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Nenad Miljkovic

Nenad Miljkovic
Nenad Miljkovic

Nenad Miljkovic

Associate Professor
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
(617) 981-9247
2136 Mechanical Engineering Lab

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Education

  • BASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2009
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2011
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2013

Academic Positions

  • Graduate Student Researcher, MIT Device Research Laboratory, MIT, September, 2009 - June, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Associate, MIT NanoEngineering Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, July, 2013 - July, 2014
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, October, 2013 - August, 2014
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (100%), UIUC, August 16, 2014 - August 15, 2019
  • Research Faculty, International Institute for Carbon Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER) (0%), Kyushu University, September 1, 2015 - date
  • Associate Director, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC), Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (0%), UIUC, January 16, 2018 - date
  • Research Faculty, Materials Research Laboratory (0%), UIUC, June 16, 2017 - date
  • Faculty Affiliate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (0%), UIUC, February 16, 2018 - date
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (100%), UIUC, August 16, 2019 - date

Documents

Major Consulting Activities

  • GrowthPilot, Atlanta, GA, 2018, 2019
  • nu Angle, Cambridge, UK, 2015

Research Statement

Miljkovic's research intersects the multidisciplinary fields of thermo-fluid sciences, interfacial phenomena, and renewable energy. He aims to bring about transformational efficiency enhancements in energy (power generation to oil and gas to renewables), water, agriculture, transportation and electronics cooling by fundamentally manipulating heat-fluid-surface interactions across multiple length and time scales. The focus of his research are directed towards both: 1) fundamental research on micro/nanostructured surfaces for phase change, interfacial phenomena, and electrokinetics, and 2) applied research on devices and systems including solar thermal energy conversion and atmospheric energy harvesting.

Research Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Patents

  • King, W.P., N. Miljkovic, P. B. Weisensee, B. Kwon, T. Yang. Active thermal management system for electronic devices and method of achieving device-to-device isothermalization, Application #: 16359585
  • Boyina, K., S. Chavan, N. Miljkovic. Method of coating heat transfer components to impart superhydrophobicity #: 62/662,354.
  • King, W.P., N. Miljkovic, P.B. Weisensee, B. Kwon, T. Yang. Millimeter Scale Thermal Switch, Application #: 62/649,134.
  • Miljkovic, N., D.J. Preston, R. Enright, and E.N. Wang. Jumping-Droplet Electrostatic Energy Harvesting, Application #: US 62/022,330.
  • Boriskina, S., G. Chen, H. Ghasemi, A. Lenert, K. McEnaney, E.N. Wang, S. Yang, S. Yerci, and N. Miljkovic. Internally-Heated Thermal and Externally-Cool Photovoltaic Cascade Solar System for the Full Solar Spectrum Utilization, Application #: US 62/014,768.
  • Boriskina, S., G. Chen, H. Ghasemi, A. Lenert, K. McEnaney, E.N. Wang, S. Yang, S. Yerci, and N. Miljkovic. Internally-Heated Thermal and Externally-Cool Photovoltaic Cascade Solar System for the Full Solar Spectrum Utilization, Application #: US 61/868,715.
  • Boriskina, S., G. Chen, H. Ghasemi, A. Lenert, K. McEnaney, E.N. Wang, S. Yang, S. Yerci, and N. Miljkovic, "Internally-Heated Thermal and Externally-Cool Photovoltaic Cascade Solar System for the Full Solar Spectrum Utilization," Application #: US 61/868715, US 61/935,005, US 62/014,768.
  • Miljkovic, N., D.J. Preston, D.S. Antao, S. Narayanan, J. Feng, J.H. Sack, D. Saranadhi, and E.N. Wang. "Jumping Droplet Condensers," Application #: Pending.
  • Miljkovic, N., D.J. Preston, R. Enright, and E.N. Wang, "Electric Field Enhanced Condensation," Application Number: 61/846,696.
  • Xiao, R., N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, and E.N. Wang, "Heterogeneous Surfaces," Application Number: WO 2013184559.
  • Wang, E.N., R. Enright, Y. Nam, and N. Miljkovic, "Superhydrophobic Nanostructures," Application Number: US 20130244001A1.
  • Niewels, J.J., O.S. Ansari, W.C. Janzen, M.K. Zuraw, and N. Miljkovic, "Molding-system viscous-drag sensor," U.S. Patent Number 7393198.
  • Brand, T.D. and N. Miljkovic, "Hot Runner Melt Pre-Compression Method A," U.S. Patent Number 20080296805.
  • Brand, T.D. and N. Miljkovic, "Hot Runner Melt Pre-Compression Method B," U.S. Patent Number 20080296806.

Professional Societies

  • Member, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS), 2018-date
  • Member, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), 2018-date
  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 2017-date
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-date
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016-date
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2009-date
  • Member, Materials Research Society (MRS), 2013-date
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS), 2013-date
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2011-date

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Spring 2019
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Spring 2018
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2017
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Spring 2017
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Spring 2016
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2015
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2014

Research Honors

  • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2020
  • Kritzer Faculty Scholar – University of Illinois (2019-2022)
  • US Army Corps of Engineers ERDC R&D Achievement Award, 2019
  • University of Illinois Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, 2019
  • CERL Research and Development Technical Achievement Award, 2019
  • ASME ICNMM Outstanding Early Career Award, 2018
  • ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, 2018 (2018)
  • National Academy of Sciences Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship, 2018 (2018)
  • Invited Participant, Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2017 (2017)
  • United Kingdom Royal Society of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellow, 2017 (2017)
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, 2017 (2017)
  • IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) Best Poster Award, 2017 (2017)
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2016 (2016)
  • ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral Young Investigator Award, 2016 (2016)
  • Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet - Best Poster Award, First Prize, 2016 (2016)
  • Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award, Outstanding Graduate Research, 2013 (2013)
  • ASME Micro/Nano Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference Best Paper Award, First Prize, 2012 (2012)
  • Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS), 2009-2010 (2009-2010)

Courses Taught

  • ME 320 - Heat Transfer
  • ME 420 - Intermediate Heat Transfer
  • ME 521 - Convective Heat Transfer