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Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab Group

Our research group has been growing up significantly during the past year and now our group have 2 faculties, 4 postdoctoral fellows and 12 PhD students from all around the globe such as USA, China, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Puerto Rico.

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Chen Li

Principle Investigator
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of South Carolina

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Gerardo Carbajal

Visiting Scholar
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Turabo
Gurabo, PR 00778

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Pengtao Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Pengtao (Peter) Wang joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fall of 2014. He received his PhD degree in 2014 from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research interests are in the areas of microfabrication, developments of ultrasensitivite sensors, and sensing applications in heat and mass transport.

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Tamanna Alam

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tamanna Alam joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fall of 2014. She worked as a research fellow at National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore from 2013 -2014. She received her PhD in 2013 from Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Her research interests are in the areas of flow boiling micro-scale heat transport mechanism, instabilities and hotspot mitigation.

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Benli Peng

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Benli Peng joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Fall of 2014.He was formerly a PhD student at Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning, China, where he also got his Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering. His research interests are mechanism of phase change heat transfer and its enhancement, especially in steam condensation heat transfer enhancement, numerical simulation of multiphase flow (droplet coalescence and motion on solid surfaces) during dropwise condensation of steam and droplet dynamics such as droplet spontaneous motion and droplet jumping induced by droplet coalescence on superhydrophobic surfaces with nano-micro structures. He did his PhD thesis under supervision of Prof. Xuehu Ma at Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning, China.

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Mohammad Alwazzan

PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mohammad Alwazzan received his B.S. and M.E. degrees in mechanical engineering from University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Since 2013, he started the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at University of South Carolina, and supervised by Prof. Chen Li. His research interests focus mainly on condensation heat transfer, and developing novel micro/nano-engineered surfaces to enhance dropwise condensation.

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Wenming Li

PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Wenming Li received his M.S. degree in Fluid Mechanics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R. China, in 2011. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering at University of South Carolina at Columbia, SC. Since Fall of 2013, he has been a Research Assistant at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina at Columbia. His research interest includes micro/nano-scale two-phase heat transfer and Microfabrications.

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Ahmed Abdulshaheed

PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ahmed Abdulshaheed joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a Ph.D. student in the Spring of 2014. He got his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering-Heat transfer from Al-Mustansiryia University/Iraq. His main focus is experimental study for designing and enhancing heat pipes as his Ph.D. thesis under supervision of Dr. Chen Li.

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Wei Chang

PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Wei Chang joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a Ph.D. student in the Summer of 2014. He got his B.Sc. in energy and power engineering from Huazhong University of Sci. & Tech., China, in 2012 and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2014. His research interested areas are inlcuded as: system control strategy, computational fluid dynamics and surface condensation phenomenons. He currently works on coating fabrications based on CVD system and eletrowetting model to increase the performance of condensation under supervision od Dr Chen Li.

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Raikan Dawas

PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Raikan Dawas joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a PhD student in the Spring of 2014.

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GuangHan Huang

Visiting PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Guanghan Huang joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a visiting PhD Candidate in the Fall of 2014. He got his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from South China University of Technology, China, in 2011 and study for M.S degree in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacture from South China University of Technology from Sep, 2011-Jun, 2013.. He was selected to pursue the PhD degree free from entrance examination in Sep, 2013. His main focuses include design and fabrication of heat pipe, hybrid wick, design of heat pipe equipment and testing set-up under supervision of Dr Chen Li.

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Mostafa Mobli

PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mostafa Mobli joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a PhD Candidate in the Spring of 2015. He received his Master of Science in Summer of 2014 at Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina performing research in Reactive Systems and Energy Research lab. His research was mainly focused on micro scale reactive systems, such as plasma discharge with a special focus on determination of the effects of gas temperature in high pressure micro plasma discharge. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran in 2012. Mostafa is currently doing research on flow boiling and bubble dynamics under Prof. Chen Li’s supervision. He is main focus is to increase the CHF (Critical Heat Flux) aside with decreasing pressure drop in micro-channels. His research includes numerical modeling of the boiling regimes as well as well experimental measurements and analysis.

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Congcong Ren

PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Congcong Ren joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a PhD student in the Fall of 2015. She received her B. Sc in Thermal and Power Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China and B. Eng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK in 2013. In 2014, she got her M. Sc in Innovation and Technology Management from the University of Bath, UK. Her research interests are numerical simulation of heat pipe and microfibrications.

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Jiaxuan Ma

PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jiaxuan Ma joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a PhD Candidate in the Fall of 2015. She got her B.S in Process Equipment and Control Engineering in Dalian University of Technology in 2015.

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Yueyang Zhao

PhD Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Yueyang Zhao joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina as a Ph.D. student in the Fall of 2015. He got his B.Sc. in Energy and Power Engineering from Huazhong University of Sci. & Tech., China, in 2012 and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 2015. His research interested areas are microfabrication, CVD system and heat & mass transfer.

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Errol Keyshawn Rochester, III

Summer Intern, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Errol Keyshawn Rochester, III joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina in the Summer of 2016 for a summer internship.

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Nathan R Ulmer

Summer Intern, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Nathan R Ulmer joined the Micro/nanoscale Transport Lab here in the University of South Carolina in the Summer of 2016 for a summer internship.

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Mehdi Famouri

2017-Present: Senior Mechanical Engineer at Arconic
2010-2017: Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina
2006-2008: M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering at Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (the former University of Mazandaran)
2002-2006: B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering at Persian Gulf University

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Karim Egab

2017-Present: Lecture in ME at the Technical Basrah Institute Technology
2014-2017: Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina
2008-2010: M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering at Basrah University
2002-2006: B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering at Basrah University

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Xiaopeng Qu

2016-Present: R&D Thermal Simulation Engineer (IC Packaging) at Micron Technology
2015-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at University of South Carolina
2012-2015: Postdoc and Research Scientist in Mechanical Engineering at Duke University
2010-2012: Postdoctoral Associate in Mechanical Engineering at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Selforganization
2005-2010: Ph.D. Research Assistant in Mechanical Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology(HKUST)
2002-2005: Research Assistant in Mechanical Engineering at Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Xianming Dai

2016-Present: Faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas
2013-2015: Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State
2010-2013: PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina
2008-2010: M.Sc. Student in Mechanical Engineering at Huazhong University of Science and Technology

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Fanghao Yang

2016-Present: Scientific Application Engineer at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
2014-2016: Postdoctoral Researcher at IBM
2013-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina
2009-2013: PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina
2008-2009: PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado at Boulder

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Bo Shi

Former Research Associate
Associate Professor
The College of Energy and Power Engineering
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

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Xiaochuan Li

Former Visiting Scholar
Associate Professor
College of Energy and Power Engineering
Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China

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Zachary Wachter

Former Undergraduate Student
Mechanical Deisgn Engineer
Agilis Engineering

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Tsegaye Yemame

Former Undergraduate Student
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

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