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Miguel A Amaya Ph.D.

Name

[Amaya Ph.D., Miguel A]
  • Senior Lecturer, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Biography

Dr. Amaya worked in industry for several years designing and implementing automation in manufacturing. He joined the MAE department at UTA in 2007 as an  adjunct instructor and soon after also as research associate in experimental two-phase heat transfer.  He still participates in research in heat transfer as teaching and academic advising duties allow.  Dr. Amaya also has experience in numerical modelling.

Professional Preparation

    • 1997 Ph.D in Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • 1988 M.S. in Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • 1986 B.S. in Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Appointments

    • Jan 2013 to Present Senior Lecturer
      the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Jan 2013 to Present Undergraduate Academic Advisor
      the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Memberships

  • Professional
    • Sept 2013 to Present American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2013 Designated as a “Recognized Professor” by Phi Kappa Phi sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington

Research and Expertise

  • Two-phase heat transfer and its enhancement by surface modification.

    Heat transfer associated with evaporation and boiling. The thermal conductivity, wettability and roughness properties of a heated surface affect the efficiency of evaporation and boiling on the surface.  From the experimental study of the effect of these properties on heat transfer, the properties are modified to increase the efficiency. Efficiency increases when, for instance, the modifications result in a reduction of the surface temperature that initiates or maintains boiling, or that yields a given rate of evaporation of a liquid layer on the surface.

Publications

      Journal Article 2016
      • S.  Jun, H. Wi, A. Gurung, M.  Amaya, S. M. You, Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Enhancement of Water Using Brazed Copper Microporous Coatings, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. Vol.  138 (2016)

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      Poster Abstract 2015
      • Adam Girard, Miguel Amaya, Hyoseong Wi and Seung M. You, Wetting & Wicking Effects of Superhydrophilic Nano-Structured Coatings, Photogallery, ASME Digital Collection (2015) doi:10.1115/1.4030472

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      Journal Article 2015
      • J.H. Kim, A. Gurung, M. Amaya, S.M. Kwark, S.M. You, Microporous Coatings to Maximize Pool Boiling Heat Transfer of Saturated R-123 and Water, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 137  (2015)

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      Poster Abstract 2014
      • A. Girard, M. Amaya, H. Wi, S. M. You, Wetting and Wicking Effects of Super Hydrophilic Nano-structured Coatings, 2014 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 14 - 20, Montreal, Canada  (2014)

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      Conference Paper 2014
      • S. Malla, M. Amaya, H. Moon, S.M. You, Liquid Cooling Of A Hot Spot Using A Superhydrophilic Nanoporous Enhanced Surface,IEEE ITHERM Conference, Orlando, Fl, May 27-30 (2014) Submission No. 270.

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      Conference Paper 2013
      • S. Malla, M. Amaya, S. M. You, Experimental Study of Pool Boiling Heat Transfer in Water from Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Surfaces, 8th International Conference on Multiphase Flow (ICMF 2013), Jeju, Korea, May 26–31 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) (2013). Paper No. 128.

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      Conference Paper 2012
      • R.M. King, M. Amaya, S.M. You, Evaporative Cooling Performance of a Brazed Microporous Coating on an Aluminum Surface,  Proceedings of 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 9-15, Houston, Texas (2012)

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      2012
      • G.S. Bindiganavale, H. Moon, S.M. You, M. Amaya, Digital microfluidic device for hotspot cooling in ics using electrowetting on dielectric, Proceedings of ASME 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, Atlanta, GA (2012)

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      2012
      • M. Amaya, S.M. Kwark, A. Gurung, S. M. You, Pool Boiling Heat Transfer of Borated (H3BO3) Water on a Nanoporous Surface,  Proceedings of ASME 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, Atlanta, GA (2012)

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      2012
      • S. Malla, M. Amaya, H. Moon, S.M. You, Hot-Spot Cooling Tests in Ambient Using Water Thin-Film Evaporation over a Superhydrophilic Nanoporous Coating, 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 9-15, Houston, Texas (2012)

