Allison Taylor

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Advisor: Hirotaka Sakaue

Advancement of icephobic coating for reducing ice accretion

Allison is going to work on the advancement of icephobic coating for reducing ice accretion on a heat exchanger.  This is an advancement of Mr. Joe Gonzales' work, who was the recipient of the Slatt Fellowship in 2018.  He was successful to publish one journal article from this research and gave one conference presentation. He could also run icing wind tunnel tests at with a colleague in Japan.  Allison's work will connect the Sakaue lab to get funding in environmental applications especially in improving the efficiency of a heat exchanger.