Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2013

1706  University of Houston  (21184)

Principal Investigator: LIU,DONG

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 299,997

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 9/1/12 <> 8/31/15

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Department, Center, School, or Institute: ENGINEERING

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: CREATING TUNABLE ADAPTIVE BOILING HEAT TRANSFER SURFACES ENABLED BY ELECTROWETTING

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Science Foundation
CFDA Link: NSF
47.041

Program Title: none
CFDA Linked: Engineering Grants

Note:

1236606 - The proposed research aims at exploring a new venue to enhance nucleate boiling heat transfer by harnessing both its spatial and temporal dynamics with an electrokinetic effect, electrowetting (EW). The overriding objective of this research is to elucidate the interplay between EW-modulated reversible surface wetting and the dynamic processes of nucleate boiling to create tunable adaptive boiling heat transfer surfaces. A unified experimental and theoretical framework will be developed. The ultimate goal is to help transform the state-of-the-art in boiling heat transfer technology from phenomenological empiricism to a rational design, as a part of response to the grand challenge for ideal boiling heat transfer surfaces envisioned by Westwater in 1963 [1]

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