Nanoscale Energy-Fluids Transport Laboratory


The Nanoscale Energy-Fluids Transport (NEFT) laboratory experimentally studies energy and fluids transport at the nanoscale. We are part of the Mechanical Engineering Department of Boston University. Prof. Chuanhua Duan is the Principal Investigator of the NEFT lab. Our current investigations include:

  • Exploring anomalous transport phenomenon in 1-D or 2-D confined nanochannels;
  • Enhancing ion/molecule transport in batteries and fuel cells using nanostructured materials;
  • Improving phase-change heat transfer based on patterned micro/nanostructures;
  • Developing new nanofluidic devices for biomolecule sensing and separation.

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Prof. Duan ( for details.