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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Joined UCL: June 2016

Michael Grizen

  • PhD Researcher
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Michael Grizen


Dr Manish K. Tiwari

Research Area

Nanoengineered Systems

Research Outline

Experimental investigation of ice nucleation and impact of cold droplets on nanoengineered surfaces


Michael Grizen is investigating interfacial phenomena and phase change processes. Beforehand, Michael worked for four years as a thermal engineer in the space industry. He received his Bachelor (summa cum laude) and M.Sc. (direct track) from Tel-Aviv University. During his M.Sc. studies, he carried out research in the field of solar radiation harvesting. Michael’s Ph.D. project involves experimental investigation of ice nucleation and impact of cold droplets on nanoengineered surfaces. Through a better understanding of the nucleation process combined with rationally manufactured surfaces, he hopes to efficiently suppress ice and frost formation.

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