Ju Shenghong

Associate Professor


Address:China-UK Low Carbon College, A333


LCC Full Time Power Engineering
Educational Background
  • 2008-2014 Tsinghua University, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Ph.D.
  • 2004-2008 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Power Engineering, B.S. 
Research Fields
  • Smart Energy and Big Data
  • Multiscale Simulations of Energy Materials
  • Novel Energy Materials and Devices
Research Projects
  • 2019- present,Associate professor,China-UK Low Carbon College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • 2015-2019,Post-doctoral Fellow, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2014-2015,Post-doctoral Fellow, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
  • 2019-2021, JSPS-KAKENHI Grants No. 19K14902, Designing Thermal Functional Materials via Materials Informatics.
  • Books and chapters
  1. S. Ju, Interfacial thermal property of interfaces in semiconductor nanostructures by molecular dynamics simulation, Tsinghua University Press, 2018. 


  • Journal papers
  1. T. Liao, C. Zhao, H. Wang, S. Ju, Data-driven design of multilayer hyperbolic metamaterials for near-field thermal radiative modulator with high modulation contrast, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 219, 124831, 2024. 
  2. Y. Rao, Y. Wu, C. Zhao, S. Ju, Heterogeneous C-C bonding induced anomalous phonon transport in superhard BC2N polymorphs, Acta Materialia 262, 119454, 2024. 
  3. X. Huang, S. Ma, C. Zhao, H. Wang, S. Ju, Exploring high thermal conductivity polymers via interpretable machine learning with physical descriptors. npj Computational Materials 9, 191, 2023. 
  4. H. Uchiyama, T. Liu, T. Ono, J. Fujise, B. Liao, S. Ju, G. Chen, J. Shiomi, Quantifying doping-dependent electron-phonon scattering rates in silicon by inelastic x-ray scattering and first-principles lattice dynamics. Physical Review Materials 7, 104601, 2023.
  5. X. Tian, S. Guo, S. Lin, J. Yan, S. Ju, C. Zhao, Exploring synergistic sintering factors and nanopore regeneration of calcium-based thermochemical energy storage materials. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 263, 112593, 2023. 
  6. X. Huang, S. Ma, Y. Wu, C. Wan, C. Zhao, H. Wang, S. Ju, High-throughput screening of amorphous polymers with high intrinsic thermal conductivity via automated physical feature engineering. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 11, 20539, 2023. 
  7. Y. Rao, C. Zhao, L. Shen, S. Ju, Large variation of electron-phonon coupling and thermal transport in two-dimensional semimetal triphosphides by modulation doping. Physical Review B 108, 085413, 2023.
  8. W. Hu, S. Ju, X. Huang, F. Li, M. Li, Y. Wu, Promote Stable Lithium Deposition by Curvature Optimization Using Lithiophilic Ni Nano‐starfish@Al Structured Current Collector. Advanced Sustainable Systems 7, 2300229, 2023. 
  9. S. Guo, X. Tian, Y. Xu, J. Yan, S. Ju, C. Zhao, Ca/Co-based composites with improved cyclic stability and optical absorption for advanced thermochemical energy storage systems.  Chemical Engineering Journal 468, 143691, 2023. 
  10. W. Liu, L. Qin, C. Zhao, S. Ju, Microscopic mechanism of tunable thermal conductivity in carbon nanotube-geopolymer nanocomposites. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 127, 2267, 2023.
  11. Y. Yang, X. Huang, W. Hu, Y. Rao, Y. Wu, S. Ju, Electrodeposited 3D lithiophilic Ni microvia host for long cycling Li metal anode at high current density, Electrochimica Acta 441, 141797, 2023. 
  12. X. Miao, C. Wang, T. Liao, S. Ju, J. Zha, W. Wang, J. Liu, Y. Zhang, Q. Ren, F. Xu, L. Caron, Novel magnetocaloric composites with outstanding thermal conductivity and mechanical properties boosted by continuous Cu network, Acta Materialia 242, 118453, 2023. 
