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Seungha Shin

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Fundamentals and innovative applications of energy transport and conversion (Heat transfer physics) - Multiscale, multiphysics simulations (ab initio, molecular dynamics, and meso or Boltzmann).

Thermal energy transport and conversion in nonequilibrium, heterostructures (interfaces, molecular junctions), graphene, and energy conversion devices.


Ph.D. (ME), 2013, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MS (ME), 2008, Seoul National University

BS (ME), 2003, Seoul National University

Professional Service

  • Member, ASME and MRS
  • Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, University of Michigan, 2010-2013
  • Journal and conference proceeding reviewer for  Physical Review B (APS), AIP Advances (AIP), Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering (Taylor & Francis), Heat Transfer 2013, IMECE 2014 (ASME)


S. Shin, C. Melnick, and M. Kaviany, “Phonon recycling”, JSME Mechanical Engineering Reviews, 1, TEP0002-1-10, (2014).

S. Shin and M. Kaviany, “Entropy production in hot-phonon energy conversion to electric potential”, Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 083710-1-9 (2013).

S. Shin, C. Melnick, and M. Kaviany, “Heterobarrier for converting hot-phonon energy to electric potential”, Physical Review B, 87, 075317-1-6 (2013).

S. Shin and M. Kaviany, “Interflake thermal conductance of edge-passivated graphene”, Physical Review B, 84, 235433-1-8 (2011).

N. Sergueev, S. Shin, M. Kaviany, and B. Dunietz, “Efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion in biphenyl-dithiol junctions: effect of electron-phonon interactions”, Physical Review B, 83, 195415-1-12, (2011).

S. Shin, and M. Kaviany, T. Desai and R. Bonner, “Roles of atomic restructuring in interfacial phonon transport”, Physical Review B, 82, 081302-1-4 (2010).

S. Shin, and M. Kaviany, "Enhanced laser cooling of CO2-Xe gas using (0200) excitation", Journal of Applied Physics, 106, 124910-1-6 (2009).

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