Francoeur
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Publications

  • F. Esmailie, M. Francoeur & T. Ameel (2020). Heat transfer analysis in an uncoiled model of the cochlea during magnetic cochlear implant surgery. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 154, 119683. Published, 06/2020.
  • D. Milovich, J. Villa, E. Antolin, A. Datas, A. Marti, R. Vaillon & M. Francoeur (2020). Design of an indium arsenide cell for near-field thermophotovoltaic devices. Journal of Photonics for Energy. Vol. 10, 025503. Published, 06/2020.
  • L. Tang, J. DeSutter & M. Francoeur (2020). Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer between Dissimilar Materials Mediated by Coupled Surface Phonon- and Plasmon-Polaritons. ACS Photonics. Vol. 7, 1304. Published, 05/2020.
  • L. Tang & M. Francoeur (2017). Photonic thermal diode enabled by surface polariton coupling in nanostructures. Optics Express. Vol. 25, A1043-A1052. Published, 09/01/2017.
  • A. Jarzembski & S. Hamian, R. Murdick, I. Park, T. Tokunaga, M. Francoeur, and K. Park (2017). Temperature dependence of near-field lateral forces in air and vacuum. 3rd International Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation (NanoRad 2017). Published, 06/26/2017.
  • A. Jarzembski & S. Hamian, R. Murdick, I. Park, T. Tokunaga, M. Francoeur, and K. Park (2017). Measurement of radiative heat transfer in the extreme near field between a laterally oscillating tip and planar substrate. 3rd International Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation (NanoRad 2017). Published, 06/26/2017.
  • S.J. Petersen & S. Basu, and M. Francoeur (2017). Near-field thermal emission due to surface plasmon polariton resonance from indium tin oxide in the near infrared. 3rd International Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation (NanoRad 2017). Published, 06/26/2017.
  • J.-M. Geffrin & R. Vaillon, M. Francoeur, B. Lacroix, A. Litman, H. Tortel, and J.-S. Bailly (2017). Scanner champ proche - champ lointain en micro-ondes (SPLM): validation et performances. JNM 2017. Published, 05/16/2017.
  • S. Edalatpour & M. Francoeur (2017). Near-field radiation heat transfer between arbitrarily-shaped objects and a surface. The 16th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference. Published, 03/19/2017.
  • E. Blandre, M.P. Bernardi, O. Dupré, M. Francoeur, P.-O. Chapuis, and R. Vaillon, "Role of frustrated modes in the performance of near-field radiation mediated thermophotovoltaic devices," Eurotherm Seminar 108: Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer V, Santorini, Greece, September 26-30, 2016 (Abstract). Published, 09/26/2016.
  • E. Blandre, M.P. Bernardi, O. Dupré, M. Francoeur, P.-O. Chapuis, and R. Vaillon, "Role of frustrated modes in the performance of near-field radiation thermophotovoltaic devices," JMC15: NanoConduction and NanoRadiation, Bordeaux, France, August 22-26, 2016 (Abstract). Published, 08/22/2016.
  • E. Blandre, P.-O. Chapuis, M. Francoeur and R. Vaillon, "Near-field thermal radiation absorbed by a flat film in the vicinity of a semi-infinite emitter," Eurotherm 103: Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer IV, Lyon, France, October 15-17, 2014. Published, 10/2014.
  • B.T. Wong, M. Francoeur, V. N.-S. Bong, and M.P. Mengüç, "Coupling of near-field thermal radiative heating and phonon Monte Carlo simulation: Assessment of temperature gradient in n-doped silicon thin film," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 143, 46-55, 2014. Published, 09/2014.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, "The thermal discrete dipole approximation for near-field radiative heat transfer modeling between arbitrarily-shaped objects and a surface," Thirteenth International Conference on Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics, and Related Techniques, Salt Lake City, UT, August 31 - September 4, 2014. Published, 09/2014.
  • M. Chamtouri, O. Merchiers, M. Francoeur, H. Tortel, J.-M. Geffrin and R. Vaillon, "Electromagnetic surface wave scattering with microwaves," Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS) 2014, Guangzhou, China, August 25-28, 2014. Published, 08/2014.
