In this research group, our focus lies on understanding the interplay of fluid dynamics and heat transfer of droplets and other multi-phase systems. Practical applications of interest are additive manufacturing, phase change heat transfer for thermal management and thermal storage, and droplet interactions with biological systems. To fundamentally study these thermal-fluidic interactions, we combine multiple experimental techniques, such as high-speed optical and infrared (IR) imaging, interferometry, confocal fluorescence microscopy, and conventional heat transfer measurements.
Current projects include the characterization of melt pool dynamics during metallic 3D printing, dropwise condensation heat transfer on lubricant-infused surfaces (LIS), droplet impact and heat transfer dynamics on various engineered surfaces, and the development of a thermal heat switch. For more information on projects, please see here.
Jianxing and Junhui came back for their hooding as part of the 2023 Commencement Ceremonies. It was so good to have them back on campus!
Another successful thesis defense – CONGRATULATIONS to Junhui. He will be joining NIO in San Jose, CA at the end of September.
CONGRATULATIONS to Jianxing for successfully defending his PhD thesis. Next step: Postdoc at UMich in Dr. Anish Tuteja’s lab.
Patty received a 3-year research award from NSF to study the condensation dynamics of refrigerant mixtures. More information on this project can be found here.
CONGRATULATIONS!! Three current and former lab members received the prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship Award: current rotation student Dean Ryan-Simmons, former undergraduate researcher Angelo Hawa, and former summer intern Jillian Anderson.
We have 6 students join the lab this Spring: Dean, Amir, and Abenezer will be doing their Spring rotation (PhD), Xitong will start with research for her MS thesis, and Kiersten and Steve are doing an independent study. Welcome to the lab (which will be way more crowded that in this picture – that’s what […]