Thermal

Thermal investigations are done using experimental and simulation based approaches
  • Tae-Youl Choi: thermal conductivity, microfluidics, biomedical cellular temperature
  • Yong Tao: Transport phenomena in multiphase media, constructal microchannel heat exchangers, NPCM enhanced heat transfer, low temperature heat transfer

Thermal

Tao,Yong invented 3-D scalable high performance micro-branching heat exchanger.

Graphene Nanomanufacturing

Nanomanufacturing

Graphene Nanomanufacturing using a micropipette technology

nanowire control

nanowire control

Individual nanowire control and thermal characterization

Fluorescence

Thermal

Grants
  • Development of high-accuracy thermal conductivity meter, 7/1/2012-6/30/2014, Small and Medium Business Adminstration, $130,000
  • Carbon nanostructure-based transparent conducting film for electronics and energy applications, 7/1/2011-6/30/2014, Ministry of Knowledge Economy (Korean Government), $1.4M (co-PI); Dr. Choi’s share is $216,000.
  • Exploratory Research: Integration of Multiscale Nanowire Devices and their Thermoelectrical Characterization, 09/01/2008-08/31/2009, NSF-CMMI-00841265, $59,856.
  • Micro/Nanoscale Thermal Sensor for Carbon Nanotube-based nanostructures, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials, 05/08-04/11, $120,000.
  • PI: Y.-X. Tao: “Evaluation of Effect of Prismatic Skylight on the Power Consumption and Air-Conditioning Loads,” Florida Power and Lights, Inc., ($95,403) (2009-2010)
  • PI: Y. X. Tao, “Multiphase Complex Flow in Microscale,” National Science Foundation, 9/1/2002-8/31/2007 ($310,000) part of NSF grant (HRD-0206028) "Center for Systems Science Research," 9/1/2002-8/31/2007 ($4,000,000).
  • PI: Y.-X. Tao, “Melting of Solid Particles in Fluids under Microgravity,” NASA Lewis Research Center, 1996-1999 ($599,000).
  • PI: Y.-X. Tao, “Thin Film Phase Change Heat Transfer,” Air Force Wright Laboratory, 1996-1999 ($177,000).
Publications
  • K. M. Lee, S. K. Lee, T. Y. Choi, "Highly Enhanced Thermoelectric Figure of Merit of a ß-SiC Nanowire with a Nanoelectromechanical Measurement Approach," Applied Physics A 106, 955-960 (2011).
  • Tao, Y. –X. , Xing, K. Q., Maloji, P., and Hao, Y. L., Low Reynolds Number Limit Of Heat Transfer Enhancement For Phase Change Material Slurry Flow In Micro/Mini Channels, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Volume 14, No.2, pp. 105-122, 2007.
  • Moreno, R. M., and Tao, Y.-X., Thermal and Flow Performance of a Microconvective Heat Sink With Three-Dimensional Constructal Channel Configuration, Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume 128, Issue 8, pp. 740-751 (2006).
  • Hao, Y. L., Iragorry, J., and Tao, Y.-X., Frost-Air Interface Characterization Under Natural Convection, Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume 127, Issue 10, pp. 1174-1180 (2005).
  • Xing, K., Q., Tao, Y.-X., and Hao, Y. L., Performance Evaluation of Liquid Flow with PCM Particles in Microchannels, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, vol. 127, pp. 931-940 (2005).
  • Jose Iragorry and Tao, Y.-X., Frost Temperature Relations For Defrosting Sensing System, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 127, pp. 344-351 (2005).
Partnerships
  • Tae Youl Choi collaborates with Air Force Research Lab, 911 HPW/RHDO at Fort Sam Houston, POSTECH, Korea and KIMM, Korea on thermal sensing for biomedical and microelectronic applications
  • Yong Tao collaborates with Florida International University, Florida Power and Lights, Air Force Laboratory, HeatCraft Refrigeration, LLC