Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Fei Duan
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Assistant Chair (Faculty), School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
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Dr. Fei Duan joined Nanyang technological University (NTU), Singapore in July 2008 after three-year postdoc study in University of Toronto, Canada, now he works there as a tenured associate professor in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NTU. He graduated with his Ph.D. degree from University of Toronto, Canada in 2005. He also worked as a visiting scientist in Institute of Fluid Mechanics at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. The topics of his researches covers droplet wetting and evaporation dynamics, Marangoni flow, particle self-assembly, enhanced thermal cooling for industrial applications and data center management, efficient cogeneration system, etc. Dr. Duan has advised over 25 postdocs or research associates, 17 Ph.D. and 14 Master’s students. Dr. Duan has published about 260 journal papers, conference papers and book chapters, among them, over 150 are the peer reviewed journal papers. He serves as Subject Editor for Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 6.465), and at Editorial Board for Scientific Reports (Nature Portfolio, Impact Factor: 4.996).
(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
  • Collection of carbon dioxide on CO2-philic and phobic surfaces via cryogenic energy
  • Development of an integrated system of ammonia partially cracking and gas turbine combustion with cascade waste heat utilization
  • Functionalizing Solid-Liquid Interfaces to Enhance Two-Phase Immerison Cooling
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.
Courses Taught
Introduction of thermofluids; Thermodynamics; Heat Transfer; Advanced Thermal Engineering; Advanced Thermodynamics.
Supervision of PhD Students
Mr. Yi ZHOU; Mr. Chenlong WU; Mr. Zheng Hua LOW; Mr. Si Xian LIM.

We have an opening for part-time research assistant, the students who submit the thesis and wait for final exam are specifically welcome to contact with me.

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