NanoTherm Research Group


  1. Surfaces for high heat dissipation with no Leidenfrost limit


    Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, Peyman Irajizad, Varun Kahshyap, Nazanin Farokhnia and Hadi Ghasemi

    Applied Physics Letters, 111, 021605, 2017.
    (PDF) (SI) (Video)
  2. Flexible anti-clogging graphite film for scalable solar desalination by heat localization


    Varun Kahshyap, Abdullah Al-Bayati, Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, Peyman Irajizad, Sing Hi Wang and Hadi Ghasemi

    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, online, 2017.
    (PDF) (SI)
  3. Invariant for One-Dimensional Heat Conduction in Dielectrics and Metals


    Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, Jose Ordonez-Miranda, James M. Hill, Younes Ezzahri, Karl Joulain, and Hadi Ghasemi

    Europhysics Letters, 118, 34001, 2017.
    (PDF)
  4. Non-isothermal buoyancy-driven exchange flows in inclined pipes


    Bahareh Eslami, Shadi Shariatnia, Hadi Ghasemi and Kamran Alba

    Physics of Fluids, 29, 062108, 2017.
    (PDF)
  5. Anti-scaling magnetic slippery surfaces


    Ali Masoudi, Peyman Irajizad, Nazanin Farokhnia, Varun Kashyap and Hadi Ghasemi

    ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9, 21025-21033, 2017.
    (PDF) (SI)
  6. Remote droplet manipulation on self-healing thermally activated magnetic slippery surfaces


    Peyman Irajizad, Sahil Ray, Nazanin Farokhnia, Munib Hasnain, Steven Baldelli and Hadi Ghasemi

    Advanced Materials Interfaces, 4, 1700009, 2017.
    (PDF) (SI)
  7. Decoupled hierarchical structures for suppresion of Leidenfrost phenomenon


    Nazanin Farokhnia, Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, Peyman Irajizad, and Hadi Ghasemi

    Langmuir, 33 (10), 2541-2550, 2017.
    (PDF) (SI)
  8. Magnetic slippery extreme icephobic surfaces


    Peyman Irajizad, Munib Hasnain, Nazanin Farokhnia, Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, and Hadi Ghasemi

    Nature Communications, 7, 13395, 2016.
    (PDF) (SI) (Video)

  9. News: Science Daily; Phys Org; Nano Werk; Yahoo News; R&D Magazine; Business Standard; EurekAlert
  10. Rational micro-nanostructuring for thin film evaporation


    Nazanin Farokhnia, Peyman Irajizad, Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, and Hadi Ghasemi

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120 (16), 8742-8750, 2016.
    (PDF) (SI)
  11. Flexible artificially networked structure for ambient/high pressure solar steam generation


    Seyed Mohammad Sajadi*,Nazanin Farokhnia*, Peyman Irajizad, Munib Hasnain and Hadi Ghasemi

    Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4, 4700-4705, 2016.(* Equal Contributor)
    (PDF) (SI) (Video)
  12. Dispensing nano-pico droplets of ferroflids


    Peyman Irajizad, Nazanin Farokhnia, and Hadi Ghasemi

    Applied Physics Letters, 107, 191601, 2015.
    (PDF) (Video)
  13. Volumetric solar heating of nanofluids for direct vapor generation


    George Ni, Nenad Miljkovic, Hadi Ghasemi, Xiaopeng Huang, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Cheng-Te Lin, Jian Jian Wang, Yanfei Xu, Md. Mahfuzur Rahman, TieJun Zhang, Gang Chen

    Nano Energy, 17, 290-301, 2015.
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  14. Thermo-economic analysis of a hybrid solar-binary geothermal power plant


    Mohammad Ayub, Alexander Mitsos and Hadi Ghasemi

    Energy, 87, 326-335, 2015.
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  15. A Charging-free Electrochemical System for Harvesting Low-grade Thermal Energy


    Yuan Yang, Seok Woo Lee, Hadi Ghasemi, James Loomis, Xiaobo Li, Daniel Kraemer, Guangyuan Zheng, Yi Cui, and Gang Chen

