Assistant Professor, Mechanical EngineeringEnergy Transport Lab
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, MIT
MS, Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Adera earned his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He was a postdoctoral associate at the Harvard University before moving to the University of Michigan. His research interests include heat and mass transfer, phase-change (evaporation, condensation, freezing), water/fog harvesting, micro/nanoengineering, and fluid-structure interactions.
Tenured and Tenure-Track
Down to the Last Drop
The Energy Transport Laboratory has published a new study about droplet coalescence, an important process that affects droplet shedding on state-of-the-art oil-impregnated surfaces.
Formations of frozen droplets deliver new insights on next-generation ice-repellent surfaces
Through careful analysis of lumpy ice dendrite formations, the Energy Transport Laboratory team gained new insights into the effects of oil viscosity, oil chemistry, and other contributing factors on new oil-impregnated materials.
North Campus' Deans' MLK Spirit Awards recipients
The North Campus' Deans' MLK Spirit Awards were held on January 16th, 2023. Solomon Adera, Susan Cheng, Alondra Ortiz-Ortiz, Yves Nazon, and Thanina Emily Makhlouf are 2023 recipients.