2017

Apr. 2017: Congratulations! Tadeh Avanessian for his successful proposal defense!

Mar. 2016: Congratulations! Dr. Hwang received a grant from John A. See Award for “Efficient Water Boiler using 3D Microstructured Surface”, see details here.

2016

Sep. 2016: Congratulations! Dr. Hwang received a NSF grant through high speed computing resource (the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) for the project entitled as "Optimal Designs of Heterogeneous Nanomaterials for Advanced Thermal Management Systems", see details here.

Apr. 2016: Congratulations! Yahya Nasersharifi received an award at Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) Symposium, 3rd place, oral presenation, prize: $250.

Apr. 2016: Dr. Hwang gave an invited talk, "Optimal Designs of Multiscale Porous Structures for Renewable Energy and Thermal Management Systems", at Research Slam, College of Engineering, WSU.

Mar. 2016: Dr. Hwang gave an invited talk, "Nanoscale Thermal Management Systems: Thermal Diode and Switch, and Heat Pipe", at Graduate Seminar, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Jan. 2016: Congratulations! Aneek Noor got a job at Johnson Control.

Jan. 2016: Congratulations! Kapot Tarafder got a job at Koch Industries.

Jan. 2016: Congratulations! Dr. Hwang received a research grant from KS NSF EPSCoR First Award for “Adsorption-Controlled, Thermal diode and Switch (ACTS)”, $83,100, 1/1/2016-9/31/2016, see details here.

2015

Aug. 2015: Congratulations! Aamer Khan got a job at Inceptra.

Jul. 2015: Congratulations! Aamer Khan defended his M.S. thesis.

Jul. 2015: Tadeh Avanessian, Ph.D. student presented his work in ASME INTERPACK conference, San Francisco CA.

Jun. 2015: Dr. Hwang gave an invited talk, “Water Transport Fundamentals in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane and Novel Capillary Wick for High Heat Flux Thermal Management Systems,” International Scholar, Center for Urban Energy System Research, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea.

May. 2015: Congratulations! Kapot Tarafder defended his M.S. thesis.

May 2015: Congratulations to Yadhu Manickavasagar! She received the WSU Undergraduate Research Fund ($975).

May. 2015: Congratulations to Qi Heng Weng! He received the WSU Undergraduate Research Fund ($1000).

Apr. 2015: Congratulations! Dr. Hwang received the WSU internal grant, University Research/Creative Projects Award (URCA) for "Innovative Capillary-Wick Evaporator for Efficient and Economic Steam Generator”, $4,500, 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016, see details here.

Apr. 2015: Yadhu Manickavasagar presented her work in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum (URCAF).

Apr. 2015: Qi Weng, presented his work in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum (URCAF).

Feb. 2015: Dr. Hwang gave an invited talk, “Optimal Designs of Sustainable Energy and Thermal Management Systems using Molecular Dynamics Simulation,” Guest Speaker for Graduate Student Seminar, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University.

Feb. 2015: Congratulation! Mohammad Moulod, Ph.D. Student, joined the group.

Jan. 2015: Dr. Hwang gave an invited talk, “Optimal Thermal Management Systems: Capillary-Artery Evaporator Wick and Thermal Diode,” Guest Speaker for Graduate Student Seminar, Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea.

Jan. 2015: Dr. Hwang gave an invited talk, "Multiscale Water and Proton Transport Phenomena in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell," Seminar at High Temperature Energy Materials Research Center in Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea.

Jan. 2015: Dr. Hwang gave an invited talk, “Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell: Technology Trend,” Seminar at Green Technology Center, Korea.

Jan. 2015: Congratulations to Aneek Noor! He received the WSU Undergraduate Research Fund ($1000).

Jan. 2015: Congratulation! Yahya Avanessian, Ph.D. Student, joined the group.

2014

Sep 2014: Congratulation! Tadeh Avanessian, Ph.D. Student, joined the group.

Apr 2014: Dr. Hwang gave an invited talk at University of Nevada at Reno.

Apr 2014: Congratulation! Brandon Shanon, Master Student, joined the group.

Apr. 2015: Dr. Hwang gave an invited talk, “Nanoscale Transport Phenomena in Sustainable Energy and Thermal Management Systems using Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” Guest Speaker for Graduate Student Seminar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada at Reno.

2013

Nov 2013: Congratulation! Aamer Khan, Master Student, joined the group.

Nov 2013: Congratulation! Kapot Tarafder, Master Student, joined the group.

Sep 2013: Dr. Hwang joined WSU, Mechanical Engineering Department as an assistant professor.