Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston.
Heat transfer; nanomaterials.
Experimental thermal transport investigations at macro-, micro-, and nanoscales; Conduction and phase change processes; Thermal and electrical characterization of materials.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin (2010); post-doctoral fellowship at University of Texas at Austin (2010-11); previously a Thermal Advisory Engineer at IBM (2011-2013).
Our group is focused on investigating technologically relevant applications of the fundamental manufacturing science being developed through CIMM. One project focuses on optimizing low profile heat sinks made via scalable microformingfor use in direct immersion two-phase cooling environments. Another utilizes the design flexibility of additive manufacturing to realize non-traditional heat sink designs inspired by nature. For both of these works, we are also looking at multiscale surface features such as nanowires that can be formed via scalable methods to enhance heat transfer at the macroscale.