 
NSF Multimedia GalleyScience DailyPhys.OrgTech TimesNanowerkChina DailyPeople’s DailyXinHua Net
Science and Technology DailyInnovation TorontoChemEuropeIran DailyCCTVet al.).

22. Gaurav Kumar Sirohia, and Xianming Dai, “Designing air-independent slippery rough surfaces for condensation“, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 140, 777-785 (2019).
21. Tengfei Xiang, Yang Han, Zongqi Guo, Rong Wang, Shunli Zheng, Sheng Li, Cheng Li, and Xianming Dai, “Fabrication of inherent anticorrosion superhydrophobic surfaces on metals“, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6(4), 5598-5606 (2018).

20. Xianming Dai, Pengtao Wang, Fanghao Yang, Xiaochuan Li, Chen Li, “Decoupling the influence of surface structure and intrinsic wettability on boiling heat transfer“. Applied Physics Letters 112(25), 253901 (2018).

19. Fanghao Yang, Wenming Li, Xianming Dai, and Chen Li, “Flow Boiling Heat Transfer of HFE-7000 in Nanowire-Coated Microchannels“, Applied Thermal Engineering 93(25), 260-268 (2016). 
18. Xianming Dai, Fanghao Yang, Ronggui Yang, Xinyu Huang, William A Rigdon, Xiaodong Li, and Chen Li, “Biphilic nanoporous surfaces enabled exceptional drag reduction and capillary evaporation enhancement”, Applied Physics Letters 105(19), 191611 (2014).

17. Fanghao Yang, Xianming Dai, Yoav Peles, Ping Cheng, Jamil Khan, and Chen Li, “Flow boiling phenomena in a single annular flow regime in microchannels (II): Reduced pressure drop and enhanced critical heat flux”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 68, 716-724 (2014).

16. Fanghao Yang, Xianming Dai, Yoav Peles, Ping Cheng, Jamil Khan, and Chen Li, “Flow boiling phenomena in a single annular flow regime in microchannels (I): Characterization of flow boiling heat transfer”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 68, 703-715 (2014) 
[ESI Highly Cited Paper in 2015]

15. Fanghao Yang, Xianming Dai, Yoav Peles, Ping Cheng, and Chen Li, “Can multiple flow boiling regimes be reduced into a single one in microchannels?”, Applied Physics Letters 103(4), 043122 (2013).

14. Xianming Dai, Xinyu Huang, Fanghao Yang, Xiaodong Li, Joshua Sightler, Yingchao Yang, and Chen Li, “Enhanced nucleate boiling on horizontal hydrophobic-hydrophilic carbon nanotube coatings”, Applied Physics Letters 102(16), 161605 (2013).

13. Xianming Dai, Mehdi Famouri, Aziz I Abdulagatov, Ronggui Yang, Yung-Cheng Lee, Steven M George, and Chen Li, “Capillary evaporation on micromembrane-enhanced microchannel wicks with atomic layer deposited silica”, Applied Physics Letters 103(15), 151602 (2013). Editor’s pick for November and December 2013. The journal selects 15 among 446 papers each month.

12. Xianming Dai, Fanghao Yang, Ronggui Yang, Yung-Cheng Lee, and Chen Li, “Micromembrane-enhanced capillary evaporation”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 64, 1101-1108 (2013).

11. Xianming Dai, Fanghao Yang, Ruixian Fang, Tsegaye Yemame, Jamil A Khan, and Chen Li, “Enhanced single-and two-phase transport phenomena using flow separation in a microgap with copper woven mesh coatings”, Applied Thermal Engineering 54(1), 281-288 (2013).

10. Fanghao Yang, Xianming Dai, Chih-Jung Kuo, Yoav Peles, Jamil Khan, and Chen Li, “Enhanced flow boiling in microchannels by self-sustained high frequency two-phase oscillations”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 58(1), 402-412 (2013).

9. Fanghao Yang, Xianming Dai, and Chen Li, “High frequency microbubble-switched oscillations modulated by microfluidic transistors”, Applied Physics Letters 101(7), 073509 (2012).

 

8. Xianming Dai, Birgitt M. Boschitsch, Shikuan Yang, and Tak-Sing Wong, To be submitted (2015).

7. Birgitt M. Boschitsch, Xianming Dai, and Tak-Sing Wong, To be submitted (2015).

6. Xianming Dai, Fanghao Yang, Ronggui Yang, and Chen Li, In preparation, (2015).’

Conference proceedings

5.  Christopher Oshman, Qian Li, Wei Wang, Ching-Yi Lin, Li-Anne Liew, Aziz Adbulagatov, Ming Kong, Susan Song, Xianming Dai, and Ronggui Yang, “Flexible and conformal thermal ground planes”, Proc. 37th Annual Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference (GOMACTech), March19-22, 2012, Las Vegas, NV.

