Shanbin Shi
THL Director
Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Google Scholar 


Eymon Lan
Graduate Research Assistant
B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

My research includes leveraging nodal code's computational speed and the accuracy of high fidelity CFD code for the modeling of  cryogenic propellant storage in micro-gravity.

Ilyas Yilgor
Graduate Research Assistant
B.S. Purdue University

My work involves experimental, analytical and numerical investigations of heat pipes and wick structures as they apply to nuclear microreactors. I am currently working on the construction of the RPI Low Temperature Heat Pipe Test Facility (LTHPF). 


Haonong Du
Graduate Research Assistant
M.S. Columbia University
B.S. Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Paul Remneff
Graduate Research Assistant
B.S. University of Nevada, Reno

The focus of my research is quenching pipelines to cryogenic temperatures and the flow conditions within these pipelines in micro-gravity environments.

Patrick Ryan
Master's Student
B.S. University of Texas at Austin


Tierney Dugan
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

My research involves investigating the technical challenges of developing small High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactors with helium as the coolant.


Mills Haskett
Undergraduate Research Assistant 

I am working with Ilyas on the design and fabrication of novel heat pipes using additive manufacturing techniques, primarily focusing on the Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) method.


Harrison Bass
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Rensselear Polytechnic Institute

Eric Lowden
Master's Student
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Junwoo Park
Exchange Student Intern
Seoul National University, South Korea

Minjee Cho
Exchange Student Intern
Chung-Ang University, South Korea