• Senior Professor
  • Phone: 979-845-0171
  • FAX: 979-845-3081
  • Email: sclau@tamu.edu
  • Office: MEOB 318
Sai Lau

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1980
  • University of Minnesota, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1978
  • Texas Tech University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1975

Research Interests

  • Internal turbine blade cooling with and without rotation; local convective heat transfer with naphthalene sublimation technique and heat and mass transfer analogy; local convective heat transfer with steady and transient methods using thermochromic liquid crystals; heat transfer enhancement for single phase convection and boiling; heat exchangers; electronic package cooling; and conjugate heat transfer

Awards & Honors

  • Associate Technical Editor, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (2006 - 2009)
  • Fellow, ASME International
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (2005)
  • Journal of Heat Transfer Best Reviewer Award, ASME International (2003)
  • 3-M Fellow, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, Texas A&M University (2003)

Selected Publications

  • Sathyamurthi, V., Ahn, H.S., Banerjee, D., and Lau, S.C., “Subcooled Pool Boiling Experiments on Horizontal Heaters Coated with Carbon Nanotubes,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 131:071501.1-10, 2009.
  • Mhetras, S., Ahn, H.S., and Lau, S.C., “Effect of Jet Impingement on Heat Transfer in Annular Channels with Parallel and Counter Flows,” Journal of Energy, Heat and Mass Transfer, 30:229-250, 2008.
  • Lau, S.C., Cervantes, J., Han, J.C., and Rudolph, R.J., “Internal Cooling near Trailing Edge of a Gas Turbine Airfoil with Cooling Airflow through Blockages with Holes,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, 130:031004.1-9, 2008.
  • Choi, J.-H., Mhetras, S., Han, J.C., Lau, S.C., and Rudolph, R.J., “Film Cooling and Heat Transfer on Two Cutback Trailing Edge Models through Slots with Upstream Perforated Blockages,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 130:012201.1-13, 2008.
  • Ahn, H.S., Lee, S.W., Lau, S.C., and Banerjee, D., “Heat (Mass) Transfer Downstream of Blockages with Round and Elongated Holes in a Rectangular Channel,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 129:1676-1685, 2007.