Sidy Ndao

Sidy Ndao

Sidy Ndao
Contact Information:
W317.4C NH
City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-1623
sndao2@unl.edu
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Assistant Professor
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

25. Davis, E., Ndao, S., “On the Wetting States of Low Melting Point Metal Galinstan® on Silicon Microsctructured Surfaces,” Advanced Engineering Materials, In Press, 2017

24. Elzouka, M., Ndao, S., “Meshed Doped Silicon Photonic Crystals for Manipulating Near-Field Thermal Radiation,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, 204, 56-62, 2018

23. Hamed, A., Ndao, S., “High Anisotropy Metamaterial Heat Spreader," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Under Review, 2017

22. Hamed, A., Ndao, S., “Modeling of writable thin film liquid metal phase change material for electronics cooling," IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, Under Review, 2017

21. 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,” to appear in Applied Thermal Engineering, 2017

20. Elzouka, M., Ndao, S., “High Temperature Near-Field NanoThermoMechanical Rectification,” Nature Scientific Reports, 7, 44901, 2017

19. Davis, E., Liu, Y., Jiang, L., Lu, Y., Ndao, S., “Wetting Characteristics of 3-Dimensional Nanostructured Fractal Surfaces,” Applied Surface Science, 392, Pages 929–935, 2017

18. Kruse,C., Tsubaki, A., Zuhlke, C., Anderson, T., Alexander, D., Gogos, G., Ndao, S., “Secondary Pool Boiling Effects,” Applied Physics Letters, 108.5, 051602, 2016

17. 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,” Journal of Heat Transfer, 138.5 : 051501, 2016

16. Ems, H., Ndao, S., “Microstructure-alone induced transition from hydrophilic to hydrophobic wetting state on Silicon,” Applied Surface Science, 339, pp. 137–143, 2015

15. 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

14. Elzouka, M., Ndao, S., “Towards A Near-Field Concentrated Solar Thermophotovoltaic Microsystem: Part I - Modeling,” Solar Energy, 2015

13. 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

12. Elzouka, M., Ndao, S., “Near-Field NanoThermoMechanical Memory,” Applied Physics Letters, 105, 243510, 2014

11. 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

10. 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

9. 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

8. 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

7. 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

6. 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
5. 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

4. 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

3. 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

2. 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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