Yoav Peles

Department Chair, Professor

Office: ENGR 1, Rm 307E
Phone: (407) 823-2416
Email: Yoav.Peles@ucf.edu

Education

Ph.D. (Mechanical Eng.), Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 1999
M.S. (Mechanical Eng.), Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, 1996
B.S. (Mechanical Eng.), Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1992

Research Interests

Heat transfer, energy systems, fluid mechanics at the micro and nano scales, seeking to extend fundamental knowledge of thermal-hydraulic mechanisms governing adiabatic and diabatic single-phase and two-phase flows in diminishing length scales.

Books, Monographs (last two years)

  • Peles, Y., “Advanced Chip Level Liquid Heat Exchangers,” in Annual Review of Heat Transfer, edited by Evelyn Wang, Begell House, 2015.
  • Peles Y., “Special Topics in Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer” in Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow II: Special Topics and Applications, Volume 1, Editors: J.R. Thome and J. Kim, World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore, 2015.

Journal Articles (last three years)

  • Yu X., Woodcock C., Plawsky J., and Peles Y., “An investigation of convective heat transfer in microchannel with Piranha Pin Fin,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 103, pp. 1125-1132, 2016.
  • Yu x., Woodcock C., Wang Y., Plawsky J., and Peles Y., “A comparative study of flow boiling in a microchannel with piranha pin fins,” Journal of Heat Transfer, 138(11), Paper number: 111502, 2016.
  • Vutha, A., Rao, S., Houshmand, F., and Peles, Y., “Active control of flow boiling oscillation amplitude and frequency using a transverse jet in crossflow,” Applied Physics letters, 108, 134104, 2016.
  • Basu S., Werneke B., Peles Y., and Jensen M.K., “Thermal behavior of microdevice under transient heat loads,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 91, pp. 1078-1087, 2015.
  • Woodcock, C., Yu, X., Plawsky, J., and Peles, Y., “Piranha pin fin (PPF) — advanced flow boiling microstructures with low surface tension dielectric fluids,” International Heat and Mass Transfer, 90, pp. 591-604, 2015.
  • Basu S., Werneke B., Peles Y., and Jensen M.K., “Transient microscale flow boiling heat transfer characteristics of HFE-7000,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 90, pp. 396-405, 2015.
  • Rao, S.R. and Peles, Y., “Spatiotemporally resolved heat transfer measurements for flow boiling in microchannels,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 89, pp. 482-493, 2015.
  • Wang, Y. and Peles, Y., ”Subcooled flow boiling in a microchannel with a pin fin and a liquid jet in crossflow,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 86, pp. 165-173, 2015.
  • Rao, S. and Peles, Y., “Development of an experimental method for flow boiling heat transfer in microchannels,” International Journal of Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, 2(4), pp. 385-397, 2014.
  • Pollock, D.T., Yang, Z., Wen, J.T., Peles, Y., Jensen, M.K., “Model-based control of vapor compression cycles with transient imposed heat-flux,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 77, pp. 662-683, 2014.
  • Ndao S., Peles Y., and Jensen M.K., “Micro device design and fabrication for the experimental investigation of jet impinging on an array of micro pin fins,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 24(10), paper number 105005, 2014.
  • Rao, S.R., Houshmand, F., and Peles, Y., “Transient flow boiling heat transfer measurements in microdomains,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 76, pp. 317-329, 2014.
  • Zhang Z., Peles Y., and Jensen M.K., “Condensation heat transfer in ultra-compact minichannel heat exchanger,” Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Application, 6, article number 011003, 2014.
  • Chatterjee A., Derby M.M., Peles Y., Jensen M.K., “Enhancement of condensation heat transfer with patterned surfaces,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 71, pp. 675-681, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Houshmand F., Elcock D., Amitay M., and Peles Y., “Bubble formation from a pillar in a microchannel,” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 59, pp. 44-53, 2014.
  • Peles Y. and Wang E., “Preface,” Special Issue on Micro- and Nanostructures for Phase Change Heat Transfer, Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 18(3), pp. 195–196, 2014.
  • Houshmand F. and Peles Y., “Heat transfer enhancement with liquid-gas flow in microchannels and the effect of thermal boundary layer,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 70, pp. 725-733, 2014.
  • Wang Y. and Peles Y., “An experimental study of passive and active heat transfer enhancement in microchannels,” Journal of Heat Transfer, 136(3), paper number 031901, 2014.
  • Houshmand F. and Peles Y., “Impact of Flow Dynamics on the Heat Transfer of Bubbly Flow in a Microchannel,” Journal of Heat Transfer, 136(2), paper number 022902, 2014.
  • Derby M.M., Chatterjee A., Peles Y., Jensen M.K., “Flow condensation heat transfer enhancement in a mini-channel with hydrophobic and hydrophilic patterns,” International Journal of Heat and Mass transfer, 68, pp. 151-160, 2014.
  • Yang F., Dai X., Peles Y., Cheng P., Khan J., and Li C., “Flow boiling phenomena in a single and periodic annular flow regime in microchannels (I): characterization of flow boiling heat transfer,” International Journal of Heat and Mass transfer, 68, pp. 703-715, 2014.
  • Yang F., Dai X., Peles Y., Cheng P., Khan J., and Li C., “Flow boiling phenomena in a single and periodic annular flow regime in microchannels (II): reduced pressure drop and enhanced critical heat flux,” International Journal of Heat and Mass transfer, 68, pp. 716-724, 2014.

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • Fellow, ASME

Honors and Awards

  • ASME Fellow, 2013
  • ASME award for outstanding leadership and support as co-chair of the Ninth International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, 2011
  • Award of Excellence. Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program (SATOP), NASA funded program. In recognition of his contribution to the Green Economy through the work with RTA 3650, 2011
  • School of Engineering Outstanding Team Award. Member of the ‘Thermal Management in Microelectronics,’ together with Profs. Michael Jensen and John Wen, 2010
  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer most cited articles, 2005 to 2008. Award for paper by Peles, Y., Koşar, A., Mishra, C., Kuo, C.-J., and Schneider, B., “Forced convective heat transfer across a pin fin micro heat exchanger,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 48(17), pp. 3615-3627, 2005, 2009
  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer most cited articles, 2005 to 2008. Award for paper by Koşar, C., Kuo, C.-J., and Peles, Y., “Boiling heat transfer in rectangular microchannel with reentrant cavities,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 48(23-24), pp. 4867-4886, 2005, 2009
  • Journal of Heat Transfer Outstanding Reviewer, 2009
  • DARPA/MTO Young Faculty Award, 2007
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, 2005