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Department of Mechanical Engineering
“From Nanoscale Surface Engineering to
Macroscale Energy Systems”
Prof. Evelyn N. Wang
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monday, April 6, 2015
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
3110 Etcheverry Hall
Coffee and Cookies will be served
Nanoengineered surfaces offer new possibilities to manipulate fluidic and thermal transport processes for a variety of applications including
lab-on-a-chip, thermal management, and energy conversion systems. In this talk, I will discuss new opportunities to use nanoengineered
surfaces to enhance phase-change heat transfer. In flow boiling, we show the importance of surface engineering to increase stability and
enhance heat dissipation capability. In condensation, jumping droplets are harnessed to increase condensation heat transfer, and can be
further manipulated using electric fields. Finally, examples will be discussed as to how such nanoengineered surfaces can be leveraged for
thermal management, thermal storage, and solar thermal energy conversion systems.
Evelyn N. Wang is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. She is also the Associate Director of the
Solid State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion (S3TEC) Center, a DOE Energy Frontiers Research Center. She received her BS from MIT in
2000 and MS and PhD from Stanford University in 2001, and 2006, respectively. From 2006-2007, she was a postdoctoral researcher at
Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent. Her research interests include fundamental studies of micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport and the
development of efficient thermal management, water desalination, and solar thermal energy systems. Her work has been honored with
awards including the 2008 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2011 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, the
2012 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the 2012 ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer,
as well as best paper awards at 2010 and 2014 ITherm and 2012 ASME Micro and Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International
Hosted by: Professor Chris Dames, 6107 Etcheverry Hall, 643-2582, [email protected]