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  1. R. Shrestha, Y. Luan, X. Luo, S. Shin, T. Zhang, P. Smith, W. Gong, M. Bockstaller, T. Luo, R. Chen, K. Hippalgaonkar, S. Shen, Dual-mode solid-state thermal rectification, Nature Communications, 11, 1-7, 2020. 

  2. J. Li, B. Yu, S. Shen, Scale Law of Far-Field Thermal Radiation from Plasmonic Metasurfaces, Physical Review Letters 124, 137401, 2020.

  3. S. Lv, M. Liu, W. He, X. Li, W. Gong, S. Shen, Study of thermal insulation materials influence on the performance of thermoelectric generators by creating a significant effective temperature difference, Energy Conversion and Management 207, 112516, 2020.

  4. R. Shrestha, B. Yu, Q. Yang, W. Gong, S. Shen, Hierarchical Micro-Nanostructured Surfaces for Isotropic/Anisotropic Liquid Transport, Langmuir 36, 1569-1573, 2020.

  5. J. Li, Z. Li, and S. Shen, Degenerate quasi-normal mode theory for near-field radiation between plasmonic structuresOptics Express 28, 34123-34136, 2020


  1. R. Shrestha, Y. Luan, S. Shin, T. Zhang, W. Gong, X. Luo, J. Lundh, M. Bockstaller, S. Choi, T. Luo, R. Chen, K. Hippalgaonkar, S. Shen, High-contrast and reversible polymer thermal regulator by structural phase transition, Science Advances, 5, eaax3777, 2019.

  2. J. Li, J. Wuenschell, Y. Jee, P. R. Ohodnicki, S. Shen, Spectral near-field thermal emission extraction by optical waveguides, Physical Review B, 99, 235414, 2019.

  3. B. Yu, J. Li, S. Shen, Directional control of narrow-band thermal emission from nanoantennas, Journal of Photonics for Energy, 9, 032712, 2019.

  4. S. Lv, W. He, Z. Hu, M. Liu, M. Qin, S. Shen, W. Gong, High-performance terrestrial solar thermoelectric generators without optical concentration for residential and commercial rooftops, Energy Conversion and Management, 196, 69, 2019.

  5. A Lenert, Y Zheng, S Shen, Special Section Guest Editorial: Thermal Photonics in Energy, Journal of Photonics for Energy 9 (3), 032701, 2019.


  1. R. Shrestha, P. Li, B. Chatterjee, T. Zheng, X. Wu, Z. Liu, T. Luo, S. Choi, K. Hippalgaonkar, M. P. de Boer, S. Shen, Crystalline polymer nanofibers with ultra-high strength and thermal conductivity, Nature Communications, 9, 1-9, 2018.

  2. W. Gong, P. Li, Y. Zhang, X. Feng, J. Major, D. DeVoto, P. Paret, C. King, S. Narumanchi, S. Shen, Ultra-compliant heterogeneous copper-tin nanowire arrays making a super-solder, Nano Letters, 18, 3586–3592, 2018.

  3. (Invited Paper: Emerging leaders Series) J. Li, B. Liu, and S. Shen, Graphene surface plasmons mediated thermal radiation, Journal of Optics, 20, 024011, 2018.

  4. R. Shrestha, S. Shen, M. P. de Boer, Preparing and mounting polymer nanofibers onto microscale test platforms, Actuators, 7 (71), 1-15, 2018.

  5. P. M. Smith, L. Su, W. Gong, N. Nakamura, B. Reeja-Jayan, S. Shen, Thermal conductivity of poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene) films engineered by oxidative chemical vapor deposition (oCVD), RSC Advances, 8 (35), 19348-19352, 2018.


  1. F. V. Ramirez, S. Shen, J. H. McGaughey, Near-field radiative heat transfer in graphene plasmonic nanodisk dimers, Physical Review B, 96, 165427, 2017.

  2. J. Li, B. Liu, and S. Shen, Tunable narrow-band near-field thermal emitters based on resonant metamaterials, Physical Review B, 96, 075413, 2017.

  3. B. Liu, J. Li, and S. Shen, Resonant thermal infrared emitters in near- and far-fields, ACS Photonics, 4, 1552–1557, 2017.

  4. B. Liu, W. Gong, B. Yu, P. Li, and S. Shen, Perfect thermal emission by nanoscale transmission line resonators, Nano Letters, 17, 666-672, 2017.


  1. P. Li, S. Yang, T. Zhang, R. Shrestha, K. Hippalgaonkar, T. Luo, X. Zhang, S. Shen, Tunable thermal transport in polysilsesquioxane (PSQ) hybrid crystals, Scientific Reports, 6, 21452, 2016.

  2. (Invited Paper) Y. Tan, B. Liu, S. Shen, Z. Yu, Enhancing far-field radiative energy through thermal extraction, Nanophotonics, 1, 22-30, 2016.


  1. Z. Li, K. Yao, F. Xia, S. Shen, J. Tian, Y. Liu, Graphene plasmonic metasurfaces to steer infrared light, Scientific Reports, 5, 12423, 2015.

  2. P. Li, B. Liu, Y. Ni, K. K. Liew, J. Sze, S. Chen, and S. Shen, Large-scale nanophotonic solar selective absorbers for high-efficiency solar thermal energy conversion, Advanced Materials, 27, 4585–4591, 2015.

