Summary of Activities/Interests
Dr. Go directs the Small Scale Transport Research Laboratory in the Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering. His research focuses on small scale (millimeters to nanometers) transport including microplasma generation, electrohydrodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics. Some specific applications being studied by Dr. Go include electrohydrodynamics for electronics cooling and ionization methods for biological analysis and environmental monitoring. He is also exploring the nature of heat transfer in nanoscale regimes, with applications including energy-efficient computing and energy conversion. Dr. Go’s research is multi-disciplinary in nature, and he welcomes inquiries from students in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, and biochemistry.
Microplasmas and microdischarges, electrohydrodynamics, mass spectrometry, energy harvesting, nanoscale energy transport.
Courses: Intermediate Heat Transfer; Measurement and Data Analysis; Ionization and Ion Transport
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2001)
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati (2004)
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (2008)
Engineer, Edison Engineering Development Program, General Electric Aircraft Engines (2001-2004)
Research Intern, Mobile Platforms Group, Intel Corporation (2007)
Graduate Research Assistant, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (2004-2008)
Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2008-present)
Concurrent Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2013-present)
General Chair, Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America (2014)
Local Organizing Committee, Notre Dame-DARPA Workshop on Optical Properties of Plasmas (2013)
Technical Chair, Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America (2013)
Local Organizing Committee, Midwest Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference (2013)
Session Chair, Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America (2012)
Session Chair, Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electrical Systems (ITherm 2012)
Symposium Organizer, Central Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (2011)
Session Chair, Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America (2011)
Webmaster, IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society, Thermal Management and Thermo-Mechanical Design TC (2007-present)
D. Taller, D. B. Go, H.-C. Chang, “Modulated exponential films generated by surface acoustic waves and their role in liquid wicking and aerosolization at a pinned drop,” Physical Review E, vol. 87, art. no. 053004, 2013.
Y. Li, R. Tirumala, P. Rumbach, D. B. Go, “The coupling of ion-enhanced field emission and the discharge during microscale breakdown at moderately high pressures,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, vol. 41, pp. 24-35, 2013.
D. B. Go, “Theoretical analysis of ion-enhanced thermionic emission for low-temperature, non-equilibrium gas discharges,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 46, art. no. 035202, 2013.
D. Taller, D. B. Go, H.-C. Chang, “Self-similar micro and nanodrops generated by acoustic and Maxwell pressures of scattered and transmitted surface acoustic waves,” Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, art. no. 224301, 2012.
P. Rumbach, D. B. Go, “Fundamental properties of field emission-driven DC microdischarges,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 112, art. no. 103302, 2012.
M. Witzke, P. Rumbach, D. B. Go, R. M. Sankaran, “Evidence for the electrolysis of water by plasmas formed at the surface of aqueous solutions,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 45, art. no. 442001, 2012.
Y. Wang, M. K. Tan, D. B. Go, H.-C. Chang, “Electrospray cone-jet breakup and droplet production for electrolyte solutions,” Europhysics Letters, vol. 99, art. no. 64003, 2012.
R. Tirumala, D. B. Go “The multi-electrode assisted corona discharge for electrohydrodynamic flow generation in narrow channels,” IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, vol. 18, pp. 1854-1863, 2011.
J. Ho, M. K. Tan, D. B. Go, L. Y. Yeo, J. R. Friend, H.-C. Chang “A paper-based microfluidic surface acoustic wave sample delivery and ionization source for rapid and sensitive ambient mass spectrometry,” Analytical Chemistry, vol. 83, pp. 3260-3266, 2011. (Accelerated Article)
N. Chetwani, C. A. Cassou, D. B. Go, H.-C. Chang “Frequency dependence of AC electrospray ionization mass spectrometry,” Analytical Chemistry, vol. 83, pp. 3017-3023, 2011.
R. Tirumala, Y. Li, D. A. Pohlman, D. B. Go “Corona discharges in sub-millimeter electrode gaps,” Journal of Electrostatics, vol. 69, pp. 36-42, 2011.
University of Notre Dame Faculty Scholarship Award (2010)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Award (2010)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2013)