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Yoav Peles
Assistant Professor

Yoav Peles

Department Affiliation:
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering

Ph.D., Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Research Associate, M.I.T.

Industrial Experience:
Power Science, 1992-1993, Nes-Ziona, Israel. Packaging engineer:
Strength and thermal design of power supplies

Research Interests:

  • Heat transfer in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Fluid flow in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Thermal management of electronic equipment

Recent Projects:

  • "Nano and micro scale reentrant surface cavities for enhanced micro channels boiling," Office of Naval Research
  • "Cavitation enhanced heat transfer in microchannels,"  Mainstream Engineering Corporation
  • "Cavitation in MicroElectroMechanical System,'" National Science Foundation

Honors and Awards:

  • ONR Young Investigator

Selected Publications :
Kosar, A., Kuo C.-J., and Peles, Y., "Suppression of boiling flow oscillations in parallel microchannels with inlet restrictors," Journal of Heat Transfer, 128(3), 2006.

Kosar, A. and Peles, Y., "Thermal-hydraulic performance of MEMS-based pin fin heat sink," Journal of Heat Transfer, 128(2), 2006.

Mishra, C. and Peles, Y., "Cavitation in Flow Through a Micro-Orifice Inside a Silicon Microchannel," Physics of Fluids, 17(1), pp. 013601-013601-15, 2005.

Mishra, C. and Peles, Y., "Flow visualization of cavitating flows through a rectangular slot micro-orifice ingrained in a microchannel" Physics of Fluids, 17(11), 2005.

Mishra, C. and Peles, Y., "Size Scale Effects on Cavitating Flows Through Micro-Orifices Entrenched in Rectangular Microchannels," Journal of Microelectromechanical
Systems, 14(5), pp. 987- 999, 2005.

Mishra, C. and Peles, Y., "Incompressible and Compressible Flows Through Rectangular Micro-Orifices Entrenched in Silicon Microchannels," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 14(5), pp. 1000- 1012, 2005.

Kosar, A., Kuo C.-J., and Peles, Y., "Boiling heat transfer in rectangular microchannels with reentrant cavities," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 48(23-24) pp. 4867-4886, 2005.

Contact Information:
Yoav Peles
Jonsson Engineering Center – Room 4020
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, N.Y. 12180 USA
Phone: (518) 276-2886
pelesy at rpi.edu



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