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PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
Dipl.-Ing., Technical University Munich, 2013
MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

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Patricia Weisensee

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Assistant Professor


Experimental thermo-fluid dynamics using high speed imaging, including phase change heat transfer, droplet impact, wetting, and capillary transport in porous media


Patricia Weisensee’s work focuses on the interaction of liquids and micro- and nanostructured solids. Her research is both fundamental and applied and spans a wide range of applications in the fluid and thermal sciences, from droplet impact over phase change heat transfer, to electronics cooling.


Professor Weisensee joined Washington University in St. Louis as an assistant professor in January 2017. She earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in December 2016. Weisensee earned a Diplom-Ingenieur (B.S. + M.S.) in mechanical engineering with high distinction from TU Munich, Germany, in 2013, where she was awarded the Siemens Energy Award for her work on condensing steam bubbles in subcooled flowing water. During her Diplom studies, she was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). Weisensee also holds a master’s in materials sciences from UIUC (2011).

Studies the interactions of liquids and solids for energy applications

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