Aaron Schmidt, Ph.D.

Aaron Schmidt- ResizedAssistant Professor

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

phone: (617) 353-9596
email: schmidt@bu.edu
website: Nano Heat Transfer Lab
office: 110 Cummington Mall, ENG 305

Research Interests

Nanoscale energy transport, ultrafast laser metrology, photothermal imaging, and laser-material interaction.


Selected Publications
  • J. Yang, C. Maragliano, and A. J. Schmidt, “Thermal Property Microscopy with Frequency Domain Thermoreflectance.” Review of Scientific Instruments, 84(10), 104904 1­9, 2013.
  • A. J. Schmidt, “Pump-Probe Thermoreflectance.” Annual Review of Heat Transfer, 16(1):159181, 2013.
  • J. Liu, J. Zhu, M. Tian, X. Gu, A. J. Schmidt, and R. Yang, (2013) “Simultaneous measurement of thermal conductivity and heat capacity of bulk and thin film materials using frequency-dependent transient thermoreflectance method.” Review of Scientific Instruments, 84: 034902.
  • M. N. Luckyanova, J. Garg, K. Esfarjani, A. Jandl, M. T. Bulsara, A. J. Schmidt, A. J. Minnich, S. Chen, M. S. Dresselhaus, Z. Ren, E. A. Fitzgerald, Chen, G., (2012) “Coherent Phonon Heat Conduction in Superlattices.” Science, 338(6109):936939.
  • A. J. Minnich, J. A. Johnson, A. J. Schmidt, K. Esfarjani, M.S. Dresselhaus, K.A. Nelson, and G. Chen, (2011) “A thermal conductivity spectroscopy technique to measure phonon mean free paths.” Physical Review Letters, 107(9):95901.
  • 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.
  • A. J. Schmidt, X. Chen, and G. Chen. (2008) “Pulse accumulation, radial heat conduction, and anisotropic thermal conductivity in pump-probe transient thermoreflectance.” Review of Scientific Instruments, 79(11):114902.