Principal Investigator

Sidy Ndao is currently an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) since the Fall of 2012. Before joining UNL, he worked as a postdoctoral associate in the Chemical Engineering Department and in the Institute for Soldiers Nanotechnology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He completed his Ph.D. studies in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2010 and received both of his B.S. and M.E. degrees from The City College of New York in 2005 and 2007, respectively.

Prof. Sidy Ndao

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Mechanical & Materials Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
W317.4C Nebraska Hall
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(402) 472 - 1623

Graduate Students & Postdocs

Ahmed Hamed (Ph.D.)

B.S., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University

Project: NanoThermoMechanical devices, Thermal Batteries

Corey Kruse (Ph.D.)

B.S., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Co-advisor: Dr. George Gogos
Project: Two-phase heat transfer on Femtosecond Laser Surface Processed surfaces

Henry Ems (M.S., Ph.D.)

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Co-advisor: Dr. George Gogos
Project: Drag reduction on Femtosecond Laser Surface Processed surfaces


Graduate Alumni:

  • Mahmoud El-Zouka (Ph.D.)
  • Sarah Wallis (M.S.)
  • Ethan Davis (M.S.)
  • Anton Hassebrook (M.S.)

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Alumni:

Eli Van Boening
Brittney Bridger-Burton
Evan Brown
Nathan Van Loon
Derek Wallin
Stavros Gogos
John Casias
Joseph Sheehan
Ryan Bell