  • M.R. Short, J.-M. Geffrin, R. Vaillon, H. Tortel, B. Lacroix, and M. Francoeur, "Evanescent wave scattering by particles on a surface: Validation of the discrete dipole approximation with surface interaction against microwave analog experiments," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 146, 452-458, 2014. Published, 08/2014.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, "The Thermal Discrete Dipole Approximation with surface interaction," 2ndInternational Workshop and Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation: Energy, Manufacturing, Materials, and Sensing (NanoRad2014), Shanghai, China, June 6-9, 2014. Published, 03/2014.
  • J.-M. Geffrin, M. Francoeur, H. Tortel, O. Merchiers and R. Vaillon, "Evanescent microwave scattering measurements," Workshop: Scattering by aggregates (on surfaces), Institut für Werkstofftechnik, IWT, Bremen, Germany, March 24-25, 2014. Published, 02/2014.
  • S. Basu and M. Francoeur, "Near-field radiative heat transfer between thin films made of metamaterials,"Optics Letters 39(5), 1266-1269, 2014. Published, 02/2014.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, "The Thermal Discrete Dipole Approximation (T-DDA) for near-field radiative heat transfer simulations in three-dimensional arbitrary geometries," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 133, 364-373, 2014. Published, 01/2014.
  • M.R. Short, H. Tortel, A. Litman, J.-M. Geffrin, R. Vaillon, R. Abdeddaim, and M. Francoeur, “Evanescent wave scattering by particles on a surface: Comparison between the discrete dipole approximation with surface interaction and the finite element method,” Electromagnetic and Light Scattering XIV, Lille, France, July 17-21, 2013 (Abstract). Published, 07/2013.
  • R. Vaillon, R. Abdeddaim, J.-M. Geffrin, B. Lacroix, M. Francoeur, H. Tortel, and A. Litman, “Microwave analog experiments of surface wave scattering,” Electromagnetic and Light Scattering XIV, Lille, France, July 17-21, 2013 (Abstract). Published, 07/2013.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, “Numerical simulation of near-field thermal radiation using the Thermal Discrete Dipole Approximation”, Electromagnetic and Light Scattering XIV, Lille, France, July 17-21, 2013 (Abstract). Published, 07/2013.
  • B.T. Wong, M. Francoeur, V. N-S Bong, and M.P. Mengüç, “Coupling of near-field thermal radiative heating and phonon Monte Carlo simulation: Assessment of temperature gradient in n-doped silicon thin film”, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-13), Kusadasi, Turkey, June 2-8, 2013 (Paper). Published, 06/2013.
  • S.J. Petersen, S. Basu, and M. Francoeur, “Near-field thermal emission by metamaterials”, Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-13), Kusadasi, Turkey, June 2-8, 2013 (Paper). Published, 06/2013.
  • S.J. Petersen, S. Basu, B. Raeymaekers, and M. Francoeur, "Tuning near-field thermal radiative properties by quantifying sensitivity of Mie resonance-based metamaterials design parameters," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 129, 277-286, 2013. Published, 05/2013.
  • S.J. Petersen, S. Basu, and M. Francoeur, “Near-field thermal emission from metamaterials,” Photonics and Nanostructures – Fundamentals and Applications 11, 167-181, 2013. Published, 03/2013.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, “Size effect on the emissivity of thin films,” Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 118, 75-85, 2013. Published, 02/2013.
  • O. Dupre, R. Vaillon, M. Francoeur, P.-O. Chapuis, and M.P. Mengüç, “Thermal issues in solar and near-field thermophotovoltaics”, 2013 ELyT Lab Workshop, Zao To-o-gatta, Japan, February 17-20, 2013 (Extended Abstract). Published, 02/2013.
  • A.J. Vincent-Johnson, Y. Schwab, H.S. Mann, M. Francoeur, J.S. Hammonds Jr., and G. Scarel, “Origin of the low frequency radiation emitted by radiative polaritons excited by infrared radiation in planar La2O3 films,” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 25, 035901, 2013. Published, 01/2013.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, “Investigation of size effect on the emissivity of thin films,” ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX, November 9-15, 2012 (Paper). Published, 11/2012.
