Donghyun Shin
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering & Technology
Nanoscale Heat Storage and Transfer, Nanomaterial Design & Manufacturing, Thermal Energy Storage, Concentrated Solar Power
ET Building 100
989-774-3033



​Donghyun Shin has Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Hanyang University (South Korea, 2006), Ohio University (2008), and Texas A&M University (2011), respectively. He is currently an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Central Michigan University (CMU). Before joining CMU, he was an assistant professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington for 7 years (2011~2018). He published over 40 peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and 1 US patent application. His first paper in ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (2011) was used as a justification of DOE ARPA-E’s HEATS (“High Energy Advanced Thermal Storage”) program. His second paper in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2011) has been recognized as the fourth most cited article among 5,000+ papers (between 2011 and 2016). His research interests include molten salt nanomaterial, thermal energy storage, concentrated solar power, and nanoengineered thermal fluids. His research was funded by several leading energy industry such as Mitsubishi (Japan), Alstom (Switzerland), General Electric (USA), and Abengoa (Spain).

Education

  • Ph.D. (2011) Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 
  • M.S. (2008) Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 
  • B.S. (2006) Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea

Appointments

  • July 2018 – Present Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University, Mt Pleasant MI 
  • Sep 2011 – May 2018 Assistant Professor, The University of Texas, Arlington TX 
  • Jun 2009 – Aug 2011 Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University 
  • Sep 2008 – May 2009 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University 
  • Jan 2008 – Jun 2008 Research Engineer, Stirling Technology, Inc., Athens OH Sep 
  • 2006 – Dec 2007 Graduate Research Assistant, Ohio University, Athens OH

Teaching Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics

Supports and Funding

  • (Jun 2014 to Jan 2018) Molten Salt Nanomaterials (Nanofluids): Investigation of Thermophysical Properties for Enhanced Thermal Energy Storage (TES) and Heat Transfer Fluids (HTF) funded by Alstom (Baden, Switzerland) & General Electric (Boston, MA) 
  • (Jun 2016 to Nov 2017) Development of Nanoparticle Embedded Heat Storage: 3rd phase funded by Mitsubishi (Amagasaki, Japan) 
  • (Oct 2015 to Apr 2016) Development of Nanoparticle Embedded Heat Storage: 2nd phase funded by Mitsubishi (Amagasaki, Japan) 
  • (Nov 2014 to Apr 2015) Development of Nanoparticle Embedded Heat Storage: 1rd phase funded by Mitsubishi (Amagasaki, Japan) 
  • (Jun 2014 to May 2015) Development of Nano-Based Heat Transfer Fluid with Enhanced Thermal Properties for Solar Thermal Applications funded by Abengoa (Seville, Spain)

