JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 

Lei Zhao and Jiangtao Cheng*. “Characterizing the Bifurcating Configuration of Hydrogen Bonds at Water-Gold Interface” Under revision.

Aref Vandadi†, Lei Zhao† and Jiangtao Cheng*. “Resistant Energy Analysis of Self-Pulling Process during Dropwise Condensation on Superhydrophobic Surfaces” Nanoscale Advances (2019). (Co-first-author)

Lei Zhao, and Jiangtao Cheng*. “Mechanism and Universal Scaling Law of the Contact Line Friction for the Cassie-state Droplets on Nanostructured Ultrahydrophobic Surfaces.” Nanoscale 10, no. 14 (2018): 6426-6436. 

Lei Zhao and Jiangtao Cheng*. “Analyzing the Molecular Kinetics of Water Spreading on Hydrophobic Surfaces via Molecular Dynamics Simulation.” Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (2017): 10880.

Lei Zhao†, Jian Li†, Francine Battaglia*, and Zhen He*. “Computational investigation of the flow field contribution to improve electricity generation in granular activated carbon-assisted microbial fuel cells.” Journal of Power Sources 333 (2016): 83-87.

Lei Zhao†, Jian Li†, Francine Battaglia*, and Zhen He*. “Investigation of multiphysics in tubular microbial fuel cells by coupled computational fluid dynamics with multi-order Butler–Volmer reactions.” Chemical Engineering Journal 296 (2016): 377-385.

Robert Picardi, Lei Zhao, and Francine Battaglia. "On the Ideal Grid Resolution for Two-Dimensional Eulerian Modeling of Gas–Liquid Flows." Journal of Fluids Engineering 138, no. 11 (2016): 114503.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Aref Vandadi, Lei Zhao, and Jiangtao. Cheng. "Energy analysis of condensate growth on superhydrophobic surfaces with hierarchical roughness.". In the 13th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics 2017.

Lei Zhao, and Jiangtao Cheng. “Identifying the Contact Line Friction in Dynamic Cassie-State Wetting of Water on Nano-Structured Surfaces” In the 2017 Fall Fluid Mechanics Symposium at Virginia Tech.

Lei Zhao, and Jiangtao Cheng. “Contact Line Dynamics of Water Droplets Spreading on Nano-Structured Teflon Surfaces in Dropwise Condensation.” In ASME 2017 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, pp. V002T14A008-V002T14A008. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2017.

Lei Zhao, and Jiangtao Cheng. “Molecular Dynamics Study of Contact Line Dynamics of Water Droplets on PTFE Surfaces.” In ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. V007T09A049-V007T09A049. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016.

Lei Zhao, and Jiangtao Cheng. “Molecular Dynamics Study for Wetting Dynamics on Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Surfaces” In the Annual High Performance Computing Day at Virginia Tech.