Aaron Schmidt, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nanoscale energy transport, ultrafast laser metrology, and laser-material interaction.
Aaron Schmidt is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. His research is focused on heat transfer and energy conversion, specifically the development and application of laser techniques to study and manipulate energy transport in solids and liquids. Applications include the development of new materials, energy conversion, thermal management, and furthering fundamental understanding of nanoscale transport phenomena.
- A. J. Schmidt, K. Collins, A. Minnich, and G. Chen, Thermal conductance and phonon transmissivity of metal-graphite interfaces, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 107(10) pp. 104907, 2010.
- A.J. Schmidt, R. Cheaito and M. Chiesa, Characterization of thin metal films via frequency-domain thermoreflectance, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 80, 094901, 2009.
- A.J. Schmidt, R. Cheaito and M. Chiesa, A frequency-domain thermoreflectance method for the characterization of thermal properties, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 80, 094901, 2009.
- A.J. Schmidt, X. Chen, and G. Chen, Pulse Accumulation, Radial Heat Conduction, and Anisotropic Thermal Conductivity in Pump-Probe Transient Thermoreflectance, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 79, 114902 (1-9), 2008.
- A. J. Schmidt, J.D. Alper, M. Chiesa, G. Chen, S. Das, and K. Hamad-Schifferli, Probing the Gold Nanorod-Ligand-Solvent Interface by Plasmonic Absorption and Thermal Decay, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 112, pp. 13320-13323, 2008.
- A. J. Schmidt, M. Chiesa, X. Chen, and G. Chen, An Optical Pump-Probe Technique for Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Liquids, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 79, 064902 (1-5), 2008.