Engineering Ethics Seminar in November

Get the one-hour of ethics requirement for maintaining a Texas P.E. license when David Howell, P.E., Director of Licensing for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, presents an Engineering Ethics Seminar on Friday, November 21, at 7:00am on the UT Arlington campus. Registration fees ($40 online, $45 at the door) will support scholarships for freshman engineering students. Register here today!


Wednesday, October 1, 7:00am - 8:00am
100 Nedderman Hall, UT Arlington campus

Thermal Microdevices for Energy
and Biomedical Applications


Ankur Jain, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Director, Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory
UT Arlington


It's been said that medical microdevices are as important to the future of medicine as microprocessors were to the computer revolution. These sensors, actuators, drug-delivery systems, lab-on-a-chip devices and other microarrays are changing the way healthcare professionals detect, measure and treat physical abnormalities. Because these create thermal phenomena at a microscale level, thermal-based microdevices can be utilized in a variety of experiments and applications to better understand the nature of heat flow in systems of interest for engineering and biomedicine. For example, some microdevices are being used in energy conversion and modulating the operating temperatures of lithium-ion batteries.


In this presentation, Dr. Jain describes results from ongoing research on thermal-based microdevices. Specific examples from measurement of thermophysical properties of materials and attachment of DNA to inorganic surfaces will be discussed. Other research at the Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory at UT Arlington will also be briefly described.


Ankur Jain received a B.Tech. in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. Before coming to UT Arlington, he held research and development positions in the semiconductor companies AMD and Freescale Semiconductor. Dr. Jain's research interests include energy conversion devices, microscale thermal transport, bioheat transfer, etc. His research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Department of Energy and others.

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