Assoc. Prof. Hung Yew Mun

Head of Discipline (Interim)
School of Engineering

hung.yew.mun@monash.edu
+603 5514 6251
Room 5-4-35
ORCID

Personal statement

Dr Hung Yew Mun received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Multimedia, Malaysia in 2010. Dr Hung Yew Mun is an Associate Professor, and Interim Head of the Mechanical Engineering degree program at Monash University Malaysia. He teaches heat transfer and thermodynamics. His main research areas focus on micro-scale heat transfer, phase-change heat transfer and interfacial phenomena of graphene-based materials. He has published numerous top quality international journal papers and conference papers.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Multimedia University, 2010
  • Master in Material Science, Universiti Malaya, 2002
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons), 1999

Professional affiliations

Member of National Professional Bodies

  • Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) - Graduate member

Research Interests

Basic and applied heat and fluid flow, electronics cooling, micro-scale heat transfer, phase-change heat transfer, interfacial phenomena of graphene-based materials.

Research Projects

Title: Effective Micro-Spray Cooling for Light Emitting Diode with Graphene Functionalized Surfaces

Graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) coating is utilized as a functionalized surface in enhancing the evaporation rate of micro-spray cooling for light-emitting diodes. In micro-spray cooling, water is atomized into micro-sized droplets to reduce the surface energy and to increase the surface area for evaporation. The GNPs coating facilitates the effective filmwise evaporation through the attribute of the fast water permeation property. The oxygenated functional groups of GNPs provide the driving force. The water molecules slip in the frictionless assages between the hydrophobic carbon walls resulting an effective filmwise evaporation and an enormous temperature reduction. With the application of GNPs coating, the high-temperature region is eliminated while maintaining the LED surface temperature for optimal operation. Currently, we have an on-going project on phase-change heat transfer with graphene functionalized surfaces.

Title: Ultrafast Water Permeation in Graphene Nanostructures Anomalously Enhances Two Phase Heat Transfer

The unique property of ultrafast water transport in graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) coating is attributed to the frictionless interaction between the smooth hydrophobic carbon nanostructures and the well-ordered hydrogen bonds of water molecules, whereas the driving force originates from the randomly distributed hydrophilic functionalities. We investigate the anomalous two-phase heat transfer enhancement that results from this distinctive property of GNPs-coating. The fast water permeation property of graphene enables the formation of ultrathin water film that synergizes the evaporation and the circulation of water in a two-phase closed thermosyphon (TPCT). In addition, the GNPs-coating which performs as a hydrophilic surface, improves the droplet nucleation during condensation and its fast water permeation property augments the circulation of condensate back to the evaporator. Ultimately the ultrafast water permeation property of GNPs-coating enhances the efficiencies of all the three main processes taking place in a TPCT, namely evaporation, condensation and circulation of condensate, leading to a maximum enhancement of 80.7% in the effective thermal conductance and 116.3% in the evaporative heat transfer coefficient. We envisage a great potential for the application of GNPs-coating in the phase-change heat transfer devices.

Education

Units taught

MEC3454/MEC4408 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

MEC4416 - Momentum, Energy & Mass Transport in Engineering Systems

Journal

Lim, Elaine; Hung, Yew Mun (2019) Long-wave evolution model of thermocapillary convection in an evaporating thin film of pseudoplastic fluids, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, (4764-4787), Volume: 29, Issue Number: 09615539, 10.1108/HFF-01-2019-0003

Wong, Kiing S.; Lee, Lillian; Hung, Yew M.; Yeo, Leslie Y.; Tan, Ming K. (2019) Lamb to Rayleigh Wave Conversion on Superstrates as a Means to Facilitate Disposable Acoustomicrofluidic Applications, Analytical Chemistry, (12358-12368), Volume: 91, Issue Number: 00032700, 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b02850

Lim, Edmund; Lee, Lillian; Yeo, Leslie Y.; Hung, Yew M.; Tan, Ming K. (2019) Acoustically driven micromixing: Effect of transducer geometry, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, (1387-1394), Volume: 66, Issue Number: 08853010, 10.1109/TUFFC.2019.2920683