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      2012
      • A. Gurung, J. Kim, M. Amaya, S. M. Kwark, and S.M. You, Microporous Coatings to Maximize Pool Boiling Heat Transfer of Saturated R-123, FC-72 and Water, 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 9-15, Houston, Texas (2012)

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      Journal Article 2012
      • S.M. Kwark, M. Amaya, and S. M. You, Experimental Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Study of the Nanoporous Coating in Various Fluids, International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (IJACR), Vol. 20, No. 01 (2012)

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      Conference Paper 2011
      • S.M. Kwark, M. Amaya, S.M. You, Pool Boiling Heat Transfer Characteristics of Nanocoating in Various Working Fluids, 27th Annual IEEE Semiconductor Thermal Measurement and Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM), March 20-24, (2011)

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      Journal Article 2011
      • S.M. Kwark, M. Amaya, H. Moon, S.M. You, Effect of Soluble Additives, Boric Acid (H3BO3) and Salt (NaCl), in Pool Boiling Heat Transfer, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Vol. 43, No. 3 (2011) 195-204

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      Journal Article 2010
      • S.M. You, M. Amaya, S.M. Kwark, A Review of Enhancement of Boiling Heat Transfer Through Nanofluids and Nanoparticle Coatings, International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (IJACR) Vol.18, Issue  4 (2010)  247-263

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      2010
      • S.M. Kwark, M. Amaya, R. Kumar, G. Moreno, S.M. You,  Effects of Pressure, Orientation, and Heater Size on Pool Boiling with Nanocoated Heaters,  International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume 53, Issues 23-24 (2010)

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Courses

      • MAE 3310-001 Thermodynamics I

        Basic concepts and definitions, properties of a pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various non-flow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1107-001 INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3310-001 Thermodynamics I

        Basic concepts and definitions, properties of a pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various non-flow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3310-001 Thermodynamics I

        Basic concepts and definitions, properties of a pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various non-flow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3309-001 Thermal Engineering

        Basic concepts and definitions, properties of pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, and introduction to conductive, convective, and radiative transfer.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3310-001 Thermodynamics I

        Basic concepts and definitions, properties of a pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various non-flow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1312-001 Engineering Statics

        A study of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, conditions of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia. Vector and index notation introduced.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This course introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3310-001 Thermodynamics I

        Basic concepts and definitions, properties of a pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various non-flow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3310-002 Thermodynamics I

        Basic concepts and definitions, properties of a pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various non-flow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        Individual syllabi for sections 001 to 006 are downloadable through the link "6 documents" below.

        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospaceengineering conceptsincluding fluidmechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group projectto design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours6 Documents
      • MAE 1105-002 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

        Thisis the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospaceengineering conceptsincluding fluidmechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group projectto design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 2312-001 Solid Mechanics
        The relationship between stresses and strains in elastic bodies and the tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loadings, which produce them. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory. Applications to the analysis and design of machine structure members are also included. The course is intended to provide students with a clear and thorough presentation of both the theory and application of the fundamental principles of mechanics of materials that are used in mechanical design.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 20131 Link
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAE 1105-002 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAE 1105-003 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAE 1105-004 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAE 1105-005 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospace engineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion, thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MAE 1105-002 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospaceengineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion,thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 1105-001 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospaceengineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion,thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20121 Link
      • MAE 1105-003 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospaceengineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion,thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 1105-004 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospaceengineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion,thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 1105-005 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
        This is the MAE laboratory course accompanying MAE 1104 Introduction to Engineering. It introduces the student to some basic mechanical and aerospaceengineering concepts including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion,thermal science and energy, mechanics & design, and automotive engineering. Students will also be given a group project to design and program a mobile robot using the Lego Mindstorm Kit. Opportunities are provided to develop skills in oral and written communication as well as department-specific material.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 3310-001 Thermodynamics I
        Basic concepts and definitions, properties of a pure substance, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, thermodynamics of gases, vapors, and liquids in various non-flow and flow processes, and irreversibility and availability.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 20121 Link