icnmm

international conference on nanochannels, microchannels,
and minichannels

hyatt regency cambridge, cambridge, ma

conference
august 27-30, 2017

Speakers - Keynote Speakers

 

Vaibhav Bahadur

Vaibhav Bahadur (VB) is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin. His research interests are in the areas of phase change heat transfer, microfluidics, surface science and energy systems. Prof. Bahadur’s research is targeted at a fundamental understanding of microscale thermal-fluid-particle transport phenomena with applications in energy, water and environmental protection. Prof. Bahadur has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Postdoc from Harvard University. Additionally, he has 4 years industry R&D experience in GE Global Research and Baker Hughes. Prof. Bahadur is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2017), the SPE Petroleum Engineering Young Faculty Award (2015) and the ACS Doctoral New Investigator Award (2014). He is the winner of the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s R&D Competition at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (2014). Prof. Bahadur has more than 50 journal/conference articles (h-index of 15), 3 patents and 6 pending patent applications. His research has been featured on the cover of ASME’s Mechanical Engineering magazine and ACS Nano.


Amy Betz

Amy Betz
Assistant Professor
Kansas State University

Dr. Amy Betz is an Assistant Professor and the director of the Multiphase Microfluidics Laboratory at Kansas State University. She received her PhD from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the George Washington University. Her research aims to acquire new fundamental understanding of phase-change processes. She is passionate about research, education, and mentoring. She is also committed to creating a more inclusive engineering culture.


Lydia Bourouiba

Lydia Bourouiba, PhD
Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Assistant Professor
The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Prof. Lydia Bourouiba is the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She directs the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory in which the research focuses on the interface between fluid dynamics and health. Her research group is dedicated to the fundamental understanding of the fluid dynamics shaping the transmission of pathogens in human, animal, and plant populations where drops, bubbles, multiphase and complex flows are at the core. More on her recent work can be found at lbourouiba.mit.edu.


Matteo Bucci

Matteo Bucci is Assistant Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on nuclear energy systems and nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics. He received his MSc (2005) and PhD (2009) in Nuclear Engineering from University of Pisa, Italy. Thereafter he was research scientist at CEA (Commissariat √† l’√©nergie atomique), France, where he led several research projects in experimental and computational thermal-hydraulics. Matteo has published over 40 articles in the areas of reactor safety and design, two-phase flow and heat transfer, and surface engineering technology. His research currently focus in two main areas: (1) Game-changing heat transfer surface-engineering innovations to improve the safety and the economic competitiveness of existing and future advanced nuclear reactors, and (2) advanced diagnostics and intelligent systems to improve situational awareness, detect and diagnose faults, as well as anticipate failures in nuclear power plants. Matteo is also an active member of the Consortium for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES), one of the eight MIT Low-Carbon Energy Centers (LCEC).


Carlos Hidrovo

Dr. Carlos Hidrovo is an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at Northeastern University. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. Prior to joining Northeastern, Dr. Hidrovo held professional appointments at MIT, Stanford University, and The University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award from the Fluid Dynamics program, a DARPA Young Faculty Award from the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), and an ASME Robert T. Knapp Award. Dr. Hidrovo research interests lie at the intersection of multiscale and multiphase flow and transport phenomena, surface tension interactions in micro/nanoengineered structures, and electrokinetic ion transport in porous media for applications in energy storage, portable biochemical diagnostics, thermal management, and water treatment systems. He is also actively involved in developing novel imaging and diagnostic tools in these areas.


Shalabh C. Maroo

Shalabh C. Maroo
Assistant Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Syracuse University

Dr. Maroo is an Associate Professor in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University. He received his B.Tech from IIT Bombay in 2003, and MS and PhD from University of Florida in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT from 2010-2011. His research interests are in multi-scale transport phenomenon, thermal management, and bio-mechanical systems with a focus on energy and water desalination. Dr. Maroo is the recipient of 2015 NSF CAREER award, and the 2009 best PhD dissertation award in 'Thermal-Fluid Sciences' at University of Florida.


