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Instructor Information

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Kripa Varanasi (Spring)

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Interest Areas

  1. Physico-Chemical Phenomena, Thermal-Fluids, Interfaces, Electromagnetism, Electrochemistry,
  2. Energy, Water, Agriculture, CO2, H2
  3. Biointerfaces, Soft Matter, Biomanufacturing, BioMedical

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Asegun Henry (Fall)

Robert N. Noyce Career Development Professor

Interest Areas

  1. Heat Transfer
  2. Energy storage and conversion
  3. Phonon transport

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Cullen Buie (Fall)

Esther & Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Chair

Interest Areas

  1. Microfluidic tools genetic transformation in synthetic biology
  2. Dynamic interactions between fluids and porous media
  3. Low cost energy storage systems

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Jacopo Buongiorno (Spring)

Assistant ProfessorTokyo Electric Power Company Professor of Nuclear Engineering; Director, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems

Interest Areas

  1. Nuclear batteries
  2. Offshore floating nuclear power
  3. Design and thermal-hydraulics of nuclear reactors

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Wai Cheng (Spring)

Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Sloan Automotive Laboratory

Interest Areas

  1. Automotive engines
  2. Energy conversion
  3. Transportation system