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

  • Thermo and Heat Transfer

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
  • Associate Director, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC), Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (0%), UIUC, January 16, 2018 - date
  • Research Faculty, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (0%), UIUC, June 16, 2017 - date
  • Faculty Affiliate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (0%), UIUC, February 16, 2018 - date
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (100%), UIUC, August 16, 2014 - date

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Major Consulting Activities

  • GrowthPilot, Atlanta, GA, 2018
  • 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 Areas

  • Applied Physics
  • Energy
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Manufacturing
  • Thermo and Heat Transfer
  • Transportation

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Patents

  • Boyina, K., S. Chavan, N. Miljkovic. Method for Delaying Frost Growth on Heat Exchangers, Application #: 62/662,354.
  • King, W.P., N. Miljkovic, P.B. Weisensee, B. Kwon, T. Yang. Millimeter Scale Thermal Switch, Application #: 62/649,134.
  • Miljkovic, N., D.J. Preston, R. Enright, and E.N. Wang. Jumping-Droplet Electrostatic Energy Harvesting, Application #: US 62/022,330.
  • 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 62/014,768.
  • 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 61/868,715.
  • 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 61/935,005, US 62/014,768.
  • 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, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 2017-date
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016-date
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016-date
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2009-date
  • Member, Materials Research Society (MRS), 2013-date
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS), 2013-date
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2011-date

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Spring 2018
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Fall 2017
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Spring 2017
  • 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

  • ASME ICNMM Outstanding Early Career Award
  • ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, 2018 (2018)
  • National Academy of Sciences Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship, 2018 (2018)
  • Invited Participant, Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, 2017 (2017)
  • United Kingdom Royal Society of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellow, 2017 (2017)
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, 2017 (2017)
  • IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) Best Poster Award, 2017 (2017)
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2016 (2016)
  • ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral Young Investigator Award, 2016 (2016)
  • Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet - Best Poster Award, First Prize, 2016 (2016)
  • Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award, Outstanding Graduate Research, 2013 (2013)
  • ASME Micro/Nano Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference Best Paper Award, First Prize, 2012 (2012)
  • Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS), 2009-2010 (2009-2010)