Thermal Analysis, Microfluidics, and Fuel Cell Laboratory

PhD Students

Isaac Perez-Raya


Isaac Perez received the B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Guanjuato (UG), Mexico, and M.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering (thermofluids specialization) from the UG. Beyond his studies, he also collaborated at (University of Texas at Dallas) and Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (Virginia Tech), covering various research topics in fluid mechanics and electrochemistry. He is now pursuing his PhD at RIT, his current research focuses on the numerical analysis of nucleate boiling.

Ankit Kalani


Ankit Kalani is a PhD student who joined the lab in 2010 after completing his Bachelors from Mumbai University, India. He first obtained his masters degree in mechanical engineering on pool boiling in RIT. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD degree on flow boiling.

Preethi Gopalan


Preethi Gopalan joined the lab in September 2010 as a Microsystems Ph.D. student. She has completed her M.S. degree Electrical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo. She is currently working on water management issues of the PEM Fuel Cell.

Mustafa Koz


Mustafa Koz joined Microsystems Engineering PhD program in the fall of 2010. He uses numerical methods (COMSOL Multiphysics) to better demonstrate the heat transfer in PEM fuel cells. He received his BS and MS degrees on Mechatronics from Sabanci University, Istanbul/Turkey in 2007 and 2009 respectively. His MS thesis subject was the numerical analysis of micro swimming robots. He used numerical methods also on the performance analysis on micro pin-fin heat sinks.

Rupak Banerjee


Rupak Banerjee joined the lab in 2009 after having completed his Bachelor's degree from Panjab University (India) in 2009. His Masters degree was completed under the guidance of Dr. Kandlikar at the Thermal Analysis, Microfluidics, and Fuel Cell Laboratory in 2011. He is currently pursuing his doctoral work in the lab. His work involves the study of water transport through the gas diffusion layer of a PEM Fuel Cell.

Last updated 03.31.2011