There are three main research fields in Dr. Jiang's group: (1) Fluid Dynamics, (2) Phase-Change Heat Transfer, and (3) Physical Chemistry, while the focus lies at their nexus within the scope of engineered/functional solid surfaces. Specifically, Dr. Jiang specializes in how solid surface properties affect the phenomena relating to (1) Fluid Dynamics, (2) Phase-Change Heat Transfer, and (3) Physical Chemistry, where the subject of interest is small (droplet) and the effect of interfacial tensions dominates.
Phase-Change Heat Transfer
The research thrust in Dr. Jiang's group can be briefly summarized as Multiscale Droplet-Surface Interactions for Water, Energy, and the Environment. From the perspectives of fundamentals, there are three main research directions:
(1) Droplet Dynamics (coalescence, impact, rebound, transport, etc.)
(2) Droplet Mobility (wetting & adhesion)
(3) Droplet Phase-Change (condensation, evaporation, icing/de-icing, melting, and boiling)
Comprehensively based on multiple fundamental understandings, there are three application-oriented researches in this group: