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Dr. Vanessa Egan

Biography

Dr. Vanessa Egan is a lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Computing. Her research interests encompass the heat transfer and fluid mechanics of two phase and multiphase flows, aircraft compartment heat transfer and the cooling of low profile and portable electronic devices. Dr. Egan has expertise in the use of advanced experimental techniques such as particle image velocimetry and IR thermography, to obtain full field velocity and temperature measurements. Her research has been funded by industrial partners and competitively won grants and she has supervised 4 PhD students to completion. To date Vanessa has received ~370 citations on her published works which include 25 peer reviewed and ISI journal articles, a chapter in ‘Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook' and over 25 peer-reviewed international conference articles.

Research Interests

Analysis of two phase and bi-phase flows in microfluidics

Aircraft compartment heat transfer

Low profile cooling for electronics

Optical measurement techniques for heat transfer and fluid flow

Heat transfer and fluid dynamics of nanofluids

Publications

Book Chapters

2011

Non-Boiling Two Phase Flows in Microchannels
Muzychka, YS; Walsh, EJ; Walsh, PA; Egan VM
(2011) Non-Boiling Two Phase Flows in Microchannels
In Handbook of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics; Florida, USA : CRC Press pp. 611-712

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

Review and extension of pressure drop models applied to Taylor flow regimes
Eain, MMG,Egan, V,Howard, J,Walsh, P,Walsh, E,Punch, J
(2015) Review and extension of pressure drop models applied to Taylor flow regimes
In International Journal Of Multiphase Flow; pp. 1-9
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2014.09.006

2015

Local Nusselt number enhancements in liquid-liquid Taylor flows
Eain, MMG,Egan, V,Punch, J
(2015) Local Nusselt number enhancements in liquid-liquid Taylor flows
In International Journal Of Heat And Mass Transfer; pp. 85-97
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.09.009

2014

Configurations for single-scale cylinder pairs in natural convection
Stafford, J,Egan, V
(2014) Configurations for single-scale cylinder pairs in natural convection
In International Journal Of Thermal Sciences; pp. 62-74
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.05.001

2013

Film thickness measurements in liquid-liquid slug flow regimes
Eain, MM,Egan, V,Punch, J
(2013) Film thickness measurements in liquid-liquid slug flow regimes
In International Journal Of Heat And Fluid Flow; pp. 515-523
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2013.08.009

2013

Transient natural convection in a conducting enclosure heated from above
Confrey, T,Newport, D,Egan, V,Lacarac, V,Estebe, B
(2013) Transient natural convection in a conducting enclosure heated from above
In Journal Of Visualization; pp. 1-4
DOI: 10.1007/s12650-012-0144-z

2012

The effect of global cross flows on the flow field and local heat transfer performance of miniature centrifugal fans
Stafford, J,Walsh, E,Egan, V
(2012) The effect of global cross flows on the flow field and local heat transfer performance of miniature centrifugal fans
In International Journal Of Heat And Mass Transfer; pp. 1970-1985
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2011.11.053

2012

Ventilation and internal structure effects on naturally induced flows in a static aircraft wing
Moore, D; Newport, D; Egan, V; Lacarac, V
(2012) Ventilation and internal structure effects on naturally induced flows in a static aircraft wing
In Applied Thermal Engineering; pp. 49-58
DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2011.08.018

2012

The evolution of surface convection patterns downstream of an axial fan with tangentially-mounted hub supports
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V
(2012) The evolution of surface convection patterns downstream of an axial fan with tangentially-mounted hub supports
In Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme; pp. 080909-

2012

A statistical analysis for time-averaged turbulent and fluctuating flow fields using Particle Image Velocimetry
Stafford, J,Walsh, E,Egan, V
(2012) A statistical analysis for time-averaged turbulent and fluctuating flow fields using Particle Image Velocimetry
In Flow Measurement And Instrumentation; pp. 1-9
DOI: 10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2012.04.013

2011

A study on the flow field and local heat transfer performance due to geometric scaling of centrifugal fans
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V
(2011) A study on the flow field and local heat transfer performance due to geometric scaling of centrifugal fans
In International Journal Of Heat And Fluid Flow; pp. 1160-1172
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2011.09.002

2010

Novel micro-PIV study enables a greater understanding of nanoparticle suspension flows: nanofluids
Walsh, PA; Egan, VM; Walsh, EJ
(2010) Novel micro-PIV study enables a greater understanding of nanoparticle suspension flows: nanofluids
In Microfluidics And Nanofluidics; pp. 837-842
DOI: 10.1007/s10404-009-0553-z

2010

Flat plate heat transfer with impinging axial fan flows
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V; Grimes, R
(2010) Flat plate heat transfer with impinging axial fan flows
In International Journal Of Heat And Mass Transfer; pp. 5629-5638
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2010.08.020

2010

A Novel Approach to Low Profile Heat Sink Design
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V; Walsh, P; Muzychka, YS
(2010) A Novel Approach to Low Profile Heat Sink Design
In Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme;
DOI: 10.1115/1.4001626

2010

Fluid Structures Generated from a low Reynolds number Miniature Radial Fan
Stafford J., Walsh E., Egan V.
(2010) Fluid Structures Generated from a low Reynolds number Miniature Radial Fan
In Journal Of Visualization; pp. 275-276

2010

Local heat transfer performance and exit flow characteristics of a miniature axial fan
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V
(2010) Local heat transfer performance and exit flow characteristics of a miniature axial fan
In International Journal Of Heat And Fluid Flow; pp. 952-960
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2010.06.002

2009

Thermal Analysis of Miniature Low Profile Heat Sinks With and Without Fins
Egan, V; Walsh, PA; Walsh, E; Grimes, R
(2009) Thermal Analysis of Miniature Low Profile Heat Sinks With and Without Fins
In Journal Of Electronic Packaging;
DOI: 10.1115/1.3144150

2009

Profile scaling of miniature centrifugal fans
Walsh, P; Egan, V; Grimes, R; Walsh, E
(2009) Profile scaling of miniature centrifugal fans
In Heat Transfer Engineering; pp. 130-137
DOI: 10.1080/01457630802293555

2009

Pressure drop in two phase slug/bubble flows in mini scale capillaries
Walsh, E; Muzychka, Y; Walsh, P; Egan, V; Punch, J
(2009) Pressure drop in two phase slug/bubble flows in mini scale capillaries
In International Journal Of Multiphase Flow; pp. 879-884
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2009.06.007

2009

An Experimental Study on the Design of Miniature Heat Sinks for Forced Convection Air Cooling
Egan, V; Stafford, J; Walsh, P; Walsh, E
(2009) An Experimental Study on the Design of Miniature Heat Sinks for Forced Convection Air Cooling
In Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme;
DOI: 10.1115/1.3110005

2009

Characterizing convective heat transfer using infrared thermography and the heated-thin-foil technique
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V
(2009) Characterizing convective heat transfer using infrared thermography and the heated-thin-foil technique
In Measurement Science & Technology;
DOI: 10.1088/0957-0233/20/10/105401

2009

On viscosity measurements of nanofluids in micro and mini tube flow
Egan, VM; Walsh, PA; Walsh, EJ
(2009) On viscosity measurements of nanofluids in micro and mini tube flow
In Journal Of Physics D-Applied Physics;
DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/42/16/165502

2008

Thermal Management of Low Profile Electronic Equipment Using Radial Fans and Heat Sinks
Walsh, E; Walsh, P; Grimes, R; Egan, V
(2008) Thermal Management of Low Profile Electronic Equipment Using Radial Fans and Heat Sinks
In Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme;
DOI: 10.1115/1.2977602

2004

Development of interferometric temperature measurement procedures for microfluid flow
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Dalton, T; Egan, V; Whelan, M
(2004) Development of interferometric temperature measurement procedures for microfluid flow
In Microscale Thermophysical Engineering; pp. 141-154
DOI: 10.1080/10893950490445612

Other Journals

2010

Influence of motor supports on cooling performance of small scale fans
Walsh, E., Stafford, J., Egan, V
(2010) Influence of motor supports on cooling performance of small scale fans
In Electronics Cooling;

Conference Publications

2011

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V
(2011) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)
Denver, CO

2011

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)
Mac Giolla Eain M., Egan V., Punch J.
(2011) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE)

2009

ASME 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Stafford, J., Walsh, E., Egan, V., Walsh, P.A., Muzychka Y.S.
(2009) ASME 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference

2009

ASME 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Egan, V., Walsh, P.A., Walsh E.
(2009) ASME 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference

2008

2008 11TH IEEE INTERSOCIETY CONFERENCE ON THERMAL AND THERMOMECHANICAL PHENOMENA IN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-3
Egan, V; Stafford, J; Walsh, P; Walsh, E; Grimes, R
(2008) 2008 11TH IEEE INTERSOCIETY CONFERENCE ON THERMAL AND THERMOMECHANICAL PHENOMENA IN ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, VOLS 1-3
pp. 497-509

2008

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008
Egan, V., Moore, D., Newport, D., Lacarac, V., Estebe, B.,
(2008) ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008

2008

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008
Egan, V., Newport, D., Lacarac, V., Estebe, B.,
(2008) ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008

2008

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008
Newport, D., Egan, V., Aguanno, M., Lacarac, V., Estebe, B., Murer, Y.
(2008) ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008

2008

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008
Newport, D., Confrey, T.W., Egan, V., Lacarac, V.
(2008) ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008

2007

Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology
Walsh, EJ; Walsh, P; Bigerel, C; Grimes, R; Egan, V
(2007) Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology
(Ed.) Potsdam, Germany

2007

Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology
Grimes, R., Walsh, E.J., Walsh, P. and V. Egan
(2007) Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology

2007

ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS
Grimes, R; Walsh, P; Walsh, E; Egan, V
(2007) ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS
pp. 261-267

2007

Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology
Grimes, R; Walsh, EJ; Walsh, P; Egan, V
(2007) Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology
(Ed.) Potsdam, Germany

2007

Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology
V. Egan, P. Walsh, E.J. Walsh, R. Grimes
(2007) Sixth International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: Science, Engineering and Technology
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2007

ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS
Walsh, E; Walsh, P; Grimes, R; Egan, V
(2007) ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS
pp. 245-251

2007

ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS
Walsh, PA; Egan, V; Grimes, R; Walsh, E
(2007) ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS
pp. 237-243

2007

ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering and Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Walsh, EJ; Walsh, P; Grimes, R; Punch, J; Egan, V
(2007) ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering and Summer Heat Transfer Conference
(Ed.) Vancouver, Canada

2007

ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS
Egan, V; Walsh, P; Walsh, E; Grimes, R
(2007) ICNMM2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOCHANNELS, MICROCHANNELS, AND MINICHANNELS
pp. 209-218

2005

HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
Egan, V; Dalton, T; Davies, MCC
(2005) HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
pp. 99-109

2005

HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
Egan, V; Dalton, T; Davies, MRD; Whelan, M
(2005) HT2005: Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2005, Vol 1
pp. 87-98

2003

1st International Conference on Micro Channels and Mini Channels
Newport D., J. Garvey, Whelan M., Dalton T., Egan V
(2003) 1st International Conference on Micro Channels and Mini Channels
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2003

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROCHANNELS AND MINICHANNELS
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Whelan, M; Dalton, T; Egan, V
(2003) FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROCHANNELS AND MINICHANNELS
pp. 809-815

2002

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Dalton T., Egan V., Newport D., Davies M., Whelan M.
(2002) ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
pp. 105-113

2002

ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition,
Egan, V., Dalton, T., Davies, M.R.D., Whelan, M.
(2002) ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition,
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Editorials

2010

Fluid structures generated from a low Reynolds number miniature radial fan
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V
(2010) Fluid structures generated from a low Reynolds number miniature radial fan
pp. 275-276
DOI: 10.1007/s12650-010-0048-8

Conference Presentations

2008

Thermally Induced Flow Structures in Aircraft Wing Compartments
Newport, D; Egan, V; Aguanno, M; Lacarac, V; Estebe, B; Murer, Y
(2008) Thermally Induced Flow Structures in Aircraft Wing Compartments
(Ed.) Jacksonville, Florida USA : ASME Jacksonville, Florida USA

