Vice Chair of Instruction
A. Richard Newton Chair in Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Carey is widely recognized for his research on near-interface micro-scale phenomena, thermophysics and transport in liquid-vapor systems, and computational modeling and simulation of energy conversion and transport processes. Since joining the Berkeley faculty in 1982, Professor Carey’s research has spanned a variety of applications areas, including fuel cells, solar power systems, building and vehicle air conditioning, forging and casting of aluminum, phase change thermal energy storage, Rankine cycle power for manned space missions, heat pipes for aerospace applications, high heat flux cooling of electronics, heat transfer in porous burners, data center energy efficiency, energy sustainability of information processing, and advanced solar absorber and turbomachinery technologies for Rankine cycle power generation.
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Van Carey’s research interests include energy conversion and transport; heat and mass transfer; non-equilibrium phase change phenomena; microscale thermophysics and transport in multiphase systems; boiling phenomena in binary mixtures; molecular dynamics simulation of interfacial region thermophysics; statistical thermodynamics; computational modeling and simulation of energy conversion and transport processes; thermal management, energy efficiency, and sustainability of information processing systems; use of waste heat to improve sustainability of manufacturing processes; boiling and condensation on nanostructured surfaces; water droplet vaporization on nanostructured superhydrophilic surfaces to enhance performance of air-cooled power plant condensers; and phase-change thermal energy storage to enhance the sustainability of power plants and building energy systems.
To view a list of Professor Carey’s publications, please visit the Energy and Multiphase Transport Laboratory website.