2015/12: New Grant (KETEP) 

  •  MEL receives 3 years of research funding from the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP). 

  •  Topic: Development of bio oil gas turbine combustion system for a distributed power generation (subtopic: bio-oil purification technology)  

2015/11~12: International Collaboration (with University of Lyon & CNRS, France)

  •  Professors Ybert Christophe, Cottin-Bizzone  Cecile, Pirat Christophe and Joly Laurent from CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and University of Lyon, France have visited MEL for a research collaboration. 

2015/11: New Grant (BK21plus: 2nd phase)

  •  MEL successfully renewed the BK21+ and will continue to receive the 2nd phase BK21+ funding. 

2015/11: Conference (KSME)

  •  ​​MELers had a lab outing at the Jeju island with giving three talks in KSME fall conference 

  1. ​​Improved Corrosion Resistance of Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Aluminum Surfaces (presented by Kyungwhan)

  2. Heat and Mass Transfer Performance of Nanostructured Evaporator Wicks Combined with Porous Metal Liquid Supply Structures (presented by Seunggeol)

  3. Water Harvesting Performance of Nano-Engineered Water Repellant Tube Type Condensers (presented by Donghyun)

2015/10: New Paper (International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer)

  • Congratulations to Hyunsik for a publication in the prestigious heat transfer journal International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.

  • Title: Condensation Behaviors and Resulting Heat Transfer Performance of Nano-Engineered Copper Surfaces. Link

2015/09: New Affiliation

  • Prof. Nam was nominated as an Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology.    

2015/09: New Grant (Samsung Electronics)

  • MEL receives 5 years of research funding from Samsung Electronics Semiconductor division. 

  • Title: Advanced thermal packaging techniques for mobile application processors

2015/08: New Paper (Energy)

  • Congratulations to Young Jun and coauthors for a publication in the prestigious energy journal Energy.

  • Title: Study on a numerical model and PSA (pressure swing adsorption) process experiment for CH4/CO2 separation from biogas  Link 

2015/07: Foreign Conference (InterPACK/ICNMM 2015)

  • Seunggeol presents paper at  InterPACK/ICNMM 2015, San Francisco, California, USA, 2015

2015/06: New Paper (Soft Matter)

  • Congratulations to Prof.Nam and coauthors for a publication in the prestigious surface science journal Soft Matter.

  • Title: Two types of Cassie-to-Wenzel wetting transitions on superhydrophobic surfaces during drop impact  Link 

2015/05: New Grant (NRF)

  • MEL receives 3 years of extended young researcher funding (2nd phase) from National Research Foundation (NRF).

  • Topic: Smart heat transfer surfaces with reversible wetting characteristics

2015/04: Conference (KSME)

  •  MELers attended KSME conference in Haeundae, Busan and gave 3 talks.

  1. High energy density thermodynamic battery for space applications 

  2. Water harvesting performance of nano-engineered tube type condensers.  

  3. Nano-engineered surfaces for energy and environmental applications

2015/04: Award (Young Researcher Award) 

  • Congratulations to Prof. Nam for receiving the "Young Researcher Award" from the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineering (KSME). 

2015/04: Media    

  • One of MEL's projects "High energy density thermophotovoltaic battery for space applications" was featured as R&D Innovation by Seoul Finance Newsletter.  Link

2015/04: New Grant (Doosan Heavy Industry)  

  •  MEL receives new research funding from Doosan Heavy Industry.

  •  Topic: Advanced power plant condensers with high heat transfer performance.

2015/02: New patents 

  • Congratulations to Donghyun, Seunggeol and Prof.Nam for registering new patents 

  • #10-1492823: Water harvesting systems with micro/nano hybrid surfaces  

  • #10-1486413: Capillary-driven microfluidics with micropost arrays 

2015/02: MEL Lab Outing 

  • MELers had lots of fun in Hyundai Sungwoo resort.  

2015/02: Domestic Conference 

  • Kyounghwan and Junghun present posters at The 48th Winter Annual Conference of the Korean Vacuum Society, Hoengseong, Korea, 2015

2015/01: New Grant (KRISO)

  •  MEL receives a research funding from Korea Research Institute of Ships and  Ocean Engineering (KRISO).

  •  Topic: Anti-fouling & anti-corrosion nano surfaces for ocean power plants 

2015/01: New Paper (Soft matter)

  • Congratulations to Donghyun and coauthors for a publication in the prestigious surface science journal Soft Matter.