Ng, Boon T.; Hung, Yew M.; Tan, Ming K. (2019) Vibration isolation via Leidenfrost droplets, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Volume: 29, Issue Number: 09601317, 10.1088/1361-6439/ab20bb

Lay, Kok Keong; Ong, Jun Siong; Yong, Kai Yen; Tan, Ming Kwang; Hung, Yew Mun (2019) Nucleate pool boiling enhancement by ultrafast water permeation in graphene-nanostructure, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (26-34), Volume: 101, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2018.12.015

Chang, Fun Liang; Hung, Yew Mun (2019) Gravitational effects on electroosmotic flow in micro heat pipes, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Issue Number: 09615539, 10.1108/HFF-01-2019-0008

Rahman, Asad; Chin, Jitkai; Kabir, Feroz; Hung, Yew Mun (2018) Characterization and thrust measurements from electrolytic decomposition of ammonium dinitramide (ADN) based liquid monopropellant FLP-103 in MEMS thrusters, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, (1992-2002), Volume: 26, Issue Number: 10049541, 10.1016/j.cjche.2017.09.016

Lay, Kok K.; Ang, Kar M.; Hung, Yew Mun; Tan, Ming K. (2018) Efficient atomization of brine at atmospheric pressure, Journal of Aerosol Science, (11-20), Volume: 122, Issue Number: 00218502, 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2018.05.005

Tong, Wei Li; Hung, Yew Mun; Yu, Hao; Tan, Ming Kwang; Ng, Boon Thiam; Tan, Boon Thong; Wu, Heng An; Soh, Ai Kah (2018) Ultrafast Water Permeation in Graphene Nanostructures Anomalously Enhances Two-Phase Heat Transfer, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Volume: 5, 10.1002/admi.201800286

Ting, T. W.; Hung, Y. M.; Osman, M. S.; Yek, P. N.Y.; , (2018) Heat and flow characteristics of nanofluid flow in porous microchannels, International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, (5238-5250), Volume: 15, Issue Number: 22298649, 10.15282/ijame.15.2.2018.7.0404

Ang, Kar M.; Yeo, Leslie Y.; Hung, Yew M.; Tan, Ming K.; , (2017) Acoustially-mediated microfluidic nanofiltration through graphene films, Nanoscale, (6497-6508), Volume: 9, Issue Number: 20403364, 10.1039/c7nr01690e

Chang, Fun Liang; Hung, Yew Mun (2017) Dielectric liquid pumping flow in optimally operated micro heat pipes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (257-270), Volume: 108, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.12.018

Lay, Kok Keong; Cheong, Brian Mun Yew; Tong, Wei Li; Tan, Ming Kwang; Hung, Yew Mun (2017) Effective micro-spray cooling for light-emitting diode with graphene nanoporous layers, Nanotechnology, Volume: 28, Issue Number: 09574484, 10.1088/1361-6528/aa6385

Lim, Kwok Yoong; Hung, Yew Mun; Tan, Boon Thong (2017) Performance evaluation of twisted-tape insert induced swirl flow in a laminar thermally developing heat exchanger, Applied Thermal Engineering, (652-661), Volume: 121, Issue Number: 13594311, 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.04.134

Lim, Elaine; Hung, Yew Mun; Tan, Boon Thong; , 2017, A hydrodynamic analysis of thermocapillary convection in evaporating thin liquid films, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (1103-1114), Volume: 108, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.12.111

Chang, Fun Liang; Hung, Yew Mun (2016) Electroosmotic flow in optimally operated micro heat pipes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (807-820), Volume: 103, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.08.005

Ang, Kar M.; Yeo, Leslie Y.; Hung, Yew M.; Tan, Ming K. (2016) Amplitude modulation schemes for enhancing acoustically-driven microcentrifugation and micromixing, Biomicrofluidics, Volume: 10, Issue Number: 19321058, 10.1063/1.4963103

Gan, Jie Sheng; Sia, Tong Seng; Hung, Yew Mun; Chin, Jit Kai (2016) Dryout analysis of overloaded microscale capillary-driven two-phase heat transfer devices, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (162-170), Volume: 76, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2016.05.027

Ng, Boon T.; Hung, Yew Mun; Tan, Ming K. (2016) Acoustically-controlled Leidenfrost droplets, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, (26-32), Volume: 465, Issue Number: 00219797, 10.1016/j.jcis.2015.11.047

