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David Go

David B. Go

Email: dgo@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-8394

Office: 140G McCourtney Hall

Education

Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2008

M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2004

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2001

Biography

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)
Affiliated Faculty Member, Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics at Notre Dame (2008-present)
Affiliated Faculty Member, Center for Nano Science and Technology at Notre Dame (2008-present)
Affiliated Faculty Member, Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (2008-present)
Affiliated Faculty Member, Harper Cancer Research Institute (2010-present)
Concurrent Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Notre Dame (2013-present)

Professional Activities

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)

Publications

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.

Awards

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)

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

Image Gallery

A miniature wind tunnel and illuminated  convection flow paths in preliminary particle image velocimetry studies on the effect of ionized air on fluid dynamics.

Dr. Go and graduate student  Rakshit Tirumala, using particle image velocimetry to study the effect of iionized air on fluid dynamics

News

Notre Dame researchers to tackle autism, preeclampsia and more through new funding

September 7, 2018

Nine faculty from the University of Notre Dame have received awards for five projects from the Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics’ Discovery Fund. Each year, grants from the Discovery Fund are awarded to researchers who propose novel technologies and diagnostics that can improve human and environmental health.

NDnano announces 2018 Seed Grant Program Recipients

July 18, 2018

Nine faculty members from the University of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering and College of Science have been awarded four grants through the Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) Seed Grant Program. 

New Textbook Makes Study of Gas Discharges and Plasmas 
More Accessible to Students

June 7, 2018

Ionization and Ion Transport, the new textbook written by David B. Go, the Rooney Family Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and published by Morgan & Claypool, introduces engineering and science students to the basic concepts in physics and chemistry that form the foundation of plasma science and engineering — from gas dynamics and electron behavior to electrode processes and ion transport.

Notre Dame Researchers Developing Renewable Energy Approach for Producing Ammonia

April 5, 2018

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame are developing a renewable energy approach for synthesizing ammonia, an essential component of fertilizers that support the world’s food production needs.

Notre Dame Researchers Developing Renewable Energy Approach for Producing Ammonia

April 5, 2018

Notre Dame Researchers Developing Renewable Energy Approach for Producing Ammonia

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