Dr. Antao's current research interests are in molecular-to-macroscale heat transfer, fluid dynamics and interfacial phenomena, light-structure interactions on micro/nanostructured surfaces, and novel optical diagnostics and metrology for phase-change thermal transport characterization. Manipulating interfacial interactions (liquid-vapor-solid interfaces) at the nano- and microscale to design and enhance phase-change heat transfer processes for applications in electricity generation, electronics and energy conversion system thermal management, low-carbon aviation technology, and water purification. Investigating thermal and fluid transport in liquid-vapor two phase flow heat exchangers. Synthesis, molecular-to-macroscale characterization and accelerated durability testing of low surface energy promotor coatings for enhanced condensation heat transfer in energy systems. Synthesis and characterization of scalable and robust materials for solar energy conversion and boiling/evaporation heat transfer devices/technology. Application of non-equilibrium plasma technologies to enhance thermal, fluid and mechanical processes in clean and sustainable energy conversion applications.

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Academic Articles35
  • Anita, .., Zaheer, W., Jakhar, K., Antao, D. S., Gupta, S., & Banerjee, S. (2021). Powder bed coating of bitumen with asphaltenes to obtain solid prills for midstream transportation. Fuel. 302, 121093-121093.
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  • Wang, R., Jakhar, K., Ahmed, S., & Antao, D. S. (2021). Elucidating the Mechanism of Condensation-Mediated Degradation of Organofunctional Silane Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings.. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 13(29), 34923-34934.
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  • Long, C. T., Wang, R., Shoalmire, C., Antao, D. S., Shamberger, P. J., & Grunlan, J. C. (2021). Efficient Heat Shielding of Steel with Multilayer Nanocomposite Thin Film.. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 13(16), 19369-19376.
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  • Antao, D. S., Wilke, K. L., Sack, J. H., Xu, Z., Preston, D. J., & Wang, E. N. (2020). Jumping droplet condensation in internal convective vapor flow. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 163, 120398-120398.
  • Wilke, K. L., Antao, D. S., Cruz, S., Iwata, R., Zhao, Y., Leroy, A., Preston, D. J., & Wang, E. N. (2020). Polymer Infused Porous Surfaces for Robust, Thermally Conductive, Self-Healing Coatings for Dropwise Condensation.. ACS Nano. 14(11), 14878-14886.
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  • Zhu, Y., Antao, D. S., & Wang, E. N. (2018). Bioinspired Surfaces for Enhanced Boiling. Bioinspired Engineering of Thermal Materials. 47-71. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
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  • Antao, D. S., Zhu, Y., & Wang, E. N. (2018). Boiling on Enhanced Surfaces. Handbook of Thermal Science and Engineering. 1747-1793. Springer International Publishing.
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Conference Papers24
  • Wang, R., Guo, J., Muckleroy, E. A., & Antao, D. S. (2022). Robust silane self-assembled monolayer coatings on plasma-engineered copper surfaces promoting dropwise condensation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. 194, 123028-123028.
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  • Antao, D. (2021). Towards Durable and Efficient Dropwise Condensation Heat Transfer. J. Mike Walker 66 Department of Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar Series.
  • Zhang, L., Zhu, Y., Rao, S. R., Bagnall, K. R., Antao, D. S., Leroy, A., ... Wang, E. N. (2018). IN SITU TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT OF EVAPORATION IN MICROPILLAR WICK STRUCTURES USING MICRO-RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY. International Heat Transfer Conference 16, International Heat Transfer Conference 16. 2018-August, 763-771.
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  • Wilke, K. L., Kalinina, K. B., Zhu, Y., Preston, D. J., Antao, D. S., Adera, S., & Wang, E. N. (2018). ENHANCEMENT OF DRY-OUT HEAT FLUX IN NONUNIFORM VARIABLE-PERMEABILITY WICKING STRUCTURES. International Heat Transfer Conference 16, International Heat Transfer Conference 16. 1017-1024.
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  • Sircar, J. D., Hanks, D. F., Lu, Z., Salamon, T., Bagnall, K. R., Narayanan, S., ... Wang, E. N. (2017). High heat flux evaporation from nanoporous silicon membranes. 2017 16th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm), 2017 16th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm). 505-513.
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