People

Principal Investigator

Dr. Weisensee joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at WashU in January of 2017. She earned her PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. She received a Diplom-Ingenieur in Mechanical Engineering from TU Munich in 2013 and also holds a M.S. in Materials Sciences from University of Illinois, …

Graduate Students

Andreea is a first year PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department at Washington University in Saint Louis. She also received her B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Nanoscale Science and specialization in Solid Mechanics and Materials Science from WUSTL in 2016. She is interested in the use of surface engineering for heat transfer applications. Andreea is currently exploring the wettability of graphene and working on developing a micro heat exchanger for high heat flux cooling.

Jianxing Sun is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at WashU. He obtained his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Inner Mongolia University of Technology (China) in 2014, and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Dalian University of Technology (China) in 2017. He is interested in phase change heat transfer and currently working on investigating drop-wise condensation on lubricant-infused surfaces.

Junhui Li received his B.E. in Aircraft Design and Engineering from the Beihang University (China) in 2014, and his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Washington University in St.Louis in 2016. His research interests lie in fluid dynamics. He is currently working on the experimental research of droplet impact dynamics.

Undergraduate Students

Jacob is currently a sophomore pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. Jacob is currently designing a chamber for pool boiling experiments. Jacob hopes to ultimately work in manufacturing.

Visiting Students & Scholars

Gongyu received his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the Huazhong Agriculture University (China) in 2015, and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from WashU in 2017. His research interests lie in fluid dynamics and heat transfer. His current research focuses on the calibration of the multi-views for droplet impact dynamics.

Alumni

Jillian was a summer undergraduate research fellow at TFRG in 2017, visiting from the mechanical engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. She is interested in the mechanical behavior of materials and energy efficient design. She conducted research involving nucleation sites on lubricant infused surfaces.

Payal worked in the lab as an undergrad summer intern in 2017. She is majoring in Mechanical Engineering at WashU. During her internship, she conducted research on the intefacial tension of different liquids.

Prateek visited in 2017 as a summer intern from the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India. He studied the dynamics of droplet splashing.

We are always looking for interested and motivated undergraduate students and visiting scholars (including summer interns) to participate in our research efforts. However, we are currently NOT accepting new PhD students.