    PNAS, 111(48), 17011-17016, 2014.
  16. Membrane-Free Battery for Harvesting Low-Grade Thermal Energy


    Yuan Yang, James Loomis, Hadi Ghasemi, Seok Woo Lee, Yi Jenny Wang, Yi Cui, and Gang Chen

    Nano Letters, 14(11), 6578-6583, 2014.
  17. Continuous fabrication platform for highly aligned polymer films


    James Loomis*, Hadi Ghasemi*, Xiaopeng Huang, Jianjian Wang, Nagarajan Thoppey, Jonathan Tong, Yanfei Xu, Xiaobo Li, Cheng-Te Lin, and Gang Chen (*Equal contributors)

    Technology, 2(3), 2014.
    (PDF)

  18. Hybrid solar–geothermal power generation: Optimal retrofitting


    Hadi Ghasemi, Elysia Sheu, Alessio Tizzanini, Marco Paci, Alexander Mitsos

    Applied energy,131, pp. 158-170, 2014.
    (PDF)

    News: Global Energy World
  19. An electrochemical system for highly efficient harvesting of low-grade heat energy


    Seok Woo Lee, Yuan Yang, Hyun-Wook Lee, Hadi Ghasemi, Daniel Kraemer, Gang Chen, Yi Cui

    Nature Communications,5:3942, 2014.

    News: MIT News: A new way to harness waste heat
  20. Plasmonic materials for energy: From physics to applications


    Svetlana V. Boriskina, Hadi Ghasemi, and Gang Chen

    Materials today, 16 (10), pp. 375-386, 2013.
    (PDF)
  21. Modeling and optimization of a binary geothermal power plant


    Hadi Ghasemi , Marco Paci, Alessio Tizzanini, and Alexander Mitsos

    Energy, 50 (1), pp. 412-428, 2013.
    (PDF)
  22. Mechanism of sessile water droplet evaporation: Kapitza resistance at the solid-liquid interface


    H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward.

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 115, pp. 21311-21319, 2011.
    (PDF)
  23. Comment on “Discussion on a mechanical equilibrium condition of a sessile drop on a smooth solid surface"


    H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward.

    Journal of Chem. Phys., 134, 247101, 2011.
    (PDF)
  24. Energy transport by thermocapillary convection during sessile-water droplet evaporation


    H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward.

    Physical Review Letters, 105, 136102, 2010.
    (PDF)
  25. Sessile-water-droplet contact angle dependence on adsorption at the solid-liquid interface


    H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward.

    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, pp. 5088-5100, 2010.
    (PDF)
  26. Surface tension of solids in the absence of adsorption


    H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward.

    Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113, pp. 12632-12634, 2009.
    (PDF)
  27. Preparation of uniform TiO2 nanostructure film on 316L S.S by sol- gel dip coating


    N. Barati, M. A. Faghihi Sani, H. Ghasemi , Z. Sadeghian, and S. M. M. Mirhoseini

    Journal of Applied Surface Science, 225, pp. 8328-8333, 2009.
    (PDF)
  28. Titania nanostructured coating for corrosion mitigation of stainless steel


    N. Barati, M. A. Faghihi Sani, Z. Sadeghian, H. Ghasemi

    Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 50 (3), pp. 371-377, 2014.
    (PDF)
  29. Photocathodic protection of 316L stainless steel by coating of Anatase nanoparticles


    N. Barati, M. A. Faghihi Sani, H. Ghasemi

    Protection of Metals and Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, 49 (1), pp. 109-112, 2013.
    (PDF)
  30. Roles of preoxidation, Cu2O particles, and interface pores on the strength of eutectically bonded Cu/α- Al2O3


    H. Ghasemi , A. H. Kokabi, M. A. Faghihi Sani, and Z. Riazi

    Materials and Design,30 (4), pp. 1098-1102, 2009.
    (PDF)
  31. Alumina-Copper eutectic bond strength: contribution of preoxidation, cuprous oxides particles, and pores


