Spend your summer researching some of the world’s most pressing thermal energy challenges

Program Dates: May 28–Aug. 2, 2024

The ability to control temperature and the transfer of thermal energy (thermal management) are critical to addressing clean and renewable energy production; inexpensive, efficient and reliable transportation; and ever-increasing data storage and processing demands. This REU site will advance the understanding of fundamental heat and mass transfer while translating discoveries to applied technologies for thermal management at the nano-/microscale, component and system scales. Students will research topics in heat and power, ranging from novel battery technologies to enhanced cooling of micro-electronics and power electronics to radiation in carbon capture processes. Students will get exposure to a range of engineering challenges, research methodologies and careers that address the ever-expanding need for thermal-fluids engineers. The interdisciplinary program focuses on thermal management topics from mechanical and chemical engineering perspectives. Students from mathematics, the physical sciences and engineering are welcome to apply. No prior research experience is required.

Download the 2023 REU Thermal Brochure