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Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), MIT, 1998
Dr. Hodes' research interests are in transport phenomena and, over the course of his career, four thematic areas have been addressed, i.e., 1) the thermal management of electronics, 2) mass transfer in supercritical fluids, 3) analysis of thermoelectric modules and 4) analysis of convection in the presence of apparent slip. Current research is in three areas. First, analytical solutions for Poiseuille and Nusselt numbers for liquid flows over diabatic structured surfaces that capture the effects of curvature, thermocapillary stress and/or evaporation and condensation at menisci are being developed. Secondly, a series of experiments to measure densities, molecular and Soret diffusion coefficients and mass transfer rates in alcohol-carbon dioxide solutions at supercritical conditions relevant to the drying of aerogels are being conducted. Thirdly, enhanced air-cooled heat sinks are being developed by deriving semi-analytical optimization formula for longitudinal-fin geometry heat sinks that capture the effects of non-uniform heat transfer coefficients. Students conducting research with Professor Hodes enroll in part or all of his 5 course sequence of Fluid Mechanics (undergraduate), Heat Transfer (undergraduate), Thermal Management of Electronics (graduate), Heat Transfer (graduate) and Advanced Transport Phenomena (graduate). Since joining Tufts University in the Fall of 2008 Professor Hodes' research has been supported by the Department of Energy, NSF, DARPA, Science Foundation Ireland, the Wittich Energy Sustainability Research Initiation Fund, Tufts University and domestic and foreign industrial partners.
2008-present Associate Professor, Tufts University
Selected Honors and Awards
2014 Best Paper Award. IEEE SEMI-THERM Conference.
Selected Professional Activities
2014-present Curriculum Examiner, Dept of
Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Eng., University of Limerick.
Griffin, J., Mills, D., Cleary, M., Nelson, R., Manno, V., and Hodes, M, 2014, "Continuous Extraction Rate Measurements During Supercritical CO2 Drying of Silica Alcogel," J. Supercritical Fluids, 92, pp. 38-47.
Brownell, E. and Hodes, M., 2014, "Optimal Design of Thermoelectric Generators Embedded in Thermal Resistance Networks," IEEE Trans. on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 4(4), pp. 612-621.
Lam, L., Melnick, C., Hodes, M., Ziskind, G., and Enright, R., 2014, "Nusselt Numbers for Thermally Developing Couette Flow with Hydrodynamic and Thermal Slip," ASME J. Heat Transfer, 136(5).
Enright, R., Hodes, M., Salamon, T., and Muzychka, Y., 2014, "Isoflux Nusselt Number and Slip Length Formulae for Superhydrophobic Microchannels," ASME J. Heat Transfer, 136(1).
Hodes, M., Zhang, R., Wilcoxon, R., and Lower, N., 2014, "On the Potential of Galinstan-Based Minichannel and Minigap Cooling," IEEE Trans. on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 4(1), pp. 46-56.
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