Thermal Radiation Laboratory

Research Projects

Our research is focused on the intersection of heat transfer, optics, and manufacturing. An example is manufacturing a surface with an engineered emittance to control radiation heat transfer. This has applications to energy, sensing, and defense. Our research is highly multidisciplinary and draws from a background in laser material processing, near-field optics, and nanomanufacturing. Beyond fundamental exploration, we maintain competencies in laser micromachining, additive manufacturing, thermal modeling, electromagnetic modeling, and radiometery.

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