Miljkovic earns early career award from ASME ICNMM
Assistant Professor Nenad Miljkovic was the recipient of the ASME International Conference On Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM) Outstanding Early Career Award, which recognizes a researcher early in her/his career whose emerging work on mini scale, micro scale, or nano scale thermofluid phenomena and/or systems.
He was honored for his exceptional contributions to current and future directions of research in this field. The award is intended for early career researchers who have completed their graduate degree no more than 10 years prior to the year of application, and who are recognized by their peers as emerging leaders in their respective field of research. The conference was held in June in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Miljkovic’s research intersects the multidisciplinary fields of thermo-fluid sciences, interfacial phenomena, and renewable energy. His group, the Energy Transport Research Laboratory, aims to bring about transformational efficiency enhancements in energy (power generation to oil and gas to renewables), water, agriculture, transportation and electronics cooling by fundamentally manipulating heat-fluid-surface interactions across multiple length and time scales. The focus of his research is directed towards both fundamental research on micro/nanostructured surfaces for phase change and interfacial phenomena, and applied research on devices and systems including solar thermal energy conversion and atmospheric energy harvesting.
He has won several prestigious young investigator awards, including a 2016 NSF CAREER Award, and a 2017 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award. In 2017, he was awarded a UK Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Miljkovic earned his master’s and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering in 2011 and 2013, and joined MechSE in August 2014.