Hai Wang/Teaching

Hai Wang

Professor of Mechanical Engineering














Winter 2014

ME374: Dynamics and Kinetics of Nanoparticles
Part 1: Thermodynamics, transport theories and properties, aerosol dynamics and reaction kinetics of nanoparticles in fluids. Nucleation, gas kinetic theory of nanoparticles, the Smoluchowski equation, gas-surface reactions, diffusion, thermophoresis, conservation equations and useful solutions. Part 2: Introduction to soot formation, nanoparticles in reacting flows, particle transport and kinetics in flames, atmospheric heterogenous reactions, and nanocatalysis.

Spring 2014

ENGR 30: Engineering Thermodynamics
The basic principles of thermodynamics are introduced in this course. Concepts of energy and entropy from elementary considerations of the microscopic nature of matter are discussed. The principles are applied in thermodynamic analyses directed towards understanding the performances of engineering systems. Methods and problems cover socially responsible economic generation and utilization of energy in central power generation plants, solar systems, refrigeration devices, and automobile, jet and gas-turbine engines.

Recent Publications

Imaging nano carbon materials – tiniest soot particles in flames are not structurally homogeneous

Kinetics of catalytic oxidation of methane over palladium oxide by wire microcalorimetry

On potential energy landscape and combustion chemistry modeling

Mesoporous titania films prepared by flame stabilized on a rotating surface-Application in dye sensitized solar cells

Tunneling in hydrogen transfer isomerization of n-alkyl radical

Nanoporous titania gas sensing films prepared in a premixed stagnation flame

The method of uncertainty quantification and minimization using polynomial chaos expansions

Internal structure, hygroscopic and reactive properties of mixed sodium methanesulfonate—sodium chloride particles

Formation of nascent soot and other condensed-phase materials in flames

Micro-FTIR study of soot chemical composition - evidence of aliphatic hydrocarbons on nascent soot surfaces

Products of the benzene + O(3P) reaction


© Copyright 2013  Hai Wang