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.


STSL News

2016-07-29

Jennifer Lin successfully defended her Master's Thesis entitled, "Air-Cooled Condensers for Thermoelectric Power Generation", and will be leaving for her position at Shell in the coming weeks. Congrats Jennifer!

2016-07-28

Alex Huning successfully defended his PhD Dissertation entitled, "A Novel Core Analysis Method for Prismatic High Temperature Gas Reactors", and will be leaving for his position at X-Energy in the coming weeks. Congrats Alex!

2016-07-13

A paper by Marcel Staedter, Khoudor Keniar, and Dr. Garimella was awarded the Best Student Paper at the International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference.

2016-06-30

Alex Huning has accepted a position as a Safety and Risk Analyst at X-Energy in Washington, D.C.

2016-03-04

Subhrajit Chakraborty was awarded the 2nd Best Poster and Demo at the Energy Expo at Georgia Tech

2016-01-06

Dhruv Hoysall, Khoudor Keniar, and Dr. Garimella were awarded the 3rd Best Paper at the Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer Conference.

2015-10-28

Jared Delahanty successfully defended his PhD Dissertation entitled, "Desorption of Ammonia-Water Mixtures in Microscale Geometries for Miniaturized Absorption Systems", and will be leaving for his position at Cummins later this fall. Congrats Jared!

2015-10-27

Jennifer Lin has accepted a position as a Riser Engineer at Shell in Houston, TX.

2015-09-09

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!

2015-08-25

The Sustainable Thermal Systems Lab is pleased to welcome Bachir El Fil, Girish Kini, Taylor Kunke, and Mikko Ponkala to the lab.

2015-07-24

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!

2015-07-22

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!

2015-07-20

Allison Mahvi has been selected to attend the 2015 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop at the University of Michigan.