Welcome to Thermal-Hydraulics Laboratory

The laboratory performs experiments and computational simulations focusing on single- and multi-phase flow and heat transfer in advanced energy systems and space exploration missions. 



  • Our lab is seeking multiple highly motivated graduate students with a background in nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, and chemical engineering or other related fields. If you have interests, please contact Prof. Shi (shis3@rpi.edu) for additional information. 

  • Highly motivated undergraduate students are welcome to participate in our research. Undergraduate students are encouraged to publish their research results.

May 12, 2022

Congratulations to Ilyas Yilgor for winning the Michael Podowski Award this year!

March 1, 2022

Check out our recent paper published at International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer on the development of "Scaling Laws for Two-phase Flow and Heat Transfer in High-temperature Heat Pipes.


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