Ng, Boon T.; Lim, Zhi Y.; Hung, Yew Mun; Tan, Ming K. (2016) Phase change modulated thermal switch and enhanced performance enabled by graphene coating, RSC Advances, (87159-87168), Volume: 6, 10.1039/c6ra17078a

Ang, Kar M.; Yeo, Leslie Y.; Hung, Yew M.; Tan, Ming K. (2016) Graphene-mediated microfluidic transport and nebulization: Via high frequency Rayleigh wave substrate excitation, Lab on a Chip, (3503-3514), Volume: 16, Issue Number: 14730197, 10.1039/c6lc00780e

Ang, Kar M.; Yeo, Leslie Y.; Friend, James R.; Hung, Yew Mun; Tan, Ming K. (2016) Acoustically enhanced heat transport, Review of Scientific Instruments, Volume: 87, Issue Number: 00346748, 10.1063/1.4939757

Ting, Tiew Wei; Hung, Yew Mun; Guo, Ningqun (2015) Viscous dissipative nanofluid convection in asymmetrically heated porous microchannels with solid-phase heat generation, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (236-247), Volume: 68, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2015.09.003

Chee, Yi Shen; Ting, Tiew Wei; Hung, Yew Mun (2015) Entropy generation of viscous dissipative flow in thermal non-equilibrium porous media with thermal asymmetries, Energy, (382-401), Volume: 89, Issue Number: 03605442, 10.1016/j.energy.2015.05.118

Ting, Tiew Wei; Hung, Yew Mun; Guo, Ningqun (2015) Entropy generation of viscous dissipative nanofluid convection in asymmetrically heated porous microchannels with solid-phase heat generation, Energy Conversion and Management, (731-745), Volume: 105, Issue Number: 01968904, 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.08.022

Lim, Elaine; Hung, Yew Mun (2015) Thermophysical phenomena of working fluids of thermocapillary convection in evaporating thin liquid films, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (203-211), Volume: 66, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2015.06.006

Tio, Kek Kiong; Hung, Yew Mun (2015) Analysis of overloaded micro heat pipes: Effects of solid thermal conductivity, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (737-749), Volume: 81, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.10.060

Ting, Tiew Wei; Hung, Yew Mun; Guo, Ningqun (2015) Entropy generation of viscous dissipative nanofluid flow in thermal non-equilibrium porous media embedded in microchannels, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (862-877), Volume: 81, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.11.006

Ng, Boon T.; Hung, Yew M.; Tan, Ming K. (2015) Suppression of the Leidenfrost effect via low frequency vibrations, Soft Matter, (775-784), Volume: 11, Issue Number: 1744683X, 10.1039/c4sm02272f

Gan, Jie Sheng; Hung, Yew Mun (2015) Thermal analysis of Al<inf>2</inf>O<inf>3</inf>/water nanofluid-filled micro heat pipes, RSC Advances, (26716-26725), Volume: 5, 10.1039/c5ra01492a

Tong, Wei Li; Tan, Ming K.; Chin, Jit Kai; Ong, K. S.; Hung, Yew Mun (2015) Coupled effects of hydrophobic layer and vibration on thermal efficiency of two-phase closed thermosyphons, RSC Advances, (10332-10340), Volume: 5, 10.1039/c4ra14589e

Ang, Kar M.; Yeo, Leslie Y.; Friend, James R.; Hung, Yew M.; Tan, Ming K. (2015) Nozzleless spray cooling using surface acoustic waves, Journal of Aerosol Science, (48-60), Volume: 79, Issue Number: 00218502, 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2014.10.004

Chang, Fun Liang; Hung, Yew Mun (2014) The coupled effects of working fluid and solid wall on thermal performance of micro heat pipes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (76-87), Volume: 73, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.01.057

Hung, Yew Mun; Ting, Tiew Wei (2014) Unified field synergy and heatline visualization of forced convection with thermal asymmetries, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (29-37), Volume: 55, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2014.04.003

Lim, Elaine; Hung, Yew Mun (2014) Thermocapillary flow in evaporating thin liquid films with long-wave evolution model, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (849-858), Volume: 73, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.02.065

