Academic Positions

  • 2014 2013

    Dean

    University of Alaska Anchorage, College of Engineering

  • Present 2013

    Full Professor

    University of Alaska Anchorage, Mechanical Engineering Department

  • Present 2013

    Adjunct Professor

    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • 2012 2010

    Interim Dean

    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, College of Engineering and Applied Science

  • 2013 2008

    Full Professor

    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • 2010 2005

    Chairman

    University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 1993

    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

    University of California - Los Angeles

  • M.S.1987

    M.S. in Power Mechanical Engineering

    National Tsing-Hua University

  • B.S.1982

    B.S. in Naval Architecture

    National Cheng-Kung University

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • October 2011
    Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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    ASME Fellow Member is a Membership Grade of Distinction conferred by the ASME Board of Governors to an ASME member with significant publications or innovations and distinguished scientific and engineering background. Over 3,000 members have attained the grade of Fellow. The ASME Fellow membership grade is the highest elected grade in ASME.
  • October 2010
    Appointed Guest Professor of Shangdong University, China
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    Shandong University (SDU) is a public comprehensive university in Shandong, China. It is one of the largest universities in China by student population (57,500 full-time students in 2009) and is supported directly by the national government.
  • October 2009
    Appointed Guest Professor of Chongqing University, China
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    Chongqing University (CQU) is a key national university located in Chongqing, China,and a member of the "Excellence League". Chongqing University is also one of the "Project 211 and Project 985” universities with full support in the construction and development from the central government and the Chongqing Municipal Government. Among its various departments, Chongqing University is especially highly ranked in the Built Environment, Engineering, Technology, and Business disciplines.
  • October 2009
    Appointed Guest Professor of Anhui Agriculture University, China
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    Anhui Agricultural University (AAU) is a Chinese institution of higher learning located in the urban area of Hefei, the provincial capital of Anhui Province, China. As A Jointly-Funded University By Anhui Provincial People's Government And The Ministry of Agriculture of the PRC. It excels in agricultural, forestry and life science, and covers engineering, science, economics, business, literature, law and medicine.
  • September 2008
    CEAS Million Dollars Research Funding Club
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    Awarded $1 million in cumulative funding.
  • 2006
    NSF GOALI Award (1999 to 2006)
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    Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI) promotes university-industry partnerships by making project funds or fellowships/traineeships available to support an eclectic mix of industry-university linkages. This solicitation targets high-risk/high-gain research with a focus on fundamental research, new approaches to solving generic problems, development of innovative collaborative industry-university educational programs, and direct transfer of new knowledge between academe and industry. GOALI seeks to fund transformative research that lies beyond that which industry would normally fund.
  • 2001
    Outstanding Research Award, CEAS
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    First awarded in 1979, the annual Office of Research /UWM Foundation Research Awards recognize and encourage UWM assistant and associate professors who have shown the potential to achieve distinction in their academic disciplines through scholarship, creative activity, and the dissemination of knowledge.
  • November 2000
    Graduate School/ UWM Foundation Outstanding Research Award
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    First awarded in 1979, the annual Office of Research /UWM Foundation Research Awards recognize and encourage UWM assistant and associate professors who have shown the potential to achieve distinction in their academic disciplines through scholarship, creative activity, and the dissemination of knowledge.

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    Effect of Heating/Cooling Cycles on the Thermomechanical Performance of Energy Piles

    Innovative method of harvesting near-surface geothermal energy

    Energy piles are deep foundation elements designed to access and exploit the relatively constant temperature of the ground and its heat storage capacity for efficient heating and cooling of buildings. Energy piles present an innovative way to harvest near-surface geothermal energy, while at the same time serve as foundations for buildings and other structures such as bridges. This research project answers two fundamental questions related to the behavior of energy piles under thermally induced load cycles: (1) Do the thermal load cycles change the properties of the soil around the energy pile on an elemental level, thereby affecting the pile's load-deformation behavior? (2) Do the thermal load cycles alter the soil-pile interface properties on an elemental level, thereby reducing the axial load capacity of the pile? The research project focuses both on the effect of cyclic straining and deformations at the pile-soil interface as well as the effect of temperature cycles on soil behavior. This research will quantify the effect of temperature cycles on serviceability (i.e. temperature induced settlement) and ultimate state (i.e. capacity) of energy piles, and will investigate heat exchange behavior and temperature-induced effects around the energy pile through a carefully designed laboratory testing program, a full-scale field test, and advanced numerical modeling. This research will help us better understand energy pile behavior with particular emphasis on the fundamental aspects of soil-pile interface behavior. Findings from this research will help us develop refined design guidelines for energy piles.Energy piles provide the means to use the ground as a renewable heating and cooling resource, thereby reducing the demand on conventional energy sources, reducing seasonal energy demand fluctuations on the electric power system, and reducing harmful CO2 emissions. A better understanding of the fundamental aspects of energy pile behavior will have broad impact on the use of pile foundations as heat exchangers. The study has the potential to increase the use of energy pile systems on a commercial scale in the U.S. and worldwide. The project will also integrate research and education to support the emerging workforce needed to grow the nation's green energy industry, an area that is growing and in need of educated professionals.

