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K.-C. Kenneth Park

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Mechanical Engineering

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PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

MS in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Research Interests

The research in our lab includes

(i) thermal-fluids engineering (fluid mechanics, phase change heat transfer, mass diffusion, and droplet/bubble/particle-surface interaction),

(ii) multi-length scale surface fabrication (nano-, micro-, and milli- scale manufacturing), and

(iii) bio-inspired surface engineering for a sustainable future (water collection, environmental pollution reduction, and energy-saving surface designs).


Selected Publications

Youhua Jiang, Christian Machado, Shaan Savarirayan, Neelesh A. Patankar, and Kyoo-Chul Park, Onset Time of Fog Collection. Soft Matter, 15, 6779-6783, 2019. (Back Cover)

Youhua Jiang, Shaan Savarirayan, Yuehan Yao, and Kyoo-Chul Park, Fog Collection on a Superhydrophilic Wire. Applied Physics Letters, 114, 083701, 2019.

Yuehan Yao, Joanna Aizenberg, and Kyoo-Chul Park, Dropwise Condensation on Hydrophobic Bumps and Dimples. Applied Physics Letters, 112, 151605, 2018.

Hyungryul J. Choi, Kyoo-Chul Park, Hyomin Lee, Thomas Crouzier, Michael F. Rubner, Robert E. Cohen, George Barbastathis, and Gareth H. McKinley, Superoleophilic Titania Nanoparticle Coatings with Fast Fingerprint Decomposition and High Transparency. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9, 8354-8360, 2017.

Kyoo-Chul Park, Philseok Kim, Alison Grinthal, Neil He, David Fox, James C. Weaver, and Joanna Aizenberg, Condensation on Slippery Asymmetric Bumps. Nature, 531, 78-82, 2016.

Kyoo-Chul Park, Shreerang S. Chhatre, Siddarth Srinivasan, Robert E. Cohen, and Gareth H. McKinley, Optimal Design of Permeable Fiber Network Structures for Fog Harvesting. Langmuir, 29, 13269-13277, 2013.

Hong Zhao, Kyoo-Chul Park, and Kock-Yee Law, Effect of Surface Texturing on Superoleophobicity, Contact Angle Hysteresis, and Robustness. Langmuir, 28, 14925-14934, 2012.

Kyoo-Chul Park, Hyungryul J. Choi, Chih-Hao Chang, Robert E. Cohen, Gareth H. McKinley, and George Barbastathis, Nanotextured Silica Surfaces with Robust Super-Hydrophobicity and Omnidirectional Broadband Super-Transmissivity. ACS Nano, 6, 3789-3799, 2012.

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