Department Seminar by Prof. Ali Koşar

Heat and Fluid Flow in Micro/Nano Domains and their Applications

Prof. Ali Koşar, Sabancı University

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 13:40
Place: EA 409

Heat dissipation from high power microelectronic devices is continuously rising due to their increasing functionality and demands. New cooling technologies are emergently sought to address to the requirement for effective heat dissipation capabilities, so that more compact and functional devices would be produced. To address this demand, research has been focused on heat and fluid flow in micro/nano domains. The aim of the talk will be to familiarize the audience with this subject and to discuss about recent advances and research efforts of the speaker in this subject.

After a brief introduction, his recent research activities in micro domains will be summarized. General trends in flow boiling will be discussed for micro scale and nanostructured surfaces as well as with nanofluids and resulting performance enhancements will be covered. The speaker will include his contibutions to the subject and talk about future research directions in this subject.

Short bio:

Ali Koşar received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, in 2001. He pursued his graduate study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute between 2001 and 2006. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2003 and 2006, respectively. He worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a post doctorate research associate and adjunct faculty between 2006 and 2007. He joined the Mechatronics Engineering Program at Sabancı University in Fall 2007 and is currently a Faculty member at Sabancı University. His research interests lie in heat and fluid flow in micro domains, miniaturization of heat sinks, phase change phenomena in micro scale, and micro and nano fluidics.

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