  • Title: Droplet Coalescence on Water Repellent Surfaces  Link 

2015/01: Foreign Conference (GRC) 

  •  Donghyun and Hyunsik present papers at Gordon Research Conference, Galveston, Texas, USA, 2015

2015/01: International Collaboration (Tokyo University of A & T) 

  • MEL established a MOU (Memorandum of understanding) with Tokyo University of A & T  to promote mutual academic cooperation including faculty & student exchange and academic forums.


  • 2014/12: Congratulations to Donghyun and coauthors for a publication in Langmuir. 

  • Influence of Geometric Patterns of Microstructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces on Water-Harvesting Performance via Dewing.  Link 

  • 2014/11: Donghyun and Hyunsik present papers at PowerMEMS 2014 14th conference, Hyogo, Japan, 2014

  • 2014/10: Congratulations for a publication in Optics Express

  • The Role of Spectral Non-Idealities in the Design of Solar Thermophotovoltaics.  Link 

  • 2014/10: Congratulations to Donghyun and coauthors for a publication in Soft Matter

  • Droplet Coalescence on Water Repellent Surfaces.  Link 

  • 2014/09: Kyounghwan Song presents a paper at Eurosensors Conference, Brescia, Italy, 2014

  • 2014/09: MEL receives 5 years of nano materials core technology funding from NRF.  

  • Nanofabric materials with energy generation and storage for wearable applications  2014~2019

  • 2014/09: MEL receives a funding from TS Engineering 

  • Thermal Analysis for High Temperature Energy Conversion Systems  

  • 2014/08: Seunggeol presents a paper at IHTC 15th conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2014

  • 2014/07: Congratulations for a publication in Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering.

  • Nano- and Micro-structures for Thin Film Evaporation – A Review.  Link

  • 2014/07: Congratulations to Hyunsik and coauthors for a publication in Langmuir

  • Drop Impact Dynamics on Oil-Infused Nanostructured Surfaces.  Link 

  • 2014/06: [Talk] MEL presents two papers at SAREK Summer Conference, Korea.

  1.  Water Harvesting Performance via Condensation  presented by Donghyun Seo

  2.  Enhanced Condensation Heat Transfer on Nanostructured Copper Surfaces  presented by Hyunsik Kim

  • 2014/06: [Grant]  MEL receives a 5 years of space technology funding from National Research Foundation (NRF).

  • High Energy Density Thermophotovoltaic Batteries for Space Applications  2014~2019.06

  • 2014/06: [Grant]  MEL receives a research funding from LG Electronics Corporation.

  • Advanced Heat Exchangers with High Heat Transfer and Anti-Freezing Performances  2014~2015

  • 2014/06: [Talk] Kyunghwan's work was accepted for the presentation at the Eurosensers, Italy, Septemper, 2014

  • Nanostructured Shape Memory Alloy for Vascular Devices

  • 2014/06: [Grant] MEL receives research funding from SM Business Administration.

  • Development of Nanostructured Shape-Memory Alloys  2014~2015

  • 2014/06: [Grant] MEL collaborates with the Doosan Heavy Industry. 

  • Nano Engineered Surfaces for New Power Generation Systems  2014

  • 2014/04: [Grant] MEL receives research funding from Kyung Hee University.

  • High Efficiency Thermophotovoltaic Batteries  2014

  • 2014/04: [Talk] MEL presents three papers at KSME spring conference, Jeju, Korea 

  •  Water Harvesting Performance of Scalable Nano-Engineered Cu Surfaces  presented by Donghyun Seo

  •  Condensation Heat Transfer Performance of Nano-Engineered Cu Surfacs  presented by Hyunsik Kim

  •  Solar Thermophotovoltaic Devices with Nanophotonic Absorbers and Emitters presented by Youngsuk Nam

  • 2014/03: [Grant] MEL receives BK21+ funding from National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF).

  • Nano-engineered high efficiency energy conversion systems  2014~max.2019

  • 2014/03: Congratulations to Seunggeol and wonchul for a publication in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.

  • Heat transfer and capillary performance of dual-height superhydrophilic micropost wicks. Link

  • 2014/02: Congratulations for a publication in Nature Nanotechnology

  • A nanophotonic solar thermophotovoltaic device. Link (highlighted in MIT news and DOE Office of Science)

  • 2014/01: Congratulations to Prof.Nam and coauthors for a publication in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells

  • Solar Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion Systems with Two-Dimensional Tantalum Photonic Crystal Absorbers and Emitters. Link