Miljkovic invited to participate in National Academies symposium
Assistant Professor Nenad Miljkovic has been invited to participate in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ fifth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium. Held in November and hosted by L'École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse des Systèmes (ENSIAS) on its campus in Rabat, Morocco, it is held in partnership with ENSIAS and Mohammad V University.
The symposium brings together researchers from many different disciplines, exploring research in the fields of water, sanitation and hygiene, renewable energy, cancer, smart agriculture, and smart cities.
The symposium is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Hundreds of outstanding applications from the Arab region and the United States, with just a small fraction selected to participate.
Miljkovic’s research intersects the multidisciplinary fields of thermo-fluid sciences, interfacial phenomena, and renewable energy. His group, the Energy Transport Research Laboratory, aims to bring about transformational efficiency enhancements in energy (power generation to oil and gas to renewables), water, agriculture, transportation and electronics cooling by fundamentally manipulating heat-fluid-surface interactions across multiple length and time scales. The focus of his research is directed towards both fundamental research on micro/nanostructured surfaces for phase change and interfacial phenomena, and applied research on devices and systems including solar thermal energy conversion and atmospheric energy harvesting.
Miljkovic earned his master’s and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering in 2011 and 2013, and joined MechSE in August 2014.