Peles, Yoav

Sep 19, 2011    


Micro Fluids and Heat Transfer


Professor Yoav Peles of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY is a researcher and an educator specializing in heat and fluid flow processes at the micro scale with special emphasis on two-phase flow. He has been studying flow boiling processes in microchannels for more than fifteen years and published numerous archival and conference papers on the topic. His pioneered research on flow boiling instabilities in microchannels is frequently cited by his expert peers.

Dr. Peles received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology in 1999. Following he joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to work on the Micro Engine Project. He joined the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at RPI in 2002 and was promoted to the rank of full professor in 2011. Professor Peles received several distinguished awards and he is the recipient of the 2005 ONR Young Investigator Award and the 2007 DARPA/MTO Young Faculty Award.

His research interest is in the field of heat transfer, energy systems, and fluid mechanics primarily at the micro and nano scales. This research endeavor seeks to extend fundamental knowledge of thermal-hydraulic mechanisms governing adiabatic and diabatic single-phase and two-phase flows in diminishing length scales.

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