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https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/Damena-Agonafer.aspx110Damena Agonafer<img alt="" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Agonafer,%20Damena.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />​Assistant ProfessorDamena Agonafer - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Works to develop 3D electrodes for energy storage devices used to harvest free energy of solutions<p>​​PhD, University of Illinois, 2012<br/>MSc, Carnegie Mellon, 2006<br/>BSc, University of Texas at Arlington, 2004</p>http://sites.wustl.edu/neit/<p>​Assistant Professor</p><div><div><span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em; line-height: 1.2;">Re</span><span style="color: #666666; font-family: "libre baskerville", "times new roman", serif; font-size: 1.25em; line-height: 1.2;">search<br/></span><span style="line-height: inherit;"><span style="line-height: 25.6px;">Professor Agonafer's </span>research interest includes the areas of phase routing strategies for chemical separation and phase change heat transfer processes, and electrochemical storage applications. His</span><span style="line-height: inherit;"> research interest is at the intersection of thermal-fluid sciences, electrokinetics and interfacial transport phenomena, and renewable energy. His goal is to bring transformational changes in the areas related to electrochemical energy storage, cooling of high powered micro and power electronics, and water desalination by tuning and controlling solid-liquid-vapor interactions at micro/nano length scales. </span><span style="line-height: inherit;">The </span><span style="line-height: inherit;">focus is on developing several technologies including: </span></div><div><ol><li><span style="line-height: inherit;">micro/nanostructured surfaces for phase change heat transfer, </span><span style="line-height: inherit;">interfacial transport phenomena, and phase routing strategies for multiphase systems, and </span><br/></li><li><span style="line-height: inherit;">development of 3D electrodes for electrochemical energy storage devices used to harvest free energy of solutions.​</span><br/></li></ol><div><h3>Biography<br/><span style="line-height: inherit; color: #222222; font-family: "open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">As a PhD candidate at​ </span><span style="line-height: 25.6px; color: #222222; font-family: "open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">the</span><span style="line-height: 25.6px; color: #222222; font-family: "open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> University of </span><span style="line-height: 25.6px; color: #222222; font-family: "open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">Illinois</span><span style="line-height: inherit; color: #222222; font-family: "open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">, Professor Agonafer was the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan fellowship award. </span><span style="line-height: 25.6px; color: #222222; font-family: "open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">In 2012, Damena joined Professor Ken Goodson's Nanoheat lab as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the mechanical engineering department at Stanford University.</span></h3></div></div></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Agonafer_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>314-935-6107<br/><a href="mailto:agonafer@wustl.edu">agonafer@wustl.edu <br/></a>Green Hall, Room 3157​</p>

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