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Micro & Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer
Gordon Research Conference

The Role of Surface Structures

Dates

January 11-16, 2015

Location

Hotel Galvez
Galveston, TX

Organizers

Chair:
Yoav Peles

Vice Chair:
Evelyn N. Wang

Meeting Description

The new Gordon Conference (GRC) on "Micro and Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer" will create a new forum to discuss and share recent fundamental advancements in micro and nanoscale phase change processes. In particular, with the recent developments in micro and nanoengineered surfaces, significant efforts have focused on using such structures for boiling, evaporation, and condensation. It is now evident that these structures on surfaces hold great promise to advance liquid-vapor phase change and are key to enable the development of thermal management, energy conversion, and water desalination systems, among others. Accordingly, there has been a significant increase in research efforts in these areas with a notable rise in work reported in recent conferences and journal papers. Yet, new questions and challenges have emerged towards understanding the complexities in phase-change heat transfer with the incorporation of micro and nanostructures due to the interdisciplinary nature of this area. Despite the strong expertise of many researchers, a forum is currently lacking to bring these experts together and have the collective discussions needed to provide the mechanistic insights to ultimately harness these processes and make fundamental breakthroughs.

This new GRC seeks to address these challenges in phase-change heat transfer and realize new opportunities by establishing a cohesive multi-disciplinary community consisting of researchers in heat transfer, chemistry, material science, and interfacial science, among others. The topics of the GRC will focus on the fundamental modes of liquid vapor phase change (boiling, thin film evaporation, and condensation) in combination with surface structures, and the opportunities provided by a new class of experimental heat transfer and metrology methodology, theoretical and numerical thermal science, surface science and chemistry, materials, and flow manipulation. While currently various general conferences in heat transfer exist, the phase change related topics are often interspersed within the large conference program, which do not allow for detailed technical discussions even amongst the heat transfer community. Furthermore, with this topic of research being increasing interdisciplinary, experts from important related areas are not included in these discussions and yet are essential to move the field forward. This GRC will bridge this gap between heat transfer experts with others from important relevant disciplines. In addition, the significant time allotted for discussions within the GRC structure will foster collaborations amongst diverse researchers to rapidly accelerate understanding and provide a unified knowledge base. Young and established researchers in the field alike will be encouraged to participate in the talks and poster sessions, which will enhance the diversity and intellectual capacity. We anticipate that by fostering this multi-disciplinary research community with the GRC, it will become the premier meeting in micro and nanoscale phase change heat transfer.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmResearch Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities
Application perspective on research needs pertinent to phase change heat transfer.
Discussion Leaders: Luc Frechette (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada) and Peter de Bock (GE Global Research, USA)
7:40 pm - 7:50 pmOpening Remarks
7:50 pm - 7:55 pmEvelyn Wang (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Reflection on the MIT Endicott House Workshop"
7:55 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:30 pmMark Spector (Office of Naval Research, USA)
"Thermal Challenges for Military Platforms"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pmDiscussion
8:40 pm - 9:00 pmPatrick Phelan (US Department of Energy, USA)
"Energy Efficiency: Impact of Improved Phase-Change Heat Transfer"
9:00 pm - 9:05 pmDiscussion
9:05 pm - 9:25 pmKaiser Matin (Microsystems Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), USA)
"Progress and Challenges in High Quality Two-Phase Flow in Microgaps and Microchannels"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmLiquid to Vapor Phase Change
Discussion Leaders: Jacopo Buongiorno (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) and Gennady Ziskind (Ben-Gurion University, Israel)
9:00 am - 9:30 amDavid Cahill (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"Plasmonic Sensing of Heat Transport and Phase Change Near Solid-Liquid Interfaces"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amSatish Kandlikar (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
"Next Level of Flow Boiling Enhancements with Nano-Engineered Microstructures"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amJohn Thome (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
"Towards Development of 'Smart' Flow Pattern Map and Mechanistic Models"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmNaomi Halas (Rice University, USA)
"Solar Steam Generation"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSurface Chemistry and Surface Energy
The role of surface chemistry and topography/morphology in phase change heat transfer including engineered nano and micro surfaces.
Discussion Leaders: Sushil Bhavnani (Auburn University, USA) and Carlos Hidrovo (Northeastern University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmRobin Ras (Aalto University, Finland)
