314-935-7951
p.weisensee@wustl.edu
Jubel Hall, Room 203M

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

Expertise

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

Research

Dr. Weisensee’s work focuses on understanding the interplay of fluid dynamics, heat transfer and liquid-solid interactions of droplets and other multi-phase systems. Practical applications of interest are phase change heat transfer for thermal management, thermal storage, and water harvesting, metallic additive manufacturing, and droplet interactions with biological and natural systems.

Biography

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

In the News

 

 

Weisensee to study heat transfer in microporous mediahttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Weisensee-to-study-heat-transfer-in-microporous-media.aspxWeisensee to study heat transfer in microporous media
Weisensee to develop heat transfer switch for NASA with early career awardhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Weisensee-to-develop-heat-transfer-switch-for-NASA-with-early-career-award.aspxWeisensee to develop heat transfer switch for NASA with early career award
Weisensee awarded NSF grant to study condensationhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Weisensee-awarded-NSF-grant-to-study-condensation.aspxWeisensee awarded NSF grant to study condensation
Solving a condensation mysteryhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Solving-a-condensation-mystery.aspxSolving a condensation mystery
2019 Collaboration Initiation Grants awarded to four faculty membershttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/2019-Collaboration-Initiation-Grants-awarded-to-four-faculty-members.aspx2019 Collaboration Initiation Grants awarded to four faculty members