Seminar: November 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM in Lassonde 3033

Title: Heat Transport: From Bulk to Nano-Scale

Speaker: Mohammadreza Shahzadeh-Reza


Because of increasing interest in the fundamental physics of heat transport and its applications, the heat transport within materials and across layered systems has attracted a lot of attention. These applications range from improving the efficiency of thermoelectric modules to enhancing the heat management in nano-electronic devices. In this seminar, the fundamentals of heat conduction in solids and theories describing different heat conduction regimes will be reviewed. The interfacial thermal resistance, i.e. the resistance that heat experiences at interface of layered systems, will be discussed. Thermal measurement techniques along with their capabilities and limitations will be presented. At the end, some applications will be highlighted.


Mohammadreza Shahzadeh – Reza received his BSc and MSc in Physics from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran in 2011, and 2014, respectively. For his BSc project, he studied thermally-induced stresses on the human tooth upon laser irradiation, under the supervision of Professor Sabaeian. For his MSc studies, he investigated electronic and optical properties of quantum dots, under the supervision of Professor Sabaeian. He is now a PhD student at The HEATED Lab at York University, under the supervision of Professor Simone Pisana. His main interests lie in understanding the physics of heat transport and optical metrology of heat conduction within and across systems of materials.