Publications

Book Chapters
  • Singh, N., Shin, D., & Banerjee, D. (2012). Nanoscale Effects in Multiphase Flows and Heat Transfer. Microelectronics to Nanoelectronics: Materials, Devices & Manufacturability, 309.
Patent
  • Banerjee, D., Shin, D., et al. (2016). U.S. Patent Application No. 15/104,970.
Journals
  • Shin, D., & Banerjee, D. (2010). Effects of silica nanoparticles on enhancing the specific heat capacity of carbonate salt eutectic (work in progress). The International Journal of Structural Changes in Solids, 2(2), 25-31.
  • Shin, D., & Banerjee, D. (2011). Enhancement of specific heat capacity of high-temperature silica-nanofluids synthesized in alkali chloride salt eutectics for solar thermal-energy storage applications. International journal of heat and mass transfer, 54(5), 1064-1070. Impact Factor: 3.891
  • Shin, D., & Banerjee, D. (2011). Enhanced specific heat of silica nanofluid. Journal of heat transfer, 133(2), 024501. Impact Factor: 1.602
  • Tiznobaik, H., & Shin, D. (2013). Enhanced specific heat capacity of high-temperature molten salt-based nanofluids. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 57(2), 542-548. Impact Factor: 3.891
  • Dudda, B., & Shin, D. (2013). Effect of nanoparticle dispersion on specific heat capacity of a binary nitrate salt eutectic for concentrated solar power applications. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 69, 37-42. Impact Factor: 3.361
  • Shin, D., & Banerjee, D. (2013). Enhanced specific heat capacity of nanomaterials synthesized by dispersing silica nanoparticles in eutectic mixtures. Journal of Heat Transfer, 135(3), 032801. Impact Factor: 1.602
  • Tiznobaik, H., & Shin, D. (2013). Experimental validation of enhanced heat capacity of ionic liquid-based nanomaterial. Applied Physics Letters, 102(17), 173906. Impact Factor: 3.495
  • Acharya, S., Shin, D., et al. & Hong, H. (2013). Report on Carbon Nano Material Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 17(1), 10-24. Impact Factor: 3.111
  • Shin, D., & Banerjee, D. (2014). Specific heat of nanofluids synthesized by dispersing alumina nanoparticles in alkali salt eutectic. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 74, 210-214. Impact Factor: 3.891
  • Shin, D., Tiznobaik, H., & Banerjee, D. (2014). Specific heat mechanism of molten salt nanofluids. Applied Physics Letters, 104(12), 121914. Impact Factor: 3.495
  • Seo, J., & Shin, D. (2014). Enhancement of specific heat of ternary nitrate (LiNO 3-NaNO 3-KNO 3) salt by doping with SiO2 nanoparticles for solar thermal energy storage. Micro & Nano Letters, IET, 9(11), 817-820. Impact Factor: 0.841
  • Shin, D., & Banerjee, D. (2015). Enhanced thermal properties of SiO2 nanocomposite for solar thermal energy storage applications. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 84, 898-902. Impact Factor: 3.891
  • Tiznobaik, H., Banerjee, D., & Shin, D. (2015). Effect of formation of “long range” secondary dendritic nanostructures in molten salt nanofluids on the values of specific heat capacity. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 91, 342-346. Impact Factor: 3.891
  • Devaradjane, R., & Shin, D. (2016). Nanoparticle dispersions on ternary nitrate salts for heat transfer fluid applications in solar thermal power. Journal of Heat Transfer, 138, 051901. Impact Factor: 1.602
  • Seo, J., & Shin, D. (2016). Size effect of nanoparticle on specific heat in a ternary nitrate (LiNO 3–NaNO 3–KNO 3) salt eutectic for thermal energy storage. Applied Thermal Engineering, 102, 144-148. Impact Factor: 3.771 J16.
  • Pournorouz, Z., Mostafavi, A., Pinto, A., Bokka, A., Jeon, J., & Shin, D. (2017). Enhanced thermophysical properties via PAO superstructure. Nanoscale research letters, 12(1), 29. Impact Factor: 2.833
  • Zhang, H., Balram, A., Tiznobaik, H., Shin, D., & Santhanagopalan, S. (2018). Microencapsulation of molten salt in stable silica shell via a water-limited sol-gel process for high temperature thermal energy storage. Applied Thermal Engineering, 136, 268-274. Impact Factor: 3.771
  • Mostafavi, A., Suzuki, S., Changla, S., Pinto, S., Shigetoshi, I., and Shin, D. (2018), Enhanced specific heat of sodium acetate trihydrate by in-situ nanostructure synthesis, ASME J Heat Transfer. Impact Factor: 1.602 (accepted)
  • Seo, J., Mostafavi, A., Shin, D. (2018) Molecular dynamics study on enhanced specific heat of alkali molten salt mixtures. International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering. Impact Factor: 1.016 (accepted)
  • Zhang, H., Shin, D., & Santhanagopalan, S. (2018). Microencapsulated Binary Carbonate Salt Mixture in Silica Shell with Enhanced Effective Heat Capacity for High Temperature Latent Heat Storage, Renewable Energy, Impact Factor: 4.900 (accepted)
