• Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • J. Mike Walker '66 Faculty Fellow II
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

  • 2021 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
  • 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

  • Long, C. T., Wang R., Shoalmire, C., Antao, D., Shamberger, P. J. and Grunlan, J. C., “Efficient Heat Shielding of Steel with Multilayer Nanocomposite Thin Film”, 2021, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, v. 13
  • Wilke, K. L., Antao, D., Cruz, S., Iwata, R., Zhao, Y., Leroy, A., Preston, D. J., and Wang, E. N., “Polymer Infused Porous Surfaces (PIPS) for Robust, Thermally Conductive, Self-Healing Coatings for Dropwise Condensation”, 2020, ACS Nano, v. 14
  • Antao, D., Wilke, K., Sack, J., Xu, Z., Preston, D., and Wang, E. N., “Jumping droplet condensation in internal convective vapor flow”, 2020, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v. 163
  • 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
  • Wang, R. and Antao, D., “Capillary Enhanced Filmwise Condensation in Porous Media”, 2018, Langmuir, v. 34