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Matthew Rau

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

301B Reber Building

mjr79@psu.edu

814-863-4590

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Energy and Environment, Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Heat and mass transport in turbulent multiphase flows, flow boiling enhancement, bubble dynamics, particle dynamics, aggregation and breakup of particulate matter, experimental technique development.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, 2009
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Matthew Rau, P. P. Vlachos and S. V. Garimella, 2016, "A tomographic-PIV investigation of vapor-induced flow structures in confined jet impingement boiling", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 84, pp. 86-97
  • Matthew Rau, T. Guo, P. P. Vlachos and S. V. Garimella, 2016, "Stereo-PIV measurements of vapor-induced flow modifications in confined jet impingement boiling", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 84, pp. 19-33
  • Matthew Rau, S. V. Garimella, E. M. Dede and S. N. Joshi, 2015, "Boiling heat transfer from an array of round jets with hybrid surface enhancements", ASME J. Heat Transfer, 137, (7), pp. 071501
  • Matthew Rau, E. M. Dede and S. V. Garimella, 2014, "Local single-and two-phase heat transfer from an impinging cross-shaped jet", Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 79, pp. 432-436
  • Matthew Rau and S. V. Garimella, 2014, "Confined jet impingement with boiling on a variety of enhanced surfaces", ASME J. Heat Transfer, 136, (10), pp. 101503
  • Matthew Rau and S. V. Garimella, 2013, "Local two-phase heat transfer from arrays of confined and submerged impinging jets", Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 67, pp. 487-498

Conference Proceedings

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Research Associateship Program Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Research Council, 2015
  • Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division (EPPD) Student Member of the Year, ASME, 2015
  • International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems student travel grant, ASME, 2015
  • Outstanding Service Scholarship, Purdue College of Engineering, 2015
  • Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching, Purdue College of Engineering, 2014
  • Travel Grant for Engineering Ph.D. Candidates, Purdue College of Engineering, October 2014
  • Advanced Technology Workshop on Thermal Management Student Stipend Award, International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society, October 2014
  • Arrasmith Fellowship for Graduate Study in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, August 2012 - August 2013
  • Winkelman Davidson Doctoral Fellowship for Study in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, January 2010 - December 2011
  • Presidential Scholarship, University of Dayton, August 2005 - December 2009

Service

Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:

  • Peer Reviewer, ASTFE 2015 Thermal and Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, 2015
  • Peer Reviewer, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2014), 2014
  • Volunteer, National Engineers’ Children’s Day volunteer with the ASME at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, February 2014
  • Peer Reviewer, ASME 2013 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems (InterPACK2013), 2013
 


 

About

The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519