Chih-Hao Chang

Associate Professor

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Dr. Chang is interested in multifunctional nanostructured materials and nanomanufacturing.

I arrived at NC State in the fall of 2011 and plan on teaching such undergraduate classes as MAE 435 Principles of Automatic Control and MAE 314 Mechanics of Materials. At the graduate level I am considering a number of new courses, possibly one that addresses recent advances in optical engineering and one concerning recent developments in nano-manufacturing.

The graduate students working under my direction are motivated, and tend to have a strong background in physics. I am open to ideas that come from students – the intent is to maintain an energetic and creative environment to foster the advancements. The area of research is exciting, in part, because it brings in nanotechnology as a way to address the critical problems in solar energy, recognizing that important barriers exist at these small-scales – the same scales as the optical wave lengths that we are harvesting. This is one of the important areas where engineering and energy need to be focused!

Outside of work, I enjoy jogging, basketball, and fishing.

Education

Ph.D. 2008

Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.S. 2004

Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S. 2002

Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Description

My long term goal is to integrate concentrating solar systems into components that operate at the nano, micro, and macro scales. Presently, I am 1) developing nano-structural glass that has anti-glare, transmission enhanced, self-cleaning, and anti-fogging properties, 2) 3D nano-lithography that uses self-assembled nano-particles, and 3) nano-structured diffractive optics to reduce reflection losses. In MAE, I collaborate with Dr. Zhu and Dr. O'Connor.

Publications

Enhancing optical transmission of multilayer composites using interfacial nanostructures
Chen, Y.-A., Naidu, S. V., Luo, Z., & Chang, C.-H. (2019), JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 126(6). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5097832
Magnetically Actuated Dynamic Iridescence Inspired by the Neon Tetra
Luo, Z., Evans, B. A., & Chang, C.-H. (2019), ACS NANO, 13(4), 4657–4666. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b00822
Recent progress in near-field nanolithography using light interactions with colloidal particles: from nanospheres to three-dimensional nanostructures
Zhang, X. A., Chen, I.-T., & Chang, C.-H. (2019), NANOTECHNOLOGY. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/ab2282
Conformal Physical Vapor Deposition Assisted by Atomic Layer Deposition and Its Application for Stretchable Conductors
Min, J.-H., Chen, Y.-A., Chen, I.-T., Sun, T., Lee, D. T., Li, C., … Gregory N., C. (2018), ADVANCED MATERIALS INTERFACES, 5(22). https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201801379
Evaluation of Photoacoustic Transduction Efficiency of Candle Soot Nanocomposite Transmitters
Chang, W.-Y., Zhang, X. A., Kim, J., Huang, W., Bagal, A., Chang, C.-H., … Jiang, X. (2018), In IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY (Vol. 17, pp. 985–993). https://doi.org/10.1109/TNANO.2018.2845703
Patterned nano-domains in PMN-PT single crystals
Chang, W. Y., Chung, C. C., Yuan, Z. Y., Chang, C. H., Tian, J., Viehland, D., … Jiang, X. N. (2018), Acta Materialia, 143, 166–173. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2017.10.016
Twin photonic nanojets generated from coherent illumination of microscale sphere and cylinder
Poteet, A., Zhang, X. A., Nagai, H., & Chang, C. H. (2018), Nanotechnology, 29(7). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aaa35d
Enhanced total internal reflection using low-index nanolattice materials
Zhang, X. A., Chen, Y. A., Bagal, A., & Chang, C. H. (2017), Optics Letters, 42(20), 4123–4126. https://doi.org/10.1364/ol.42.004123
Large-area nanolattice film with enhanced modulus, hardness, and energy dissipation
Bagal, A., Zhang, X. A., Shahrin, R., Dandley, E. C., Zhao, J. J., Poblete, F. R., … Chang, C. H. (2017), Scientific Reports, 7.
Nanostructured antireflective in-plane solar harvester
Tippens, J., Bagal, A., Zhang, X. A., & Chang, C. H. (2017), Optics Express, 25(16), A840–850. https://doi.org/10.1364/oe.25.00a840

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Grants

Large-scale fabrication of multifunctional crystalline cellular materials
NCSU NC Space Grant Consortium(9/01/18 - 10/01/19)
Corrugated OLEDs for High Efficiency White OLEDs
US Dept. of Energy (DOE) - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)(5/01/19 - 4/30/20)
Plasma Processing of Sapphire Nanostructures for Low-Loss Multilayer Composites
US Army - Army Research Office(10/09/17 - 7/08/18)
Hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets for advanced nanoscale electronics and radiation shielding
University Global Partnership Network (UGPN)(8/01/16 - 7/31/17)
Enhancing Optical Transmission of Multilayer Composites with Interfacial Nanostructures
US Army - Army Research Office(5/20/16 - 2/19/17)
CAREER: Three-Dimensional Nanolithography with Inexpensive Hardware
National Science Foundation (NSF)(6/01/16 - 5/31/21)
Surface and Domain Nano-Engineering of Relaxor Single Crystal for Acoustic Sensors
US Dept. of Defense (DOD)(6/01/15 - 8/31/18)
Tunable Nanostructures with Dynamic Optical Properties
US Army - Army Research Office(4/06/15 - 4/05/18)
Electromagnetic (EM) Properties of Ultra-Low Density 3D Shell-Like Materials
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)(9/09/14 - 9/08/15)
Probing the Nanomechanics of Engineered Three-Dimensional Nanostructures
NCSU Faculty Research & Professional Development Fund(7/01/14 - 6/30/15)