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    Improving Sustainability of Atomic Layer Deposition: a Hierarchical Systems Approach

    Atomic Layer Deposition sustainability study

    This research project is to study and improve the sustainability performance of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) through a hierarchical systems approach. ALD is a key enabling nanotechnology that has been adopted in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Currently ALD is under rapid development for a broad array of industrial applications including solar cells, fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, medical devices, sensors, etc. However, ALD has significant sustainability issues due to its heavy use of toxic chemicals, potential generation of nano-particle emissions, and intensive use of energy. The goal of this project is to research mathematical models and analytical tools for reducing the environmental impact and economic costs of ALD nano-manufacturing for industrial-scale applications. This project will be carried out in a systematic manner that integrates both mathematical modeling and experimental investigations. Specific research goals of this project are: (1) mathematical modeling and experimental investigations of ALD process emissions (2) thermodynamic flows and energy modeling of ALD nano-manufacturing system (3) sustainable scale-up of ALD nanotechnology for industrial productions.

    If successful, the models and results developed in this study will allow ALD and associated industries to address the long-term environmental and societal implications of ALD nanotechnology. The models and results can also be used in sustainable management and improvement of similar bottom-up nanotechnologies. The research results of this project will be broadly disseminated through academic journals, professional conferences, and internet media. As a result, this research will improve our understanding of the potential environmental impacts of ALD nano-manufacturing and assist in development of a sustainable infrastructure for ALD productions in various industrial sectors.

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    Laser-Assisted Cold Gas Dynamic Spraying for Energy Manufacturing

    Very short description of the project.

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    Laser-Assisted Cold Gas Dynamic Sprayed Graphite Coated Bipolar Plate for PEM Fuel Cell

    Very short description of the project.

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    Sustainable Development of Atomic-scale Nano-coating Technology

    Nano-coating

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    High-Performance Microcellular Components Made of Sustainable, Bio-based Polymer Composites and Produced via an Environmentally Benign Injection-Molding Process

    High-performance microcellular composites made using environmentally benign manufacturing process

    “High-performance microcellular components made of sustainable bio-based polymer composites and produced via an environmentally benign injection molding process” aims to develop technology, commercial applications and life-cycle assessments for high-performance microcellular composites that use sustainable bio-based materials via an environmentally benign manufacturing process. This project will serve to conserve energy and natural resources, and reduce waste and toxic substance production.

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Reactor Scale Simulation of an Atomic Layer Deposition Process

Shaeri, R.M., and Jen, T.C., Yuan, C.
Journal Paper accepted for publication in Chemical Engineering Research and Design

Abstract

To be published

Improving Atomic Layer Deposition Process through Reactor Scale Simulation

Shaeri, R.M., and Jen, T.C., Yuan, C.
Journal Paper accepted for publication in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

Abstract

To be published

Numerical Modeling of Carrier Gas Flow in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Process: a Comparative Study of Lattice Boltzmann Models

Pan, D.Q., Li, T., Jen, T.C., Yuan, C.
Journal Paper Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, V. 32, issue 1, 2014, 01A110

