|1988 - Present||Professor, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
|1999 - 2011||Chair, University of Dayton ‐ Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering|
- EGR 303 – Thermodynamics
- MEE 410 – Heat Transfer
- RCL 568 – Energy Systems Engineering
- RCL 570 – Building Energy Informatics
- RCL 563 – Wind Energy Engineering
- MEE 460 – Engineering Analysis
|1988||PhD, Johns Hopkins University ‐ Mechanical Engineering|
|1985||MS, Purdue University ‐ Mechanical Engineering|
|1982||BS, The University of Akron ‐ Mechanical Engineering|
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Cost-Availability Curves for Hierarchical Implementation of Residential Energy-Efficiency Measures Energy Efficiency (2015)
Historical residential electricity data and natural gas consumption data were collected for, respectively, 1,200 and 178 residences in a small town in the USA. These data were merged with local building and weather databases, and ...
Economic and Environmental Impacts of Community-Based Residential Building Energy Efficiency Investment Energy (2014)
A systematic framework for evaluating the local economic and environmental impacts of investment in building energy efficiency is developed. Historical residential building energy data, community-wide economic input-output data, and emission intensity data are utilized. The ...
Leveraging Students’ Passion and Creativity: ETHOS at the University of Dayton International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering (2014)
The Engineers in Technical Humanitarian Opportunities of Service-learning (ETHOS) program was developed in the spring of 2001 by an interdisciplinary group (electrical, chemical, civil and mechanical) of undergraduate engineering students at the University of Dayton ...
Clean Energy Infrastructure Educational Initiative U.S. Department of Energy Technical Report (2012)
The Clean Energy Infrastructure Educational Initiative represents a collaborative effort by the University of Dayton, Wright State University and Sinclair Community College. This effort above all aimed to establish energy related programs at each of ...
Energy Information Augmented Community-Based Energy Reduction Sustainability (2012)
More than one-half of all U.S. states have instituted energy efficiency mandates requiring utilities to reduce energy use. To achieve these goals, utilities have been permitted rate structures to help them incentivize energy reduction projects. ...
Prioritizing Investment in Residential Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: A Case Study for the U.S. Midwest Energy Policy (2011)
Residential building energy use is an important contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and in the United States represents about 20% of total energy consumption. A number of previous macro-scale studies of residential energy consumption and ...
Carbon Nanoadditives to Enhance Latent Energy Storage of Phase Change Materials Journal of Applied Physics (2008)
Latent energy storage capacity was analyzed for a system consisting of carbon nanoparticlesdopedphase changematerials (PCMs). Three types of samples were prepared by doping shell wax with single wall carbon nanotubes(SWCNTs), multiwall CNTs, and carbon nanofibers. ...
Experimental Verification of Source Temperature Modulation Via a Thermal Switch in Thermal Energy Harvesting Air Force Research Laboratory Technical Report (2007)
This paper provides a description of research seeking to experimentally verify the effectiveness of a thermal switch used in series with TE devices for waste heat recovery for constant and variable source heat input and ...
Enhancing Thermoelectric Energy Recovery via Modulations of Source Temperature for Cyclical Heat Loadings Journal of Heat Transfer (2006)
Recent improvements in thermoelectric (TE) materials have expanded the potential to use this technology to generate electricity from waste heat in a variety of applications. The performance of a TE generator improves when the temperature ...
Nanocharacterization of Bio-Silica Using Atomic Force and Ultrasonic Force Microscopy Proceedings of SPIE (2005)
Nanotechnology has become central to our research efforts to fabricate relatively smaller size devices, which are more versatile than their older and larger predecessors. Silica is a very important material in this regard. Recently, a ...
Effects of the Liquid Polarity and the Wall Slip on the Heat and Mass Transport Characteristics of the Micro-Scale Evaporating Transition Film International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2005)
A mathematical model is developed to describe the micro-/nano-scale fluid flow and heat/mass transfer phenomena in an evaporating extended meniscus, focusing on the transition film region under non-isothermal interfacial conditions. The model incorporates polarity contributions ...
Entropy Generation Metric for Evaluating and Forecasting Aircraft Energy Management Systems International Journal of Exergy (2005)
A general Entropy Generation Minimisation (EGM) technique is applied to analyse the feasibility of energy recovery from aircraft avionics via thermoelectric (TE) devices. In employing this approach, a suitable control volume definition is chosen to ...
Microscale Investigation of Thermo-Fluid Transport in the Transition FIL, Region of an Evaporating Capillary Meniscus Using a Microgravity Environment NASA Technical Report (2004)
In order to enhance the fundamental understanding of thin film evaporation and thereby improve the critical design concept for two-phase heat transfer devices, microscale heat and mass transport is to be investigated for the transition ...
Study of the Chemical and Physical Influences upon in Vitro Peptide-Mediated Silica Formation Biomacromolecules (2004)
Herein, we report on the ability to create complex 2-D and 3-D silica networks in vitro via polycationic peptide-mediated biosilicification under experimentally altered chemical and physical influences. These structures differ from the sphere-like silica network ...
Temperature Control of Electrohydrodynamic Micro Heat Pipes Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science (2003)
Active thermal control was achieved by using an electrohydrodynamically (EHD) assisted micro heat pipe array. A simulation model of temperature control of EHD micro heat pipes was established in a Matlab Sinulink environment. An experimental ...
Liquid Blockage of Vapor Transport Lines in Low Bond Number Systems Due to Capillary-Driven Flows in Condensed Annular Films International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2001)
An experimental capillary-pumped loop (CPL) was designed to investigate the behavior of phase-change heat transfer devices and ascertain the mechanisms which have caused anomalous behavior of previous CPL demonstrations in low gravity. Low-gravity experiments were ...
Balancing Technical and Social Issues: A New First-Year Design Course IEEE Technology and Society Magazine (2001)
The new ABET EC2000 accreditation guidelines call for greater emphasis on social and ethical issues in the education of engineering students. Universities are responding in varied ways - generally through increased liberal arts content and, ...
Energy and Waste Reduction Opportunities in Industrial Processes Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment (2001)
Traditional approach for reducing energy and waste in industrial processes typically focus on improving the efficiency of the primary energy conversion equipment. Unfortunately, this approach frequently results in incremental improvement at high costs, since most ...
Micro-Scale Electrohydrodynamic Pumped High Performance Actuation Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures (2000)
A new type of actuation device has been conceptualized that meets the needs of both large displacement force and bandwidth within a package more compact than the currently available magnetostrictive and stack-type piezoelectric actuators of ...
Active Thermal Control of an Ion-Drag Pump Assisted Micro Heat Pipe ASME-PUBLICATIONS-HTD (2000)
An ion-drag pump is utilized to enhance the heat transport capacity of micro heat pipes. An analytical model is developed to estimate the maximum heat transport capacity as a function of the applied electric field. ...
A New Particle Image Velocimetry Technique for Three-Dimensional Full Field Fluid Flow Measurement in Evaporating Films Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science (1998)
A novel full field three-dimensional fluid flow measurement technique was developed and applied to the near-contact-line region of a heated and evaporating meniscus. This technique used a single fixed camera and partially coherent light source ...
Thermocapillary Effects on the Stability of a Heated, Curved Meniscus Journal of Heat Transfer (1998)
An investigation of thermocapillary effects on heated menisci formed by volatile liquids in capillary pumped heat transfer devices has been conducted. This research was motivated by the importance of the evaporation process from porous or ...