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
Tao,Yong invented 3-D scalable high performance micro-branching heat exchanger.
Graphene Nanomanufacturing using a micropipette technology
Individual nanowire control and thermal characterization
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).
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).
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