Mr. Andrew Williams
Mr. Andy Williams has been leading the research and development of satellite thermal control system technologies at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) for the last eight years. His research interests have focused on reconfigurable thermal systems, two-phase heat transfer, high power and high flux cooling, thermal stability, and multiple flight experiments including sounding rocket, spaceflight, and micro-g aircraft heat transfer experiments. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2002, MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2005, and is a PhD candidate at University of New Mexico in Mechanical Engineering. Working with Profs. Peter Vorobieff and Andrea Mammoli, his Ph.D. work focuses on the effect of a slip boundary condition on heat transfer using micro-patterned, superhydrophobic surfaces. Prior to joining AFRL, Mr. Williams worked at Sanden International designing air conditioning compressors for automative applications and at GE developing aeroenergy derived power plants.
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