[Multiscale Research & Engineering Laboratory]
Multiscale Research & Engineering Laboratory (MREL) is a research group of Prof. Shalabh C. Maroo in the L. C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University. The group's research interests are highly multidisciplinary, in the areas of multi-scale transport phenomenon, thermal management, and bio-mechanical systems with a focus on energy and water desalination, and an emphasis on using the fundamentals of nano-science and nano-technology to build efficient macro-scale mechanical systems.
10/12/16: An's paper published in Langmuir: "Early Evaporation of Microlayer for Boiling Heat Transfer Enhancement". We introduce a new mechanism to enhance boiling heat transfer and critical heat flux (CHF). A ~120% enhancement in CHF is obtained with only an ~18% increase in surface area.
8/17/16: Sumith's paper published in Langmuir: "Origin of Surface-Driven Passive Liquid Flows".
7/7/16: Congratulations to Sumith YD for successfully graduating with his PhD degree! Dr. YD will be joining University of Georgia as a post-doc in August 2016.
6/30/16: Sumith's paper accepted for publication in Heat Transfer Engineering
5/25/16: Geoffrey has been selected by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation to join the elite group of Astronaut Scholars for the 2016/2017 academic school year!
4/14/16: An is a winner of the All University Doctoral Prizes!
3/31/16: Geoffrey receives an Honorable Mention for 2016 Goldwater Scholarship!
3/4/16: Geoffrey wins Crown Award funding to support his Capstone project (on boiling heat transfer enhancement) from the Renee Crown University Honors Program!
2/29/16: An's work on steady state vapor bubble featured in Physics Today!
2/3/16: An's paper published in Scientific Reports: "Steady State Vapor Bubble in Pool Boiling"
Dec 2015: Congratulations to An Zou for successfully graduating with his PhD degree! Dr. Zou will be joining University of Michigan as a post-doc in January 2016.
9/3/15: Sumith's paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry (JPC) Letters: "Surface-Heating Algorithm for Water at Nanoscale"
1/15/15: Dr. Maroo and MREL awarded NSF CAREER on "Experimental and Numerical Study of Nanoscale Evaporation Heat Transfer for Passive-Flow Driven High-Heat Flux Devices" (Award # 1454450)
6/11/14: MREL awarded NSF funding on "EAGER: Experimental Determination of Non-Evaporating Film Thickness in Pool Boiling" (Award # 1445946)
4/18/14: Nikolay wins the 2014-2015 Remembrance Scholarship!
11/25/13: An's paper published in Applied Physics Letters: "Critical height of micro/nano structures for pool boiling heat transfer enhancement"
5/16/13: Paper published in Journal of Heat Transfer (special issue for 75th anniversary of ASME)
4/5/13: An wins the MAE Research Poster Competition at the 2013 Nunan Lecture & Research Day for his experimental work on boiling heat transfer enhancement!
4/4/13: Nikolay wins the 2013 second place prize for the Norma Slepecky Undergraduate Research Prize for his research work on the Tobacco Mosaic Virus!
3/6/13: Paper accepted in Nano Letters: "Wettability of Graphene"
2/15/13: MREL awarded NSF funding on "Collaborative Research: Transport and Separation through Virus-Structured Nanoporous Membranes" (Award # 1264949)
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Post-doctoral Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT, 2010-2011
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2009
M.S. (thesis) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2006
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, India, 2003
Address: 251 Link Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: (315) 443-2107
Shalabh C. Maroo
Sumith YD Manish Gupta Coming Soon An Zou (Alumnus)
PhD Student PhD Student Post-doc Post-doc at UMich
Drake Gates Geoffrey Vaartstra Nikolay Rodionov Dan Stack
MS Student Undergraduate Student Alumnus Alumnus
|MREL has a few openings for researchers who are interested in performing simulations and experiments in the areas of energy, thermal management, water desalination and bio-mechanical systems. A sound background in maths and physical sciences is desired, along with strong analytical and creative thinking, and good communication skills. Students interested in pursuing their PhD degrees will be preferred. Interested researchers are encouranged to enter their information through this webpage and/or email a detailed CV to Prof. Shalabh Maroo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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