Balandin, who is also the founding chair of the materials science and engineering program at UC Riverside, was recognized "for pioneering contributions on the thermal properties of graphene and low-dimensional materials; seminal contributions to the study of quantum confinement effects in nanostructures; and leadership in materials education."
He will be honored during the
Balandin pioneered the graphene thermal and phonon engineering fields, which resulted in major advances in understanding the thermal properties of low-dimensional materials, physics of phonons, and led to development of practical applications of graphene in heat removal and thermal management. He is also being recognized for his investigation of spatial confinement effects in quantum dots and nanowires.
Practical applications of Balandin's work include better heat removal from computers and cell phones, higher efficiency solar cells, thermoelectric energy generators and batteries.
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