July 2, 2019: Michael Faucett Jr successfully presented his MS paper. Congratulations Mike and welcome to the IPHEL family of alumni.
May 13, 2019: The IPHEL team, Prof. Quiming Zhang, and Prof. Adri van Duin were funded by the Materials for Enhancing Energy and Environmental Stewardship Seed Grant Program, for the project: “Novel Dielectric Polymer Nanocomposites for High Energy Storage”.
April 30, 2019: Congratulations to Ulises on passing his PhD comprehensive exam!
April 10, 2019: The IPHEL team is a contributor to a recently awarded NSF REU: Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Complex Materials. We will be hosting undergraduate students conducting research on the nanoscale wetting behavior of 2-D materials.
April 9, 2019: Congratulations to Luis on his latest publication in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.
January 25, 2019: Ulises won the Vizzies 2019 People’s Choice Award. Congratulations!
December 4, 2018: Congratulations to Daniela on her upcoming internship at the NASA Johnson Space Center this Spring 2019.
November 20, 2018: Congratulations to Ulises on his latest publication in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.
November 12-15, 2018: The IPHEL team goes to the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Pittsburgh. We presented one technical paper, a technical presentation, and a poster. All the team members received travel awards.
September 14, 2018: Ulises passed the Mechanical Engineering PhD qualifying examination.
August 22, 2018: Dr. Ramos gives an invited talk at the 256th ACS National Meeting in Boston, MA.
September 3, 2018: Congratulations to Ulises on being awarded with the prestigious CONACYT fellowship. This is the Mexican equivalent to the NSF GRFP.
July 31, 2018: Congratulations to Ulises on his latest publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
July 24, 2018: Ulises was awarded with the College of Engineering Travel Grant to attend IMECE 2018.
July 3, 2018: Shitiz and Renrui successfully presented their MS thesis and paper, respectively, and both graduated. Congratulations!
June 18, 2018: Shitiz was offered admission to the PhD program in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Congratulations on this huge accomplishment, Shitiz will be missed.
June 1, 2018: Luis was awarded with the Kulakowski Travel Award for IMECE 2018.
May 30, 2018: Our paper entitled “Interfacial Liquid Layering at SiC-Water Interfaces and its Effects on Heat Transfer” was recognized as a featured paper at the ITHERM 2018 conference.
May 14, 2018: Matthew Shultz and Michael Faucett join IPHEL as summer research students.
March 28, 2018: The IPHEL team, Prof. Quiming Zhang, and Prof. Adri van Duin were awarded an ICS Seed Grant for the project “Theoretical Study of Novel Dielectric Nanocomposites”.
March 26, 2018: Daniela joins the Interfacial Phenomena Lab, welcome Daniela!
March 9, 2018: Congratulations to Ulises on his paper recently published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. This is also the first archival journal paper published by IPHEL.
February 28, 2018: Ulises was awarded with an ITHERM Travel Grant.
February 2, 2018: Ulises was inducted as a member of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society. Congratulations Ulises!
January 26, 2018: The IPHEL Team won the Vizzies 2018 People’s Choice Award. Congratulations everybody!
January 8, 2018: Renrui joins the Interfacial Phenomena Lab, welcome Renrui!
January 5, 2018: Ya-Chen joins the Interfacial Phenomena Lab, welcome Ya-Chen!
September 1, 2017: Dr. Ramos has been accepted as a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers (National Researcher Level I), a suborganization of the Mexican National Council on Science and Technology (the Mexican counterpart of the NSF). This is one of the highest honors awarded to Mexican researchers working abroad or in Mexico. The National System of Researchers has four active levels: Candidate, I, II, and III; and an Emeritus membership.
August 22, 2017: Shitiz joins the Interfacial Phenomena Lab, welcome Shitiz!
August 15, 2017: Ulises joins the Interfacial Phenomena Lab, welcome Ulises!
June 8, 2017: Dr. Ramos is named Associate of the Institute for Cyber Science at the Pennsylvania State University.
May 15, 2017: The Interfacial Phenomena Lab is created at the Pennsylvania State University.
April 28, 2017: Dr. Ramos’ research on interfacial heat transfer in coated surfaces is featured in Vacuum Technology & Coating, April Issue, Volume 18(4).
April 18, 2017: Dr. Ramos received the Sigma Xi Best PhD Dissertation Award at Georgia Tech, an institute-wide recognition across disciplines for an outstanding doctoral dissertation.
December 14, 2016: “Making it Work: Love, Marriage, and Scholarship”, Dr. Ramos and his family are featured on the Georgia Tech Commencement news.
October 18, 2016: Dr. Bladimir Ramos-Alvarado accepts an offer to join the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State University as an Assistant Professor starting May of 2017.
September 9, 2016: “Unraveling the Nature of Momentum and Heat Transport at Solid-Liquid Interfaces”, Dr. Ramos’ research is featured on the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech website.