The Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory
The research conducted at the Sustainable Thermal Systems Laboratory at Georgia Tech, directed by Dr. Srinivas Garimella, explores the underlying physical phenomena in heat and mass transfer processes at the microscales and exploits this understanding to design innovative, high-heat-flux components and systems ranging in capacity from a few Watts to 100s of Megawatts. Among the prominent applications being served by this research are waste heat recovery, space-conditioning, water heating and refrigeration, automotive thermal systems, carbon sequestration and chemical processing, with the overarching goal of achieving sustainable energy utilization and reduced carbon footprints. The STSL has a comprehensive suite of research facilities for phase-change and single-phase fluid flow and heat transfer experiments in single- and multi- component fluids, dry and moist-air heat transfer, and investigation of thermal systems under controlled ambient conditions.
Adrienne Little successfully defended her PhD Dissertation entitled, "An Understanding of Ejector Flow Phenomena for Waste Heat Driven Cooling", and will be leaving for her position at ARPA-e later this fall. Congrats Adrienne!
Christopher Keinath successfully defended his PhD Dissertation entitled, "Direct-Fired Heat Pump for Multi-Pass Water Heating using Microchannel Heat and Mass Exchangers", and will be leaving for his position at Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc. later this summer. Congrats Chris!
Malcolm MacDonald successfully defended his PhD Dissertation entitled, "Condensation of Pure and Zeotropic Mixtures of Hydrocarbons in Smooth Horizontal Tubes", and will be leaving for his position at United Technologies Research Center later this summer. Congrats Malcolm!
Allison Mahvi has been selected to attend the 2015 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop at the University of Michigan.
Alex Rattner successfully defended his PhD Dissertation entitled, "Single-Pressure Absorption Refrigeration Systems for Low-Source-Temperature Applications", and will be leaving for his faculty position at Pennsylvania State University later this summer. Congrats Alex!
Malcolm MacDonald has accepted a position as a Senior Engineer in the Thermo-Fluid Dynamics department at United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, CT.
David Forinash has successfully defended his MS thesis entitled "Novel Air-Coupled Heat Exchangers for Waste Heat-Driven Absorption Heat Pumps" and will start his employment as a Mechanical Contact Engineer at ExxonMobil Baytown Manufacturing on May 26, 2015.
Christopher Keinath has accepted a position at Stone Mountain Technologies, Inc.
Malcolm MacDonald has received the O'Hara Scholarship from the Georgia Tech College of Sciences.
Members of the STSL attend the CCEI event Energy Innovation on the Hill. See the press release here
Alex Rattner has accepted a faculty position at the Pennsylvania State University. Congratulations, Alex!
Jared Delahanty has accepted a position at Cummins. Congratulations, Jared!
David Forinash has accepted a position at ExxonMobil. Congratulations, David!