Welcome! This research group focuses on experimental work related to fundamental and applied topics in heat transfer, fluid dynamics, energy systems, and interfacial phenomena. For more information on projects, please see here.

We are always looking for interested and motivated undergraduate students and visiting scholars (no PhD students at the moment) to participate in our research efforts.

Paper published in APL


Part of Patty’s PhD work, in collaboration with Tianyu Yang et al., on a liquid metal based thermal switch has been published in APL. It is also featured at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) College of Engineering website.

Paper published in PRF


The final project of Patty’s PhD work on droplet impact on vibrating superhydrophobic surfaces has been published in PRF.

Andreea Stoica joins the lab


We have our third PhD rotation student join the lab – welcome Andreea!

Jianxing Sun joins the lab


We have our second PhD rotation student join the lab – welcome Jianxing!

Junhui Li joins the lab


We have our first PhD rotation student join the lab – welcome Junhui!

Lab ready for move-in


Our new lab space in Whitaker 245 is ready for move-in. Let the research begin!

Paper published in IJHMT


Part of Patty’s PhD work on the distribution of droplet sizes during dropwise condensation on lubricant-inflused surfaces (LIS or SLIPS) has been published in IJHMT.

Patty featured in "POETS" newsletter


The newest POETS (Center for Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems) newlsetter (Fall 2016) featured an interview with Patty on her research career, motivation, and goals.

POETS Newsletter 3-2016