"Probing Superhydrophobicity Using Magnetic Droplets"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmYasuyuki Takata (Kyushu University, Japan)
"Effect of Dissolved Air and Subcooling on Bubble Nucleation from a Hydrophobic Spot"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmJoanna Aizenberg (Harvard University, USA)
"Heat Transfer in Liquid-Infused Materials"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmLiquid/Vapor/Solid Phase Change Processes
Discussion Leaders: Andrei Fedorov (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Amy Fleischer (Villanova University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amJohn Rose (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
"50 Years of Micro/Nano Condensation Heat Transfer Research"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amDimos Poulikakos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"On the Physics of Surface Icing and the Rational Engineering of Surfaces with Extraordinary Icing Resistance"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amDavid Quere (ESPCI / Ecole Polytechnique, France)
"Variations on a Theme by Leidenfrost"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmLi Shi (University of Texas, Austin, USA)
"Composite Phase Change Materials with Ultrathin Graphite Foams for Thermal Energy Storage and Thermal Management"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTransport Across Thin Films
Discussion Leaders: Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman (Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany) and Deborah Pence (Oregon State University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmJoel Plawsky (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
"Evaporation and Condensation Processes in Wickless Heat Pipes"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmTao Deng (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
"Evaporation at the Surface of Self-Assembled Nanostructures"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmPawel Keblinski (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
"Molecular-Level Modeling of Phase Change Dynamics at Nanoscale"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPhysics of Thermal Systems
Discussion Leaders: Acharya Sumanta (University of Memphis, USA) and Terry Hendricks (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amBarbara Carney (US Department of Energy, USA)
"Water Management in Thermoelectric Power Generation"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amKenneth Goodson (Stanford University, USA)
"Phase Separation Microfluidics"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amSrinivas Garimella (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Microscale Convective Condensation: Advances in Measurement, Modeling and Implementation"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmAnthony Jacobi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
"Using Anisotropic Micro/Nano Structured Surfaces to Manage Condensate on Heat Exchanger Surfaces"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMaterials at Interfaces
New materials and new functionalities for enhanced phase change heat transfer.
Discussion Leaders: Samuel Graham (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Leslie Phinney (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmChang-Jin Kim (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
"Nucleate Boiling on Micro/Nano-Structured Cavities"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmPamela Norris (University of Virginia, USA)
"Mass Accommodation at Gas-Solid Interfaces: A Molecular Dynamics Study"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmFrederic Guittard (University of Nice, France)
"Molecular Design for Superhydrophobic Surfaces"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMulti Scale Dynamics
Discussion Leaders: Todd Salamon (Alcatel-Lucent / Bell Labs, USA) and Mario Trujillo (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
9:00 am - 9:30 amJulia Yeomans (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
"Modeling Drops on Microstructured Surfaces"
9:30 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:15 amYogendra Joshi (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Evaporative Thermal Management and Co-Design Considerations in Three-Dimensional Microelectronics"
10:15 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 11:00 amCoffee Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amJayathi Murthy (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"Numerical Investigation of Optimal Structures for Phase Change Heat Transfer in Heat Pipes and Vapor Chambers"
11:30 am - 11:45 amDiscussion
11:45 am - 12:15 pmSteven Wereley (Purdue University, USA)
"Micro and Nanoscale Thermal and Flow Diagnostics"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmInterfacial Science and Mechanisms
Discussion Leaders: Vinod Narayanan (Oregon State University, USA) and Van Carey (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pmRanganathan Kumar (University of Central Florida, USA)
"Droplet Dynamics in Electrified Microchannels"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pmJungho Kim (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
"Critical Heat Flux (CHF) Mechanisms"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pmJennifer Lukes (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Atomistic-Continuum Simulations of Phase Change Processes"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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