Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Fei Duan
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Duan, Fei joined in Division of Thermal and Fluids Engineering in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor on July 11, 2008. Before that, he is a postdoctoral fellow at Thermodynamics and Kinetics Lab of Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering in University of Toronto, Canada after he finished his Ph.D. degree there. He finished his B. Sc. & Eng. on Chemical Engineering and M. Sc. & Eng. on Materials Science and Engineering. The focus of Dr. Duan’s doctoral and postdoctoral studies was on thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. During his doctoral study, he visited Institute of Fluid Mechanics at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
(1) Kinetics of phase changes
(2) Evaporation cooling and thermal management
(3) Energy/exergy analysis on thermocapillary evaporators
(4) Thermal analyses of energy systems
(5) Development of smart materials
  • Development of aluminium alloy for additive manufacturing
  • Real-time Monitoring 3D Printing Lattice Structure by X-ray CT Scanning Under Both Thermal and Stress Fields
US 2018/0266279 A1: Power Generation System And Method (2020)
Abstract: A power generation system comprising: a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification unit configured to perform a regasification process to regasify LNG supplied from an LNG source to produce natural gas, the regasification process producing cold energy; a gas turbine configured to combust the natural gas to output power, the combusting producing an exhaust gas; a thermal storage unit configured to store heat obtained from the exhaust gas; and a Stirling engine configured to output power, the Stirling engine having a hot end heated by the heat stored in the thermal storage unit and a cold end cooled by the cold energy from the regasification process.