Sinha Group

I come from empyrean fires --
From microscopic spaces,
Where molecules with fierce desires,
Shiver in hot embraces.

-- James Clerk Maxwell, To the Chief Musician upon Nabla

We are a research group investigating coupled thermal transport phenomena, energy conversion and storage in nanostructures. Our core expertise involves the transport of thermal energy at sub-continuum scales and the approach is a complementary combination of experiments and theory. Phonon physics features prominently in many of our research themes. A phonon is a quantum of lattice vibration in a crystalline solid. We aim to develop new materials, devices and systems by engineering interactions involving phonons.