  • Pournorouz, Z., Mostafavi, A., Pinto, A., Bokka, A., Jeon, J., & Shin, D. “Enhanced Thermo-physical Properties of Non-detergent Engine Oil via fabricated nanostructure” to Applied Thermal Engineering. Impact Factor: 3.771 (Manuscript ID: ATE_2017_803, under review)
  • Pournorouz, Z., Tiznobaik, H., Seo, J., Mostafavi, A., Shin, D. Enhanced specific heat of molten salt nano-eutectic via nanostructural change. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Impact Factor: 3.361 (Manuscript ID: THESCI_2017_886, under review)
Conferences
  • Mostafavi, A., Eruvaram, V., and Shin, D. “Experimental study of thermal performance enhancement of molten salt nanomaterials” In 2018 ASME POWER & ENERGY Conference & Exhibition, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Mostafavi, A., Suzuki, S., Changla, S., Pinto, S., Shigetoshi, I., and Shin, D. “Enhanced heat capacity of salt hydrate by in-situ formed nanostructure” In ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE-70419), Tampa, Florida, USA
  • D. Shin, 2016, “Molten Salt Nanofluids as Heat Storage in Solar Thermal Power” US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship (UKC 2016), Aug 10-13, Dallas, Texas, USA
  • A. Pinto, D. Shin, 2016, "Enhancing heat capacity of phase change material for thermal energy storage" Nanosmat-USA, May 18-20, Arlington, Texas, USA
  • R. Devaradjane and D. Shin, 2012, "Enhanced heat capacity of molten salt nano-materials for concentrated solar power application," Proceedings of ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, ASME, November 9-15, Houston, Texas, USA
  • B. Dudda and D. Shin, 2012, "Investigation of molten salt nanomaterial as thermal energy storage in concentrated solar power," Proceedings of ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, ASME, November 9-15, Houston, Texas, USA
  • H. Tiznobaik and D. Shin, 2012, "Experimental study of nanoengineered molten salts as thermal energy storage in solar power plants," Proceedings of ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, ASME, November 9-15, Houston, Texas, USA
  • H. Tiznobaik and D. Shin, 2012, “Investigation of molten salt nanomaterials for solar thermal energy storage application," Proceedings of ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, ASME, July 8-12, Puerto Rico, USA
  • D. Shin and D. Banerjee, 2011, “Enhancement of Heat Capacity of Molten Salt Eutectics using Inorganic Nanoparticles for Solar Thermal Energy Applications”, Developments in Strategic Materials and Computational Design II, Ceramics Engineering and Science Proceedings, 32 (10), pp. 119-126.
  • B. Jo, S. Jung, D. Shin, and D. Banerjee, 2011, “Anomalous rheological behavior of complex fluids (nanofluids),” Proceeding of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, ASME, November 11-17, Denver, CO, USA
  • D. Shin and D. Banerjee, 2011, “Experimental investigation of molten salt nanofluid for solar thermal energy application,” Proceeding of the ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, ASME, March 13-17, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • D. Shin and D. Banerjee, 2010, “Enhanced thermal properties of PCM based nanofluid for solar thermal energy storage,” Proceedings of 2010 ASME 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ASME, May 17-22, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • H. Kwak, D. Shin, and D. Banerjee, 2010, “Enhanced sensible heat capacity of molten salt and conventional heat transfer fluid based nanofluid for solar thermal energy storage application,” Proceedings of 2010 ASME 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ASME, May 17-22, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • D. Shin, B. Jo, H. Kwak, and D. Banerjee, 2010, “Investigation of high temperature nanofluids for solar thermal power conversion and storage applications,” Proceedings of International Heat Transfer Conference, ASME, August 8-13, Washington D.C., USA.
  • D. Shin and D. Banerjee, 2010, “Enhanced specific heat capacity of molten salt-metal oxide nanofluid as heat transfer fluid for solar thermal applications,” Proceedings of 2010 SAE Power Systems Conference, SAE International, November 2-4, Ft. Worth, Texas, USA.
  • S. Jung, B. Jo, D. Shin, D Banerjee, 2010, “Experimental validation of a simple analytical model for specific heat capacity of aqueous nanofluids,” Proceedings of 2010 SAE Power Systems Conference, SAE International, November 2-4, Ft. Worth, Texas, USA.
  • D. Shin and D. Banerjee, 2009, “Investigation of nanofluids for solar thermal storage application,” Proceedings of 2009 ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ASME, July 19-23, San Francisco, CA.