Prospective members

Currently, one funded PhD position is available in our lab.

The desired candidates hold a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, and have
• an excellent academic record showing outstanding analytical skills;

• a good record of peer reviewed publications in the fields of phase change heat transfer and/or energy systems. 



If you are interested in joining our group as a grad (Ph.D. or M.Sc.), or an undergrad student, please contact us.

Current research interests include microscale phase change heat transfer/thermal management, micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, water desalination and dissociation, refrigeration cycles, and energy storage/conversion devices. 





Our GRADUATE program is ranked 59th nationally among the 179 (top 33%) doctoral granting Mechanical Engineering Departments in the U.S. by the 2019 U.S. News & World Report:Best Graduate Schools (ranked in 2018).


Our UNDERGRADUATE program is currently 8th in enrollment and 27th in BSME degrees awarded in the U.S (2017 ASEE data).


The National Science Foundation (NSF) ranks Mechanical Engineering in RESEARCH EXPENDITURES at Michigan Tech 18th in FY2016 (latest rankings) with $14.152 Million among all Mechanical Engineering programs in the U.S.


Our department is 6th in MSME degrees awarded, 10th in MSME enrollment, 23rd in PhD enrollment, and 33rd in PhD degrees awarded in the U. S.(2017 ASEE Data)


Our Mechanical Engineering program is ranked 16 out of 272 ME programs nationwide by College Factual for 2019. This puts our ME program in the Top 10% of all ME programs in the United States.