  • M.P. Mengüç, B.T. Wong, and M. Francoeur, “Energy transfer at nanoscales via MC simulations,” ECCOMAS Special Interest Conference: Numerical Heat Transfer 2012, Gliwice-Wroclaw, Poland, September 4-6, 2012 (Extended Abstract). Published, 09/2012.
  • A.J. Vincent-Johnson, K.A. Vasquez, G. Scarel, J.S. Hammonds Jr., and M. Francoeur, “Effects of metallic, semiconducting, and insulating substrates on the coupling involving radiative polaritons in thin oxide films,” Applied Spectroscopy 66, 188-197, 2012. Published, 05/2012.
  • R. Charnigo, M. Francoeur, P. Kenkel, M.P. Mengüç, B. Hall, and C. Srinivasan, Credible intervals for nanoparticle characteristics, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. Published, 02/2012.
  • M. Francoeur, S. Basu, and S.J. Petersen, Near-field thermal radiation between Mie resonance-based metamaterials, ASME 2012 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 3-6, 2012. Published, 02/2012.
  • S. Basu and M. Francoeur, Penetration depth in near-field radiative heat transfer between metamaterials, Applied Physics Letters 99, 143107, 2011. Published, 10/2011.
  • M. Francoeur, S. Basu, and S.J. Petersen, Electric and magnetic surface polariton mediated near-field radiative heat transfer between metamaterials made of silicon carbide particles, Optics Express 19(20), 18774-18788, 2011. Published, 09/2011.
  • M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, and R. Vaillon, Coexistence of multiple regimes for near-field thermal radiation between two layers supporting surface phonon-polaritons in the infrared, Physical Review B 84, 075436, 2011. Published, 08/2011.
  • M.P. Mengüç, M. Francoeur, R. Vaillon, D.K. Webb, H. Ertürk, T. Okutucu, Z. Artvin, V. Loke, S.K. Sankaralingam, T. Hastings, G. Huda and E. Donev, Near-field thermal radiation transfer for manufacturing and energy harvesting applications, Eurotherm 91: Microscale Heat Transfer III, Poitiers, France, August 29-31, 2011. Published, 08/2011.
  • M. Francoeur, R. Vaillon and M.P. Mengüç, Near-field thermal radiation regimes between two layers supporting surface phonon-polaritons, Eurotherm 91: Microscale Heat Transfer III, Poitiers, France, August 29-31, 2011. Published, 08/2011.
  • M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, and R. Vaillon, Coexistence of different near-field thermal radiation regimes between two layers supporting surface phonon-polaritons in the infrared, USNCCM-11: Minisymposium on Computational Radiative and Convective Heat Transfer, Minneapolis, USA, July 25-29, 2011. Published, 07/2011.
  • S. Basu and M. Francoeur, Maximum near-field radiative heat transfer between thin films, Applied Physics Letters 98, 243120, 2011. Published, 06/2011.
  • M. Francoeur, R. Vaillon and M.P. Mengüç, Performance analysis of nanoscale-gap thermophotovoltaic energy conversion devices, TMNN-2011: Thermal and Materials Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Antalya, Turkey, May 29-June 3, 2011. Published, 05/2011.
  • M. Francoeur, R. Vaillon, and M.P. Mengüç, Thermal impacts on the performance of nanoscale-gap thermophotovoltaic energy conversion devices, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 26(2), 686-698, 2011. Published, 04/2011.
  • B.T. Wong, M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, A Monte Carlo simulation for phonon transport and heating of silicon at nanoscales due to heat generation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 54, 1825-1838. Published, 03/2011.
  • S. Basu and M. Francoeur, Near-field radiative transfer based thermal rectification using doped silicon, Applied Physics Letters 98, 113106, 2011. Published, 03/2011.
  • M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, and R. Vaillon, Control of near-field radiative heat transfer via surface phonon-polariton coupling in thin films, Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, 103(3), 547-550, 2011. Published, 01/2011.
  • R. Charnigo, M. Francoeur, P. Kenkel, M.P. Mengüç, B. Hall, and C. Srinivasan, Estimating quantitative features of nanoparticles using multiple derivatives of scattering profiles, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 112, 1369-1382, 2011. Published, 01/2011.