  3. J. Shi, B. Liu, P. Li, L-Y. Ng, S. Shen, Near-field energy extraction with hyperbolic metamaterials, Nano Letters, 15, 1217-1221, 2015.

  4. (Invited Paper) F. Ramirez, B. Liu, S. Shen, Extreme blueshift of surface plasmon resonance frequency in graphene nanodisk stacks, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 158, 27, 2015.


  1. F. Lu, B. Liu, S. Shen, Infrared wavefront control based on graphene metasurfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, 2, 794-799, 2014.

  2. B. Liu, Y. Liu, S. Shen, Thermal plasmonic interconnects in graphene, Physical Review B, 90, 195411, 2014.

  3. P. Li, L. Hu, A. J. H. McGaughey, S. Shen, Crystalline polyethylene nanofibers with the theoretical limit of Young's modulus, Advanced Materials, 26, 1065, 2014.

  4. (Invited Paper) B. Liu, J. Shi, K. K. Liew, S. Shen, Near-field radiative heat transfer for silicon based metamaterials, Optics Communications, 314, 57, 2014.

  5. J. Zhu, K. Hippalgaonkar, S. Shen, K. Wang, Y. Abate, S. Lee, J. Wu, X. Yin, A. Majumdar, X. Zhang. Temperature-gated thermal rectifier for active heat flow control, Nano Letters, 14, 4867-4872, 2014.


  1. A. D. Phan, S. Shen, and L. Woods, Radiative exchange between graphitic nanostructures: a microscopic perspective, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 4, 4196, 2013.

  2. J. K. Tong, W.-C. Hsu, S. E. Han, B. R. Burg, R. Zheng, S. Shen, G. Chen. Direct and quantitative photothermal absorption spectroscopy of individual particulates, Applied Physics Letters, 103, 261104, 2013.

  3. J. Shi, P. Li, B. Liu, S. Shen, Tuning near field radiation by doped silicon, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 183114, 2013.

  4. B. Liu, S. Shen, Broadband near-field radiative thermal emitter/absorber based on hyperbolic metamaterials: Direct numerical simulation by Wiener-chaos expansion methods, Physical Review B, 87, 115403, 2013.

  5. B. A. Cola, H. Daiguji, C. Dames, N. Fang, K. Fushinobu, S. Inoue, G. Kikugawa, M. Kohno, S. Kumar, D. Y. Li, J. R. Lukes, J. A. Malen, A. J. H. McGaughey, O. Nakabeppu, K. Pipe, P. Reddy, S. Shen, L. Shi, M. Shibahara, Y. Taguchi, K. Takahashi, T. Yamamoto, T. Zolotoukhina, Report on the Seventh US–Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena—Science and Engineering. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 17, 25-49, 2013.

  6. S Shen, G Chen, Molecular Gas Film Lubrication, Encyclopedia of Tribology, 2309-2313,2013.

  7. S Shen, Experimental studies of radiative heat transfer between bodies at small separations, Annual Review of Heat Transfer 16, 2013.


  1. S. Shen, A. Mavrokefalos, P. Sambegoro and G. Chen, Nanoscale thermal radiation between two gold surfaces, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 233114, 2012.

2011 and earlier

  1. S. Shen, A. Henry, J. Tong, R. T. Zheng and G. Chen, Polyethylene nanofibers with very high thermal conductivities, Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 251-255, 2010.

  2. S. Shen, R. G. Yang, G. Chen, R. M. Crone, and M. Anaya-Dufresne, Nonlocal formulation of the Reynolds equation for rarefied gas flow with steep pressure variation, Journal of Applied Physics, 107, 104316, 2010.

  3. S. Shen, A. Narayanaswamy, and G. Chen, Surface phonon polariton mediated energy transfer between nanoscale gaps, Nano Letters, 8, 2909-2913, 2009.

  4. A. Narayanaswamy, S. Shen, L. Hu, X. Chen, and G. Chen, Breakdown of the Planck blackbody radiation law at nanoscale gaps, Applied Physics A, 96, 357-362, 2009.

  5. S. Shen, A. Narayanaswamy, S. Goh and G. Chen, Thermal conductance of bimaterial microcantilevers, Applied Physics Letters, 92, 063509, 2008. Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 2008.

  6. S. Shen and G. Chen, A kinetic theory analysis on the heat transfer in hard drive air bearing, Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 054304, 2008.

  7. A. Narayanawamy, S. Shen, and G. Chen, Near-field radiative transfer between a sphere and a substrate, Physical Review B, 78, 115303 (1-4), 2008.

  8. S. Shen, G. Chen, R. M. Crone, and M. Anaya-Dufresne, A kinetic-theory based 1st order slip boundary condition for gas flow, Physics of Fluids, 19, 085101, 2007.

  9. S. Shen, J. L. Xu, J. J. Zhou and Y. Chen, Flow and heat transfer in microchannels with rough wall surface, Energy Conversion and Management, 47, 1311-1325, 2006.

  10. J. L. Xu, S. Shen, Y. H. Gan, Y. X. Li, W. Zhang and Q. C. Su, Transient flow pattern based microscale boiling heat transfer mechanisms, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 15, 1344-1361, 2005.

  11. S. Shen, W. Liu and W. Q. Tao, Analysis of field synergy on the natural convective heat transfer in porous media, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 30, 1081-1090, 2003.

  12. W. Liu, S. Shen, and S. B. Riffat, Heat transfer and phase change of liquid in an inclined enclosure packed with unsaturated porous media, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 45, 5209-5219, 2002.

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