Abstract

This paper characterizes the carrier gas flow in the atomic layer deposition (ALD) vacuum reactor by introducing Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) to the ALD simulation through a comparative study of two LBM models. Numerical models of gas flow are constructed and implemented in two-dimensional geometry based on lattice Bhatnagar–Gross–Krook (LBGK)-D2Q9 model and two-relaxation-time (TRT) model. Both incompressible and compressible scenarios are simulated and the two models are compared in the aspects of flow features, stability, and efficiency. Our simulation outcome reveals that, for our specific ALD vacuum reactor, TRT model generates better steady laminar flow features all over the domain with better stability and reliability than LBGK-D2Q9 model especially when considering the compressible effects of the gas flow. The LBM-TRT is verified indirectly by comparing the numerical result with conventional continuum-based computational fluid dynamics solvers, and it shows very good agreement with these conventional methods. The velocity field of carrier gas flow through ALD vacuum reactor was characterized by LBM-TRT model finally. The flow in ALD is in a laminar steady state with velocity concentrated at the corners and around the wafer. The effects of flow fields on precursor distributions, surface absorptions, and surface reactions are discussed in detail. Steady and evenly distributed velocity field contribute to higher precursor concentration near the wafer and relatively lower particle velocities help to achieve better surface adsorption and deposition. The ALD reactor geometry needs to be considered carefully if a steady and laminar flow field around the wafer and better surface deposition are desired.

Humidification and Heat Controls of Cathode Air for a PEM Fuel Cell Stack

Chao, C.H. and Jen, T.C.
Journal Paper International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 58, pp.117-124

Abstract

A new method of humidification and heat controls for a PEM fuel cell stack using non-contact laser absorption spectroscopy is presented in this study. The focus of this experiment is to follow the load current variation and its effect on the resistance and performance. Optimal relative humidity gases not only decrease the total losses in the membrane-electrode-assembly (MEA), but also eliminate channel flooding. By controlling humidified air and heat, it is shown that the tested stack has an improvement in performance as compared to fully humidified gases especially under a heavy-load condition. In this paper, a proposed humidification and temperature control strategy based on humidifiers and gas heaters is presented and discussed in detail. The results indicate that the humidification and temperature control strategy suggested in this experimental study can precisely control the air relative humidity, temperature and flow rate, and increase overall power output by 16% from PEM fuel cell stack.

Turbulent Heat Transfer Analysis of a Three-Dimensional Array of Perforated Fins Due to Changes in Perforation Sizes

Shaeri, R.M., and Jen, T.C., Yuan, C.
Journal Paper Numerical Heat Transfer Part A: Applications, Vol. 61, Issue 11, pp. 807-822

Abstract

Turbulent heat transfer characteristics of three-dimensional and rectangular perforated fins, including perforation like channels along the length of the fins, are investigated. Both dimensions and numbers of perforations are changed at the highest porosity in the study of Shaeri and Yaghoubi [7] to determine the effects of perforation sizes on the heat transfer characteristics of the perforated fins. Results show that at a specific porosity, a fin with a higher number of perforations enhances the heat transfer rate more efficiently. Also, total drag is not only remarkably lower in perforated fins compared with a solid fin, but also becomes smaller by decreasing the number of perforations.

A New Correlation for Effective Borehole Thermal Resistance of Single U-tube Ground Heat Exchanger

Liao, Q., Zhou, C., Cui, W., and Jen, T.C.
Journal Paper Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications , Vol. 62, Iss. 3, 2012

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The effective borehole thermal resistance of a vertical, single U-tube ground heat exchanger is numerically studied. The nonuniform temperature distributions along the perimeter of both borehole and outside diameter of two pipes are taken into account to evaluate effective borehole thermal resistance. A best-fit correlation for effective borehole thermal resistance is proposed, and the dimensionless borehole thermal resistances are compared between the present correlation and other available equations in the literature. It is found that the present correlation of effective borehole thermal resistance is more accurate than those of available formulas.

New Correlations for Thermal Resistances of Vertical Single U-tube Ground Heat Exchanger

Liao, Q., Zhou, C., Cui, W., and Jen, T.C.
Journal Paper J. Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl. 4(3), 031010 (Jul 17, 2012) (7 pages), doi:10.1115/1.4006516al Sci. Eng. Appl. 4(3), 031010

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A new 2D numerical model of a single U-tube ground heat exchanger is proposed and a four-thermal-resistance model is adopted to evaluate the effective pipe-to-borehole, pipe-to-pipe, and borehole-to-borehole thermal resistances. The influence of temperature distributions on both borehole surface and outer diameter of two pipes to these thermal resistances has been thoroughly studied. The best-fit correlations of effective pipe-to-borehole, pipe-to-pipe, and borehole-to-borehole thermal resistances are proposed and compared with the available equations in the literature. It is found that the present correlations of thermal resistances for ground heat exchanger are more accurate than those of available formulas. Furthermore, based on these obtained thermal resistance correlations, an analytical model is proposed to evaluate the heat transfer performance of the ground heat changer.

