Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Fei Duan

Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Assoc Prof Fei Duan

Dr. Duan, Fei joined in Division of Thermal and Fluids Engineering in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor on July 11, 2008. Before that, he is a postdoctoral fellow at Thermodynamics and Kinetics Lab of Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering in University of Toronto, Canada after he finished his Ph.D. degree there. He finished his B. Sc. & Eng. on Chemical Engineering and M. Sc. & Eng. on Materials Science and Engineering. The focus of Dr. Duan’s doctoral and postdoctoral studies was on thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. During his doctoral study, he visited Institute of Fluid Mechanics at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
Research Interests
(1) Kinetics of phase changes
(2) Evaporation cooling and thermal management
(3) Energy/exergy analysis on thermocapillary evaporators
(4) Thermal analyses of energy systems
(5) Development of smart materials
Current Projects
  • 3D Printing Molds with Optimal Single-Phase Convection Conformal Cooling
  • A micro-x-ray computed tomography for waterborne microbial detection
  • Continuous Droplet Impacting On Patterned Surface
  • Controllable Wetting and Drying of a Sessile Droplet of Solutions and Suspensions
  • Feasibility Study of Immersion Cooling Technology
  • LNG Power Generation From Gas Turbine and Stirling Engine
  • Large-scale Conformal Patterning of Nanostructured Arrays and Applicatins in Immersion Cooling Data Center
  • Liquid Immersion Cooling System For Data Centre Solution To Improve Energy Efficiency At Nanyang Technological University
  • Nanothermochromism integrated with smart matrix: ultra-large solar modulation, high luminance transmission and heat management
  • Real-time monitoring 3D printing lattice structure by X-ray CT scanning under both thermal and stress fields
  • Study on Design of Combustor for Aero-Engine Application
  • Thermoacoustic Interaction of Acoustic Streaming and Heat Transfer
Selected Publications
  • Chenzhen Ji, Zhen Qin, Zhenghua Low, Swapnil Dubey, Fook Hoong Choo, Fei Duan*. (2018). Experimental investigation on the effect of fin length allocation for the PCM melting enhancement. 16th International Heat Transfer Conference.
  • Chenzhen JI, Zhen Qin, Swapnil Dubey, Fook Hoong Choo, Fei Duan*. (2018). Simulation on PCM melting enhancement with fin length allocations in a rectangular enclosure induced by natural convection. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, .
  • C. Ji, Z. Qin, Z. Low, S. Dubey, F.H. Choo, F. Duan. (2018). Non-uniform heat transfer suppression to enhance PCM melting by angled fins. Applied Thermal Engineering, 129, 269-279.
  • Z. Qin, C. Ji, Z. Low, S. Dubey, F.H. Choo, H. Deng, F. Duan. (2017). Effect of fin location on the latent heat storage: a numerical study. Energy Procedia, 143, 320-326.
  • C. Ji, Z. Qin, S. Dubey, F.H. Choo, F. Duan. (2017). Three-dimensional Transient Numerical Study on Latent Heat Thermal Storage for Waste Heat Recovery from a Low Temperature Gas Flow. Applied Energy, 205, 1-12.

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