Expertise

Subject Areas:

  • Miniature-Scale Refrigeration 
  • Oil Retention 
  • Frosting/Icing
  • Boiling/CondensationNanolubricant 
  • Microchannel 
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Low GWP Refrigerants 
  • Energy Efficiency

Research is conducted on advanced energy conversion systems and multi-components two-phase flow heat and mass transfer processes with surface interactions at mini-, micro-, and nano-scale levels.

My research is mainly experimental in nature and consists of a balanced mix of fundamental and applied research.

Interest Areas:

  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
  • Scalable Energy Systems
  • Heat and Mass Transfer Processes in AC Systems
  • Building and Transportation HVAC
  • Refrigerants Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Refrigeration and Cryogenics
  • Waste Heat Recovery.

Research Projects:

  • Low GWP Refrigerants Heat Transfer
  • Lubricants and Nanolubricants Heat Transfer
  • Frosting, Icing and Defrost Processes in Mini- and Micro-Channels Heat Exchangers.
  • LGWP and natural refrigerants (Ammonia) two phase flow pressure drop for refrigeration applications.

 

Communities
Mechanical Engineering
Degrees
PhD, University of Maryland, Mechanical Engineering, 2004
BS, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, Mechanical Engineering, 2001
MS, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, Mechanical Engineering, 2001
Keywords
refrigeration scalable energy systems heat transfer hvac thermodynamics engineering direct energy conversion energy efficiency industrial energy heat recovery