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Steve Hostler

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Develops and characterizes novel thermal management materials
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Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2005
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2001
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2000

Research Interests

Thermal management, granular materials, CO2 power and refrigeration cycles

Teaching Interests

Fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer

Publications

Hostler, S., Peswani, M., Yang, S., Paul, H., Rowan, S. J., & Abramson, A. (2020). Stretching-Induced Thermal Conductivity Change in Shape-Memory Polymer Composites. JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 142 (8).
Shoffstall, A., Paiz, J., Miller, D., Rial, G., Willis, M., Menendez, D., ... Capadona, J. R. (2018). Potential for thermal damage to the blood-brain barrier during craniotomy: implications for intracortical recording microelectrodes.. Journal of neural engineering, 15 (3), 034001.
Hostler, S., Iyengar, A., Mahanta, N., & Abramson, A. R. (2018). Thermal conductivity of cold compacted bismuth nanowires. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 117 (), 951-957.
Shoffstall, A., Paiz, J., Miller, D., Rial, G., Willis, M., Menendez, D., ... Capadona, J. R. (2018). Potential for thermal damage to the blood--brain barrier during craniotomy: implications for intracortical recording microelectrodes. Journal of neural engineering, 15 (3), 034001.