Members of the STSL

Current Ph.D. Students

Dhruv C. Hoysall
Dhruv C. Hoysall

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2010-Present)
Binary Mixture Absorption in Microchannel Geometries

Prior Education

M.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2010
Modeling of Silica Gel-Water Adsorption Cooling Systems

B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2010

Interests: Sustainable Energy Systems, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Absorption Heat Pumps
Awards and Honors
Graduate Grant-in-Aid ASHRAE (2013-2014)
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Marcel Staedter
Marcel Staedter

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2011-Present)
Optimal Thermal Compressors for Miniaturized Ammonia-Water Absorption Systems

Prior Education

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
Microscale Cooling for Macroscale Applications

B.A. Physics & Geophysics, University of California Berkeley, 2006

Work Experience

CompuNOx/Benz Air Engineering (07/2006-08/2011)
Director of Engineering
Development of combustion control and process control systems, heat recovery and emission reduction solutions for the industrial energy sector

Interests: Multi-Component Heat and Mass Transfer, Control of Thermal Systems, Waste Heat Recovery, Combined Heat and Power Systems, Thermally-Activated Heat Pumps
Awards and Honors
Best Student Paper International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference (07/2016)
I-corps Entrepreneurial Lead National Science Foundation (2015)
Graduate Grant-in-Aid ASHRAE (2014-2015)
Registered Professional Engineer California (2011)
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Allison J. Mahvi
Allison J. Mahvi

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2012-Present)
Two-Phase Flow Distribution in Minichannel Heat Exchanger Headers

Prior Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 2012

Interests: Waste Heat Recovery, Microscale Two-Phase Flow, Power Plant Air-Cooled Condenser Development, Absorption Heat Pumps
Awards and Honors
ARPA-E Summit Student Program Participant ARPA-E (02/2017)
Serve-Learn-Sustain Teaching Grant Georgia Tech Center for Serve Learn Sustain (01/2017)
ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship ASME (2016-2018)
NextProf Program Participant University of Michigan Engineering School (10/2015)
ARPA-E Summit Student Program Participant ARPA-E (02/2015)
Sam Nunn Security Program Fellow Sam Nunn School of International Affairs (2015-2016)
Graduate Grant-in-Aid ASHRAE (2014-2015)
G.W. Woodruff Fellowship G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering (2012-2016)
Anurag Goyal
Anurag Goyal

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2012-Present)
Dynamics and control of ammonia-water absorption heat pumps

Prior Education

B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 2012

Interests: Computational Methods, Absorption Heat Pumps, Thermal Systems
Awards and Honors
Graduate Grant-in-Aid ASHRAE (2014-2015)
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Daniel Kromer
Daniel Kromer

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2013-Present)
Compact Micro-Channel Heat Exchanger for I2S Reactor Design at Georgia Tech

Prior Education

B.S. Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2010

Work Experience

Anheuser-Busch (2010-2013)
Operations and Production Manager, Brewing Department

Interests: Microscale Heat Transfer, Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics
Daniel B. Boman
Daniel B. Boman

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2014-Present)

Prior Education

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2014

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

Ph.D. Student (Fall 2014-Present)

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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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
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)
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)