Engineering Nanostructures for Thermal Management

Engineering Nanostructures for Thermal Management

Seminar by
Jennifer R. Lukes
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania

JenniferLukesTalkImage Friday
November 4, 2016
12:45 PM
Berger Auditorium (Room 13)
Skirkanich Hall
210 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19104, United States

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Abstract: The management of heat is a central challenge in many domains, impacting automotive fuel economy, clean water production, nuclear, coal, and solar energy, human health, Earth’s climate, and electronic system reliability. My group studies how heat can be controlled to enable new advances in power generation, water harvesting, and temperature regulation. Specifically, we seek to engineer the structure of materials and interfaces at the nanoscale to create new thermal behaviors that promote enhanced performance in the above domains. In this talk I will present an overview of recent computer modeling work in my group that connects nanoscale structure to thermal conduction, vapor condensation, and one-way heat transport. I will also discuss the broader societal implications of our work.

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