Dr. Michael Gibbons
Research Fellow/Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Manuf & Biomedical Eng
Michael is an Assistant Professor in Advanced Heat Transfer, a Royal Society-Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow and the Principal Investigator of the Thermal Fluids and Energy Group (www.GibbonsLab.com) in the Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing & Biomedical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
Michael received his PhD and BAI in Mechanical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin. He has completed Fellowships with the Surface Engineering and Instrumentation Lab (SEiL) at York University and the Centre for Advanced Coating Technologies (CACT) at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Gibbons' has over a decade of research experience in Fluids, Heat Transfer and Energy. His research focuses on fundamental and applied multiscale fluids and heat transfer, energy recovery and zero-carbon technologies using computational, experimental and interdisciplinary approaches.
Michael leads his Thermal Fluids and Energy research group, TCD. He has authored over 25 international publications and has secured €1.2M in national and international funding as a Principal Investigator, in addition to €1.6M as a Co-PI from industrial partners. In addition, he was the co-chair of the THERMINIC 2022 international conference and is a lead researcher on a European Space Agency (ESA) Parabolic Flight Programme.
Research Interests: Fluids and Heat Transfer; Waste Heat Recovery; Energy; Electronics and Photonics Cooling; Multiphase Flow; Electric vehicles and Zero Carbon Technology.
Read more www.GibbonsLab.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/mjcgibbons/ and on Twitter @MichaelGibbons_ / @GibbonsTFL
Publications and Further Research Outputs
Gibbons, M.J., Garivalis, A.I., O'Shaughnessy, S., Di Marco, P., Robinson, A.J., Evaporating hydrophilic and superhydrophobic droplets in electric fields, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 164, 2021, p120539
A. Khakpour , M.J. Gibbons and S. Chandra, Effect of moisture condensation on vapour transmission through porous membranes, Journal of Industrial Textiles, 2021, p1-21
M.J. Gibbons, M. Marengo, T. Persoons, A review of heat pipe technology for foldable electronic devices, Applied Thermal Engineering, 194, (117087), 2021, p1-26
Gibbons, M.J., Yates, S.G., O'Shaughnessy, S.M., Persoons, T., Murray, D.B., Natural convection from a triangular array of isothermal horizontal cylinders, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2021, p110413
Feng, C., Gibbons, M.J., Marengo, M., Chandra, S., A novel ultra-large flat plate heat pipe manufactured by thermal spray, Applied Thermal Engineering, 171, 2020, p115030
Gibbons, M.J., Di Marco, P., Robinson, A.J., Heat flux distribution beneath evaporating hydrophilic and superhydrophobic droplets, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 148, 2020, p119093
Devaraj, Sudarshan, Anand, Bobby, Gibbons, Michael, McDonald, André, Chandra, Sanjeev, Thermal spray deposition of aluminum and zinc coatings on thermoplastics, Surface and Coatings Technology, 399, 2020, p126114
Gibbons, Michael J., Nikafshar, Saeid, Saravi, Tina, Ohno, Katie, Chandra, Sanjeev, Nejad, Mojgan, Analysis of a Wide Range of Commercial Exterior Wood Coatings, Coatings, 10, (11), 2020, p1013
Feng, Chen, Gibbons, Michael, Chandra, Sanjeev, Fabrication of Composite Heat Sinks Consisting of a Thin Metallic Skin and a Polymer Core Using Wire-Arc Spraying, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 28, (5), 2019, p974-985
Gibbons, M.J. and Di Marco, P. and Robinson, A.J., Local heat transfer to an evaporating superhydrophobic droplet, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 121, 2018, p641-652
Gibbons, M.J. and Robinson, A.J., Electrospray array heat transfer, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 129, 2018, p451-461
Michael Gibbons, Composite heat sink LED cooling, The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress 2018, York University, Toronto, Canada, 27/5/2018, 2018
Chen Feng, Subramaniam Yugeswaran, Michael Gibbons, Sanjeev Chandra, Analytical heat conduction model of annular composite fins, The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress 2018, York University, Toronto, Canada, 27/5/2018, 2018
M.J. Gibbons, G. Saccone, S.M. O'Shaughnessy, A.J. Robinson, P. Di Marco , Local convective heat flux to evaporating water droplets in micro-g to 2-g, 13th International Conference on Two-Phase Systems for Space and Ground Applications, Xi'an, China , October 15th-19th, 2018
Gibbons M.J, Robinson A.J, Heat transfer characteristics of single cone-jet electrosprays, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 113, 2017, p70 - 83
Gibbons M.J, Howe C.M, Di Marco P, Robinson A.J, Local Heat Transfer to an Evaporating Sessile Droplet in an Electric Field, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 745, (3), 2016, p032066-
M.J. Gibbons, A.J. Robinson, Plume Characterisation of a Single Source Electrospray for Micro Electronic Cooling, International Symposium on Electrohydrodynamics (ISEHD 2014), The Beach Tower Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan, 23/06/2014, 2014
M. Gibbons, S. Finnegan, M. Maguire, S. O'Dea, A.J. Robinson, Heat Transfer Characterization of a Single Source Ultra-Low Flow Rate Electrospray, 8th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Lisbon, Portugal, June 16-20, 2013
RTE News, Head over heels: Studying water in zero gravity, 2018, -
Irish Independent, Irish scientists among elite team to fly in 'Vomit Comet', 2018, -