The second meeting of the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) for Micro and Nanoscale Phase Change Phenomena aims to provide grounds for discussion of all topics regarding both fundamental research and applications of phase change heat transfer among young researchers. Graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and early-career industrial scientists are invited to present their latest advances and discoveries to their peers with the aim of facilitating a discussion of the results and building connections to enhance future research directions. This GRS brings together multi-disciplinary expertise world-wide to construct active discussions and inspire new ideas in the heat transfer community.
This GRS meeting will cover all aspects of micro and nanoscale phase change phenomena ranging from basic to applied research. Oral and poster presentations will include new measurement and characterization techniques and latest discoveries in theoretical description of phase change phenomena. Furthermore, advances in phase change heat transfer enhancement through the modification of fluids, surfaces, and interfaces will be discussed alongside modeling and simulation of micro and nanoscale phase change phenomena. Finally, various applications of phase change heat transfer including but not limited to thermal management, boiling/condensation, water harvesting, and heat pipe design will be presented.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by October 16, 2020. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.