Chuan-Hua Chen

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Experimental and theoretical research coupling physicochemical hydrodynamics with interfacial engineering

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Director of Masters Program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information:

  • Office Location: 144 Hudson Hall, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Durham, NC 27708-0300
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5343
  • Email Address: chuanhua.chen@duke.edu
  • Web Page:

Education:

  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2004

Courses Taught:

  • ME 392: Undergraduate Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 394: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 431L: Heat and Mass Transfer
  • ME 491: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 493: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 494: Engineering Undergraduate Fellows Projects
  • ME 538: Physicochemical Hydrodynamics
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 701: Capillarity & Wetting
  • MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project
  • MENG 551: Master of Engineering Internship/Project Assessment

Representative Publications:

  • Liu, F; Chavez, RL; Patek, SN; Pringle, A; Feng, JJ; Chen, C-H, Asymmetric drop coalescence launches fungal ballistospores with directionality., Journal of the Royal Society Interface, vol 14 no. 132 (2017) [10.1098/rsif.2017.0083] [abs].
  • Wiedenheft, KF; Guo, HA; Qu, X; Boreyko, JB; Liu, F; Zhang, K; Eid, F; Choudhury, A; Li, Z; Chen, C-H, Hotspot cooling with jumping-drop vapor chambers, Applied Physics Letters, vol 110 no. 14 (2017), pp. 141601-141601 [10.1063/1.4979477] [abs].
  • Chavez, RL; Liu, F; Feng, JJ; Chen, C-H, Capillary-inertial colloidal catapults upon drop coalescence., Applied Physics Letters, vol 109 no. 1 (2016) [10.1063/1.4955085] [abs].
  • Zhang, K; Liu, F; Williams, AJ; Qu, X; Feng, JJ; Chen, C-H, Self-Propelled Droplet Removal from Hydrophobic Fiber-Based Coalescers., Physical Review Letters, vol 115 no. 7 (2015) [10.1103/physrevlett.115.074502] [abs].
  • Qu, X; Boreyko, JB; Liu, F; Agapov, RL; Lavrik, NV; Retterer, ST; Feng, JJ; Collier, CP; Chen, C-H, Self-propelled sweeping removal of dropwise condensate, Applied Physics Letters, vol 106 no. 22 (2015), pp. 221601-221601 [10.1063/1.4921923] [abs].