Molecular Engineering and Liquid Thermal (MELT) Laboratory

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sumith Yesudasan

Assistant Professor

Director and Coordinator of MS in Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department

University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Rd. West Haven, CT 06516

T: (203) 479-4797



Current Openings

I am thrilled to announce a range of exciting research opportunities in our lab for passionate and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students. These projects encompass both computational studies and experimental methods, covering areas from electronics cooling solutions to advanced health technology. If you are eager to push the boundaries of scientific understanding, this is an excellent chance to enhance your research skills.

The available research topics are as follows:

If any of these topics intrigue you and you wish to join our research team, please send me an email detailing your interest along with your most recent CV. Clearly state the project(s) you are interested in and explain why you believe you are a good fit.

Fully Funded Masters program for US Citizens (2 positions)

Fellowship Highlights:

Ideal candidates are:

Partially funded Master's program with Fellowship

There are numerous avenues to engage in our research initiatives while receiving financial support. Several scholarships not only cover tuition fees but also offer stipends. One of the most prevalent opportunities available is the Graduate Research Assistant position. For a comprehensive overview, please visit the University of New Haven's Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships page. 

Graduate Student Researchers

Evan Lima

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Evan is working on Nuclear Regulatory Council (NRC) funded project related to Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator.

Undergraduate Student Researchers

Coming soon!


Timothy Silva

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Tim worked on a NASA funded project related to radiation measurement experimentation.


Ella Nenoff

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Ella worked on a NASA funded project related to radiation simulation.


Alish Regmi

MS in Mechanical Engineering

Alish worked on the phase change based cooling techniques for space electronics.


Jeffrey Benavides

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Jeffrey worked on modeling of solar radiation measurement using earth based devices.

Allen JefferyBS in Mechanical Engineering Technology (class of 2024, Sam Houston State University)Allen is working on combined radiative cooling simulation of spacecraft electronics.

Nabethse Gomez

BS in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology (Sam Houston State University)

Nabethse is working on Data Acquisition of Liquid Cooling Experimentation

Rodolfo EsquivelBS in Mechanical Engineering Technology (class of 2024, Sam Houston State University)Rodolfo worked on thermal management of computer chips using jet impingement cooling.
Matthew LamacchiaBS in Mechanical Engineering Technology (class of 2023, Sam Houston State University)Matthew Lamacchia worked on efficient cooling and power harvesting using solar panels for high rise buildings.