Chuanhua Duan, Ph.D.

Chuanhua Duan 2011Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

phone: (617) 353-3270
office: 110 Cummington Mall, ENG 415

lab: Nanoscale Energy-Transport Laboratory, EMA 222

Research Interests

Energy conversion and storage * Micro/nanofluidics * Phase change heat transfer

Chuanhua Duan focuses his research on studying enhanced ion/molecule transport using ordered micro/nanostructures, for both fundamental understanding and practical applications in energy conversion/storage and biomolecular sensing/separation.

His current research interests include: exploring anomalous transport phenomenon in 1-D or 2-D confined nanochannels; enhancing ion/molecule transport in batteries and fuel cells using ordered nanostructured materials; improving phase-change heat transfer based on patterned micro/nanostructures; developing new nanofluidic devices for biomolecule sensing and separation.

Selected Publications
  • C. Duan, W. Wang and Q. Xie, “Review Article: Fabrication of Nanofluidic Devices” Biomicrofluidics, vol. 7, 026501, (2013).
  • C.Duan, R. Karnik, M. Lu and A. Majumdar, “Evaporation-Induced Cavitation in Nanofluidic Channels”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 109, pp. 3688-3693, 2012
  • C. Duan and A. Majumdar, “Anomalous Ion Transport in 2-nm Hydrophilic Nanochannels,” Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 5, pp. 848-852, 2010.
  • D. Kim, C. Duan, Y. F. Chen, and A. Majumdar, “Power Generation from Concentration Gradient by Reverse Electrodialysis in Ion-Selective Nanochannels,” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, vol. 9, pp. 1215-1224, 2010.
  • S. Verguet, C. Duan, A. Liau, V. Berk, J. Cate, A. Majumdar and A. J. Szeri, “Mechanics of Liquid-Liquid Interfaces and Mixing Enhancement in Microscale Flows,”,Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol.652, pp 207-240, 2010.