Asegun Henry

  • Program Years: 2005-2009
  • Academic Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Nanoscale Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion
  • Academic Advisor: Gang Chen
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2006)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Florida A&M University, 2004

Current Status

  • Status: Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Research Area: Renewable Energy, Atomistic Level Heat Transfer, First Principles Electronic Structure Calculations
  • Publications

    [1] A. Henry and G. Chen, Spectral Phonon Transport Properties of Silicon Based on Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Lattice Dynamics, J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci., 5, 141-152 (2008).

    [2] A. Henry and G. Chen, High Thermal Conductivity of Single Polyethylene Chains Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 235502 (2008).

    [3] A. Henry and G. Chen, Anomalous heat conduction in polyethylene chains: Theory and molecular dynamics simulations, Phys. Rev. B, 79, 144305 (2009).

    [4] A. Henry and G. Chen, Explicit Treatment of Hydrogen in Thermal Simulations of Polyethylene, J. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 13, 2, 99-108 (2009).

    [5] M. S. Dresselhaus, G. Chen, Z. F. Ren, G. Dresselhaus, A. Henry, J.-P. Fleurial, New Composite Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting Applications, JOM, 61, 4, 86 (2009).

    [6] S. Shen, A. Henry, J. Tong, R. Zheng, G. Chen, Polyethylene nanofibres with very high thermal conductivities, Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 251 - 255 (2010).

    Awards

    Lemelson Presidential Fellowship, MIT, 2004

    Distinguished Scholars Presidential Scholarship, Florida A & M University 2000

    DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, MIT, 2005

    UNCF-Merck Postdoctoral Fellowship, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2009

    Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University, 2010