  13. S. Wang, Q. Jiang, S. Ju, C. Hsu, H. Chen, D. Zhang, F. Song, Identifying the geometric catalytic active sites of crystalline cobalt oxyhydroxides for oxygen evolution reaction, Nature Communications 13, 6650, 2022. 
  14. Y. Rao, Y. Lu, L. Zhang, S. Ju, N. Yu, A. Zhang, L. Chen, H. Wang, A metadata schema for lattice thermal conductivity from first-principles calculations, Journal of Materials Informatics 2, 17, 2022.
  15. X. Huang, S. Ma, H. Wang, S. Lin, C. Zhao, H. Wang, S. Ju, Enhancing thermoelectric properties of isotope graphene nanoribbons via machine learning guided manipulation of disordered antidots and interfaces, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 197, 123332, 2022. 
  16. Y. Zhou, Y. Rao, L. Zhang, S. Ju, H. Wang, Machine-learning prediction of Vegard's law factor and volume size factor for binary substitutional metallic solid solutions, Acta Materialia 237, 118166, 2022. 
  17. Y. Rao, C. Zhao, S. Ju, High thermoelectric performance in metastable phase of silicon: A first-principles study, Applied Physics Letter 120, 163901, 2022. 
  18. D. Zhu, J. Guo, G. Yu, C. Zhao, H. Wang, S. Ju, Designing thermal radiation metamaterials via a hybrid adversarial autoencoder and Bayesian optimization, Optics Letters 47, 3395, 2022.
  19. J. Guo, S. Ju, Y. Lee, A. Gunay, J. Shiomi, Photonic design for color compatible radiative cooling accelerated by materials informatics, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 195, 123193, 2022.
  20. C. Zhao, S. Ju, Y. Xue, T. Ren, Y. Ji, X. Chen, China's energy transitions for carbon neutrality: challenges and opportunities, Carbon Neutrality 1, 7, 2022.
  21. W Hu, Y Rao, P Chen, S. Ju, H Ling, Y Wu, T Momma, M Li, Nano‐Cone Structured Lithiophilic Ni Film on Cu Current Collector Facilitates Li+ Ion Diffusion Toward Uniform Lithium Deposition,  Advanced Materials Interfaces 9, 2200129, 2022. 
  22. L. Wu, J. Zhang, S. Wang, Q. Jiang, R. Feng, S. Ju, W. Zhang, F. Song, Silver decorated hydroxides electrocatalysts for efficient oxygen evolution reaction, Chemical Engineering Journal 442, 136168, 2022. 
  23. W. Hu, Y. Yao, X. Huang, S. Ju, Z. Chen, M. Li, Y. Wu, CuO Nanofilm-Covered Cu Microcone Coating for a Long Cycle Li Metal Anode by In Situ Formed Li2O, ACS Applied Energy Materials 5, 3773, 2022. 
  24. P. Torres, S. Wu, S. Ju, C. Liu, T. Tadano, R. Yoshida, J. Shiomi, Descriptors of intrinsic hydrodynamic thermal transport: screening a phonon database in a machine learning approach, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 34, 135702, 2022. 
  25. S. Ju, R. Yoshida, C. Liu, S. Wu, K. Hongo, T. Tadano, J. Shiomi, Exploring diamondlike lattice thermal conductivity crystals via feature-based transfer learning, Physical Review Materials 5, 053801, 2021. 
  26. Y. Wu, S. Wang, S. Ju, Z. Zhou, T. Wang, T. Hang, M. Li, Thermal oxidation fabricated copper oxide nanotip arrays with tunable wettability and robust stability: implications for microfluidic devices and oil/water separation, ACS Applied Nano Materials 4, 4713, 2021. 
  27. C. Shao, K. Matsuda, S. Ju, Y. Ikoma, M. Kohno, J. Shiomi, Phonon transport in multiphase nanostructured silicon fabricated by high-pressure torsion, Journal of Applied Physics 129, 085101, 2021. 
  28. C. Zhang, S. Ju, T. Kang, G. Park, B. Lee, H. Miao, Y. Wu, J. Yuan, J. Yu, Self-limiting growth of single-layer N-doped graphene encapsulating nickel nanoparticles for efficient hydrogen production, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 13, 4294, 2021. 
  29. S. Hu, S. Ju, C. Shao, J. Guo, B. Xu, M. Ohnishi, J. Shiomi, Ultimate impedance of coherent heat conduction in van der Waals graphene-MoS2 heterostructures, Materials Today Physics 16, 100324, 2021.
