Dr. Marc Hodes, Ph.D., Tufts University

Marc Hodes received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, where he performed research on dielectric liquid cooling of microelectronics.  In 1998, he received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where his research addressed salt deposition (fouling) in supercritical water oxidation reactors used for the destruction of hazardous organic wastes.  After holding a succession of appointments from Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff to Manager over a 10 year period at Bell Labs, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Tufts University in the Fall of 2008 as an Associate Professor.  His area of interest is heat and mass transfer.  Currently, research is in three areas.  First, experiments are being performed to measure the rate of conversion of alcogels to aerogels (for use as “super” thermal insulators) by supercritical CO2-based extraction.  Secondly, liquid metal (Galinstan®)-based heat sinks are being investigated.  Finally, analysis of convective heat transfer in the presence of apparent slip is underway.