B.Eng. Memorial, M.A.Sc., PhD Waterloo
- Department Head, Mechanical Engineering
Contact InformationPh: 709-864-8944
Research InterestsHeat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics, Multiphase Flow, Thermal Systems, Thermal Management in Micro-electronic Packaging
I graduated from Memorial University (1993) with a bachelor of mechanical engineering. I attended the University of Waterloo from 1993-1999 and obtained a master of applied science (1995) and PhD (1999) in mechanical engineering. During this period, I worked in the Microelectronics Heat Transfer Laboratory (MHTL) on numerous problems in electronic packaging, heat exchanger design and analysis, tribology, and heat transfer and fluid flow fundamentals in internal flows. My PhD was a collaborative endeavour with DANA Corporation - Long Manufacturing Division, a manufacturer of automotive compact heat exchangers.
Before joining Memorial, I held an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Waterloo between 1999 and 2000, and was also a part time research consultant for R-Theta, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic cooling systems. As a thermo-fluid analyst, my research focus is on the development of robust models for characterizing transport phenomena using fundamental theory. These models are validated using experimental and/or numerical results. I have published approximately 120 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in these areas, in addition to three handbook chapters (CRC Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook - 2011 and the CRC Handbook of Fluid Dynamics - 2013) and two book chapters. Many of my research contributions have been cited in over 20 books and handbooks.
Presently, my research is focused on the modeling of complex fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems in internal flows. These include transport in porous media, compact heat exchangers, two phase flows, slip flows, micro-channel flows, and non-Newtonian flows. I also undertake applied research in electronics packaging, contact heat transfer and thermal design/optimization of energy systems.
My undergraduate teaching activities include fundamental courses in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, mechanical equipment and mechanical systems. At the graduate level, I have taught advanced fluid dynamics, advanced transport phenomena and engineering analysis.
I am a registered professional engineer with the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEG-NL) and a member of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
2017 CSME Fellow
2015 ASME Fellow
2004 Petro Canada Young Innovator
 Y.S. Muzychka, E.J. Walsh, P. Walsh, and V. Egan, "Non-Boiling Two Phase Flows in Microchannels", Handbook of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, CRC Press, pp. 611-712, 2011.
 Y.S. Muzychka, Z.P. Duan, and M.M. Yovanovich, "Fluid Friction and Heat Transfer in Microchannels", Handbook of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, pp. 477-610, CRC Press, 2011.
 M.M. Awad and Y.S. Muzychka, "Thermodynamic Optimization", in Heat Exchangers – Basics Design Applications, ISBN 979-953-307-325-4, Edited by Jovan Mitrovic, pp. 1-50, 2012.
 Y.S. Muzychka and M.M. Yovanovich, "Convective Heat Transfer", Handbook of Fluid Dynamics, CRC Press, (In Press), 2014.
Most Cited Journal Papers
 J.R. Culham and Y.S. Muzychka, Optimization of Plate Heat Sinks Using Entropy Generation Minimization, Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, Vol. 24, pp. 159-165, 2001.
 M.M. Yovanovich, Y.S. Muzychka, and J.R. Culham, Spreading Resistance of Isoflux Rectangles and Strips on Compound Flux Channels, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 13, 1999.
 Y.S. Muzychka, Constructal Design of Forced Convection Cooled Micro-Channel Heat Sinks and Heat Exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 48, No. 15, pp. 3119-3127, 2005.
 Y.S. Muzychka and M.M. Yovanovich, Laminar Forced Convection Heat Transfer in the Combined Entry Region of Non-Circular Ducts, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 126, 2004, pp. 54-61.
 Y.S. Muzychka, J.R. Culham, and M.M. Yovanovich, Thermal Spreading Resistance of Eccentric Heat Sources on Rectangular Flux Channels, Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 125, pp. 178-185, 2003.
 Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Slip Flow in Elliptic Micro-channels, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 1104-1111, 2007.
 Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Slip Flow in Non-Circular Micro-channels, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 473-484, 2007.
 Y.S. Muzychka, Constructal Multi-Scale Design of Compact Micro-Tube Heat Sinks and Heat Exchangers, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 46, pp. 245-252, 2007.
 Y.S. Muzychka, M.M. Yovanovich, and J.R. Culham, Thermal Spreading Resistances in Compound and Orthotropic Systems, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 18, 2004, pp. 45-51.
 J.R. Culham, W. Khan, M.M. Yovanovich, and Y.S. Muzychka, The Influence of Material Properties and Spreading Resistance in the Thermal Design of Plate Fin Heat Sinks, Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 129, pp. 76-81, 2007.
 E. Walsh, Y.S. Muzychka, P. Walsh, V. Egan, and J. Punch, “Pressure Drop in Two Phase Slug/Bubble Flows in Mini Scale Capillaries”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 35, pp. 879-884, 2009.
 M. Awad and Y.S. Muzychka, Effective Property Models for Homogeneous Two Phase Flows, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 33, pp. 106-113, 2008.
 E. Jassim, M. Abedinzadegan Abdi, Y.S. Muzychka, Computational Fluid Dynamics for Flow of Natural Gas through High Pressure Supersonic Nozzles: Part 1 Real Gas Effects and Shockwave, Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 26, pp. 1757-1772, 2008.
 P. Walsh, E. Walsh, and Y.S. Muzychka, “Heat Transfer Model for Gas-Liquid Slug Flows Under Constant Flux”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 53, pp. 3193-3201, 2010.
 Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, “Slip Flow in the Hydrodynamic Entrance Region of Non-Circular Micro-channels”, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 132, 011201, 12 pages, 2010.
 Y.S. Muzychka and M.M. Yovanovich, Pressure Drop in Developing Laminar Flow in Non-Circular Ducts: A Scaling and Modeling Approach, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 131, 111105, 11 pages, 2009.
 Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Slip Flow Heat Transfer in Annular Micro-channels with Constant Heat Flux, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 130, 092401, 8 pages, 2008.
 Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer in Impingement Air Cooled Plate Fin Heat Sinks, Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 128, pp. 412-418, 2006.
 E. Jassim, M. Abedinzadegan Abdi, Y.S. Muzychka, Computational Fluid Dynamics for Flow of Natural Gas through High Pressure Supersonic Nozzles: Part 2 Nozzle Geometry and Vorticity, Journal of Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 26, pp., 1773-1785, 2008.
 V. Talimi, Y.S. Muzychka, and S. Kocabiyik, “Numerical Studies on Hydrodynamics and Heat Transfer of Slug Flow in Microtubes and Microchannels: A Review”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 39, pp. 88-104, 2012.