Effect of Perforation Sizes on Laminar Heat Transfer Characteristics of an Array of Perforated Fins

Shaeri, R.M., and Jen, T.C.
Journal Paper Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 64, December 2012, Pages 328-334, ISSN 0196-8904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2012.05.002

Abstract

Shaeri and Yaghoubi [25] reported the highest heat transfer rate in a laminar flow for a perforated fin with the most perforations (porosity), regardless of investigation on the effects of perforation sizes. In this study, the effects of size and number of perforations on laminar heat transfer characteristics of an array of perforated fins at the highest porosity of the study of Shaeri and Yaghoubi [25] have been numerically investigated. The Navier–Stokes and energy equations are solved by the finite volume procedure using the SIMPLE algorithm. Results show that at a specific porosity, the thermal entrance length of each perforation of a fin with a lower number of perforations is larger than that of each perforation of a fin with a higher number of perforations. Therefore, in a laminar flow and at a constant porosity, a fin with fewer perforations is more efficient to enhance the heat transfer rate compared with a fin with more perforations. Although perforated fins have higher friction drag and lower pressure drag with respect to solid fins, perforated fins do not affect total drag.

Feasibility and Effectiveness of Heat Pipe Cooling in End Milling Operations Thermal, Structural Static, and Dynamic Analyses: A New Approach

Zhu, L. Jen, T.C., Yen, Y.H., and Kong, X.L.
Journal Paper J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. 133(5), 054503 (Oct 14, 2011) (6 pages), doi:10.1115/1.4005037

Abstract

In this paper, the feasibility and effectiveness of heat pipe cooling in end milling operations are investigated. A new embedded heat pipe technology was utilized to remove the heat generated at the tool-interface in end milling processes. Numerical studies involved four cases, including dry milling, fluid cooling, heat pipe cooling, and heat pipe cooling with cutting fluid supplied. The thermal, structural static, and dynamic characteristics of the end-mill were investigated using a numerical calculation with fast finite element plus solvers based on explicit finite element analysis software. The results demonstrate that the heat pipe end-mill is most feasible and effective in the actual end milling processes.

Structural Design of a Silicon Six-Wafer Micro-Combustor under the Effect of Heat Transfer Boundary Condition at the Outer Walls

Zhu, L., Jen, T.C., Yin, C.-L.
Journal Paper ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Volume 3: Combustion Science and Engineering

Abstract

This paper studied the structural design issues associated with a silicon six–wafer micro-combustor under the effect of hydrogen/air ratio. The objective of this study is to establish a methodology for designing highly stressed micro-fabricated structures. Due to the facts that there are differences in sizes between a micro-combustor and a conventional combustor, the fracture strength of silicon in room temperature is extremely sensitive to its surface processing methods. It is worth noting that the silicon has relatively poor high temperature strength and creep resistance when the temperature is above the brittle to ductile transition temperature (BDTT), e.g. 900K [1]. Some experimental and numerical simulation results [1,2] have shown that the flame front in the micro-combustor propagates in the upstream of the mixture flow, burns in the recirculation jacket, where the flame temperature could reach 1700∼1800K, and then travels to the outer wall 1000 ∼ 1200K when the equivalence ratio of hydrogen/air is increased to a certain value. This will shorten the fatigue life of the micro-combustor. In order to explore the structural design of the micro-combustor under the effect of different mixture equivalence ratio, combustion characteristics of the combustor were first analyzed using 2D computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation when the mixture flow rate was constant, and then the 3D Finite Element Method based on Finite Element Software COSMOS\works was employed for thermo-mechanical analysis. The results show that the critical failure occurs around the burning area in the recirculation jacket, which is in agreement with the experimental results in the published literature. The results of this study can be used for the design and improvement of the micro-combustors.

Transport Phenomena in Fuel Cell: Numerical Simulation Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

Jen, T.C., Yan, T., and Chen, Q.
Book Chapter WIT Press, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7AA, UK
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Fuel cells are expected to play a significant role in the next generation of energy systems and road vehicles for transportation. However, substantial progress is required in reducing manufacturing costs and improving performance.

