High-Throughput Particle Manufacturing Systems for Thermal Energy Storage Technology

Sun Choi, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Center for Urban Energy
Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

Thursday, April 6, 10:30 am
0560 Milner Executive Boardroom (MEK)

Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Choi (KIST)’s ongoing efforts on the development of high-throughput particle manufacturing systems (HTPMS) for thermal energy storage technology will be mainly presented. To begin with, his dissertational works that contains the development of several micro mechanical systems to achieve fast precipitation of particulate matters in complex fluids will be addressed. Then, to the extent of his primary works on the dissertation work, high-throughput technologies to print or manufacture particulate matters of various kinds will be discussed. In particular, with regard to the applications of thermal storage technologies, current efforts on the development of HTPMS and the future visions of HTPMS will be discussed.

Bio: Dr. Sun Choi is currently a Senior Research Scientist in Center for Urban Energy at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). He received his Ph.D. in 2012 and M.S. degree in 2008 from University of California, Berkeley. He received his B.S. degree in 2006 from Seoul National University. During his Ph.D. program, he had been the recipient of Samsung Ph.D. fellowship. Staring his academic career in doctoral research from complex fluids and MEMS, during his postdoc fellowship from 2012-2014 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), by inventing high-throughput printing systems that fast-screens bioenergy crops, he won prestigious 2014 R&D 100 Award. In KIST, as a Principal Investigator, his primary task is to develop high-throughput manufacturing systems that enable fast-produce Phase Change Materials (PCM) emulsions to enhance performance of HVAC systems.