Sustainable Energy Laboratory

Mission Statement

The Sustainable Energy Laboratory (SEL) aims to establish first-class research programs in two-phase heat transfer and sustainable/renewable energy and produce intellectual, well-trained, and creative engineering professionals through our research and education program.

Biography of Professor Chanwoo Park

Chanwoo Park is an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and director of the Two-Phase Heat Transfer/Sustainable Energy Laboratory at the University of Missouri. His research interests include multi-scale two-phase heat transfer systems, sustainable/renewable energy, energy conversion and storage and multiple aspects of nanotechnology, including work with nano-fluids, fibers and composites.

Park is the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award in 2014, which funds his research on the energy-based area of thin-film evaporation enhancement. His research grants as principal investigator or co-principal investigator total about $5 million (including $3.5 million from Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.), and his past appointments include the University of Nevada-Reno, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc., and in the Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Laboratory. He received bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Taejon, South Korea and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, respectively.

Prof. Park has published 29 journal papers, 44 peer-reviewed conference papers and one book chapter. He also holds 8 patents. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Missile Defense Agency, NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, Hyundai Motor Company and other industries.