This book aims to contribute to the understanding of the transport processes in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) and direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC), which are of current interest. A wide range of topics is covered, featuring contributions from prominent scientists and engineers in the field.

A detailed summary of state-of-the-art knowledge and future needs, this text will be of value to graduate students and researchers working on the development of fuel cells within academia and industry.

Computational Fluid Dynamics-Technology and Applications: Application of Lattice Boltzmann Method in Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

Liao, Q., and Jen, T.C.
Book Chapter Chapter 2, pp. 29-68, Intech publication, July 2011
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  • A broad reference detailing major aspects in the surface sciences, tribology, lubrication science, materials science, and in manufacturing
  • Focuses on tribology from the macro- to the nano- levels as well as from experimental and computational science
  • Comprehensive coverage of fundamental aspects of friction, lubrication, and wear

This book is planned to publish with an objective to provide a state-of-art reference book in the area of computational fluid dynamics for CFD engineers, scientists, applied physicists and post-graduate students. Also the aim of the book is the continuous and timely dissemination of new and innovative CFD research and developments. This reference book is a collection of 14 chapters characterized in 4 parts: modern principles of CFD, CFD in physics, industrial and in castle. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the computational experiment technology, numerical simulation of the hydrodynamics and heat transfer processes in a two dimensional gas, application of lattice Boltzmann method in heat transfer and fluid flow, etc. Several interesting applications area are also discusses in the book like underwater vehicle propeller, the flow behavior in gas-cooled nuclear reactors, simulation odour dispersion around windbreaks and so on.

Tribology for Scientists and Engineers: Macroscale Applications in Tribology

Reeves, C.J., Menezes, P.L., Lovell, M.R., Jen, T.C.
Book Chapter Springer
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  • A broad reference detailing major aspects in the surface sciences, tribology, lubrication science, materials science, and in manufacturing
  • Focuses on tribology from the macro- to the nano- levels as well as from experimental and computational science
  • Comprehensive coverage of fundamental aspects of friction, lubrication, and wear

This book details a comprehensive overview of tribology. General information on how tribology is approached in various related areas of research, both experimental and computational is provided. The book contains up-to-date data and describes current technologies.

Tribology for Scientists and Engineers: Microscale Applications in Tribology

Reeves, C.J., Menezes, P.L., Lovell, M.R., Jen, T.C.
Book Chapter Springer
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  • A broad reference detailing major aspects in the surface sciences, tribology, lubrication science, materials science, and in manufacturing
  • Focuses on tribology from the macro- to the nano- levels as well as from experimental and computational science
  • Comprehensive coverage of fundamental aspects of friction, lubrication, and wear

This book details a comprehensive overview of tribology. General information on how tribology is approached in various related areas of research, both experimental and computational is provided. The book contains up-to-date data and describes current technologies.

Current Teaching

Teaching History

  • 2008 1997

    Convection Heat and Mass Transfer

    Conservation equations; laminar developed and developing flows; laminar boundary layers; high speed flows; turbulent flow and heat transfer; natural convection; mass transfer; special engineering applications.

  • 2004 1998

    Numerical Methods for Engineers

    Differential equation solutions with finite difference and finite volume methods; grid generation technique; finite element methods; applications to solid mechanics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics.

  • 2005 1998

    Basic Heat Transfer

    Introduction to conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer; heat exchangers; mass transfer analogies; laboratory experiments.

  • 2009 1998

    Thermal Radiation and Conduction

    Radiative Properties Of And Radiative Transfer In Absorbing, Emitting And Scattering Media; Transient And Steady State Heat Conduction; Multi-mode Heat Transfer Applications.

  • 2010 1999

    Modern Thermomanufacturing Processes

    An introduction to thermal management and techniques applied to chemical vapor deposition, welding, thermal spraying, and machining (cutting and grinding).

  • 2001 1999

    Introduction to Heat Transfer

    Introduction to conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer; heat exchangers; mass transfer analogies; laboratory experiments.

  • 2001 1999

    Fundamentals of Fluid Flows

    Inviscid, viscous and compressible flow; potential flow in aerodynamics; analytical solutions of navier-stokes equation; laminar and turbulent boundary layers, jets, wakes, and separating flows; applications.

  • 2009 2002

    Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

    Basic law of fluid mechanics with applications to engineering problems and with laboratory demonstrations.

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