  30. S. Ju, S. Shimizu, J. Shiomi, Designing thermal functional materials by coupling thermal transport calculations and machine learning, Journal of Applied Physics 128, 161102, 2020.
  31. M. Sasaki, S. Ju, Y. Xu, J. Shiomi, M. Goto, Identifying optimal strain in bismuth telluride thermoelectric film by combinatorial gradient thermal annealing and machine learning, ACS Combinatorial Science 22, 782, 2020.
  32. R. Hu, S. Iwamoto, L. Feng, S. Ju, S. Hu, M. Ohnishi, N. Nagai, K. Hirakawa, J. Shiomi, Machine-learning-optimized aperiodic superlattice minimizes coherent phonon heat conduction, Physical Review X 10, 021050, 2020.
  33. S. Ju, Y. Miura, K. Yamamoto, K. Masuda, K. Uchida, J. Shiomi, Machine learning analysis of tunnel magnetoresistance of magnetic tunnel junctions with disordered MgAl2O4Physical Review Research 2, 023187, 2020.
  34. K. Kitai, J. Guo, S. Ju, S. Tanaka, K. Tsuda, J. Shiomi, R. Tamura, Designing metamaterials with quantum annealing and factorization machines, Physical Review Research 2, 013319, 2020.
  35. K. Takahashi, M. Fujikane, Y. Liao, M. Kashiwagi, T. Kawasaki, N. Tambo, S. Ju, Y. Naito, J. Shiomi, Elastic inhomogeneity and anomalous thermal transport in ultrafine Si phononic crystals, Nano Energy 71, 104581, 2020.
  36. J. Guo, S. Ju, J. Shiomi, Design of a highly selective radiative cooling structure accelerated by materials informatics, Optics Letters 45, 343, 2020.
  37. S. Ju, J. Shiomi, Materials Informatics for heat transfer: recent progresses and perspectives, Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering 23, 157, 2019.
  38. H. Yamada, C. Liu, S. Wu, Y. Koyama, S. Ju, J. Shiomi, J. Morikawa, R. Yoshida, Predicting materials properties with little data using shotgun transfer learning, ACS Central Science 5, 1717, 2019.
  39. M. Kashiwagi, Y. Liao, S. Ju, A. Miura, S. Konishi, T. Shiga, T. Kodama, J. Shiomi, Scalable multi-nanostructured silicon for room-temperature thermoelectrics, ACS Applied Energy Materials 2, 7083, 2019.
  40. J. Liu, S. Ju, N. Nishiyama, J. Shiomi, Anomalously low thermal conductivity in superhard cubic Si3N4, Physical Review B 100, 064303, 2019.
  41. A. Sakurai, K. Yada, T. Simomura, S. Ju, M. Kashiwagi, H. Okada, T. Nagao, K. Tsuda, J. Shiomi, Ultra-narrowband wavelength-selective thermal emission with aperiodic multi-layered metamaterials designed by Bayesian optimization, ACS Central Science 5, 319, 2019.
  42. T. M. Dieb, S. Ju, K. Tsuda, J. Shiomi, Monte Carlo tree search for materials design and discovery, MRS Communications 9, 532, 2019.
  43. Z. Feng, H. Dong, S. Ju, B. Wen, Y. Zhang, M. Roderick, High bond difference parameters-induced low thermal transmission in carbon allotropes with sp2 and sp3 hybridization, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21, 12611, 2019.
  44. X. Sun, H. Liu, S. Ju, Dependence of wrinkling geometric patterns on the chirality of monolayer graphene under shear deformation, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 105, 62, 2019.
  45. S. Ju, T. Shiga, L. Feng, J. Shiomi, Revisiting PbTe to identify how thermal conductivity is really limited, Physical Review B 97, 184305, 2018.
  46. M. Yamawaki, M. Ohnishi, S. Ju, J. Shiomi, Multifunctional structural design of graphene thermoelectrics by Bayesian optimization, Science Advances 4, eaar4192, 2018.
  47. J. T. Gaskins, G. Kotsonis, A. Giri, S. Ju, A. Rohskopf, Y. Wang, T. Bai, E. Sachet, C. T. Shelton, Z. Liu, Z. Cheng, B. M. Foley, S. Graham, T. Luo, A. Henry, Mark S. Goorsky, J. Shiomi, J. Maria, P. E. Hopkins, Thermal boundary conductance across heteroepitaxial ZnO/GaN interfaces: Assessment of the phonon gas model, Nano Letters 18, 7469, 2018.
  48. S. Ju, T. Shiga, L. Feng, Z. Hou, K. Tsuda, J. Shiomi, Designing nanostructures for phonon transport via Bayesian optimization. Physical Review X 7, 021024, 2017.
