His diverse portfolio features work at the interface of basic science and engineering, including innovations in hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, energy generation and storage, nanomanufacturing, microdevices, instrumentation for biomedical research, and thermal management of electronics. Dr. Fedorov's research also incorporates experimental and theoretical components, as he and his team design engineering system solutions that leverage thermal and fluid sciences for optimization and enhanced functionality.
His lab’s research has far-reaching applications, including fuel reformation, hydrogen generation for fuel cells, computer chip cooling, lab-on-a-chip microarrays for high throughput biomedical analysis, mechanosensing, and biochemical imaging of biological membranes. Dr. Fedorov employs a unique, interdisciplinary approach to his work but primarily utilizes research in chemical engineering and applied physics. This makes the technology he produces viable in a variety of industries including automotive, petrochemical, manufacturing, electronics, bioanalysis, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
- Nanomaterials: Fabricating multi-scale hierarchical materials for nanoscience and nanoengineering applications
- Biochemistry and pharmaceuticals: Combining mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization for applications in proteomics, drug development, and biomarker discovery
- Electronics: Managing heat in compact electronics with nano-electrospray cooling film
- Biomanufacturing: Utilizing micro- and nano-fabrication advances to create a platform for real-time, label-free bioreactor monitoring
- Sustainable power generation: Designing new pathways for renewable energy that leverage fuel conversion processes and aerothermodynamics
- Thermo-fluid systems: Developing conceptual frameworks and practical tools for intelligent design, system-level integration, and optimal control of thermo-fluid systems
- Hydrogen and CO2 capture: Overcoming challenges of steam methane reforming for more sustainable, low-cost fuel conversion
- Thermophotovoltaic materials: Producing power and reducing thermal loads through aerothermodynamic energy conversion
- Engineering system enhancement: Understanding and controlling the multiscale dynamic interactions between different modes of heat transfer and chemical transformations
- Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, George W. Woodruff School for Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
- Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Chair, George W. Woodruff School for Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech