Welcome to Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory at the University of Texas, Arlington. We carry out research and education activities around the theme of microscale thermal transport in engineering devices and systems. We strive for synergy between experimental and theoretical research. Current projects include investigation of multi-physics, coupled phenomena in Li-ion cells for electrochemical energy conversion, heat transfer in additive manufacturing, thermal transport in three-dimensional integrated circuits, and temperature measurement in extreme conditions. Please see Research page for further details.
Our research is supported by various federal agencies (NSF, DoE, ONR), as well as private companies. Dr. Jain is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2016.
The Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory hosts state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate research in microscale heat transfer and computing resources for analytical and numerical modeling. We have access to a further array of experimental equipment, including microfabrication tools, through our affiliation with the UT Arlington Research Institute (UTARI), Nanotechnology Research Center (NanoFab), Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies, and Characterization Center for Materials and Biology (C2MB).
We are also involved in outreach and dissemination activities aimed at attracting middle-school students towards STEM education and STEM-related careers. For this purpose, we have partnerships with middle schools in near-by ISDs for ongoing activities involving their students.