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Matthew McCarthy Wins NSF CAREER Award

July 1, 2015

Dr. Matthew McCarthy

Matthew McCarthy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department, has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research on phase-change heat transfer on structured surfaces. The five-year grant totaling $507,752 is entitled “Investigation of Boiling Heat Transfer Mechanisms and their Enhancement using Biotemplated Nanostructures.” McCarthy is the director of the Multiscale Thermofluidics Laboratory, and his work involves structured surface coatings fabricated using the self-assembly of nano-scale biological templates. His research focuses on the role of surface structures and interfacial phenomena in phase-change heat transfer processes like boiling, evaporation, and condensation.

More information regarding Prof. McCarthy’s research can be found on his group website as well as DrexelNow.