Nenad Miljkovic

Postdoctoral Associate - MIT


Electric-Field-Enhanced Condensation on Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Surfaces


N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, E.N. Wang

ACS Nano, 7(12), p. 11043–11054, 2013

Electrostatic Charging of Jumping Droplets


N. Miljkovic, D. Preston, R. Enright, E.N. Wang

Nature Communications, 4:2517, 2013

Jumping-Droplet-Enhanced Condensation on Scalable Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Surfaces


N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, Y. Nam, K. Lopez, N. Dou, J. Sack, E.N. Wang

Nano Letters, 13(1), p. 179-187, 2013

Condensation Heat Transfer on Superhydrophobic Surfaces


N. Miljkovic, E.N. Wang

MRS Bulletin, 38(5), p. 397-406, 2013, (Front Cover)

Immersion Condensation on Oil-Infused Heterogeneous Surfaces for Enhanced Heat Transfer


R. Xiao, N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang

Scientific Reports, 3(1988), 2013

Modeling and Optimization of Superhydrophobic Condensation


N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang

Journal of Heat Transfer, 135(11), 111004, 2013

Condensation on Superhydrophobic Copper Oxide Nanostructures


R. Enright, N. Miljkovic, N. Dou, Y. Nam, E.N. Wang

Journal of Heat Transfer, 135(9), 091304, 2013

Jumping Droplet Dynamics on Scalable Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces


N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, S. Adera, Y. Nam, E.N. Wang

Journal of Heat Transfer, 135(8), 080907, 2013

Condensation on Hydrophilic, Hydrophobic, Nanostructured Superhydrophobic and Oil-Infused Surfaces


N. Miljkovic, R. Xiao, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, I. McKay, E.N. Wang

Journal of Heat Transfer, 135(8), 080906, 2013

Condensation on Superhydrophobic Surfaces: The Role of Local Energy Barriers and Structure Length Scale


R. Enright, N. Miljkovic, A. Al-Obeidi, C.V. Thompson, E.N. Wang

Langmuir, 28(40), p. 14424–14432, 2012

Effect of Droplet Morphology on Growth Dynamics and Heat Transfer during Condensation on Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Surfaces


N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang

ACS Nano, 6(2), p. 1776-1785, 2012

Liquid Freezing Dynamics on Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Surfaces


N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang

Journal of Heat Transfer, 134(8), 080902, 2012

Liquid Evaporation on Superhydrophobic and Superhydrophilic Nanostructured Surfaces


N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, S.C. Maroo, H.J. Cho, E.N. Wang

Journal of Heat Transfer, 133(8), 080903, 2011

Modeling and Optimization of Hybrid Solar Thermoelectric Systems with Thermosyphons


N. Miljkovic, E.N. Wang

Solar Energy, 85(11), p. 2845-2855, 2011


  1. R. Enright, N. Miljkovic, R. Mitchell, C.V. Thompson, E.N. Wang, “Energy transfer during inertial-capillary-driven droplet jumping on superhydrophobic surfaces,” in preparation, 2013.

  2. A. Cavalli, N. Miljkovic, D.W. Martin, F. Blanchette, E.N. Wang, J. Bush, “Jumping Droplets,” in preparation, 2013.



  1. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Dynamics of Coalescence-Induced Jumping Water Droplets," 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (Gallery of Fluid Motion - video), Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013, Featured on the APS 2013 Video Gallery.

  2. D.J. Preston, N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Vapor Flow Entrainment of Jumping Water Droplets,” 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (Gallery of Fluid Motion - poster), Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.

  3. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Electrostatic Charging of Coalescence Induced Jumping Water Droplets,” 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (Gallery of Fluid Motion - poster), Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013, Featured on the APS 2013 Image Gallery.

  4. D.J. Preston, N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, A. Limia, E.N. Wang, “Effect of Vapor Flow on Jumping Droplets during Condensation on Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.

  5. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, A. Limia, E.N. Wang, “Electric Field Enhanced Jumping-Droplet Condensation,” 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburgh, PA, November 24-26, 2013.

  6. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Electric Field Manipulation of Charged Jumping Droplets for Enhanced Heat Transfer and Electrokinetic Measurements,” Proceedings of the 4th Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Hong Kong, China, December 11-14, 2013.

  7. D.J. Preston, N. Miljkovic, E.N. Wang, “Scalable Growth of Superhydrophobic Zinc Oxide Nanowires on Common Industrial Substrates for Enhanced Condensation Heat Transfer,” Proceedings of the 4th Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Hong Kong, China, December 11-14, 2013.

  8. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, E.N. Wang, “Transient Pressure-Based Condensation Heat Transfer Measurement,” Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 15-21, 2013.

