James Felske.

James Felske

Professor Emeritus

Contact Information



Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1974

Research Interests

Heat & mass transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, radiative transfer, spectroscopy, combustion.

Current Projects:

  • Radiative Properties of Particles and Droplets
  • Radiative Heat Transfer
  • Microscale Thermophysics
  • Modeling Industrial Thermal/Fluid/Chemical Phenomena

Selected Publications

  • S.J. Kang, V. Vandadi, J.D. Felske, J.D., and H. Masoud, “Alternative Mechanism for Coffee-Ring Deposition Based on Active Role of Free Surface,” Physical Review E, 94 (6), #063104, 2016.
  • C. Bathany, D. Beahm, J.D. Felske, and S. Hua, “High Throughput Assay of Diffusion through Cx43 Gap Junction Channels with a Microfluidic Chip,” Analytical Chemistry, 83 (3), 933-939, 2011.
  • J.N. Armstrong, J.D. Felske, and H.D. Chopra,”Multiple PhaseTransitions found in a Magnetic Heusler Alloy and Thermodynamics of their Magnetic Internal Energy,” Physical Review B, 81 (17), #174405, 2010.
  • H. Masoud and J.D. Felske, “Analytical Solution for Stokes Flow Inside an Evaporating Sessile Drop: Spherical and Cylindrical Cap Shapes,” Physics of Fluids 21(4) #042102, 2009.
  • H. Masoud and J.D. Felske, “Analytical Solution for Inviscid Flow Inside an Evaporating Sessile Drop,” Physical Review E, 79 (1), #016301, 2009.
  • T.Pennell, T. Suchyna, J. Wang, J. Heo, J.D. Felske, F. Sachs, S.Z. Hua, "A Microfluidic Chip to Produce Temperature Jumps for Electroophysiology", Analytical Chemistry, 80 (7), 2447-2451, 2008.
  • A.M. Joshi, J.A. Lordi, J.C. Mollendorf, J.D. Felske, and D.I. Blekhman,"Clearance Analysis and Leakage Flow CFD Model of a Two Lobe Multi-Recompression Heater", International Journal of Rotating Machinery, 2006, # 79084, 2006.
  • J.D. Felske, “Effective Thermal Conductivity of Composite Spheres in a Continuous Medium With Contact Resistance”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 47 (14-16), 3453-3461, 2004.
  • P.E. DesJardin., J.D. Felske, and M.D. Carrara, "A Mechanistic Model for Aluminum Particle Ignition and Combustion in Air", AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 21, 478-485, 2005.
  • W.J. Stry, J.D. Felske, and N. Ashgriz, “Droplet Combustion of Chlorinated Benzenes, Alkanes, and their Mixtures in a Dry Atmosphere”, Environmental Engineering Science, 40, 125-134, 2003.