Nenad Miljkovic

Postdoctoral Associate - MIT


Nenad Miljkovic


Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

105 South Mathews Ave. 2136

Urbana, IL, 61801

nmiljkov@illinois.edu


Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusets Ave. 3-461

Cambridge, MA, 02139

nmiljkov@mit.edu


Massachusetts Instutute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

PhD, Mechanical Engineering

Thesis: Development and Characterization of Micro/Nanostructured Surfaces for Enhanced Condensation

June 2011 - June 2013

Major: Phase Change Heat and Mass Transfer

5.0/5.0 GPA

Minor: Quantum and Solid State Physics

4.9/5.0 GPA

Adviser: Evelyn N. Wang


Massachusetts Instutute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

September 2009 - June 2011

S.M. Mechanical Engineering

5.0/5.0 GPA

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, ON, Canada

September 2004 - June 2009

BASc, Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

4.0/4.0 GPA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Postdoctoral Associate

Adviser: Gang Chen

September 2013 - Present


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Postdoctoral Associate

Adviser: Evelyn N. Wang

June 2013 - September 2013


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Research Assistant

September 2009 - June 2013


Hatch Ltd.

Mississauga, ON, Canada

Engineer in Training – Energy/Fluidization Technologies

June 2008 – September 2008

September 2007 – January 2008


Husky Injection Molding System Ltd.

Bolton, ON, Canada

Research Engineer – Advanced Engineering Division (R&D)

January 2007 – May 2007


Husky Injection Molding System Ltd.

Bolton, ON, Canada

Patent Assistant – Intellectual Property Division

May 2006 – September 2006


En Mar Systems Ltd.

Mississauga, ON, Canada

Engineer in Training – HVAC Division

September 2005 – January 2006

January 2005 – May 2005


Engineering Deans Honor List

Co-op Student of the Year Award

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. Scholarship

Engineering Upper Year Scholarship (Top Ranked Engineering Student)

Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS)

ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer Intl Conference Best Paper Award

Wunsch Foundation Silent Hoist and Crane Award - Outstanding Graduate Research

2004-2009

2006

2007

2008

2009-2010

2012

2013


Published and In Press:


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

In Review and Preperation:


  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.


MIT Energy Night 2010

"Solar Thermoelectric Energy Systems Utilizing Heat Pipes for Bottoming Cycles"

October 22, 2010

MIT Micro Nano Seminar

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

September 28, 2011

Skolkovo-MIT Seminar

"Nanoengineered Surfaces for Enhanced Heat Transfer"

May 8, 2012

ILP Osaka Gas Lab Visit

“Modeling and Optimization of Hybrid Solar Thermoelectric (HSTE) Systems with Thermosyphons”

October 18, 2012

MIT Energy Night 2012

“Advancements in Thermal Management through Condensation”

October 19, 2012

ILP Air Liquide Lab Visit

“Nanoengineered Surfaces for Enhanced Heat Transfer”

November 15, 2012

ILP Exxon Mobile Lab Visit

“Nanoengineered Surfaces for Enhanced Heat Transfer”

February 19, 2013

ILP Bosch Lab Visit

“Nanostructured Heat Exchangers”

July 29, 2013

EPRI Lab Visit

“Nanoengineered Surfaces for Enhanced Heat Transfer”

August 2, 2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Invited Talk)

“Nanoengineered Surfaces for Enhanced Condensation in Energy and Water Applications”

August 8, 2013

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Invited Talk)

“Nanoengineered Surfaces for Enhanced Condensation”

October 15, 2013


  1. E.N. Wang, R. Enright, Y. Nam, N. Miljkovic. Superhydrophobic Nanostructures, Application #:US 20130244001A1, Filing Date: 03/02/2012

  2. R. Xiao, N. Miljkovic, R. Enright, E.N. Wang. Heterogeneous Surfaces. Application #:WO 2013184559, Filing Date: 06/03/2012

  3. N. Miljkovic, D.J. Preston, R. Enright, E.N. Wang. Electric Field Enhanced Condensation. Application #:61/803621, Filing Date: 03/03/2013

  4. J.J. Niewels, O.S. Ansari, W.C. Janzen, M.K. Zuraw, N. Miljkovic. Molding-system viscous-drag sensor. US 7393198

  5. T.D. Brand, N. Miljkovic. Hot Runner Melt Pre-Compression Method A. US 20080296805

  6. T.D. Brand, N. Miljkovic. Hot Runner Melt Pre-Compression Method B. US 20080296806


  1. Daniel J. Preston – Currently supervising and advising on graduate research and M.S. thesis, “Structured Surfaces for Enhanced Condensation Heat Transfer Using Refrigerants.” Summer 2012 – ongoing. Daniel is completing his M.S. degree in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT.

  2. Alexander Limia – Currently supervising and advising as part of summer research program, “Electrowetting Actuation of Jumping Droplets.” Summer 2013.

  3. Ian McKay – Supervised and advised on B.S. thesis, “Transient Thermoelectric Power Generation.” Fall 2012, Ian is currently pursuing graduate studies in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT.

  4. Jean Sack – MIT undergraduate research – “Structured surfaces for enhanced condensation.” Summer 2012, Winter 2013. Jean is completing her M.S. degree in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT.

  5. Ken Lopez – Supervised and advised on undergraduate research and B.S. thesis, “Hierarchical superhydrophobic aluminum surfaces for condensation applications.” Ken is currently pursuing graduate studies in the Mechanical Engineering department at Stanford University.

  6. Nicholas Dou - Supervised and advised on undergraduate research and B.S. thesis, “Condensation on superhydrophobic copper oxide nanostructures.” Nicholas is currently pursuing graduate studies in the Mechanical Engineering department at the California Institute of Technology.

  7. Allison Bookstein – Supervised and advised on research activities as part of a summer high school student program. Summer 2011. Allison is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Professional Society Memberships:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Physical Society

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Materials Research Society


Referee For:

ACS Nano, 2010-ongoing

Nano Letters, 2011-ongoing

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2010-ongoing

Applied Physics Letters, 2010-ongoing

ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 2010-ongoing

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2013-ongoing

Langmuir, 2010-ongoing

Chemical Physics Letters, 2012-ongoing

Chemical Engineering and Processing, 2013-ongoing