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The ITP Laboratory conducts research in the area of interfacial heat, mass and momentum transport. The ITP group has worked in the areas of modeling and measurement of zero gravity multiphase flow systems including the development of technologies for implementing in zero and reduced gravities. Laboratory experiments have flown on more than 50 reduced gravity aircraft flight campaigns amassing over 10,000 parabolas of experience. In addition, the laboratory has had hardware developed and flown on the space shuttle, space station, and suborbital vehicles. The laboratory was part of a multiagency effort to test a loop heat pipe on orbit as part of STS-87. Currently, the laboratory is working on a number of advanced thermal and fluid management technologies for NASA and industry.

Interphase Transport Phenomena Laboratory

Contact:  Dr. Cable Kurwitz