Members of the STSL

Current Ph.D. Students

Daniel B. Boman
Daniel B. Boman

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2014-Present)
A Novel Vapor Absorption System for Space Conditioning and Water Purification

Prior Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2014

Interests: Sustainable Energy Systems, Water Purification & Reuse, Waste Heat Recovery, Computational Methods
Awards and Honors
Presidential Fellowship G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (2014-2018)
Graduate Research Fellowship National Science Foundation (2014-2019)
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Khoudor Keniar
Khoudor Keniar

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2014-Present)
Analytical Modeling of Condensation in Microchannels with Experimental Validation

Prior Education

M.E. Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, 2014
Study of Solar Regenerated Membrane Desiccant System to Control Humidity and Decrease Energy Consumption in Office Spaces

B.E. Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, 2013

Interests: Waste Heat Recovery, Absorption Heat Pumps, Flow Visualization of Multiphase Flow
Awards and Honors
Graduate Grant-in-Aid ASHRAE (2017-2018)
Best Student Paper International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference (07/2016)
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Bachir El Fil
Bachir El Fil

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2015-Present)

Prior Education

M.E. Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, 2015
Optimizing the Performance of Ceiling Mounted Personalized Ventilation System Assisted by Chair Fans: Assessment of Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality

B.E. Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, 2014

Interests: Absorption Heat Pumps, Adsorption Heat Pumps, Energy, Thermal Systems, Heat Pumps
Awards and Honors
Science and Technology for the Built Environment Best Paper Award ASHRAE (02/2017)
Girish Kini
Girish Kini

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2015-Present)

Prior Education

B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, 2015

Interests: Microscale Heat Transfer, Heat Pumps, Sustainable Energy Systems
Christy Green
Christy Green

Ph.D. Student (Summer 2017-Present)

Prior Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2017

Interests: Sustainable Energy Systems, Waste Heat Recovery, Combined Heat and Power Systems, Computational Methods
Michael J. Tambasco
Michael J. Tambasco

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2017-Present)

Prior Education

B.S. Physics, Clarkson University, 2017

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University, 2017

Interests: Sustainable Energy Systems
Awards and Honors
Presidential Fellowship G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (2017-2021)
Sriram Chandrasekaran
Sriram Chandrasekaran

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2017-Present)

Prior Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, 2017
Experimental Investigation of Flow Boiling Characteristics of an Immersion Cooled Server Model

B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, 2012

Interests: Waste Heat Recovery, Electronics Cooling
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Student Poster Award IEEE ITHERM Conference (06/2017)
Saeyoung Kim
Saeyoung Kim

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2018-Present)

Prior Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Korea University, 2018

Interests: Microscale Heat Transfer, Sustainable Energy Systems, Computational Methods
Matthew Hughes
Matthew Hughes

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2018-Present)

Prior Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, 2018

Interests: Waste Heat Recovery, Thermal Systems, Sustainable Energy Systems
Awards and Honors
Topping Fellowship G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (08/2018)