Keunhan (Kay) Park – Assistant Professor


Phone: (801) 581-4260
Fax: (801) 585-9826

Office: 2672 MEK
1361 MEB; 2285 MEK
Curriculum Vitae

Micro/Nanoscale Thermal Engineering Laboratory

  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2007-2008
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Major: Heat Transfer, Minor: Optics and Photonics), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Major: Thermodynamics), Seoul National University, 1999
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, 1997
Professional Experiences
  • Assistant Professor (Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering), University of Rhode Island, 2008-2013
  • Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering), Republic of Korea Naval Academy, 1999-2002
Research Interests

My academic goal is to integrate research, education, and outreach of micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport to make transformative impacts in fundamental understanding and engineering of energy-matter interactions between micro/nanostructures, such as nanoparticles, nanowire/tubes and micro/nanofabricated devices, for various applications in energy, metrology, manufacturing, and sensing areas. My specific research interests include

  • Fundamental understanding of micro/nanoscale heat and mass transport
  • Tip-based nanoscale imaging, spectroscopy, and manufacturing
  • Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional nanoparticles for biomedical and energy applications
  • Renewable energy conversion based on near-field thermal radiation