Nenad Miljkovic

Nenad Miljkovic
Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Nenad Miljkovic is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he leads the Energy Transport Research Laboratory. His group's research intersects the multidisciplinary fields of thermo-fluid science, interfacial phenomena, and renewable energy. Their work focuses on bringing about efficiency enhancements in various industries including energy (power generation, oil & gas, HVAC&R, renewables), water, transportation, and electronics cooling, by fundamentally altering thermal-fluid-surface interactions. In 2012, he was the recipient of the ASME Micro/Nano Heat Transfer Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference Best Paper Award, and in 2013 he received the Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award for outstanding graduate research during his PhD. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from the United Kingdom Royal Academy of Engineering.


Shoji Mori

Shoji Mori received his PhD from Kyushu University in 2003. He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yokohama National University as a research associate in 2004. He became an associate professor in 2007. From 2009 to 2011, he studied cryo-preservation and thermal therapies at Bioheat and Mass Transfer Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, as a visiting professor (Prof. John C. Bischof). His research interests are currently focusing on novel thermal systems using porous materials and bio-transport phenomena.


Youngsuk Nam

Youngsuk Nam
Associate Professor
Kyung Hee University

Dr. Nam is an associate professor in mechanical engineering department at the Kyung Hee University, Korea. He joined the Kyung Hee University in 2012 after finishing his postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2010, and M.S. and B.S. from the Seoul National University. His research interests include understanding micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport phenomena, developing novel nanosurfaces and combining them together to introduce advanced solutions in heat transfer enhancement, oil purification, thermophotovoltaic and electrokinetic energy conversion. He received the young scientist award from the KSME thermal division.


Rishi Raj

Rishi Raj, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Patna

Rishi Raj is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna). He graduated from Institute of Technology Guwahati with a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, in 2010. Prior to joining Indian Institute of Technology Patna in 2013, he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Device Research Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was the recipient of the 2011/12 Battelle/MIT Postdoctoral Fellowship. He currently directs the Thermal and Fluid Transport Laboratory at Patna. His research focuses on the investigation of thermal and fluid transport during phase change for a variety of energy, water, and thermal management applications, both for ground and space based applications. His research is supported by grants from the Department of Science and Technology of India, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and New Leaf Dynamic Technologies, among others.


Anderson Ho Cheung Shum

Anderson Ho Cheung Shum
The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Anderson Ho Cheung Shum received his B.S.E. degree in Chemical engineering from Princeton University, S.M. and Ph.D. in applied Physics from Harvard University. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Medical Engineering Programme in the University of Hong Kong. His research interests include microfluidics, microscaled fluid flows, emulsion-templated materials and soft matter. He was nominated by HK for the 2017 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE Prize), and received the Early Career Award by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong in 2012. He is current an editorial board member for Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and an editorial advisory board member for Biomicrofluidics (American Institute of Physics (AIP)) and Lab-on-a-Chip (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)).


Sindy KY Tang, PhD

Sindy KY Tang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University

Dr. Sindy KY Tang joined the faculty of Stanford University in September 2011 as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Engineering Sciences under the supervision of Prof. George Whitesides. Her lab at Stanford works on the fundamental understanding of fluid mechanics and mass transport in microfluidic systems, and the application of this knowledge towards problems in biology, rapid diagnostics for health and environmental sustainability. The current areas of focus include the hydrodynamics of concentrated emulsions in confinements, interfacial mass transport and self-assembly, and ultrahigh throughput opto-microfluidic systems for biochemical sensing and diagnostics, water and energy sustainability, and single-cell wound healing studies. Dr. Tang's work has been recognized by multiple awards including the NSF CAREER Award, 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, and the ACS Petroleum Fund New Investigator Award.


Yoonjin Won

Yoonjin Won
Professor
University of California at Irvine

Dr. Yoonjin Won is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine in mechanical and aerospace department. Her group aims to understand multiphase heat transfer at the nanoscale with the design of new thermal metamaterials to address thermal challenges in various applications including modern electronic systems. Her work has received recognition including the ASME Outstanding Papers, TECHON best paper, Microscopy and Microanalysis Best Poster, and Boiling and Condensation Best Poster Awards. Dr. Won received her Ph.D. in 2011 in mechanical engineering at Stanford University under Professor Ken Goodson and Thomas Kenny and joined UC Irvine in 2015.