• Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dion S. Antao

Educational Background

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

Research Interests

    • Nano-to-macroscale heat transfer, fluid dynamics and interfacial phenomena
    • Two-phase flow and heat transfer in energy systems (thermo-electric power generation, thermal management for electronics and energy conversion systems), and solar-thermal water purification
    • Quality and durability of low surface energy materials/coatings in phase-change heat transfer environments/conditions
    • Plasma discharges in gases and liquids for optical diagnostics (liquid-vapor phase-change heat transfer), drilling brittle materials, and fluid purification

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award
  • 2020 Peggy L. and Charles Brittan ’65 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2019 TEES Engineering Genesis Award for Multidisciplinary Research
  • 2011 ASME Noise Control and Acoustics Division (Best Student Paper and Presentation)

Selected Publications

  • Wang, R., Jakhar, K. and Antao, D., “Unified Modeling Framework for Thin-Film Evaporation from Micropillar Arrays Capturing Local Interfacial Effects”, 2019, Langmuir, v. 35, n. 40
  • Wang, R. and Antao, D., “Capillary Enhanced Filmwise Condensation in Porous Media”, 2018, Langmuir, v. 34, n. 46
  • Hanks, D. F., Lu, Z., Sircar, J., Kinefuchi, I., Bagnall, K. R., Salamon, T. R., Antao, D., Barabadi, B. and Wang, E. N., “High Heat Flux Evaporation of Low Surface Tension Liquids from Nanoporous Membranes”, 2020, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, v. 12, n. 6
  • Preston, D., Song, Y., Lu, Z., Antao, D. and Wang, E. N., “Design of Lubricant Infused Surfaces”, 2017, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, v. 9, n. 48
  • 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