Faculty Profile

Nenad Miljkovic

Mechanical Science and Engineering
Nenad Miljkovic
Nenad Miljkovic
Assistant Professor
2136 Mechanical Engineering Lab
105 S. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-0499

Primary Research Area

  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences

Education

  • BASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2009
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2011
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2013

Academic Positions

  • Graduate Student Researcher, MIT Device Research Laboratory, MIT, September, 2009 - June, 2013
  • Postdoctoral Associate, MIT NanoEngineering Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, July, 2013 - July, 2014
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, October, 2013 - August, 2014
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, August 16, 2014 - date

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Major Consulting Activities

  • nu Angle, Cambridge, UK, 2015

Research Statement

Miljkovic's research intersects the multidisciplinary fields of thermo-fluid sciences, interfacial phenomena, and renewable energy. He aims to bring about transformational efficiency enhancements in energy (power generation to oil and gas to renewables), water, agriculture, transportation and electronics cooling by fundamentally manipulating heat-fluid-surface interactions across multiple length and time scales. The focus of his research are directed towards both: 1) fundamental research on micro/nanostructured surfaces for phase change, interfacial phenomena, and electrokinetics, and 2) applied research on devices and systems including solar thermal energy conversion and atmospheric energy harvesting.

Research Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences

Research Topics

  • Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Patents

  • Miljkovic, N., D.J. Preston, R. Enright, and E.N. Wang. Jumping-Droplet Electrostatic Energy Harvesting, Application #: US 62022330.
  • Boriskina, S., G. Chen, H. Ghasemi, A. Lenert, K. McEnaney, E.N. Wang, S. Yang, S. Yerci, and N. Miljkovic. Internally-Heated Thermal and Externally-Cool Photovoltaic Cascade Solar System for the Full Solar Spectrum Utilization, Application #: US 62/014768.
  • Boriskina, S., G. Chen, H. Ghasemi, A. Lenert, K. McEnaney, E.N. Wang, S. Yang, S. Yerci, and N. Miljkovic. Internally-Heated Thermal and Externally-Cool Photovoltaic Cascade Solar System for the Full Solar Spectrum Utilization, Application #: US 61/868715.
  • Boriskina, S., G. Chen, H. Ghasemi, A. Lenert, K. McEnaney, E.N. Wang, S. Yang, S. Yerci, and N. Miljkovic, "Internally-Heated Thermal and Externally-Cool Photovoltaic Cascade Solar System for the Full Solar Spectrum Utilization," Application #: US 61/868715, US 61/935005, US 62/014768.
  • Miljkovic, N., D.J. Preston, D.S. Antao, S. Narayanan, J. Feng, J.H. Sack, D. Saranadhi, and E.N. Wang. "Jumping Droplet Condensers," Application #: Pending.
  • Miljkovic, N., D.J. Preston, R. Enright, and E.N. Wang, "Electric Field Enhanced Condensation," Application Number: 61/846,696.
  • Xiao, R., N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, and E.N. Wang, "Heterogeneous Surfaces," Application Number: WO 2013184559.
  • Wang, E.N., R. Enright, Y. Nam, and N. Miljkovic, "Superhydrophobic Nanostructures," Application Number: US 20130244001A1.
  • Niewels, J.J., O.S. Ansari, W.C. Janzen, M.K. Zuraw, and N. Miljkovic, "Molding-system viscous-drag sensor," U.S. Patent Number 7393198.
  • Brand, T.D. and N. Miljkovic, "Hot Runner Melt Pre-Compression Method A," U.S. Patent Number 20080296805.
  • Brand, T.D. and N. Miljkovic, "Hot Runner Melt Pre-Compression Method B," U.S. Patent Number 20080296806.

Professional Societies

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-Present
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016-Present
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2009-Present
  • Member, Materials Research Society (MRS), 2013-Present
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS), 2013-Present
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2011-Present

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Spring 2016
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2015
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2014

Research Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award (2016)
  • ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral Young Investigator Award (2016)
  • Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet - Best Poster Award (2016)
  • Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award (2013)
  • ASME Micro/Nano Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference Best Paper Award (2012)
  • Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) (2009-2010)