The Complex Fluids and Multiphase Transport Lab conducts both experimental and modeling studies on heat/mass transfer and fluid flows, transport sciences in scalable nanomanufacturing, and multi-scale modeling of energy systems and materials processing. Current projects range from basic studies of deposition physics of printale electronics and directed assembly of functional nanoparticles to microstructure evolution in reactive wetting and design of electrochemical energy storage and two-phase heat transfer surfaces.

The laboratory is supported by the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Electrical Power Research Institute, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, American Chemical Society, and industry.


Director: Ying Sun, Ph.D., Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University

E-mail:, Tel: (215)895-1373 (Curtis)

(215)895-1235 (Science Center)

Office: Curtis 151-I, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 420 Science Center, 3701 Market Street, PA 19104

Lab: 426 Science Center, 3701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104