A paper led by collaborators Vanessa Sanchez and Chris Payne at Harvard has been published in Advanced Materials Technologies. This work shows smart textiles actuated by liquid-vapor phase change with feedback control.
A paper coauthored by Zhen Liu of the PI Lab and led by Youngsup Song at MIT has been published in Applied Physics Letters. This work describes the influence of surface contamination on boiling heat transfer performance.
Undergraduate researcher Esha Ghai has been awarded the Chevron International REACH Scholarship and the BP Scholars Program Award. She is developing scalable coatings for engineered surface wettability.
A paper led by collaborators in the DRL has been published in Applied Physics Letters. This work shows two distinct maxima in droplet lifetime on heated microstructured surfaces, with implications in spray cooling and drag reduction.
Our paper on thermal inactivation of coronaviruses, led by Faye, has been uploaded as a preprint on ChemRxiv. We provide guidelines for dry heat sterilization and show that regional climate variations may affect virus lifetime.
Marquise Bell has accepted a position as a research assistant and will pursue his PhD in MECH at Rice University! After completing his BS in mechanical engineering at Baylor University, he will join the PI Lab in summer 2020.