Jean N. Koster
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0429
Phone: (303) 492-6945
Educator of the Year, AIAA Rocky Mountain Section (2011)
New Inventor of the Year, CU Technology Transfer Office (2010)
Science and manufacture of high performance aerospace structural, electronic, and composite materials. Materials processing science (solidification physics, crystal growth) and energy sciences which merge fluid mechanics and heat transfer (convective flows) with materials science. In-situ planetary (Moon, Mars) resource utilization science and technology with related design and systems engineering. Alternative energy concepts, such as solar thermal energy, hydrogen energy, and photovoltaics for terrestrial, space, and planetary applications.
Koster, J.N., and Müller, U., "Oscillatory convection in vertical slots," J. Fluid Mech., 139, 1984, 363-390.
Koster, J.N., and Owen, R.B.,"Applications of Interferometry to Heat and Mass Transfer on Earth and in Space." Chapter 30, pp. 499-512, in: Handbook of Flow Visualization, Wen-Jei Yang, ed., Part IV, Applications, Hemisphere, New York, 1989.
Koster, J.N., and Sani, R.L., Editors: Low-Gravity Fluid Dynamics and Transport Phenomena, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Progress in Aeronautical and Astronautical Sciences, vol 130, 1990.
Doi,T., and Koster, J.N., "Thermocapillary convection in two immiscible liquid layers with free surface," Physics of Fluids A: Fluid Dynamics, 5 (8), 1993, 1914-1927.
Prakash, A., and Koster, J.N.,"Convection in multiple layers of immiscible liquids in a shallow cavity - Part II: Steady thermocapillary convection," Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 20 (2), 1994, 397-414.
Koster, J.N., Derebail, R., and Grötzbach, "Visualization of Convective Solidification in a Vertical Layer of Eutectic Ga-In Melt," Applied Physics A, 64 (1), 1997, 45-54.
Koster, J.N., Seidel, T., Derebail, R., "A Radioscopic Technique to Study Convective Fluid Dynamics in Opaque Liquid Metals," J. Fluid Mech., 343, 1997, 29-41.
Campbell, T.A., and Koster, J.N., "Growth Rate Effects during Indium-Antimonide Crystal Growth," Cryst. Res. & Technol., 34(3), 1999, 275-283.
Hongbin Yin and Koster, J.N., “Radioscopic Visualization of Melting, Alloying, and Solidification of Pure Al and Al-Cu.” J. Alloys and Compounds, 352, 2003, 175-189.
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