  9. H. Ghasemi, A. M. Marconnet, N. Miljkovic, G. Chen, “On the Bubble Generation on the Surface of Plasmonic and Non-Plasmonic Nano Particles Under Solar Illumination,” Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 15-21, 2013.

  10. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Superhydrophobic Surfaces for High Performance Condensation Heat Transfer and Atmospheric Power Generation,” Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 15-21, 2013.

  11. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Ostwald Ripening During Freezing on Scalable Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 14-18, 2013.

  12. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Jumping Droplet Condensation on Structured Superhydrophobic Surfaces for High Performance Heat Transfer,” Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 14-18, 2013.

  13. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, R. Mitchell, R. Yang, K.K. Gleason, C.V. Thompson, E.N. Wang, “Electric-Field-Enhanced Jumping-Droplet Condensation,” Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 14-18, 2013.

  14. K.-H. Chu, N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Copper Oxide Hierarchical Surfaces for Enhanced Pool Boiling Heat Transfer,” Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 14-18, 2013.

  15. R. Xiao, N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Immersion Condensation on Scalable Oil-Infused Nanostructures for High Performance Thermal Management,” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Barcelona, Spain, June 16-20, 2013.

  16. K.-H. Chu, Y. Zhu, N. Miljkovic, Y. Nam, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, “Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer With Copper Oxide Hierarchical Surfaces,” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Barcelona, Spain, June 16-20, 2013.

  17. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, R. Yang, K.K. Gleason, E.N. Wang, “Electric Charging Effects on Condensed Droplet Jumping,” APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 18-22, 2013.

  18. R. Enright, N. Miljkovic, M. Morris, E.N. Wang, “Condensed droplet jumping: Capillary to inertial energy transfer,” APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 18-22, 2013.

  19. N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, Y. Nam, K. Lopez, N. Dou, J. Sack, E.N. Wang, “Jumping-Droplet-Enhanced Condensation on Scalable Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Surfaces,” APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 18-22, 2013.

  20. N. Miljkovic, R. Xiao, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, I. McKay, E.N. Wang, "Condensation on Hydrophilic, Hydrophobic, Nanostructured Superhydrophobic and Oil-Infused Surfaces," Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX, November 9-15, 2012.

  21. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, S. Adera, Y. Nam, E.N. Wang, "Jumping Droplet Dynamics on Scalable Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces," Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX, November 9-15, 2012.

  22. N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, "High Angle Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy for the Study of Dropwise Condensation on Nano-structured Superhydrophobic Surfaces," Microscopy and Microanalysis, Phoenix, AZ, July 29 - August 2, 2012.

  23. R. Enright, N. Miljkovic, A. Al-Obeidi, C.V. Thompson, E.N. Wang, "Superhydrophobic Condensation: the Role of Energy Barriers and Size Scale," Proceedings of the ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Rio Grande, PR, July 8-12, 2012.

  24. N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, Y. Nam, E.N. Wang, "Modeling and Optimization of Condensation Heat Transfer on Micro and Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces," Proceedings of the ASME International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Rio Grande, PR, July 8-12, 2012.

  25. N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, Y. Nam, E.N. Wang, "Modeling and Optimization of Condensation Heat Transfer on Micro and Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces," Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Rio Grande, PR, July 8-12, 2012.

  26. R. Xiao, N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, "Increased Nucleation Density on Liquid-Solid Composite Surfaces for Enhanced Dropwise Condensation Heat Transfer," Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Rio Grande, PR, July 8-12, 2012.

  27. R. Xiao, R. Enright, N. Miljkovic, E.N. Wang, "Oil-infused Superhydrophobic Silicon Surfaces for Enhanced Water Condensation Heat Transfer," Proceedings of Solid-State Sensor, Actuator, and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head, SC, June 3-7, 2012.

  28. R. Enright, N. Dou, N. Miljkovic, Y. Nam, E.N. Wang, "Condensation on Superhydrophobic Copper Oxide Nanostructures," Proceedings of the 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 3-6, 2012.

  29. N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, "Growth Dynamics During Dropwise Condensation on Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces," Proceedings of the 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 3-6, 2012, Best Paper Award.

  30. N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, "Liquid Freezing Dynamics on Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Surfaces," Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Denver, CO, November 11-17, 2011.

  31. N. Shukla, N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang, "Thermal resistance of thin water films during phase-change," APS March Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 21-25, 2011.

  32. N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, S.C. Maroo, H.J. Cho, E.N. Wang, "Liquid Evaporation on Superhydrophobic and Superhydrophilic Nanostructured Surfaces," Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, November 12-18, 2010.

  33. N. Miljkovic, E.N. Wang, "Performance of Glass Heat Pipes for Solar Thermoelectric Energy Systems," Proceedings of the International Heat Transfer Conference, Washington, DC, August 8-13, 2010.