Director: Calvin Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Focus: A deep understanding of the fundamental principles of the novel phenomena in nanoscale, such as thermomagnetic conversion, interfacial phenomena, and multiphase mass/heat transfer, and the related applications in sustainability of energy and health care from nanoscale up to macroscale.
- Ferromagnetic nanomaterials for thermomagnetic energy conversion.
- Nano-to-cm hierarchical porous structures for two-phase change heat transfer.
- Carbon nanomaterials and composites for novel thermal properties.
- Magnetical flow separation and mixing.
Facility Highlights: Measurement apparatus and equipment for nanostructure synthesis, multiscale manufacturing, physical and chemical property calibration, and thermal transport, including:
- Electrochemical ALD 5A automated electrochemical flow cell system
- Lindberg/Blue M* 1500°C general-purpose tube furnaces
- Contact Angle Goniometer M200
- MicroMeritics Gemini VII 2390 surface area analyzer
- MicroMeritics AutoPore IV mercury porosimeter
- Beckman Coulter DU-640 UV/VIS scanning spectrophotometer
- Neopix Optical Thermo-Spectrophotometer
- High-power variable frequency electromagnetic generator
- ND:YAG Frequency-doubled 532 nm green light laser for microPIV
- Two-phase change heat transfer apparatus
- XRD- D500