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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

Book, Chapters

  • Matthew Rau and Suresh V. Garimella, , Two-phase jet impingement: Liquid-vapor interactions and heat transfer mapping for multiscale surface enhancement design, World Scientific Publishing Company

Journal Articles

  • Tianqi Guo, Matthew Rau, Pavlos P Vlachos and Suresh V Garimella, 2017, "Axisymmetric wall jet development in confined jet impingement", Physics of Fluids, 29, (2), pp. 12
  • 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

  • Matthew Rau and S. V. Garimella, 2013, "Local heat transfer distribution under an impinging round jet with boiling", Photogallery at the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Matthew Rau, Ercan M. Dede and Shailesh N. Joshi, 2016, "Enhanced two-phase impingement technologies for electronics cooling", Electronics-cooling magazine

Abstracts

  • Matthew Rau, Steven G Ackleson and Geoffrey B Smith, 2017, "Marine floc strength and breakup response in turbulent flow", 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
  • Matthew Rau, Steven G Ackleson and Geoffrey B Smith, 2017, "In-situ characterization of marine aggregate breakup due to turbulence", The 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting
  • Matthew Rau, Steven G Ackleson and Geoffrey B Smith, 2016, "Marine particle aggregate breakup in turbulent flows", 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
  • Tianqi Guo, Matthew Rau, Pavlos P Vlachos and Suresh V Garimella, 2015, "The effect of confinement on the development of an axisymmetric wall-jet in confined jet impingement", 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
  • Tianqi Guo, Matthew Rau, Pavlos P Vlachos and Suresh V Garimella, 2014, "Experimental investigation of a confined developing axisymmetric wall jet", 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics

Other

  • Matthew Rau, 2016, "Turbulent liquid-vapor flow interactions and heat transfer in confined jet impingement boiling"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

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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