Mina Mikhaeel is a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. His research focuses on creating and testing enhanced surfaces for improving heat transfer during boiling. These are surfaces with micro structures in the range of tens of micrometers (one hundredth of a millimeter). His research has a wide range of functions and applications including refrigeration, climate conditioning, power generation, cooling of electronics, and various other applications. The use of such surfaces can result in lower energy consumption, lower green house gas emissions, better space utilization, and improved product reliability.
A native of Egypt, Mina received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo. He then joined the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, where he received his M.Sc. degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering. Mina has an active interest in participating in local group volunteer projects, soccer, swimming and learning languages.