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Thermal-Fluid and Thermal Processing Lab

The scientific research and engineering development in the Thermal-Fluids & Thermal Processing Laboratory covers the following broad topical areas:

  • Thermal processing of non-Newtonian media
  • Boiling and phase change heat transfer
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • Spray and coating processes 
  • Heat transfer enhancement and compact heat exchangers 
  • Energy and sustainability 
  • Micro-scale thermal devices and sensors 
  • Computational heat and mass transfer 


  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Tranter Inc.
  • U.S. Department of Energy ( DOE)
  • Honeywell International
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • Procter & Gamble
  • US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Alfa-Laval Thermal
  • Brown Fintube Co.
  • Ohio Board of Regents


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Raj M Manglik

Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng

684 Rhodes Hall


Dr. Raj M. Manglik is Professor of Mehanical & Materials Engineering, and Director of the Thermal-Fluids & Thermal Processing Laboratory. His broad research and educational interests include: Interfacial phenomena; molecular dynamics of surface-active self-assembled biomolecules and polymers; micro-scale processes; boiling heat transfer; thermal processing of polymeric materials and non-Newtonian fluids; multi-sale (molecular-nano-micro-macro-scales) analysis; enhancement of hea transfer; biological thermal-fluids systems; bubbling and droplet-surface dynamics; compact heat exchangers; micro-electronic coolin; experimental tehniques; and computational modeling and CFD.
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Milind A. Jog

Professor, CEAS - Mechanical Eng

699 Rhodes Hall