Renewable energy technology
development, solar thermochemical water splitting, solar thermal energy
conversion; Nanoscale heat transfer, molecular dynamics, calculating thermal
conductivity from first principles, thermal boundary resistance; First principles
electronic structure calculations, density functional theory, calculation of
Currently studying the
reduction properties of ceria alloys for solar thermochemical water splitting.
- Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
- M.S.M.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
- B.S.M.E., Florida A&M University, 2004
Dr. Henry will begin as an assistant professor at Georgia
Tech in the mechanical engineering department in spring 2012, after completing
a fellowship with ARPA-E in 2011. Previously, he has worked as a postdoctoral
fellow at Oak Ridge National Lab under the supervision of Dr. David Singh. Dr.
Henry has a background in studying atomic vibration with molecular dynamics
simulations and his primary expertise is in thermal conductivity
- A. Henry and G. Chen, Spectral Phonon
Transport Properties of Silicon Based on Molecular Dynamics Simulations and
Lattice Dynamics, J. Comput. Theor. Nanosci., 5,
- A. Henry and G. Chen, High
Thermal Conductivity of Single Polyethylene Chains Using Molecular Dynamics
Simulations, Phys. Rev. Lett., 101, 235502 (2008).
- A. Henry and G. Chen, Anomalous
heat conduction in polyethylene chains: Theory and molecular dynamics
simulations, Phys. Rev. B, 79, 144305 (2009).
- A. Henry and G. Chen, Explicit
Treatment of Hydrogen in Thermal Simulations of Polyethylene, J. Nanoscale and
Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 13, 2, 99-108 (2009).
- M. S. Dresselhaus, G. Chen, Z.
F. Ren, G. Dresselhaus, A. Henry, J.-P. Fleurial, New
Composite Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting Applications, JOM, 61,
4, 86 (2009).
- S. Shen, A. Henry, J. Tong, R.
Zheng, G. Chen, Nature Nanotechnology, 5, 251 - 255 (2010)