Members of the STSL

Graduated Ph.D. Students

Darshan G. Pahinkar
Darshan G. Pahinkar

Ph.D., Fall 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology
Temperature Swing Adsorption Processes for Gas Separation

Other Education

M.E. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2009

B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Government College of Engineering, Pune, India, 2006

Work Experience

TATA Motors, Pune, India (09/2009-06/2011)
Development Manager, Engineering Research Center

Alex J. Huning
Alex J. Huning

Ph.D., Summer 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology
Coupled Computational Neutron Transport and Thermal Hydraulic Analysis for the High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor

Other Education

B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2008

Work Experience

ERIN Engineering (05/2008-07/2010)
Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) for nuclear reactors using MAAP4 for Thermal Hydraulic analysis

Jared C. Delahanty
Jared C. Delahanty

Ph.D., Fall 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology
Desorption of Ammonia-Water Mixtures in Microscale Geometries for Miniaturized Absorption Systems

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008

Adrienne B. Little
Adrienne B. Little

Ph.D., Fall 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology
An Understanding of Ejector Flow Phenomena for Waste Heat Driven Cooling

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2008

Work Experience

General Eletric, Garching, Germany (08/2013-12/2013)
Dynamic modeling of supercritical CO2 power systems

Universite catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (07/2011-12/2011)
Development of supersonic flow visualization techniques

Christopher M. Keinath
Christopher M. Keinath

Ph.D., Summer 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology
Direct-Fired Heat Pump for Multi-Pass Water Heating using Microchannel Heat and Mass Exchangers

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Union College, 2009

Alexander S. Rattner
Alexander S. Rattner

Ph.D., Summer 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology
Single-Pressure Absorption Refrigeration Systems for Low-Source-Temperature Applications

Other Education

B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2009

Malcolm P. Macdonald
Malcolm P. Macdonald

Ph.D., Summer 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology
Condensation of Pure and Zeotropic Mixtures of Hydrocarbons in Smooth Horizontal Tubes

Other Education

B.A. Math, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2005

B.Eng Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2005

John G. Bustamante
John G. Bustamante

Ph.D., Summer 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology
Falling-Film Evaporation Hydrodynamics and Heat Transfer for MW-Scale Energy Systems

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, 2008

Jeffrey A. Milkie
Jeffrey A. Milkie

Ph.D., Summer 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology
Single- and Multi-Component Condensation in Smooth and Enhanced Tubes

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, 2008

Thomas R. Robbins
Thomas R. Robbins

Ph.D., Summer 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology
Miniaturized Passive Adsorption Heat Pumps

Other Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, 2008
Quasi-One-Dimensional Materials for Thermoelectrics Applications

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, 2007

Brian M. Fronk
Brian M. Fronk

Ph.D., Summer 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology
Heat transfer and pressure drop during condensation of carbon dioxide at the Microscales

Other Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
Modeling and Testing of Water-Coupled Microchannel Gas Coolers for Natural Refrigerant Heat Pumps

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2005

Ananda Krishna Nagavarapu
Ananda Krishna Nagavarapu

Ph.D., Fall 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thermally Driven Absorption Systems with Binary Fluid Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomena at the Microscales

Other Education

B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, 2006

Brendon L. Keinath
Brendon L. Keinath

Ph.D., Fall 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology
Void Fraction, Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer During High Single- and Multi-Component Refrigerant Phase-Change

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Union College, 2007

Todd M. Bandhauer
Todd M. Bandhauer

Ph.D., Fall 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology
Passive thermal management of spirally-wound lithium-ion batteries using in situ microchannel phase change

Other Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2002
Heat transfer in microchannel geometries during condensation of R134a

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1999

Work Experience

Modine Manufacturing Company (03/2005-11/2006)
Sr. Research Engineer, Advanced Products Research
Design, fabrication, and testing of advanced concept heat exchangers and associated systems for the fuel cell, hydrogen production, HVAC, electronics cooling, automotive, truck, and off-highway industries

Modine Manufacturing Company (09/2002-03/2005)
Product Development Engineer, Fuel Cell Products Group

Vishwanath Subramaniam
Vishwanath Subramaniam

Ph.D., 2008, Georgia Institute of Technology
Computational Analysis of Binary-Fluid Heat and Mass Transfer in Falling Films and Droplets

Matthew D. Determan
Matthew D. Determan

Ph.D., 2008, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thermally Activated Miniaturized Cooling System

Work Experience

Pipeline Micro, Inc. (01/2008-06/2009)
Director of Engineering, Thermal Systems
Development of liquid cooling systems for high heat flux electronics

Lalit K. Bohra
Lalit K. Bohra

Ph.D., 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology
Analysis of Binary Fluid Heat and Mass Transfer in Ammonia-Water Absorption

Sangsoo Lee
Sangsoo Lee

Ph.D., 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology
Development of Techniques for In-Situ Measurement of Heat and Mass Transfer in Ammonia-Water Absorption Systems

Ulf C. Andresen
Ulf C. Andresen

Ph.D., 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology
Supercritical Gas Cooling and Near-Critical-Pressure Condensation of Refrigerant Blends in Microchannels

Akhil Agarwal
Akhil Agarwal

Ph.D., 2006, Georgia Institute of Technology
Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop During Condensation of Refrigerants in Microchannels

Biswajit Mitra
Biswajit Mitra

Ph.D., 2005, Georgia Institute of Technology
Supercritical gas cooling and condensation of refrigerant R410A at near-critical pressures

Yirong Jiang
Yirong Jiang

Ph.D., 2004, Iowa State University
Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop of Refrigerant R404A at Near-Critical and Supercritical Pressures

