Ip Chi Wai, a master’s student from the University of Macau’s (UM) Department of Electromechanical Engineering, recently won a best paper award at the Third International Symposium on Engineering and Natural Science (ISEANS), for his paper titled ‘Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Ultrasonic Inlet Flow on Heat Transfer inside the Horizontal Mini-Tubes’. Ip’s research project was supervised by Prof Tam Lap Mou and Dr Tam Hou Kuan.

Ip’s project investigates the influence of ultrasound on heat transfer inside horizontal mini-tubes under uniform wall heat flux boundary condition. The results showed that ultrasound significantly increased heat transfer in the mini-tubes. The findings provide a scientific basis for improving the performance of small-scale thermal systems such as micro-heat exchangers. This research project received support from the Institute for the Development and Quality, Macau.

Held in Beijing, this year’s symposium attracted over 200 experts and scholars from around the world, including China, the United States, South Korea, and Japan. The event aimed to provide a platform for experts in the fields of engineering and natural science to present their latest research results.