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Vinod Narayanan
  • Sempra Chair in Energy Efficiency
  • Director, Western Cooling Efficiency Center
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Supercritical CO2; Novel heat-exchanger designs; Waste heat management

Dr. Vinod Narayanan specializes in microscale flow and heat transfer for energy efficient applications, including solar thermal, solar fuels, thermal management, and phase-change heat transfer. Previously, Vinod was a Professor in the School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. He also is the past ASME Chair on the Heat Transfer in Multiphase systems committee and was conference chair for the 2015 International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels.

Vinod’s strong background in heat and mass transfer research expands the range of solutions WCEC can provide to our sponsors and partners.