4.  Xianming Dai, Levey Tran, Fanghao Yang, Bo Shi, Ronggui Yang, YC Lee, and Chen Li, “Characterization of hybrid-wicked copper acetone heat pipes”, Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011), March 13-17, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (ISI index)

3.  Xianhua Wang, Hanping Chen, Haiping Yang, Xianming Dai, and Shihong Zhang, “Fast pyrolysis of agricultural wastes in a fluidized bed reactor”, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion, Xi’an, China, 2009, 719-725;

2.  Hanping Chen, Yingqiang Shen, Xianhua Wang,Xianming Dai, Hongyan Xue, and Dechang Liu, “Advanced refractory and anti-wearing technology of cyclone separator in CFB boiler”, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion, Xi’an, China, 2009, 247-249.

1. Xianming Dai, Hanping Chen, and Deyuan Wang, “Economical research on biomass energy resource supply system”, International Conference on Biomass Energy Technology, Guangzhou, China, 2008, 2:510-515;

Book chapter

1. Xianming Dai, Mehdi Famouri, and Chen Li, “Multiscale Thermal Transport in Energy Systems”, edited by Yuewen Zhang and    Ya-Ling He, Nava Science Publishers, Inc. NY, USA, 2016 (Invited).

Patents

4. Xianming Dai, Birgitt M. Boschitsch, and Tak Sing Wong, “Slippery rough surfaces”, WO2016172561 A1, 2016.                                                 
3. Chen Li, Fanghao Yang, Xianming Dai, and Yan Tong, “Enhanced flow boiling in microchannels by high frequency microbubble-excited and-modulated oscillations”, US 20140027005 A1, 2014.                                                                                                                   
2. Chen Li, Xinyu Huang, Xianming Dai, and Fanghao Yang, “Carbon nanotube enabled hydrophobic- hydrophilic composite interfaces and methods of their formation, US 20140037938 A1, 2013.                                                                                        

1. Chen Li, Fanghao Yang, Xianming Dai, and Yan Tong, “Microfluidic devices for the generation of nano-vapor bubbles and their methods of manufacture and use”, US 20140034132 A1, 2013.

International presentations

12. Xianming Dai, Nan Sun, Steven Nielsen, Birgitt Stogin, Jing Wang, Shikuan Yang, Tak Sing Wong, “Condensation on Hydrophilic Directional Slippery Rough Surfaces”, Boston, MA, November 28, 2017.

11. Xianming Dai, “Bioinspired Multifunctional Interfacial Materials for Energy Transport and Thermal Management”, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, May 19, 2016 (Invited).

10. Xianming Dai, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Shikuan Yang, and Tak-Sing Wong, Condensation Heat Transfer on Bioinspired Slippery Surfaces, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, Texas, November 17, 2015.       

9. Xianming Dai, Birgitt Boschitsch, Jing Wang, and Tak-Sing Wong, Slippery Rough Surfaces for Drag reduction, Princeton University, September 29, 2015 (ONR MURI meeting).                                                                                                                                                                             
8. Xianming Dai, Enhanced Phase-Change Heat Transfer on Bioinspired Surfaces, Carnegie Mellon University, August 10, 2015.                                                                                                                                                                                                             
7. Xianming Dai, Enhanced Phase-Change Heat Transfer on Advanced Surfaces, Advanced Cooling Technologies, June 22, 2015.                                                                                                                                                                                                            
6. Xianming Dai, Advanced Materials Interfaces for Future Thermal-Fluid Engineering, Oak Ridge National Lab, April 27, 2015.                                                                                                                                                                                                
5. Xianming Dai, Micro/nano-engineered surfaces for enhanced boiling and evaporation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 24, 2013.                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                     
4. Xianming Dai, Aziz I. Abdulagatov, Fanghao Yang, Yung-Cheng Lee, Steven M. George, Ronggui Yang, Li-Anne Liew, and Chen Li, Enhanced capillary evaporation on biporous wicks using atomic layer deposition of silica, The ASME 2012 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, July 8-12, 2012, Puerto Rico, USA.

3. Xianming Dai, Fanghao Yang, Yung-Cheng Lee, Ronggui Yang, and Chen Li, Oscillating evaporation induced by microscale bi-porous structures, The ASME 2012 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, March 3-6, 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA.

2. Xianming Dai, Fanghao Yang, Tsegaye Yemame, Ruixian Fang, Jamil Khan, and Chen Li, Enhanced flow boiling by fluid separation in microgap, The ASME 2012 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, March 3-6, 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA.

1. Xianming Dai, Levey T. Tran, Fanghao Yang, Bo Shi, Ronggui Yang, Y.C. Lee, and Chen Li, Characterization of hybrid-wicked copper heat pipes, The ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference (AJTEC2011), March 13-17, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.