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Chanwoo Park Associate Professor


Chanwoo Park is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and director of the Two-Phase Heat Transfer/Sustainable Energy Laboratory at the University of Missouri. His research interests include multi-scale two-phase heat transfer systems, sustainable/renewable energy, energy conversion and storage and multiple aspects of nanotechnology, including work with nano-fluids, fibers and composites.

Park is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award in 2014, which funds his research on the energy-based area of thin-film evaporation enhancement. His research grants at primary investigator or co-primary investigator total more than $1.5 million, and his past appointments include the University of Nevada-Reno, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., and in the Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Laboratory.

Park has published 21 journal and 34 peer-reviewed conference papers. He holds seven patents and has been funded by the NSF, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Missile Defense Agency (MDA), NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Hyundai Motor Company and other industries.

Technical Focus

  • Multi-scale phase change heat transfer
  • Thermal management
  • Rechargeable batteries


  • PhD from the University of Michigan
  • MS from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • BS from Hanyang University, Seoul