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    Research Overview


    The research facilities of thermal sciences group comprise the Heat Transfer Enhancement and Two-Phase Flow Laboratory, Advanced Thermal & Environmental Systems Research Laboratory, and Combustion Laboratory. The research is sponsored by NSF, NASA, and other organizations such as Gas Technology Institute. The experimental and theoretical studies include both, macro and micro scales.






    Thermal Sciences Faculty




    Herek L. Clack - Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Areas of Expertise

    • Thermofluid systems
    • Mercury Control Technology
    • Droplet Vaporization under Asymmetric Condition
    • Methane Gas Powered Fuel Cells
    • Power MEMS



    Francisco Ruiz - Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Areas of Expertise

    • Thermal Sciences



    Aleksandar G. Ostrogorsky - Professor of Materials & Aerospace Engineering

    • Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena occurring in Materials Processing
    • Directional Solidification/Single Crystal Growth focusing on Semiconductor Alloys
    • Wide Band Gap Materials for Gamma Ray Detectors (Semiconductors and Scintillators)
    • Diffusion
    • Growth of Carbon Nanotubes