|| Dr. Jiajun Xu is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of the District of Columbia (UDC), where he has been since 2013. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland- College Park in 2013. He was an A. James Clark School of Engineering “Future Faculty Program Fellowship” Recipient (2010-2013), and was awarded the Ann G Wylie Dissertation Fellowship (Presidential Award) in 2013 for his outstanding doctoral research. His current research interests center on developing (a) novel thermal management techniques for high power density electronic systems using nanostructured materials and advanced fabrication techniques, (b) micro/nanostructured materials for enhanced energy storage and transfer, and (c) utilizing multiscale simulation to better understand the properties of nanostructured materials, especially during phase change process under extreme thermal gradients. He has successfully developed several innovative heat transfer materials using nanotechnology and characterized their thermophysical properties. He also explored the redesign and optimization of existing heat exchange devices to allow additional margin for the whole thermal management system through both experimental and numerical study. He has authored and co-authored four book chapters, twelve peer reviewed journal papers, and six peer reviewed conference papers. His current research is sponsored by Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture and UDC seed grant. He is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE).