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Dr Vanessa Egan - Lecturer
B.E., Ph.D.

 
LECTURER, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, SCHOOL Of ENGINEERING
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Droplet microfluidics, Interfacial Flows, Experimental fluid mechanics; Electronic Cooling, Multiphase Flows

 

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Dr. Vanessa Egan is a lecturer in fluid mechanics and engineering computing in the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick. Her current research interests are focused on droplet microfluidics and interfacial flows. Droplet microfluidic systems offer advantages in applications such as enhanced heat and mass transfer, conducting biological and chemical assays and nanomaterial synthesis. The impact of her research is in the development of these systems through the characterisation of the flow regimes. Dr. Egan has also published research papers on heat transfer enhancement in liquid-liquid Taylor flow regimes, aircraft compartment heat transfer and on the design and performance of low profile axial fans for forced convective cooling of electronic components.
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
 

Mac Giolla Eain M., Egan V., Punch J. (2015) “Local Nusselt number enhancements in liquid-liquid Taylor Flows.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 80, pp. 85-97

Mac Giolla Eain M., Egan V., Howard J., Walsh P., Walsh E., Punch J. (2015) “Review and extension of pressure drop models applied to Taylor flow regimes. ” International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 68, pp. 1-9.

Stafford J., Egan V. (2014) “Configurations for single-scale cylinder pairs in natural convection.” International Journal of Thermal Sciences. Vol. 84, pp. 62-74.

Mac Giolla Eain M., Egan V., Punch J. (2013) “Film Thickness Measurement in Liquid-Liquid Slug Flow Regimes.” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow. Vol. 44, pp. 515-523

Confrey T., Newport D., Egan V., Lacarac V., Estebe B. (2013) “Transient Natural Convection in an Enclosure Heated from Above”. Journal of Visualisation. Vol. 16(1) p 1-4.

Stafford, J., Walsh, E. Egan, V. (2012) “The effect of global crossflows on the flow field and local heat transfer performance of miniature centrifugal fans.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol 55(7-8), pp. 1970-1985.

Moore D., Newport D.T., Egan V., Lacarac, V. (2012) “Ventilation and internal structure effects on naturally induced flows in a non-standard compartment.” Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol 32, pp. 49-58. 2010

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.” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow. Vol 32, pp. 1160-1172

Stafford J., Walsh E., Egan V., Grimes, R. (2010) “Flat plate heat transfer with impinging axial fan flows.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 53(25-26), pp. 5629-5638.

Stafford, J., Walsh, E. Egan, V. (2010) “Local heat transfer performance and exit flow characteristics of a miniature axial fan” International Journal of  Heat and Fluid Flow. Vol. 31, pp. 952-960.

Walsh, P.A., Egan, V., E. Walsh, E.N. (2010)  “Novel micro-PIV study enables a greater understanding of nanoparticle suspension flows: nanofluids ” Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. Vol. 8(6)pp. 837.842

Walsh, E., Muzychka, Y.S., Walsh, P., Egan, V., Punch J. (2009) “Pressure drop in two phase slug/bubble flows in mini scale capillaries.” International Journal of Multiphase Flow. Vol 35, 879-884.

Egan, V., Walsh, P., Walsh E. (2009) “On viscosity measurements of nanofluids in micro and mini tube flow” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 42,  165502.

Egan V., Stafford J., Walsh P.A., Walsh E.J. (2009) “An Experimental Study on the Design of Miniature Heat Sinks for Forced Convection Cooling.” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol 131, (7), 071402 (9 pages)

P. Walsh, V. Egan, R. Grimes, E. Walsh. (2009) “Profile Scaling of Miniature Centrifugal Fans”. Heat Transfer Engineering. Vol. 30, (1-2), pp. 130-137

 

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