On April 17, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the opening of the Micro/Nano-Scale Fluidics and Energy Transport (MINSFET) Lab.
The lab, located in the Science and Engineering Research Facility, is run by MABE’s Magnavox Professor Ken Kihm.
The lab provides state-of-the-art facilities including a CVD Graphene Synthesis System and Raman Spectroscopic machine which will enable students to advance their research capabilities.
Kihm currently has five students working in the lab and their research focuses on using 2-D carbon-based materials to explore improvements of diverse energy conversion means, such as the flow battery electrodes, thermoelectric conversion efficiencies, boiling heat flux enhancement, and mechanoeletrical sensing signal generation.
The lab will operate as a recharge facility which will allow outside research groups to use the lab to acquire 2-D material samples and perform their Raman testing.