October 26, 2016 Colloquium

Changes of Phase

Dr. Ying Zheng, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Lancaster, PA

Abstract: Phase change, referring to the transition between gas, liquid and solid, happens everywhere in our daily life – when the candle is burning, when the water is boiling, or when the annoying but beautiful ice pattern forms on your windshield in the winter. Tremendous research and development has been intrigued to understand the behavior of the phase transition, investigate associate phase change material, and explore potential applications. This presentation aims to stimulate your interests in this phase change field, through sharing research and working experiences in employing the changes of phase. Projects from governments and industries will be used to illustrate the way to take advantage of phase change, and solve the problems and challenges in different applications.

Biography: Dr. Ying Zheng is a researcher in two-phase heat transfer, phase change material, and renewable energy. Currently she is a R&D Engineer at Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Working closely with other R&D engineers and collaborating with academic and industry partners, Dr. Zheng has been involved in multiple million-dollar projects, including enhanced dropwise condensation to improve dry cooling efficiency, heat pipe-phase change material based cool storage for air cool condenser systems, and storage of thermal energy for solar power plant. Her recent research interests include condensation heat transfer, phase change material, thermal energy storage, alternative energy, heat pipe and building thermal management. She has produced several journal publications, technical conference papers, and is currently served as Secretary and Treasurer in Transport and Energy Processes Division (TEP) at American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Dr. Zheng has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, and dual B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and in Chemistry from Nankai University in Tianjin, China.

Location: Wickersham 201, Millersville University

Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm