Patty Weisensee, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science, received the 2020 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels (ICNMM) Outstanding Early Career Award.
The award was presented during the closing awards session of the 2020 ASME 2020 18th International Conference, held jointly with ASME's Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the Summer Heat Transfer Conference, at a virtual meeting July 15.
Weisensee, who joined the faculty of the McKelvey School of Engineering in 2017, was selected for her outstanding research contributions. Her research focuses on understanding the interplay of fluid dynamics, heat transfer and liquid-solid interactions of droplets and other multi-phase systems. In 2019, she received an early career research award from NASA.
The award recognizes a researcher early in his or her career whose emerging work on mini scale, micro scale, or nano scale thermofluid phenomena and/or systems and represents an exceptional contribution to current and future directions of research in this field. The award is intended for early career researchers who have completed their graduate degree no more than 10 years prior and who are recognized by their peers as emerging leaders in their respective field of research.