Selected Energy-X News:

2020

  • Oct. 20th - Energy-X team has been selected to receive the "American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize" for innovation. Working on the next stage of the prize, the team in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and an industry partner aims to develop a solar-driven zero liquid discharge (ZLD) desalination technique to treat high salinity brines in a promising energy-efficient and economic manner. The contest is sponsored by the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Thanks for the support!
    • The American-Made Challenges are a series of prize competitions that incentivize the nation’s entrepreneurs to strengthen American leadership in energy innovation and domestic manufacturing.
    • The Solar Desalination Prize is a multi-stage prize competition intended to accelerate the development of low-cost desalination systems that use solar-thermal power to produce clean drinking water from saltwater. It is intended to help achieve the goals of the Water Security Grand Challenge.
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  • June 12th - Chetan joined Amazon as a thermal engineer working on server cooling systems. Best of luck with your career.
  • March 2nd - Ms. Shiying Cai joined the group as a Ph.D. student to work on high-efficiency desalination systems. Welcome!
  • Jan. 31th - Sajjad gave a talk titled "Thermal Management of Future EVs during XFC", Research and Innovation Center, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI.
  • Jan. 6th - Mr. Rasoul (Amir) Bayani joined the group as a Ph.D. student to work on HTHP heat exchangers. Welcome!

2019

  • Dec. 12th - Masoud successfully defended his Ph.D. proposal defense. Congratulations!

  • Nov. 21th - Congratulations to Ikechukwu and Masoud on passing their Ph.D. qualifying exams.

  • Oct. 16th - Sajjad attended NASA SLPSRA Fluid Physics Workshop hosted by the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Sept. 2nd - Mr. Behzad Ahmadi joined the group as a Ph.D. student to work on HTHP heat exchangers. Welcome, Behzad!

  • July 15-17th - the Energy-X team attended the 2019 ASME SHTC (Summer Heat Transfer Conference) in Seattle, WA. Masoud presented his research on "Flow boiling on textured surfaces". Sajjad presented Vishna's research on "Engineered surfaces for enhanced condensation heat transfer of completely wetting liquids".

  • July 8-10th - Sajjad attended 2019 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Denver, CO.

  • July 2nd - Chetan joined Amazon (in Seattle, WA) as a thermal/mechanical engineer to work on data center cooling of Amazon Web Services.

  • July 1st - Mr. Behnam Ahmadi joined the group as a Ph.D. student to work on high-efficiency HVAC systems. Welcome! 

  • June 10th - Chetan has successfully defended his master thesis. Congratulations!

  • Spring - Sajjad served as an NSF panelist - Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems, National Science Foundation (NSF). 

  • Spring - Sajjad served as a reviewer for a 2019 DOE AMR meeting - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

  • May 8th - Mr. Mahesh Puttur joined the group as a master student to work on high-performance HVAC systems. Welcome!

  • March 28th - Sajjad served as a judge for the 2019 Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC) at Michigan Tech. 

  • March 7th - Douglas received the 2019 SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) award from Pavlis Honors College. Congratulations! 

  • Feb. 1st - Venkatesh joined Rheem Manufacturing (in Fort Smith, Arkansas) as an R&D engineer to model and optimize packaged gas/electric heat pump/AC units. Best of luck with your career. ​

  • Jan. 1st - Sampath joined Hanon Systems (in Novi, Michigan) as an application engineer to work on compact heat exchanger designs. Best of luck with your career. ​  

2018

  • Nov. 11-14th - Sajjad served as a session chair at the 2018 ASME IMECE (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition) conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Also, he gave a presentation on "Enhanced flow boiling process". 

  • Sept. 15th - Mr. Sunil Pinnu joined the group as a master student to work on high-efficiency desalination systems. Welcome! 

  • Sept. 15st - Vishnu joined RGD Consulting Engineers (in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida) as a mechanical designer to work on a diverse range of projects including water, condensate, storm, fuel gas, and fire protection systems. Best of luck with your career. ​ 

  • August 30th - Mr. Masoud Ahmadi joined the group as a Ph.D. student to work on high-performance HVAC and appliance systems. Welcome!

  • August 22nd - Mr. ​Ikechukwu (Emmanuel) Okoh joined the group as a Ph.D. student to work on next-gen. HTHP compact heat exchangers. Welcome!

  • August 14th - Mr. Douglas Pedersen joined the group as an undergrad student to work on thermal batteries. Welcome!

  • April 9th - Vishnu has successfully defended his master thesis. Congratulations! 

  • March 23rd - Tania presented her project at the 2018 Michigan Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS). 

2017

  • Oct. 17th - Tania received the 2017 URIP (Undergraduate Research Internship Program) award from Pavlis Honors College. Congratulations! 

  • Sept. 15th - Sajjad gave a talk titled "Past, present, and future of the HVAC&R industry" in the ASHRAE meeting of NE Wisconsin Chapter.

  • Sept. 4th - Mr. Chetan Agarwal joined the group as a master student to work on enhanced pool boiling surfaces. Welcome!

  • August 27th - Sajjad attended the 2017 ASME ICNMM (International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition) conference in Cambridge, MA.

  • Spring - Sajjad served as a DOE panelist - Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

  • March 25th - Ms. Tania Demonte Gonzalez joined the group as an undergrad student to work on building energy efficiency. Welcome!

  • March 20th - Mr. Leroy Kincannon joined the group as an undergrad student to work on next-gen. cooling systems for EVs. Welcome!

  • Feb. 1st - Mr. Sampath Boyapally joined the group as a master student to work on HVAC systems. Welcome!

  • Jan. 14th - Mr. Gnana Vishnu Durgam joined the group as a master student to work on enhanced condensation surfaces. Welcome! 

  • Jan. 14th - Mr. Venkatesh Narsingrao Mantalwad joined the group as a master student to work on HFO-based cooling systems. Welcome!

  • Jan. 14th- Mr. Peter Nguyen joined the group as a Ph.D. student to work on enhanced boiling surfaces. Welcome!

  • Jan. 8th - Sajjad attended the 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on "Micro & Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer - Fundamental Mechanisms to Applications of Phase Change Heat Transfer" in Galveston, TX.

2016

  • Sept. 1st - Energy-X laboratory at Michigan Technological University has officially launched.

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