We have six new lab members join this Fall: Minrak (PhD), Ruikang (MS), Alejandro, Lilly, Mark, and Ranch (UGs) – WELCOME!!! Also welcome back to Abenezer and Kiersten!
Four lab members, including 1st year PhD student Kiersten, recently graduated undergraduate Steve, former PhD student Jianxing, and PI Patty, gave oral presentations at this year’s ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, which was held in Washington DC. Congratulations on a successful conference!
Abenezer presented his first conference poster at this year’s 3rd micro Flow and Interfacial Phenomena (µFIP) Conference, which was held at Northwestern University. Congratulations!
This summer, 5 undergraduate students are conducting a summer internship in our lab. A big welcome to Andres Grajales, Jaime De Mora, Steve Park, Josh Towns, and Varad Sardeshpande!
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 […]
Jianxing’s paper on the influence of lubricant viscosity on nucleation dynamics and droplet movement during condensation on lubricant-infused surfaces (LIS) was published in Langmuir. Congratulations!
PhD students Jianxing Sun and Junhui Li (pictured) presented their work to the Jubel Family and Spartan Light Metal board members and explained the positive impacts the makerspace has on their research projects.
Congratulations to Junhui: His paper on droplet/bubble dynamics and heat transfer during low-Weber number droplet impact was just published in Experimental Thermal Fluid Sciences.
Hailey joins us this semester as PhD rotation student – welcome!!
Kiersten Horton and Vanessa Wergin are joining us through undergraduate summer research programs (Vanessa via REU and Kiersten via WUSEF). Welcome to the lab!!
Shawn Pavey joins the lab as PhD research rotation student. He will be working on a pore-scale fluidic and thermal characterization of liquid-liquid two-phase flow through porous media. Welcome!
Patty received a 5-year NSF CAREER award on the topic “Understanding thermal phase change processes in metal additive manufacturing“. For more information, see here (NSF) or here (McKelvey).
Sida passed his MS thesis defense with the title: “Impact and melting dynamics of micron-sized particles on a liquid pool”. Congratulations!
Patty was one of the three McKelvey recipients of the 2020 Emerson “Excellence in Teaching” awards. The Center for Teaching and Learning also published a faculty spotlight article on Patty’s teaching. UIUC (where Patty received her PhD) also wrote an article about this award.
Our two fantastic undergrads Jacob and Angelo have published their work on pool boiling heat transfer and issues of scaling in contaminated water in the proceedings of the 2020 ASME ICNMM/SHTC/FEDSM joint conference. Congratulations!