Lab Capabilities

LUNA ODiSI – Optical Distributed Sensor Interrogator – 2 channels

NAC HX-3 5 Mega Pixel resolution at 2000 fps up to 1,300,000 frames per second

Park XE7 Atomic Force Microscope

UltiMaker 2+ 3D printer

Research Tools

Thermal-hydraulic system code: TRACE/SNAP (NRC)

Subchannel analysis: COBRA-TF (CASL)

Statistic software: OriginPro, Statistica

Others: Mathematica, Matlab, Fortran, C/C++, Python, Labview.

We also work in collaboration with research groups using MELCOR and CFD tools.

Research Interests

Two-Phase Heat Transfer Phenomena
Boiling Heat Transfer

Critical Heat Flux (CHF)
Post-CHF Heat Transfer


Inverse Heat Transfer





Computational System Analysis

Subchannel Analysis

Risk Analysis


    Laboratory address:

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    302 Goodwin Hall
    College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
    635 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061