  • Chapter 16: Near-field thermal radiation, In: Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer, J. Howell, R. Siegel, and M.P. Mengüç, 5th Edition. Published, 05/2010.
  • M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, and R. Vaillon, Spectral tuning of near-field radiative heat flux between two thin silicon carbide films, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43, 075501. Published, 02/2010.
  • M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, and R. Vaillon, Local density of electromagnetic states within a nanometric gap formed between two thin films supporting surface phonon-polaritons, Journal of Applied Physics 107, 034313. Published, 02/2010.
  • M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, and R. Vaillon, Solution of near-field thermal radiation in one-dimensional layered media using dyadic Green's functions and the scattering matrix method, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 110, 2002-2018. Published, 12/2009.

Presentations

  • M.P. Bernardi and M. Francoeur, "Measurement of near-field radiative heat transfer between macroscale planar surfaces separated by a tunable nanosize gap," ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 11-17, 2016 (Oral presentation). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2016.
  • J. DeSutter, R. Vaillon, and M. Francoeur, "Impacts of near-field radiation on recombination mechanisms in thermophotovoltaics," ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 11-17, 2016 (Oral presentation). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2016.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, "Near-field radiation heat transfer between arbitrarily-shaped objects and a surface," ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Phoenix, AZ, November 11-17, 2016 (Oral presentation). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2016.
  • D. Milovich, L. Tang, M.P. Bernardi, and M. Francoeur, "Measurement of near-field radiative heat transfer between macroscale surfaces separated by a nanosize gap," Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 12, 2016 (Poster). Other, Presented, 04/12/2016.
  • M.P. Bernardi and M. Francoeur, "A MEMS-based variable gap device for measuring near-field radiative heat transfer between flat surfaces," ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Montreal, PQ, November 14-20, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2014.
  • A. Jarzembski, S. Edalatpour, M. Francoeur, K. Park, "Comparison of tip-substrate near-field thermal radiation models for different tip shapes and dipole-surface interactions," 2015 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, San Francisco, CA, April 6-10, 2015 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Submitted, 11/2014.
  • E. Blandre, P.-O. Chapuis, M. Francoeur, and R. Vaillon, "Near-field thermal radiation between a semi-infinite medium and a film," 2nd International Workshop and Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation: Energy, Manufacturing, Materials, and Sensing (NanoRad2014), Shanghai, China, June 6-9, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2014.
  • J.-M. Geffrin, B. Lacroix, M. Francoeur, and R. Vaillon, "Non-destructive evaluation with evanescent microwaves generated by total internal reflection," 2014 Edition of the COFREND Days, Bordeaux, France, May 20-22, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2014.
  • M. Francoeur, "Thermal radiative property control via metamaterials," MRSEC Colloquium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2014.
  • M.P. Bernardi, O. Dupre, R. Vaillon, P.-O. Chapuis, and M. Francoeur, "Performance analysis of nanoscale-gap thermophotovoltaic power generation via a coupled near-field thermal radiation, charge and heat transport model," ASME 2013 4rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Hong Kong, China, December 11-14, 2013. Other, Presented, 12/2013.
  • M.P. Bernardi and M. Francoeur, "Performance analysis of In0.18Ga0.82Sb and GaSb thermophotovoltaic cells paired with tungsten and Drude radiators via a coupled near-field thermal radiation, charge and heat transport model," ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 15-21, 2013. Other, Presented, 11/2013.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, "The Thermal Discrete Dipole Approximation (T-DDA) for numerical simulation of near-field thermal radiation," ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 15-21, 2013. Other, Presented, 11/2013.
  • S.J. Petersen, B. Raeymaekers, S. Basu, and M. Francoeur, "Infrared characterization of Mie resonance-based dielectric metamaterials fabricated using self-assembly," ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 15-21, 2013. Other, Presented, 11/2013.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, "The Thermal Discrete Dipole Approximation (T-DDA) for near-field radiative heat transfer calculations," 2013 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, USA, July 14-19, 2013. Other, Presented, 07/2013.
  • M. Francoeur, "Design of thermal metamaterials beyond the effective medium theory: Direct numerical simulation via the Thermal Discrete Dipole Approximation (T-DDA)," Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2013.