Ting, Tiew Wei; Hung, Yew Mun; Guo, Ningqun (2014) Viscous dissipative forced convection in thermal non-equilibrium nanofluid-saturated porous media embedded in microchannels, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (309-318), Volume: 57, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2014.08.018

Ting, Tiew Wei; Hung, Yew Mun; Guo, Ningqun (2014) Field-synergy analysis of viscous dissipative nanofluid flow in microchannels, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (483-491), Volume: 73, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.02.041

Ting, Tiew Wei; Hung, Yew Mun; Guo, Ningqun (2014) Entropy generation of nanofluid flow with streamwise conduction inmicrochannels, Energy, (979-990), Volume: 64, Issue Number: 03605442, 10.1016/j.energy.2013.10.064

Ting, Tiew Wei; Hung, Yew Mun; Guo, Ningqun (2014) Effects of streamwise conduction on thermal performance of nanofluid flow in microchannel heat sinks, Energy Conversion and Management, (14-23), Volume: 78, Issue Number: 01968904, 10.1016/j.enconman.2013.10.061

Thayalan, Naviin; Hung, Yew Mun (2013) MOMENTUM INTEGRAL METHOD FOR FORCED CONVECTION IN THERMAL NONEQUILIBRIUM POWER-LAW FLUID-SATURATED POROUS MEDIA, Chemical Engineering Communications, (269-288), Volume: 200, Issue Number: 00986445, 10.1080/00986445.2012.707710

Hung, Yew Mun; Tio, Kek Kiong (2012) Thermal analysis of a water-filled micro heat pipe with phase-change interfacial resistance, Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume: 134, Issue Number: 00221481, 10.1115/1.4006898

Hung, Yew Mun; Tio, Kek Kiong (2012) Thermal analysis of optimally designed inclined micro heat pipes with axial solid wall conduction, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (1146-1153), Volume: 39, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2012.07.009

Wong, Kin Weng; Hung, Yew Mun (2012) Field synergy principle in forced convection of plane Couette-Poiseuille flows with effect of thermal asymmetry, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (1181-1187), Volume: 39, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2012.06.018

Tan, Chou Xie; Mah, Wai Loon; Hung, Yew Mun; Tan, Boon Thong (2012) On the role of inserts in forced convection heat transfer augmentation, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (1138-1145), Volume: 39, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2012.07.014

Mah, Wei Han; Hung, Yew Mun; Guo, Ningqun (2012) Entropy generation of viscous dissipative nanofluid flow in microchannels, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (4169-4182), Volume: 55, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2012.03.058

Sheela-Francisca, J.; Tso, C. P.; Hung, Yew Mun; Rilling, Dirk (2012) Heat transfer on asymmetric thermal viscous dissipative Couette-Poiseuille flow of pseudo-plastic fluids, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, (42-53), Volume: 169-170, Issue Number: 03770257, 10.1016/j.jnnfm.2011.11.005

Chen, G. M.; Tso, C. P.; Hung Yew Mun, Y. M. (2011) Field synergy principle analysis on fully developed forced convection in porous medium with uniform heat generation, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (1247-1252), Volume: 38, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2011.06.010

Muniandy, Suhandran; Hung, Yew Mun (2011) Analysis of streamwise conduction in forced convection of microchannels using fin approach, Journal of Zhejiang University: Science A, (655-664), Volume: 12, Issue Number: 1673565X, 10.1631/jzus.A1000289

Hung, Yew Mun; Seng, Q'Bert; , (2011) Effects of geometric design on thermal performance of star-groove micro-heat pipes, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, (1198-1209), Volume: 54, Issue Number: 00179310, 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2010.09.070,

Liang, Tian Shen; Hung, Yew Mun (2010) Experimental investigation on the thermal performance and optimization of heat sink with U-shape heat pipes, Energy Conversion and Management, (2109-2116), Volume: 51, Issue Number: 01968904, 10.1016/j.enconman.2010.03.003

Khor, Yong Kang; Hung, Yew Mun; Lim, Boon Kian (2010) On the role of radiation view factor in thermal performance of straight-fin heat sinks, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (1087-1095), Volume: 37, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2010.06.012

