Our Team

Photo taken in April 2023.

Current Members

Prof. Issam Mudawar, Director BTPFL

Prof. Devahdhanush Swathibanu, Visiting Assistant Professor

Vishwanath Ganesan, PhD Candidate
Steve Darges, PhD Candidate

Sunjae Kim, PhD Student
Nishad Damle, PhD Student
Faraz Ahmad, PhD Student
Dylan Foster, PhD Student


1. Incropera, Terri A., "Boiling Heat Transfer in Falling Films," MSME, May 1985.
2. Grimley, Terrence A., "Enhancement of Boiling in Falling Liquid Films," MSME, August 1985.
3. Shmerler, Jeffrey A., "A Study of Sensible Heating and Evaporation in Free-Falling Liquid Films," MSME, December 1986.
4. Lee, Chien-Hsiung, "A New Critical Heat Flux Model for Subcooled Two-Phase Flow Through a Vertical Tube," Ph.D., May 1987.
5. Koskie, John E., "Interfacial Characteristics of Falling Liquid Films," MSME, December 1987.
6. Maddox, Douglas E., "Enhancement of Forced Convection Boiling from a Simulated Microelectronic Heat Source in a Rectangular Channel," MSME, May 1988.
7. Marsh, William J., "Predicting the Onset of Nucleate Boiling in Wavy Free-Falling Turbulent Liquids Films," MSME, August 1988.
8. Anderson, Timothy M., "Enhancement of Pool Boiling from a simulated Microelectronic Heat Source," MSME, December 1988.
9. Valentine, William S., "Heat Transfer to Water Sprays," MSME, December 1988.
10. Deiters, Thomas A., "Optimization of Spray Cooling for Aluminum Extrusions, Forgings, or Castings," MSME, December 1989.
11. Wadsworth, Derek C., "Single and Two-Phase Cooling of a Multichip Electronic Module by Means of Confined Two-Dimensional Jets of Dielectric Liquid," MSME, May 1990.
12. Lyu, Tae-Hwan, "Interfacial Wave Effects on Heat Transfer to a Falling Liquid Film," Ph.D., May 1990.
13. Houpt, Ronald A., "One and Two Component Velocity and Simultaneous Film Thickness Measurements in Smooth and Wavy Falling Liquid Films," MSME, May 1991.
14. Willingham, Thomas C., "Forced Convection Boiling and Critical Heat Flux From a Linear Array of Discrete Heat Sources," MSME, August 1991.
15. Klinzing, William P., "Development of Spray Quenching Test Bed and Correlations for Film Boiling in Water Sprays," MSME, December 1991.
16. Rozzi, Jay C., "Quenching of Aluminum Parts having Irregular Geometries using Multiple Water Sprays," MSME, December 1991.
17. Galloway, Jesse E., "Critical Heat Flux Enhancement in the Presence of Stream-Wise Curvature," Ph.D., December 1991.
18. Bernardin, John D., "Intelligent Heat Treatment of Aluminum Alloys: Material, Surface Roughness, and Droplet-Surface Interaction Characteristics," MSME, May 1993.
19. Jimenez, Peter E., "Immersion Cooled Standard Electronic Clamshell Modules for Future Aircraft Avionics," MSME, December 1993.
20. Gersey, Christopher O., "Effects of Orientation and Heater Length on Critical Heat Flux from Discrete and Continuous Heaters," Ph.D., December 1993.
21. Hall, David D., "A Method of Predicting and Optimizing the Thermal History and resulting Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloy Parts subjected to Spray Quenching," MSME, December 1993.
22. Estes, Kurt A., "Critical Heat Flux in Spray Cooling and Jet Impingement Cooling of Small Targets," MSME, May 1994.
23. Johns, Murray E., "Application of Jet Impingement Boiling in an Ultra-High Power Avionic Clamshell Module," MSME, May 1994.
24. Bowers, Morris B., "High Heat-Flux Dissipation using Small Diameter Channels," Ph.D., December 1994.
25. Bernardin, John D., "Leidenfrost Point and Film Boiling Heat Transfer of Single Droplets and Sprays," Ph.D., August 1996.
26. Reed, Stanley J., "Elimination of Boiling Incipience Temperature Drop and Enhancement of Boiling Heat Transfer in Highly Wetting Fluids through Low Contact Force Attachments," MSME, December 1996.
27. Lethander, Andrew T., "Measurement and Analysis of the Thermal Performance of an Avionics Cooling System," MSME, December 1997.
28. Sturgis, J. Christopher, "Single- and Two-Phase Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Curved, Rectangular Channel Subjected to Concave Heating," Ph.D., May 1998.
29. Caillat, Frederic F., "Structural and Thermal Design of an Avionics Cooling System using Two-Phase Jet Impingement," MSME, May 1998.
30. Howard, Alicia A., "Effects of Orientation and Downward-Facing Convex Curvature on Pool Boiling Critical Heat Flux," Ph.D., May 1999.
31. Hall, David D., “Critical Heat Flux in Subcooled Flow Boiling,” Ph.D., August 1999.
32. LaClair, Timothy J., “Pre- and Post-Boiling Nucleation Thermal and Fluid Flow Transients During the Startup of Capillary Pumped Loops,” Ph.D., May 2000.
33. Tope, Terry E., “Experimental Assessment of Flow Boiling CHF Mechanism,” MSME, May 2001.
34. Mukherjee, Swaraj, “Smart, Low-Cost, Pumpless Loop for Micro-Channel Electronic Cooling using Flat and Enhanced Surfaces,” MSME, May 2002.
35. Zhang, Hui, “Experimental and Theoretical Assessment of Flow Boiling CHF in Reduced Gravity using Different Flow Channel Orientations in 1-g Ground-Based Experiments,” MSME, May 2002.
36. Meyer, Michael T., “High-Flux Rectangular Jet-Impingement Cooling,” MSME, May 2004.
37. Qu, Weilin, “Transport Phenomena in Single-Phase and Two-Phase Micro-Channel Heat Sinks,” Ph.D., August 2004.
38. Kibbey, Tim P., “Impinging Jets for Application in High-Mach Aircraft Thermal Management,” MSAAE, December 2004.
39. Lee, Jaeseon, “Implementation of Micro-Channel Evaporator for High-Heat-Flux Refrigeration Cooling Applications,” MSME, December 2004.
40. Rybicki, Jon, “Single-Phase and Two-Phase Cooling Characteristics of Upward-Facing and Downward-Facing Sprays, MSME, May 2005.
41. Wen, Chang-Da, “Emissivity Characteristics of Aluminum Alloy Surfaces and Assessment of Multispectral Radiation Thermometry (MRT) Emissivity Models,” Ph.D., August 2005.
42. Ujereh, Sebastine Jr., “Effect of Carbon Nanotube Arrays on Nucleate Boiling Heat Transfer,” MSME, August 2006.
43. Zhang, Hui, “Flow Boiling Critical heat Flux in Microgravity,” Ph.D., December 2006.
44. Visaria, Milan K., “Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Effects of Spray Inclination on Two-Phase Spray Cooling and Critical Heat Flux,” MSME, December 2006.
45. Bares, Geoffrey C., “Modeling of Condensing Two-Phase Annular Flow in Variable Gravity,” MSME, December 2007.
46. Velagapudi, Varsha, “Thermal Management of Metal Hydride Systems for Hydrogen Storage Applications,’ MSME, December 2007.
47. Lee, Jaeseon, “Investigation of Subcooled Boiling in Micro-channel Heat sink for Indirect Refrigeration Cooling Applications,” Ph.D., May 2008.
48. Sung, Myung Ki, “Low Temperature Hybrid Micro-Channel/Micro-Jet Impingement Cooling,” Ph.D., May 2008.
49. Khanikar, Vikash, “Effects of Carbon Nanotube Coating on Flow Boiling in a Micro-channel,” MSME, December 2008.
50. Park, Il-Chung, “Experimental and Analytical Investigations of Fluid Condensation on a Vertical Tube,” MSME, December 2008.
51. Nacke, Robert A., “Air-To-Fuel Heat Exchanger for High Mach Flow Turbine Engines,” MSME, August 2009.
52. Mascarenhas, Nikhin H., “Analytical and Computational Methodology for Modeling Spray Quenching of Alloy Cylinders and Tubes,” MSME, August 2010.
53. Northcutt, Brittany, A., “Optimization of Cross-Flow Micro-Channel Heat Exchanger Module for Application in High Mach Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines,” MSME, August 2010.
54. Kim, Joseph, “Experimental Analysis of High-Flux Microchannel Condensation,” MSME, May 2011.
55. Visaria, Milan, “Design and Analysis of Heat Exchangers for High Pressure Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage,” Ph.D., May 2011.
56. Lee, Hyoung-Soon, “Comprehensive Design Methodology for Finned Air-Cooled Condensers and Spray Cooling,” MSME, May 2011.
57. Kharangate, Chirag R., “Photographic Study and Modeling of Critical Heat Flux in Horizontal Flow and Vertical Upflow Boiling with Inlet Vapor Void,” MSME, August 2011.
58. Kim, Sung-Min, "Universal Predictive Tools for Two-Phase Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer in Boiling and Condensing Mini/Micro-Channel Flows," Ph.D., August 2012.
59. Lee, Hyoungsoon, “Experimental, Theoretical and Computational Investigation of Flow Boiling and Condensation in Earth’s gravity and Microgravity,” Ph.D., August 2014.
60. Konishi, Christopher A., “Investigation of the Influence of Gravitational Body Force Effects on Critical Heat Flux for Flow Boiling with Subcooled and Two-phase Inlet,” Ph.D., August 2014.
61. Mascarenhas, Nikhin, “Study of Interfacial Characterization and Heat Transfer in Turbulent Two-Phase Flows,” Ph.D., August 2014.
62. Park, Ilchung, “Effects of Flow Orientation on Condensation in Tubes,: Ph.D., December 2014.
63. O’Neill, Lucas E., “Analysis of Body Force Effects on Flow Boiling and Condensation with Finite Inlet Quality,” MSME, May 2016.
64. Kharangate, Chirag R., “Experimental, Theoretical and Computational Modeling of Flow Boiling, Flow Condensation and Evaporating Falling Films,” Ph.D., August 2016.
65. Lee Seunghyun, “Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Future Hybrid Thermal Control System,” Ph.D., August 2017.
66. Ganesan, Vishwanath, “Development of a Finite Volume General Two-Phase Navier-Stokes Solver for Direct Numerical Simulations on Cut-Cells with Sharp Fixed Interface,” MSME, May 2018.
67. O’Neill, Lucas E., “Experimental Investigation and Modeling of Key Design Parameters in Flow Boiling and Condensation,” Ph.D., August 2019.
68. Patel, Raj, M., “Review of Cryogenic Pool Boiling Critical Heat Flux Databases, Assessment of Models and Correlations, and Development of New Universal Correlation,” MSME, December 2021