Photo of Tarik Kaya

Tarik Kaya

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 5692
    Building:Mackenzie, Room 3150 ME
    Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degrees:B.S. Technical University of Istanbul D.C. Von Karman Institute M.S., Middle East Technical University Master, D.E.A., Ph.D., École Nationale Supérieure de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace


    Research Interests

    • Mathematical modelling of two-phase flow and heat transfer
    • Heat pipes and loop heat pipes
    • Spacecraft thermal control
    • Research

    Two-phase heat transfer; heat pipes for electronics cooling; loop heat pipes; spacecraft thermal control; mathematical modeling and manufacturing of two-phase capillary pumped heat transfer devices.


    • Spacecraft thermal control
    • Electronics cooling


    • Member of the SAE International Organizing Committee
    • Session Chair, Two-phase Thermal Control Technology, ICES 2006 and 2007
    • Associate Editor, Int. J Energy &Technology

    Journal Articles

    Torres, A., Mishkinis, D., Kulakov, A., Romera, F., Gregori, C., and Kaya. T., “Thermal Control of Loop Heat Pipe with Pressure Regulating Valve,” Heat Pipe Science and Technology, Accepted for publication, 2012.

    Kaya, T., and Goncharov, K., “Investigation of the Thermal Performance Characteristics of a Variable Conductance Arterial Heat Pipe,” Frontiers in Heat Pipes, Vol. 2, 013004, April 2011, pp. 1-9.

    Xiaoming, H., and Kaya, T., “A Linear Stability Analysis Based on the Explicit Stability Criterion of Capillary Evaporating Meniscus,” Journal of Astronautics, Vol. 31, Issue. 5, May 2010, pp.1487-1494.

    Conference Publications

    Nishikawara, M., Nagano, H., and Kaya, T., “Transient Thermo-Fluid Modeling of Loop Heat Pipes and Experimental Validation,” 42nd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Paper No. AIAA-2011-3766, Honolulu, June 27-30, 2011.

    Kaya, T., and Goncharov, K., “Analysis of a Gas-Tolerant High-Capacity Single-Artery Heat Pipe,” 15th International Heat Pipe Conference, Clemson, USA, April 25-30, 2010.