Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rui Qiao

Rui QiaoDr. Rui Qiao
Associate Professor
Office: 245 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: 864.656.5627
Fax: 864.656.4435
Email: rqiao 

Dr. Qiao's Web Site 

Dr. Qiao joined the Department in 2005. He received the 2009 Eugene H. Bishop Teaching Award and the 2009 Ken Roby Advising Award. He is a member of ASME, APS, ACS, and ECS. 


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
MS, Tsinghua University, China, 1999
BS, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, 1996 

Research interests

Fluid, thermal and molecular transport phenomena at micro/nanoscale, electrical energy storage, multiphase fluid dynamics and heat transfer. 

Selected Publications

G. Feng, J.S. Zhang and R. Qiao, "Microstructure and capacitance of the electrical double layers at the interface of ionic liquids and planar electrodes", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 113, p4549-4559, 2009.

P. He and R. Qiao, "Self-consistent fluctuating hydrodynamics simulations of thermal transport in nanoparticle suspensions", Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 094305, 2008.

R. Qiao and P. He, "Modulation of Electroosmotic Flow by Neutral Polymers", Langmuir, 23, 5810, 2007.

R. Qiao, "Control of electroosmotic flow by polymer coating: effects of the electrical double layer", Langmuir, 22, 7096, 2006.

C. Ho, R. Qiao, J.B. Heng, A. Chatterjee, R.J. Timp, N.R. Aluru and G. Timp,  "Electrolytic transport through a synthetic nanometer-diameter pore", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 102, p10445, 2005.