Understanding how fluids heat or cool surfaces

Textbook formulas for describing heat flow characteristics, crucial in many industries, are oversimplified, study shows.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: energy heat research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering fluid-dynamics

Getting to the bottom of the “boiling crisis”

New understanding of heat transfer in boiling water could lead to efficiency improvements in power plants.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: energy heat research school-of-engineering nuclear-science-and-engineering nuclear-power-and-reactors

Thomas McKrell, research scientist and mentor in nuclear science and engineering, dies at 47 | MIT News

Lauded director of the MIT Thermal Hydraulics and Materials in Extreme Environments Laboratory was a consummate experimentalist and passionate teacher.

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
June 13, 2017 ~5 min

Tags:  energy  heat  school-of-engineering  staff  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology  nuclear-science-and-engineering  obituaries

An extreme close-up on heat transfer | MIT News

New formula identifies limits to nanoscale heat transfer, may help optimize devices that convert heat to electricity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 24, 2015 ~8 min

Tags:  mathematics  energy  solar  heat  research  school-of-science  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

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