Laboratory for Advanced Thermal and Fluid Systems (LATFS)

Director: Alfonso Ortega, PhD, Villanova University Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs, and James R. Birle Professor of Energy Technology

Focus:  Fluid mechanics, convective heat transfer, and thermodynamics, with applied work in the thermal management of electronic systems, data centers, energy efficient systems, experimental thermal sciences.

Research Highlights:

  • NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Energy Smart Electronic Systems (ES2).
  • Droplet impingement and spray cooling.
  • Mini-microchannel heat exchangers and cold plates in single and two-phase flow.
  • Flow and convective heat transfer in jets and complex flows.
  • Energy technology.

Facility Highlights:

  • Wind Tunnels and Jet Facilities
  • Electronics Thermal Management Rigs
  • Alternative Energy Research Facilities
  • Gas Turbine Flow and Thermal Rigs
  • Thermal Property Measurements Apparatus