Dion S. Antao

Assistant Professor

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Office: 316 MEOB
Phone: 979.862.6498
Email: dantao@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Nano-to-macroscale heat transfer, fluid dynamics and interfacial phenomena

Micro/nanoscale materials for energy systems via scalable synthesis 

Two-phase flow and heat transfer in energy systems: thermo-electric power generation, thermal management of electronics and energy conversion systems, and water purification 

Robustness and durability of materials in energy conversion systems 


  • Postdoctoral Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013-2016
  • Ph.D., mechanical engineering, Drexel University, 2013
  • M.S., mechanical engineering, Drexel University, 2009
  • B. Tech., mechanical engineering, National Institute of Technology, 2007

Selected Publications

Adera, S., Antao, D., Raj, R. and Wang, E. N., “Design of Micropillar Wicks for Thin-Film Evaporation”, 2016, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v. 101

Zhu, Y., Antao, D., Chu, K.-H., Chen, S., Hendricks, T., Zhang, T. and Wang, E. N., “Surface Structure Enhanced Microchannel Flow Boiling”, 2016, Journal of Heat Transfer, v. 138, n. 9

Antao, D., Adera, S., Zhu, Y., Farias, E., Raj, R. and Wang, E. N., “Dynamic evolution of the evaporating liquid-vapor interface in micropillar arrays”, 2016, Langmuir, v. 32, n. 2

Zhu, Y., Antao, D., Xiao, R. and Wang, E. N., “Real-Time Manipulation with Magnetically Tunable Structures”, 2014, Advanced Materials, v. 26, n. 37

Lu, Z., Salamon, T., Narayanan, S., Bagnall, K., Hanks, D., Antao, D., Barabadi, B., Sircar, J., Simon, M. E. and Wang, E. N., “Design and modeling of membrane-based evaporative cooling devices for thermal management of high heat fluxes”, 2016, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, v. 6, n. 7