Ph.D Degree and Funding Source

1. Dr. Mahder Tewolde

 Fabrication of Thermoelectric Devices Using Additive-Subtractive Manufacturing Techniques: Application to Waste-Heat Energy Harvesting

  Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2016. Funding Source: NSF, NEUP.

2. Dr. Yang Tan

Thermal Design and Microstructure-Based Property Assessment for Thermal Spray Coating Systems”

Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2009. Funding Source: NSF.

3. Dr. Jinggao Li

Development of novel strain sensor by direct-write thermal spray technology

Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2004. Funding source: NSF.

4. Dr. Ju Sun

Novel materials and beam delivery technique for ultrafast laser processing”

Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2002. Funding source: NSF.

5. Dr. Ching-Hua Fan (Deceased)

 “Thermal Aspects of Laser-Based Measurement and Ultrafast Laser Processing of Dielectric materials

Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2001. Funding source: NSF.

Masters Degree

  1. Miss. Chun-Hsun Kao,“A Numerical Study to Improve Heat Transfer using Entrainment in Low Temperature Baseboard Heating,”  Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2016.
  2. Mr. Deodutt Kotasthane,“Enhancing Baseboard Heat Transfer at Low Temperatures Using Entrainment: An Experimental Study”   Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2016.
  3. Mr. Dennis Lin, “Analysis and design of thermal management system for thermoelectric generators for nuclear power plant satety,”  Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2013.
  4. Mr. Yogesh Bedekar, Hybrid technique of analysis and development of heat transfer systems for Vuilleumier heat pumps,”          Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2013.
  5. Mr. Siddhartha Gadiraju, “Optimization of heat exchanger in Vuilleumier heat pump using teaching-learning based algorithm,”    Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2013.
  6. Mr. Chunlei MeiDevelopment of a high-fidelity numerical simulation of a two-phase thermosyphon for energy applications,”     Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2012.
  7. Mr. Mahdar Tewolde, “Development of a high-resolution gas meter retrofit for real-time residential energy analysis,”                   Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2012.
  8. Ms. Samira Darvishi,Viscous core-annular flow in microfluidic chambers and ultrafast laser microfabrication”                 Dept.of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2011 (Co-advised with Prof. Thomas Cubaud in Mechanical Engineering).
  9. Mr. Chang TanDevelopment of a real-time, high-resolution gas appliance monitoring system,”  Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2009.
  10. Mr. Rajneesh Bhardwaj, “A numerical study of droplet deposition on a solid substrate,”  Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2006. (Co-advised with Prof. Daniel Attinger in Mechanical Engineering).
  11. Mr. Rodney Yeung Vee KaoDevelopment of the spatially-resolved laser flash thermal conductivity instrument,”  Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2008.
  12. Mr. Theophilos Theophilou, “Fabrication and testing of heat flux sensors for harsh environments using thermal-spray technology,”      Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2005.
  13. Mr. Tony TaoReal-time control of ultrafast laser micromachining using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and application to microheater design on thermal sprayed materials,”  Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2003.  (Note: Student applied and was enrolled in the Ph.D. program, but quit with his Masters and completed the Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley)
  14. Mr. Qing Chen  “Ultrafast laser micromachining and patterning of thermal spray multilayers for novel sensor and electronics fabrication”, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2003. (Note: Student applied and was enrolled in the Ph.D. program, but quit with his Masters and completed the Ph.D. at Stanford).
  15. Mr. Yu Li “Optical technique to measure transient interface temperature during droplet impingement on a cold surface,”  Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2001.
  16. Ms. Ju Sun, “Laser-based thermal pulse measurement of liquid thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity,”  Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, December, 1999.
  17. Mr. Ching-Hua Fan (Deceased)Laser-based measurement of liquid rfractive index, concentration, and temperature,”   Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, December, 1998.

  18. Postdoctoral Researchers Supported and Other Students Advised

  • Dr. Debasish Mishra – Research area: Tomographic thermography. At Stony Brook from 2001–2003.  Work lead to 3 conference papers and 4 journal publications. Funding source: NSF.
  • Dr. Szymon TankiewiczResearch area: Sensor design, fabrication and testing. At Stony Brook from 2002–2006.  Work lead to 6 journal publications and 2 conference papers.  Funding course: NSF.
  • Dr. Yang TangResearch area: Design, analysis and testing of sensors using thermal spray technology.  At Stony Brook from 2009–2011 (as post-doc).  Work lead to three journal publications (as post-doc).  Funding source: NSF
  • Dr. Doan DucVisiting researcher from Tokyo Institute of Technology, 10/10- 2/11 and 7/11 and 9/12. Research area: Ultrafast laser-material interactions. Work has led to one conference paper, and collaborations are ongoing at the time of this writing. Funding source: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.