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 excited to announce that there are several research opportunities available in our lab for enthusiastic and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students. These projects fall under the area of computational studies and experimental methods, ranging from electronics cooling solutions to advanced health technology. If you have a passion for pushing the boundaries of scientific understanding, this is a great chance to advance your research skills.

The available research topics are as follows:

If you are intrigued by any of these topics and are interested in joining our research team, I encourage you to send me an email detailing your interest along with your most recent CV. Please clearly state the project(s) you are interested in and why you believe you are a good fit.

Fully Funded PhD program

This role is reserved for exceptionally qualified individuals. 

PhD Position in Biomolecular Simulation of Blood Clotting.

Applicants should submit their CV, a cover letter/email explaining their interest in the project and relevant experience, and at least two references to 

Stipend $22,000 plus 100% tuition waiver. 

Partially funded Master's program

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

Coming soon

Undergraduate Student Researchers

Coming soon


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 experimentation 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.