Rohini Bala Chandran joined the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan in January 2018. Previously, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and obtained an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, in Mechanical Engineering. At Michigan, Prof. Bala Chandran leads the Transport and Reaction Engineering for Sustainable Energy Lab (TREE Lab), where she and her students perform multidisciplinary research in the areas of thermal and fluid sciences, radiative transport, semiconductor physics and electrochemical systems for applications of solar-fuel generators, thermal energy storage and wastewater treatment applications. Specifically, our research group applies the approach of developing computational models integrated with experimental analyses to probe the interplay of heat and mass transfer, radiative transport and chemical reactions that play a central role in a host of thermal, thermochemical, and electrochemical energy systems.
Rohini Bala Chandran
University of Michigan