Sidy Ndao

Sidy Ndao

Assistant Professor
Sidy Ndao
Contact Information:
W317.4C NH
Lincoln: City Campus
(402) 472-1623
sndao2@unl.edu
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Academic Degrees
  • Postdoctoral Associate, 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, December 2010, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • M.E., Mechanical Engineering, August 2007, City College of New York, NYC, NY
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, May 2005, City College of New York, NYC, NY
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Micro/Nano systems energy conversion, storage and power generation
  • Two-phase heat transfer in Micro and Nano domains
  • Micro- & NanoThermoMechanical Systems
  • Microfluidics & Functional nanofluids
  • BioMEMS & Bioheat transfer
  • Surface & Interface Science
  • Micro / Nanostructures fabrication
Inventions/Patents
  1. Elzouka, M., Ndao., S. "Near-Field Heat Transfer Enabled Nanothermomechanical Memory and Logic Devices,submitted 11/13/2015, pending.
  2. Ndao, S., Gogos, G., Alexander, D., Anderson, T. and Zuhlke, C., Provisional Patent Application Entitled “Monolithic Hierarchical Structures Micro Heat Pipe (MHSµHP)," submitted 1/12/2015, pending.
  3. Ndao, S., Gogos, G., Alexander, D., Anderson, T. and Zuhlke, C., Provisional Patent Application Entitled “Leidenfrost Droplet Microfluidics," submitted 1/12/2015, pending.
  4. Anderson, T., Ndao, S., Zuhlke, C., Alexander, D. and Gogos, G., Provisional Patent Application Entitled "Control of Change of Phase Through Physical Surface Shaping," submitted 1/12/2015, pending.
  5. Rinnerbauer, V. Ndao, S., Yeng, Y. X., Bermel, P., Senkevich, J., Jensen K. F., Joannopoulos, J. D., Soljačić, M., and Celanovic, I., Photonic Crystals Comprising Polycrystalline Refractory Metals and/or Alloys and Associated Methods, 2012.


Experience

Professional Experience:
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2012 – present 
    Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011-12
    Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology

Selected Publications

  1. Kruse,C., Tsubaki, A., Zuhlke, C., Anderson, T., Alexander, D., Gogos, G., Ndao, S., “Secondary Pool Boiling Effects,” Applied Physics Letters2015, Under Review
  1. Kruse, C., Lucis, M., Shield, J., Anderson, T., Zuhlke, C., Alexander, D., Gogos, G., Ndao, S., “Effects of Femtosecond Laser Surface Processed Self-Organized Nanoparticles on Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Performance,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer2015, Under Review
  1. Ems, H., Ndao, S., “Microstructure-alone induced transition from hydrophilic to hydrophobic wetting state on Silicon,” Applied Surface Science, 339, pp. 137–143, 2015
  1. Hassebrook, A., Kruse, C., Wilson, C., Anderson, T., Zuhlke, C., Alexander, D., Gogos, G., Ndao, S., “Effects of Droplet Diameter and Fluid Properties on the Leidenfrost Temperature of Polished and Micro/Nanostructured Surfaces,” To appear in the Journal of Heat Transfer, 2015
  1. Kruse, C., Somanas, I., Anderson, T., Wilson, C., Zuhlke, C., Alexander, D., Gogos, G., Ndao, S., “Self-Propelled Droplets on Heated Surfaces with Angled Self-Assembled Micro/Nanostructures,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 18 (5), pp 1417-1424, 2015
  1. Elzouka, M., Ndao, S., “Towards A Near-Field Concentrated Solar Thermophotovoltaic Microsystem: Part I - Modeling,” To appear in Solar Energy,  2015
  1. Kruse, C., Wilson, C., Anderson, T., Zuhlke, C., Alexander, D., Gogos, G., Ndao, S., “Enhanced Pool-Boiling Heat Transfer and Critical Heat Flux on Femtosecond Laser Processed Stainless Steel Surfaces ,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 82, pp. 109–116, 2015
  1. Elzouka, M., Ndao, S., “Near-Field NanoThermoMechanical Memory,” Applied Physics Letters, 105, 243510, 2014
  1. Ndao, S., Peles, Y., and Jensen, M. K., “Micro device design and fabrication for the experimental investigation of jet impingement on an array of micro pin fins,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 24 105005, 2014
  1. Ndao, S., Peles, Y., and Jensen, M. K., “Effects of pin fin shape and configuration on the single-phase heat transfer characteristics of jet impingement on micro pin fins,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 70, pp. 856-863, 2014
  1. Kruse, C., Anderson, T., Wilson, C., Zuhlke, C., Alexander, D., Gogos, G., Ndao, S., “Extraordinary Shifts of the Leidenfrost Temperature from Multiscale Micro/Nanostructured Surfaces," Langmuir, 29 (31), pp 9798–9806, 2013
  1. Ndao, S., Jensen, K. F., Velmahos, G., King, D. R., "Design and demonstration of a battery-less fluid warmer for combat", Journal of Special Operations Medicine, 13 (3), pp. 31-5, 2013
  1. Rinnerbauer, V. Ndao, S., Yeng, Y. X., Bermel, P., Senkevich, J., Jensen K. F., Joannopoulos, J. D., Soljačić, M., and Celanovic, I., “Large-area fabrication of high aspect ratio tantalum photonic crystals for high-temperature selective emitters,” Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 31, 011802, 2013
  1. Rinnerbauer, V., Ndao, S., Yeng, Y. X., Bermel, P., Senkevich, J., Celanovic, I., and Soljačić, M., “Recent developments in high-temperature photonic crystals,” Energy Environmental Science, 5 (10), pp. 8815 – 8823, 2012
  1. Ndao, S., Peles, Y., and Jensen, M. K., “Experimental investigation of flow boiling heat transfer of jet impingement on smooth and micro structured surfaces,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55(19-20), pp. 5093–5101, 2012
  1. Ndao, S., Lee, H. J., Peles, Y., and Jensen, M. K., “Heat transfer enhancement from micro pin fins subjected to an impinging jet,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55(1-3), pp. 413-421, 2012
  1. Basu S., Ndao S., Michna G. J., Peles Y., and Jensen M. K., “Flow boiling of R134a in circular microtubes. Part II: study of critical heat flux condition,” Journal of Heat Transfer, 133(5), 051503, 2011
  1. Basu S., Ndao S., Michna G.J., Peles Y., and Jensen M. K., “Flow boiling of R134a in circular microtubes. Part I: study of heat transfer characteristics,” Journal of Heat Transfer, 133(5), 051502, 2011
  1. Ndao, S., Peles, Y., and Jensen M. K., “Multi-objective thermal design optimization and comparative analysis of electronics cooling technologies," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52(19-20), pp. 4317-4326, 2009

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