University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering


Chris Hogan

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Office: ME 109
Phone: 612-626-8312

Ph.D. 2008, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
B.S. 2004, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University



My research interests focus broadly on the physics and chemistry governing aerosols (particle/droplet laden gas flows). Current work in my group focuses on the application of aerosol technology in advanced manufacturing, as well as in developing new methods to characterize nanoparticle size, shape, and surface properties. Recent research projects include (i) the development of high-throughput supersonic deposition systems for the production of thin films from nanoparticle precursors, (ii) fundamental investigation into particle formation growth in high temperature and non-equilibrium (plasma) environments, (iii)  the application of ion mobility - mass spectrometry (IM-MS) to examine vapor sorption by nanometer scale clusters, and (iv) the development of a drift tube ion mobility spectrometer (DT-IMS) for the rapid analysis of 1-40 nm particles from both liquid and gas phase systems.