Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Efficient and Novel Thermal Management Approaches
Aerospace Systems Directorate, RQ/Aero Propulsion Systems
||Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542
|Yerkes, Kirk L.
Efficient and effective heat acquisition, transport, storage, and rejection represent fundamental limitations for future dynamic high-power and high-energy missions for high-performance aerospace vehicles. Basic and applied heat-transfer and thermodynamic phenomena are examined theoretically and experimentally with emphasis on their adaptation to dynamic airborne power systems, electronic component thermal management, and high-energy component thermal management. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, nano and macroscale thermodynamics and thermophysics; single-phase, two-phase, and multiphase systems; novel working fluid approaches for low and high temperatures; novel heat-transfer devices; capillary and other augmented heat-transfer methods for variable gravity applications; novel thermophysical and heat-transfer phenomena characterization; unsteady heat transfer in pulsed and transient-phase change processes; electronic component temperature control; and the solution of the conjugate problem associated with packaging configurations for SiC-based power electronic devices and applications.
Aerospace vehicles; Thermophysics; Heat transfer; Thermal management; Thermodynamic;
Open to U.S. citizens
Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants