Biphilic Defrosting Setup

Location: MEL 2226
Contact: Professor Nenad Miljkovic


  • Test the defrosting performance of horizontally and vertically aligned biphilic surfaces
  • Record the defrosting process from top view and side view using DSLR cameras
  • Identify the optimal design of the biphilic surface that requires minimum time to clean the surface during defrosting


  • Imaging: Canon T3i and Pentax K-30
  • Data acquisition: National Instruments PXIe systems
  • Thermocouple: K-type thermocouples
  • Chiller: PolyScience N0772046 (0.7 – 2.9 kW Cooling)