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Principal Investigator: Dr. Dusan P. Sekulic

Secat J. G. Morris Aluminum Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professional Preparation

D.Sc. Eng., Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade and University of Novi Sad
B.S., Physics, University of Novi Sad
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Novi Sad

Research Areas: Heat Exchanger Theory and Design, Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena for Materials Processing

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing
414F CRMS Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0108
Phone: 859-257-2972
Fax: 859-323-1071
Email: dusan.sekulic@uky.edu


Current Ph.D. Students

Cheng-Nien Yu

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Assistant
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA

Professional Preparation
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan

Research Interests
Aluminum Brazing, Transport Phenomena, Heat Transfer, Sustainability, Lean Systems

Email: chengnien.yu@uky.edu

 

Yangyang Wu

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Assistant
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award 2018, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA

Professional Preparation
B.S. in Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, 2008-2012
Chongqing University, China

Research Interests
Aluminum Brazing, Wetting Behavior at High Temperature, Mass Transfer, Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics

Email: yangyang.wu@uky.edu


 

2016 - Hai Fu

Dissertation: "Kinetics of Molten Metal Capillary Flow in Non-Reactive and Reactive Systems"
Affiliation: Corning Inc.

Education

Southeast University, Nanjing, China, B.E.Sc., 2005
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, M.E.Sc., 2008
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, PhD, 2012-2016

 

2012 - Wen Liu

Dissertation: "Transport Phenomena Associated with Liquid Metal Flow over Topographically Modified Surfaces"
Affiliation: MAHLE

Education

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2003 - 2007
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China
B.A. in Literature (Dual Degree), 2004 - 2007
Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2007 - 2012
Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2012
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky (UK),USA

 

2005 - Hui Zhao

Dissertation: "Transport phenomena involving molten clad during aluminum brazing process"
Affiliation: Creative Thermal Solutions

Education

Suzhou University, Bachelor of science in Physics, Nanjing, China, B.E.Sc., 1993-1997
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Master of Science in Power and Energy Engineering, Shanghai, China, 1997-2000
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, PhD, 2000-2005

Dec. 2012
Dr. Wen Liu

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky, USA
Research Assistant

Jan. 2006 - Mar. 2008
Dr. Hui Zhao

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky, USA
Research Assistant
Topic: "Modeling of Joining Processes"

Feb. 2006 - Jan. 2007
Dr. Philip Hadinata

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA
Topic: "Modeling of Molten Metal Flow through the Micro Grooves"

2016 - Mr. Rahul Yashwant Nehete
Thesis: "Energy Resources Use Metrics"
Affiliation: InLine Engineers

2015 - Mr. Cheng-Nien Yu
Thesis: "Joint Formation under Severely Altered Background Atmosphere in Controlled Atmosphere Brazing of Aluminum"

2014 - Mr. Jonathan Gasser
Thesis: "An Analysis of Energy Resources Utilization for Two Metal Joining Manufacturing Processes"
Affiliation: Energy Solutions, CMTA Inc.

2013 - Mr. Fangxiao Dong
Thesis: "Kinetics of Wedge-Tee Joint Formation during Brazing of an Aluminum Alloy under Controlled Atmosphere"
Affiliation: Oracle Corporation

2010 - Mr. Subramaniam Saiganesh
Thesis: "Sustainable Resource Utilization in Manufacturing of Printed Circuit Board Assemply: Exergy Analysis of the Process"

2008 - Mr. Daniel Busbaher
Project: "Design for Manufacturing: High Temperature Brazing"
Affiliation: Ceradyne Inc.

2007 - Mr. Dinesh Nalagatla
Thesis: "Influence of Surface Roughness of Copper Substrate on Wetting Behavior of Molten Solder Alloys"

2006 - Mr. Venkata Sandeep Boddapati
Thesis: "Exergy Metric for the Assessment of Material Processing in Manufacturing"

2006 - Mr. Ramnath Narayanaswamy
Thesis: "Influence of Flux Deposition Non-Uniformity on Molten Metal Spreading in Aluminum Joining by Brazing"

2006 - Mr. Ajay-Babu Renduchinatala
Thesis: "Experimental Study and Quantification of Emissions in Control Atmosphere Brazing Process"

2006 - Mr. Sajjad Sameer
Project: "Design and Manufacturing Considerations Involving Compact Heat Exchangers: Metal Foam vs. Plate-fin"

2005 - Mr. Jayasankar Sankara
Thesis: "Exergy Based Method for Sustainable Energy Utilization"

Jun. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Ms. Rui Pan

Visiting Scholar, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Topic: "Diffusion Bonding of Transition Metal Carbides (ZrC-Ti (Zr or Hf) -ZrC)"
"Thermodynamic Modeling of Manufacturing Systems: "Building Environment Energy Trade-offs at a Factory System" (UKY-MIT Collaboration)"

Nov. 2015- Apr. 2016
Mr. Jinlong Yang

Visiting Scholar, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Topic: "Wetting Behavior of Zn-Al Filler Metal on the Stainless Steel Substrate"

Feb. 2012 - Jul. 2012
Dr. Michael Krivelev

Visiting Scholar, Udmurt State University, Russia
FULBRIGHT Scholar

Dec. 2010 - Dec.2011
Dr. Yulong Li

Visiting Scholar, Nanchang University, China
Topic: "Brazing Phenomena - Materials Science Aspects"

Summer 2010
Mr. Timo Externbrink

Visiting Scholar, Dortmund University, Germany
RISE DAAD Scholarship
Topic: "Aluminum-Steel Liquid Metal Spreading"

May 2008 - May 2009
Dr. Maoai Chen

Visiting Scholar, Shandong University, China
Topic: "Wetting of Solder Nano-Composites"

2007
Dr. Hongqin Wang

Visiting Scholar & Co-Advised Ph.D. Student, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Dissertation: "Reactive Wetting of Lead-Free Solders based on the Cu-Sn Interface Reaction"

2007 - 2008
Mr. Michael Johnson

Visiting Scholar, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Kentucky, USA
Topic: "Characteristics of Metal Foams"

2005 - 2006
Mr. Aleksander Sasha Zbrozek

Visiting Scholar, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Kentucky, USA
Topic: "Surface Tension Driven Molten Metal Flow over Reactive Flat and Grooved Surfaces"

2003
Dr. Feng Gao

Visiting Scholar & Co-Advised Ph.D. Student, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Dissertation: "Mechanism of Brazed Joint Formation in Aluminum Compact Heat Exchangers"