2008

An Analysis of Natural Convection in Leading Edge Wing Compartments
Egan, V; Moore, D; Newport, D; Lacarac, V; Estebe, B
(2008) An Analysis of Natural Convection in Leading Edge Wing Compartments
(Ed.) Jacksonville, Florida USA : ASME Jacksonville, Florida USA

2008

An Experimental Study on the Performance of Miniature Heat Sinks for Forced Convection Air Cooling.
Egan, V; Stafford, J; Walsh, P; Walsh, E; Grimes, R
(2008) An Experimental Study on the Performance of Miniature Heat Sinks for Forced Convection Air Cooling.
(Ed.) Orlando, Florida, USA : ITherm

2008

Measurement of Transient Natural Convection in Non-Ventilated Aircraft Compartments
Newport, D; Confrey, T; Egan, V; Lacarac, V
(2008) Measurement of Transient Natural Convection in Non-Ventilated Aircraft Compartments
(Ed.) Jacksonville, Florida, USA : ASME Jacksonville, Florida, USA

2007

Characterisation of a Miniature Low Profile Cooling Solution for Portable Electronics
Egan, V; Walsh, P; Walsh, E; Grimes, R
(2007) Characterisation of a Miniature Low Profile Cooling Solution for Portable Electronics
(Ed.) Potsdam, Germany : ECI

2007

On the characterization of finned and finless heat sinks for portable electronics
V Egan, V; Walsh, P; Walsh, EJ; Grimes, R
(2007) On the characterization of finned and finless heat sinks for portable electronics
(Ed.) Puebla, Mexico : ASME Puebla, Mexico

2007

Scaling of Flow Characteristics and Power Consumption with Profile Height for Miniature Centrifugal Fans
Walsh, P; Egan, V; Grimes, R; Walsh, EJ
(2007) Scaling of Flow Characteristics and Power Consumption with Profile Height for Miniature Centrifugal Fans
(Ed.) Puebla, Mexico : ASME Puebla, Mexico

2007

Thermal management of low profile applications
Walsh, EJ; Walsh, P; Grimes, R; Egan, V
(2007) Thermal management of low profile applications
(Ed.) Puebla, Mexico : ASME Puebla, Mexico

2005

Experimental Investigation into Mixed Convection about a Horizontal Cylinder. Part B: Fluid Dynamics using Particle Image Velocimetry
Egan, V; Dalton, T; Davies, MRD
(2005) Experimental Investigation into Mixed Convection about a Horizontal Cylinder. Part B: Fluid Dynamics using Particle Image Velocimetry
(Ed.) San Francisco, California, USA. : ASME San Francisco, California, USA.

2003

Development of Interferometric Temperature Measurement Procedures for Microfluid Flow
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Dalton, T; Egan, V; Whelan, M
(2003) Development of Interferometric Temperature Measurement Procedures for Microfluid Flow
(Ed.) Rochester, New York, USA : ASME Rochester, New York, USA

2002

An investigation into the heat transfer and fluid flow around a circular cylinder in buoyancy assisting cross flow.
Egan, V; Dalton, T; Davies, M; Newport, D; Whelan, M
(2002) An investigation into the heat transfer and fluid flow around a circular cylinder in buoyancy assisting cross flow.
(Ed.) ew Orleans, Louisiana, USA : ASME ew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Other Items Published

2008

Velocity Field Measurements in Leading Edge Wing Compartments
Egan, V; Newport, D; Lacarac, V; Estebe, B
(2008) Velocity Field Measurements in Leading Edge Wing Compartments
(Ed.) Jacksonville, Florida, USA : ASME Jacksonville, Florida, USA

2005

Experimental Investigation into Mixed Convection about a Horizontal Cylinder. Part A: Heat Transfer using Digital Phase Shifting Speckle Interferometry.
Egan, V; Dalton, T; Davies, MRD; Whelan, M
(2005) Experimental Investigation into Mixed Convection about a Horizontal Cylinder. Part A: Heat Transfer using Digital Phase Shifting Speckle Interferometry.
(Ed.) San Francisco, California, USA : ASME San Francisco, California, USA