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Dr. Agonafer receives NSF CAREER Award

By Abel Solomon on December 3, 2019 in Lab News

Dr. Damena Agonafer received a five-year $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to identify different modes of heat transfer during the evaporation process of nonsymmetrical microdroplets that sit atop micropillar structures on a cooling platform. We would like to congra...

Dr. Damena Agonafer receives ASME Early Career Award

By Abel Solomon on October 10, 2019 in Lab News

The Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division (EPPD) 2019 Early Career Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) was awarded to our principal investigator Dr. Damena Agonafer. The award, given to professionals within 10 years of last degree received, recognizes a young eng...

Our latest study titled “Evolution of Microdroplet Morphology Confined on Asymmetric Micropillar Structures” got published on the cover of the journal “Langmuir”

By Abel Solomon on September 21, 2019 in Lab News

The cover of the journal Langmuir, the ACS journal of fundamental interface science, featured our latest work on the droplets of different liquids on micropillar structures of different shapes: triangles, squares, and circles. The paper titled “Evolution of Microdroplet Morphology Confined ...

“Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science” featured our latest study

By Abel Solomon on August 1, 2019 in Lab News

The paper titled Experimental investigation of evaporation from asymmetric microdroplets confined on heated micropillar structures got published on Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. This paper examines the evaporation rate and heat transfer performance of continuously–fed water microdroplet...

“Journal of Colloid and Interface Science” featured our latest study

By Abel Solomon on August 1, 2019 in Lab News

The paper titled Investigation of the confinement effect on the evaporation behavior of a droplet pinned on a micropillar structure, which focused on the study of the diffusion confinement effect imposed by the bottom substrate and the sidewall of the micropillar through numerical simulations and...

Our Latest Paper “Investigation of the evaporation heat transfer mechanism of a non-axisymmetric droplet confined on a heated micropillar structure” Got Published on International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

By Abel Solomon on June 28, 2019 in Lab News

In scaling computer performance, closely integrating heterogeneous components in a single system-inpackage assembly provides faster signal communication and a tighter footprint – but also generates more heat: state-of-the art microelectronic devices can produce more than 1 kW square-cm. The next ...

NSF Awarded us with a Standard Grant for Engineering Diversity Activities

By Abel Solomon on January 1, 2019 in Lab News

The NSF grant will go to the nanoscale energy and interfacial transport research based mentoring program to increase underrepresented minority students in STEM. This program explores how to motivate students from the Saint Louis area, and in particular underrepresented minorities, to pursue caree...

$86,419 grant from Google Inc.

By Abel Solomon on December 25, 2018 in Lab News

The $86,419 grant from Google Inc. will be used for research on creating better cooling strategy for data center infrastructure. Within one year, we aim to develop micropillar arrays, which ultimately will measure 1 to 5 microns in diameter with optimal shapes to promote evaporative cooling. For ...

Seminar Talk at Carnegie Mellon University

By Abel Solomon on December 7, 2018 in Lab News

Dr. Damena Agonafer is invited to give a seminar talk at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Agonafer will present a talk titled “Evaporation from Asymmetric Microdroplets”.