Copyright © 2016-2019

Energy eXploration Laboratory 

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2019

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

  • 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).

  • 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 to 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 to 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 to 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.