    H. Ghasemi , A. H. Kokabi, M. A. Faghihi Sani, and Z. Riazi

    Materials Forum, 32, pp. 90-97, 2008.
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  32. An influence of phase development on mechanical strength of alumina-copper joint prepared by Moly-Mn method


    H. Ghasemi , M. A. Faghihi Sani, and Z. Riazi,

    Iranian Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, 4, pp. 14-21, 2007.
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  1. Yanfei Xu, Daniel Kraemer, Bai Song, Zhang Jiang, Jiawei Zhou, James Loomis, Jianjian Wang, Mingda Li, Hadi Ghasemi, Xiaopeng Huang, Xiaobo Li and Gang Chen " Plastic Films with High Thermal Conductivity", Under Review, 2017.


  2. Kenneth McEnaney, Lee A Weinstein, Daniel Kraemer, Hadi Ghasemi and Gang Chen " Aerogel-based solar thermal receivers", Under Review, 2017.



  1. Hadi Ghasemi, Amy Marie Marconnet, Gang Chen, and George Wei Ni "Localized solar collectors", United states 9459024, 2016. (PDF)

  2. Seok Woo Lee, Yuan Yang, Hadi Ghasemi, Yi Cui and Gang Chen, "Electrochemical systems and methods for harvesting heat energy", United states, 9559388, 2017. (PDF)

  3. Hadi Ghasemi, Peyman Irajizad, and Munib Hasnain, "Magnetic icephobic surfaces", United states 62/313,893, 2015

  4. Hadi Ghasemi, Nazanin Farokhnia, Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, and Peyman Irajizad, "Decoupled Hierarchical structures for suppression of Leidenfrost phenomenon", United states, 2015

  5. Gang Chen, Hadi Ghasemi, Xiaopeng Huang, James Loomis, Jonathan Tong, Jianjian Wang, "Continuous fabrication platform for highly aligned polymer films" , United states 61/989588, 2014

  6. Svetlana Boriskina, Kenneth McEnaney, Hadi Ghasemi, Selcuk Yarci, Andrej Lenert, Sungwoo Yang, Evelyn N. Wang and Gang Chen, "internally-heated thermal and externally-cool Photovoltaic cascade solar system for the full solar spectrum utilization" , United states 61/868715, 2013.


  1. Peyman Irajizad, Nazanin Farokhnia, and Hadi Ghasemi, "Nano/pico droplets of ferrofluids", NEMB Conference, Houston, TX, 2016.

  2. Peyman Irajizad, Nazanin Farokhnia, and Hadi Ghasemi, "Dispensing nano/pico droplets of ferrofluids", IMECE, Houston, TX, 2015

  3. Nazanin Farokhnia, Peyman Irajizad, Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, and Hadi Ghasemi, "Rational micro/nano structuring for thin film evaporation", IMECE, Houston, TX, 2015

  4. Nazanin Farokhnia and Hadi Ghasemi, "Optimal micro/nanostructure for thin film evaporation", Interpack 2015, San Francisco, CA, 2015

  5. George Ni, Nenad Miljkovic, Hadi Ghasemi, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Cheng-Te Lin, Yanfei Xu, and Gang Chen, “Non-Localized Solar Heating of Nanofluids for Steam Generation", MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2014.

  6. Xiaopeng Huang, James Loomis, Hadi Ghasemi, Yanfei Xu, Xiaobo Li, Jianjian Wang, Jonathan K. Tong, Nagarajan Thoppey, Cheng Te Lin and Gang Chen, "In-plane thermal conductivity measurement of freestanding film", MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2014.

  7. Yanfei Xu, Jianjian Wang, James Loomis, Hadi Ghasemi, Xiaopeng Huang, Xiaobo Li, Cheng-Te Lin, and Gang Chen,"Highly Aligned Polyethylene/Graphite Materials: Candidate Films for Thermal Management Application", MRS Fall Meeting, 2014.