Hung, Yew Mun (2010) Analytical study on forced convection of nanofluids with viscous dissipation in microchannels, Heat Transfer Engineering, (1184-1192), Volume: 31, Issue Number: 01457632, 10.1080/01457631003689344

Hung, Yew Mun; Tio, Kek Kiong (2010) Analysis of microheat pipes with axial conduction in the solid wall, Journal of Heat Transfer, (1-11), Volume: 132, Issue Number: 00221481, 10.1115/1.4000947

Tso, C. P.; Sheela-Francisca, J.; Hung, Yew Mun (2010) Viscous dissipation effects of power-law fluid flow within parallel plates with constant heat fluxes, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, (625-630), Volume: 165, Issue Number: 03770257, 10.1016/j.jnnfm.2010.02.023

Hung, Yew Mun; Tso, C. P.; , (2009) Effects of viscous dissipation on fully developed forced convection in porous media, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (597-603), Volume: 36, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2009.03.008

Hung, Yew Mun (2009) A comparative study of viscous dissipation effect on entropy generation in single-phase liquid flow in microchannels, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, (1026-1035), Volume: 48, Issue Number: 12900729, 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2008.07.011

Hung, Y. M. (2008) Viscous dissipation effect on entropy generation for non-Newtonian fluids in microchannels, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, (1125-1129), Volume: 35, Issue Number: 07351933, 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2008.06.005

Hung, Y. M.; Tso, C. P. (2008) Erratum: Temperature variations of forced convection in porous media for heating and cooling processes: Internal heating effect of viscous dissipation (Transport in Porous Media (10.1007/s11242-008-9226-8)), Transport in Porous Media, (333), Volume: 75, Issue Number: 01693913, 10.1007/s11242-008-9262-4

Hung, Y. M.; Tso, C. P. (2008) Temperature variations of forced convection in porous media for heating and cooling processes: Internal heating effect of viscous dissipation, Transport in Porous Media, (319-332), Volume: 75, Issue Number: 01693913, 10.1007/s11242-008-9226-8

Book

Ting, Tiew Wei; Hung, Yew Mun; Guo, Ningqun (2013) Viscous dissipation effect on entropy generation of nanofluid flow in microchannels, ASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2013, 10.1115/MNHMT2013-22103

Local grants

  • Effective carbon-based spray-cooling technique for sustainable LED lighting, Hung Yew Mun, 2016-2019, Advanced Engineering Platform (AEP), Monash University
  • Numerical modelling of Marangoni convection and evaporation in liquid films, Hung Yew Mun, 2013-2016, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)/Ministry of Education
  • Micro-scaled cooling technology: thermal performance of micro heat pipes for use in spacecraft radiator, Hung Yew Mun, 2012-2015, eScience Fund/Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • An investigation of viscous dissipation effects in convective heat transfer of nanofluids, Hung Yew Mun, 2010-2013, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)/Ministry of Education

Current supervision

Kueh Tze Cheng

Ultrafast Water Permeation Mechanism of Graphene Based Materials

Monash University Malaysia

Lim Chang Sheng

Functional properties of graphene-based materials in surface engineering

2018 - Present

Monash University Malaysia

Sia Geng Di

Ultrafast water transport through graphene-based materials

2018 - Present

Monash University Malaysia

Completed supervision

Dr. Ting Tiew Wei

Convective Transport of Nanoparticle-Suspensions in Micro-Scale Cooling Devices

2015

Monash University Malaysia

Dr. Lim Elaine

Thermocapillary Convection in Evaporating Thin Liquid Films

2016

Monash University Malaysia

Dr. Tong Wei Li

Performance Enhancement of Two-Phase Closed Thermosyphon via Carbon-Based Surface Functionalization

2016

Monash University Malaysia

Dr. Chang Fun Liang

On the role of circulation effectiveness in the thermal performance of micro heat pipes

2016

Monash University Malaysia

Dr. Gan Jie Sheng

On The Roles of Nanostructured Materials in the Thermal Performance of Micro Heat Pipe

2018

Monash University Malaysia

Dr. Lay Kok Keong

Phase-change heat transfer on graphene functionalized surface

2018

Monash University Malaysia

Local Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • PVC’s Awards for Excellence in Research - Monash University Malaysia, 2017
  • PVC’s Awards for Excellence in Research - Monash University Malaysia, 2012