  • O. Dupre, R. Vaillon, M. Francoeur, P.-O. Chapuis, and M.P. Mengüç, "Thermal issues in the design of PV devices: focus on the case of nanoscale-gap thermophotovolatic cells," Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer (RAD-13) , Kusadasi, Turkey, June 2-8, 2013. Other, Presented, 06/2013.
  • R. Vaillon, O. Dupre, M. Francoeur, and M.P. Mengüç, "Thermal issues in the design of PV devices: focus on the case of nanoscale-gap thermophotovolatic cells," Nanotechnology for Next Generation High Efficiency Photovoltaics Spring International School, Corsica, France, April 1-6, 2013. Other, Presented, 05/2013.
  • M. Francoeur, “Tuning thermal radiative properties via Mie resonance-based dielectric metamaterials for low temperature nanoscale-gap thermophotovoltaic power generation,” Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 6, 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2013.
  • R. Vaillon, O. Dupre, M. Francoeur, and M.P. Mengüç, “Thermal issues in the design of PV devices: focus on the case of nanoscale-gap thermophotovoltaic cells,” Nanotechnology for Next Generation High Efficiency Photovoltaics Spring International School, Corsica, France, April 1-6, 2013 (Poster). Other, Submitted, 12/2012.
  • S.J. Petersen, S. Basu and M. Francoeur, “Tuning near-field thermal radiative properties by quantifying sensitivity of Mie resonance-based metamaterial design parameters,” ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX, November 9-15, 2012 (Oral presentation). Other, Presented, 11/2012.
  • S.J. Petersen, S. Edalatpour, S. Basu, and M. Francoeur, “Low temperature near-infrared surface polariton mediated heat transfer via Mie resonance-based metamaterials,” 2013 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, USA, July 14-19, 2013 (Oral presentation). Other, Submitted, 11/2012.
  • S. Edalatpour and M. Francoeur, “The Thermal Discrete Dipole Approximation (T-DDA) for near-field radiative heat transfer calculations,” 2013 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, USA, July 14-19, 2013 (Oral presentation). Other, Submitted, 11/2012.
  • M. Francoeur, “Near-field radiative transfer: Thermal radiation at nanoscale, thermophotovoltaic power generation and characterization of nanoparticles,” Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France, May 29, 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2012.
  • M. Francoeur, R. Vaillon, and M.P. Mengüç, “Nanoscale-gap thermophotovoltaic energy conversion devices,” International Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation, Miyagi, Japan, May 23-25, 2012 (Poster). Other, Presented, 05/2012.
  • A. Majid, S. Edalatpour, M. Francoeur, and M.A. Scarpulla, Simulations of nanoparticle plasmonic phase change oscillators, nanoUtah 2011 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, October 13-14, 2011 (Poster presentation). Other, Presented, 10/13/2011.
  • M. Francoeur, Near-field thermal radiation and its application to thermophotovoltaic power generation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Seminar Series, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, February 14, 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/14/2011.
  • M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, and R. Vaillon, Thermal impacts on performances of nanoscale-gap thermophotovoltaic energy conversion devices, Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference XII, Helsinki, Finland (Poster). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2010.
  • M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, and R. Vaillon, "Thermal impacts on performances of nanoscale-gap thermophotovoltaic energy conversion devices," 6th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, Antalya, Turkey (Poster). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2010.
  • M. Francoeur, M.P. Mengüç, and R. Vaillon, Control of near-field radiative heat transfer via surface phonon-polariton coupling in thin films, META'10: 2nd International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, Cairo, Egypt (Paper). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2010.

Research Groups

  • Vahid Hatamipour, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 09/2016 - present.
  • Gaoqiang Yang, Graduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 08/15/2015 - 12/15/2015. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: TA.
  • Naphatsorn Vongsoasup, Visiting Student. Mechanical Engineering. 05/01/2015 - 08/15/2015.
  • Richard Peterson, Undergraduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 05/2014 - 12/2014. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: REU.
  • Roger Backman, Undergraduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 05/2014 - 12/2014. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: REU.
  • Tyler Trueax, Undergraduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 05/2014 - 08/2015. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: UROP.

Languages

  • English, fluent.
  • French, fluent.