  49. S. Ju, B. Palpant, Y. Chalopin, Adverse effects of polymer coating on heat transport at solid-liquid interface. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121, 13474, 2017.
  50. L. Feng, T. Shiga, H. Han, S. Ju, Y. A. Kosevich, J. Shiomi, Phonon-interference resonance effects by nanoparticles embedded in a matrix, Physical Review B 96, 220301(R), 2017.
  51. T. M. Dieb, S. Ju, K. Yoshizoe, Z. Hou, J. Shiomi and K. Tsuda, MDTS: Automatic Complex Materials Design using Monte Carlo Tree Search. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 18, 498, 2017.
  52. L. Jia, S. Ju, X. Liang, X. Zhang, Tuning phonon transmission and thermal conductance by roughness at rectangular and triangular Si/Ge interface. Materials Research Express 3, 095024, 2016.
  53. S. Ju, X. Liang, Detecting the phonon interference effect in Si/Ge nanocomposite by wave packets. Applied Physics Letters 106, 203107, 2015.
  54. J. Liu, S. Ju, Y. Ding, R. Yang, Size effect on the thermal conductivity of ultrathin polystyrene films. Applied Physics Letters 104, 153110, 2014.
  55. S. Ju, X. Liang, An atomic level investigation of grain-size-dependent thermal conductivity of polycrystalline argon by molecular dynamics. International Journal of Thermophysics 35, 32, 2014.
  56. S. Ju, X. Liang, Thermal rectification and phonon scattering in silicon nanofilm with triangle holes. Acta Physica Sinica 62, 026101, 2013.
  57. S. Ju, X. Liang, Investigation on interfacial thermal resistance and phonon scattering at twist boundary of silicon. Journal of Applied Physics 113, 053513, 2013.
  58. S. Ju, X. Liang, An atomic level study on the out-of-plane thermal conductivity of polycrystalline argon nanofilm. Chinese Science Bulletin 57, 294, 2012.
  59. S. Ju, X. Liang, Thermal rectification and phonon scattering in silicon nanofilm with cone cavity. Journal of Applied Physics 112, 054312, 2012.
  60. S. Ju, X. Liang, Thermal conductivity of nanocrystalline silicon by direct molecular dynamics simulation. Journal of Applied Physics 112, 064305, 2012.
  61. S. Ju, X. Liang, Thermal rectification and phonon scattering in asymmetric silicon nanoribbons. Journal of Applied Physics 112, 024307, 2012.
  62. S. Ju, X. Liang, X. Xu, Out-of-plane thermal conductivity of polycrystalline silicon nanofilm by molecular dynamics simulation. Journal of Applied Physics 110, 054318, 2011.
  63. S. Ju, X. Liang, Investigation of argon nanocrystalline thermal conductivity by molecular dynamics simulation. Journal of Applied Physics 108, 104307, 2010.
  64. S. Ju, X. Liang, S. Wang, Investigation of interfacial thermal resistance of bi-layer nanofilms by nonequilibrium molecular dynamics. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43, 085407, 2010.

Fundamentals of Optimization,Spring term

Computational Materials,Spring term

Materials Informatics, Fall term

Energy Internet and Smart Energy, Spring term

Other Professional Activities
  • 2019.07-2020.06 University of Tokyo, Mechanical Engineering,visiting researcher.
  • Journal referee for: Chemistry of Materials, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, Review of Scientific Instruments, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2D Materials, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,International Heat Transfer Conference
Honors and Awards
  • 2019  Outstanding Young Researcher Award, The Heat Transfer Society of Japan
  • 2018  Best Oral Presentation Award of Phonon Research Group, Japan Society of Applied Physics
  • 2014  Excellent Ph.D. Thesis Award, Tsinghua University
  • 2013  Wu Zhong-Hua Award, Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics
  • 2012  Scholarship for Excellent Ph.D. Candidate granted by Ministry of Education