Welcome to Two-Phase Heat Transfer/Sustainable Energy Lab !

The Two-Phase Heat Transfer/Sustainable Energy Laboratory (TPHT/SEL)  aims to establish first-class research programs in two-phase heat transfer and sustainable/renewable energy and produce intellectual, well-trained, and creative engineering professionals through our research and education program.

Research Area/Interests

1 . Two-phase heat transfer/systems (e.g., boiling, evaporation, condensation, micro/nano-scale heat transfer, pump-assisted hybrid two-phase loop, loop heat pipe, capillary pumped loop, and heat pipe) for cooling of high performance electronics (e.g., spacecraft electronics, computer chip, and power electronics) and Directed Energy Weapon systems (e.g., high energy laser and high power microwave), and vehicle thermal management (e.g., fuel cell and hybrid electric vehicles)

2. Energy conversion/storage/transportation technologies including rechargeable battery thermal modeling (Li-Ion and Ni-MH), renewable energy (e.g., solar and geothermal energy), fuel cell, thermoelectricity (cooling and power generation), solid hydrogen storage/compression, heat storage (metal hydrides and phase change materials), radiant porous burner, and Diesel internal combustion engine

3. Nanotechnologies using nano-fluids, nano-coating, nano-surface, nano-fibers and nano-composites to improve traditional thermophysical and mechanical properties and designs

Dr. Park's Career Overview:

Dr. Chanwoo Park joined the teaching and research staff in 2008 after a winding professional path that took him to diverse venues. He received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Taejon, South Korea and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, respectively. During his educational pursuits and subsequent scientific positions, Park developed a passion for the study of heat transfer, energy and power generation. These areas of interest served him well throughout his education and professional career. He has extensive experience in industrial engineering and manufacturing fields, specifically addressing concepts of electronics cooling for technology and automobile development. Before joining the Nevada faculty, he was a group leader at Pennsylvania’s Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., where he developed an advanced pump-assisted, capillary-driven two-phase cooling loop technology. He also worked as a research specialist in Michigan’s Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Laboratory, developing engine and battery cooling systems and vehicle thermal management systems for hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. His research interests stem from these early experiences. His current research focuses are to improve the performance and efficiency of renewable energy systems such as rechargeable batteries for electrical vehicles, thermoelectric and photovoltaic power generations. Much of his research has been funded by NSF, DOE, EPA, U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), NASA, and industries. Dr. Park leads the Two-Phase Heat Transfer/Sustainable Energy Laboratory (TPHT/SEL) on the Nevada campus, which aims to establish first-class research programs in two-phase heat transfer and sustainable/renewable energy and produce intellectual, well-trained, and creative engineering professionals through research and education.

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