About Our Lab
Thermal management systems for electric power plants account for ~40% of total fresh water withdrawals in the US. Due to dwindling access to fresh water resources worldwide, continued operation of these systems poses a significant engineering challenge. We use highly porous heat exchanger based on encapsulated phase change materials (EPCM) to effectively cool hot water exiting the surface condenser with reduced pressure drop and system cost as compared to current air-cooled condensers.
Congratulations to Dr. Sun for her promotion to Full Professor!
Congratulations to Dr. Min Pack on his new Assistant Professor position at Baylor University!
Congratulations to Dr. Han Hu on his new Assistant Professor position at University of Arkansas!
Congratulations to Dr. Swanand Bhagwat on his new endeavor at Southwest Research Institute!
Our lab received a new NSF Award to study Li-air batteries.