Kevin D. Cole
Dr. Cole has experience in thermal sensor technology, analysis of experimental data, inverse problems, thermal-property measurements, diffusion theory, and numerical modeling. He has conducted research for Sanida National Laboratories, United Technologies, NASA, and the Army Research Office.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Objective: develop analytical solutions to engineering problems with advanced mathematical tools, and to promote these techniques in print publications and on the internet. The Green's Function Library, established in 1999, is a resource for engineers, scientists, mathematicians, geologists, or anyone working with linear differential equations of the diffusion type. For more information, visit http://www.greensfunction.unl.edu.
Objective: develop replacement heart valves designed for infants with profound birth defects, by carrying out laboratory fluid-flow tests and computational simulations.
Objective: develop fluid-flow sensors based on thermal measurements. Recently this work was extended to thermal effects in microchannels, with application in electronic cooling and in lab-on-a-chip testing devices, for example.
Objective: determine optimal methods to measure thermal properties and gas-diffusion properties, and to analyze experimental data to extract the maximum information from the experiment.
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