Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
(510) 642-7177

Research Expertise and Interest

mechanical engineering, non-equilibirum thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, microscale thermophysics, biothermodynamics, computer aided thermal design, thermodynamic analysis of green manufacturing


Van Carey's research interests include non-equilibrium thermodynamics of phase change phenomena; statistical thermodynamics; computational modeling of microscale thermophysics and transport in multiphase systems; molecular dynamic simulation of interfacial region thermophysics; biothermodynamics; computer aided thermal design; thermodynamic analysis of green design and manufacturing strategies; thermal control of electronics and micromechanical system components, and exergy analysis of thermal management systems.

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