Faculty within the Energy and Environmental Systems Research Unit are studying fundamental problems that further our understanding of thermo-physical phenomena, particularly at the micro and nano scales, and using this understanding to design, manufacture, and control micro thermal components at micro-nano scales and beyond. Some recent accomplishments achieved by the unit’s faculty include design of novel micro heat exchangers and micro power machinery, development of molecular dynamic simulation codes for nanoscale heat transfer, numerical modeling for SPION movement in capillaries, in-situ measurement of thermophysical properties using lasers, nano particle synthesis, and development of AC thermal anemometry. The Unit also actively promotes collaboration with overseas partners, and is involved in developing new educational curricula on energy and environmmental systems.