Ph.D. and Funding Source

  1. Dr. Wei Zhong,Falling-film thermosyphons for improved power plant performance in dry climates”, 2019. Funding Source: NYSERDA/ARPA-E.
  2. Dr. Hanfei Chen, “Thermodynamic, dynamic and optimization analysis of a Free-displacer Vuilleumier heat pump”, 2019. Funding Source: NYSERDA/DOE/Industry.
  3. Dr. He Tao,Modeling and experimental validation of low-temperature-drop twophase thermosyphon for energy efficiency applications”, 2019. Funding Source: NYSERDA/ARPA-E.
  4. Dr. Dhananjay Ravikumar, “Thermal studies on cryogenic components for the electron – ion collider,”
    Dept. Mechanical Engineering, May 2018. Funding source: DOE/BNL.
  5. Dr. Mahder Tewolde, “Fabrication of Thermoelectric Devices Using Additive-Subtractive Manufacturing Techniques: Application to Waste-Heat Energy Harvesting”, 2016. Funding Source: NSF, NEUP.
  6. Dr. Yang Tan, “Thermal Design and Microstructure-Based Property Assessment for Thermal Spray Coating Systems,  2009. Funding Source: NSF.
  7. Dr. Jinggao Li, “Development of novel strain sensor by direct-write thermal spray technology”, 2004. Funding source: NSF.
  8. Dr. Ju Sun, “Novel materials and beam delivery technique for ultrafast laser processing”, 2002. Funding source: NSF.
  9. Dr. Ching-Hua Fan (Deceased), “Thermal Aspects of Laser-Based Measurement and Ultrafast Laser Processing of Dielectric materials”, 2001. Funding source: NSF.

Master

  • 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.
  • Mr. Deodutt Kotasthane,“Enhancing Baseboard Heat Transfer at Low Temperatures Using Entrainment: An Experimental Study” Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2016.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Yogesh Bedekar, “Hybrid technique of analysis and development of heat transfer systems for Vuilleumier heat pumps,” Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2013.
  • Mr. Siddhartha Gadiraju, “Optimization of heat exchanger in Vuilleumier heat pump using teaching-learning based algorithm,” Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2013.
  • Mr. Chunlei Mei, “Development of a high-fidelity numerical simulation of a two-phase thermosyphon for energy applications,” Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2012.
  • Mr. Mahdar Tewolde, “Development of a high-resolution gas meter retrofit for real-time residential energy analysis,” Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, May 2012.
  • 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).
  • Mr. Chang Tan, “Development of a real-time, high-resolution gas appliance monitoring system,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2009.
  • 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).
  • Mr. Rodney Yeung Vee Kao, “Development of the spatially-resolved laser flash thermal conductivity instrument,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2008.
  • Mr. Theophilos Theophilou, “Fabrication and testing of heat flux sensors for harsh environments using thermal-spray technology,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2005.
  • Mr. Tony Tao, “Real-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)
  • 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).
  • Mr. Yu Li, “Optical technique to measure transient interface temperature during droplet impingement on a cold surface,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, 2001.
  • Ms. Ju Sun, “Laser-based thermal pulse measurement of liquid thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, December, 1999.
  • Mr. Ching-Hua Fan (Deceased), “Laser-based measurement of liquid rfractive index, concentration, and temperature,” Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook, December, 1998.

Postdoctoral Researchers and Other Students

  • 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 Tankiewicz – Research 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 Tang – Research 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 Duc – Visiting 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.