  8. James Loomis, Hadi Ghasemi, Xiaopeng Huang, Jianjian Wang, Nagarajan Thoppey, Jonathan Tong, Yanfei Xu, Xiaobo Li, Cheng-Te Lin, and Gang Chen, "Continous fabrication platform for highly aligned polymer films", MRS Fall Meeting, 2014.

  9. George Ni, Nenad Miljkovic, Hadi Ghasemi, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Cheng-Te Lin, Yanfei Xu, and Gang Chen, “Non-Localized Solar Heating of Nanofluids for Steam Generation", ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Boston, MA, 2014.

  10. Hadi Ghasemi, George Ni, James Loomis, Daniel Kraemer, Kenneth McEnaney, Amy Marie Marconnet and Gang Chen, “Highly efficient aerogel-based solar collectors", ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Boston, MA, 2014.

  11. Hadi Ghasemi, Amy Marconnet, George Ni, James Loomis, and Gang Chen, “Heat localization for efficient solar-thermal harvesting", ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Boston, MA, 2014.

  12. Hadi Ghasemi, Nagarajan Thoppey, Xiaopeng Huang, James Loomis, Xiaobo Li, Jonathan Tong, Jianjian Wang, and Gang Chen, "High thermal conductivity ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) films", ITHERM 2014, Orlando, FL, 2014.

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  14. Hadi Ghasemi, Amy Marie Marconnet, Nenad Miljovic and Gang Chen, "Localized solar harvesting for phase-change of water", IMECE International Mechanical Engineering Congress, San Diego, CA, 2013.

  15. Hadi Ghasemi and Alexander Mitsos, "A hybrid geothermal-solar power system: optimal design and operation", IMECE International Mechanical Engineering Congress, San Diego, CA, 2013.

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  17. Hadi Ghasemi, Alessio Tizzanini, Marco Paci, Alessio De Marzo and Alexander Mitsos, "Hybrid geothermal-solar power systems: modeling and optimization", ICEPE, Frankfurt, Germany, 2013.

  18. Hadi Ghasemi, Alessio Tizzanini, Marco Paci and Alexander Mitsos, "Optimization of binary geothermal power systems", ESCAPE, Lappeenranta, Finland, 2013.

  19. Hadi Ghasemi and Alexander Mitsos, "Optimal design of a geothermal power plant using a validated simulator", IMECE International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Houston, TX, 2012.

  20. H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward, "Mechanism of sessile water droplet evaporation", APS March Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, 2012.

  21. C. A. Ward, H. Ghasemi, and Peichun A Tsai. "Contact angle dependence on droplet size: line tension or adsorption at the solid-liquid interface", 85th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. McGill University. Canada, 2011.

  22. H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward. "Energy transport mechanisms at the solid-liquid interface during evaporation". Second Annual Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Symposium. University of Toronto. Canada, 2011.

  23. H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward. "Energy Transport during sessile-water-droplet evaporation". APS March Meeting, Dallas, TX. USA, 2011.

  24. H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward, "Sessile-water-droplet contact angle: the effect of adsorption", 8th ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and minichannels, Montreal, 2010.

  25. H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward. "Contact angle of a pinned evaporating droplet", First Annual Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Symposium, University of Toronto. Canada, 2010.

  26. H. Ghasemi and C. A. Ward, "Determination of surface tension of solids", 13th IACIS International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science, New York, 2009.

  27. H. Ghasemi, A. H. Kokabi, M. A. Faghihi Sani, and Z. Riazi, "Alumina-copper eutectic bond strength: Contribution of preoxidation, cuprous oxides particles, and pores", Austceram Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2007.

  28. H. Ghasemi, A. H. Kokabi, M. A. Faghihi Sani, and Z. Riazi, "Effect of copper oxide layer thickness and oxygen partial pressure on mechanical properties of alumina-copper eutectic bond", Ceramics International Conference, Tehran, 2007. (Awarded as the best presentation)