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Chanwoo Park

Chanwoo Park, Associate Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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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/storage and nanotechnology.

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 about $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 32 journal papers, 45 peer-reviewed conference papers and one book chapter. He also holds 8 patents. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Missile Defense Agency, NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Hyundai Motor Company and other industries.


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

Technical Focus

Multi-scale phase change heat transfer
Thermal management of rechargeable batteries
Energy conversion

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