John W. Coleman
John W. Coleman

Ph.D., 2000, Iowa State University
Flow Visualization and Pressure Drop in Small Hydraulic Diameter Geometries During Air-Water Flow and Refrigerant Condensation

Work Experience

Brazeway, Inc. (2000-2004)
Senior Research Engineer

Subhrajit Chakraborty
Subhrajit Chakraborty

M.S., Summer 2017, Georgia Institute of Technology
Investigation of Air-Cooled Condensers for Waste Heat Driven Absorption Heat Pumps

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2014

Victor C. Aiello
Victor C. Aiello

M.S., Fall 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology
Investigation of Fouling Mechanisms to Guide the Design of Diesel Engine Exhaust Driven Absorption Heat Pumps

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2014

Jennifer Lin
Jennifer Lin

M.S., Fall 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology
Air-cooled condensers for thermoelectric power generation

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2014

David M. Forinash
David M. Forinash

M.S., Summer 2015, Georgia Institute of Technology
Novel Air-Coupled Heat Exchangers for Waste Heat-Driven Absorption Heat Pumps

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy

M.S., Summer 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology
Condensation of Propane in Microchannel Heat Exchangers

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011

Vinodh K. Viswanathan
Vinodh K. Viswanathan

M.S., Summer 2013, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dynamic Model for Small-Capacity Absorption Chiller

Other Education

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

Work Experience

Caterpillar India Pvt. Ltd. (07/2010-11/2010)
Associate Engineer, Engineering and Design Center

James H. Golden
James H. Golden

M.S., 2012, Georgia Institute of Technology
Experimental Investigations and Fabrication of Components for Microscale Absorption Systems

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 2010

Bryce K. Moore
Bryce K. Moore

M.S., 2012, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gas-liquid Flows in Adsorbent Microchannels

Other Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, 2010

Daniel L. Golden
Daniel L. Golden

M.S., 2010, Georgia Institute of Technology
Simulation and Optimization of Vapor-Compression Driven, Liquid- and Air-Coupled Cooling Systems

Alexander W. Raymond
Alexander W. Raymond

M.S., 2010, Georgia Institute of Technology
Investigation of Micropore to System Level Phenomena in Thermally Activated Adsorption Heat Pumps

Ashlie Brown
Ashlie Brown

M.S., 2009, Georgia Institute of Technology
Improved Thermal Energy Utilization through Coupled and Cascaded Cooling Cycles

Guarav Nema
Guarav Nema

M.S., 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dimensionless Transition Criteria for Two-Phase Flow in Minichannels

Christopher Goodman
Christopher Goodman

M.S., 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology
Combined Water Heating, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumping System Development Using Natural Refrigerants

Keiichi Sasaki
Keiichi Sasaki

M.S., 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thermoelectric Devices coupled with Microchannel Heat Exchangers for Waste Heat Recovery

Julian Winkler
Julian Winkler

M.S., 2005, Georgia Institute of Technology
Void Fraction Determination in Condensing Flows Through Microchannel

Timothy C. Ernst
Timothy C. Ernst

M.S., 2005, Georgia Institute of Technology
Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Wearable Cooling System

Kalyanjit Ghosh
Kalyanjit Ghosh

M.S., 2004, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thermal Models and Energy Saving Strategies for Rotational Molding Operations

Other Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2009

Jesse D. Killion
Jesse D. Killion

M.S., 2003, Iowa State University
An Investigation of Droplets and Films Falling Over Horizontal Tubes

Mark J. Meacham
Mark J. Meacham

M.S., 2002, Iowa State University
An Integrated Experimental and Analytical Study of Ammonia-Water Absorption in Microchannel Geometries

Leo M. Mincks
Leo M. Mincks

M.S., 2002, Iowa State University
Experimental Investigation of the Pressure-Flow Characteristics of Viscous Fluid Flow Across Orifices

William J. Dowling
William J. Dowling

M.S., 2000, Iowa State University
Experimental Investigation of Miniaturized Absorption Heat Pump Components

Andrew Veldt

M.S., 1999, Iowa State University
Simulation of Cascade Refrigeration Systems for Controlled Environmental Chamber Development

James Malone

M.S., 1999, Iowa State University
Integrated Automotive Engine Cooling and Climate Control System Simulation

Shukui Zhao

M.S., 1998, Iowa State University
Simulation of Advanced Absorption Space-Conditioning Cycles

Ahmed Al Fahaid

M.S., 1996, Iowa State University
Design of Two-Phase Heat Exchangers using Spirally Fluted Tubes

Andreas Wicht

M.S., 1995, Iowa State University
Air-Cooled Condensation of Ammonia in Flat-Tube, Multi-Louver Fin Heat Exchangers

Past Undergraduate Students

Adewale Odukomaiya
Adewale Odukomaiya

Undergraduate (Fall 2012-Summer 2013)

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013

Andrea Kuklenyik
Andrea Kuklenyik

Undergraduate (Summer 2010-Fall 2011)

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

Nick Sondej
Nick Sondej

Undergraduate (Spring 2011-Summer 2011)

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

Richard Bodor
Richard Bodor

Undergraduate (Spring 2011-Summer 2011)

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011

David Hickman
David Hickman

Undergraduate (Fall 2009-Fall 2010)

Education

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010

Sara Drozdowski
Sara Drozdowski

Undergraduate (Spring 2010-Summer 2010)

Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010

Meg Gunther
Meg Gunther

Undergraduate (Spring 2010-Summer 2010)

Education

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2011

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010