|May 2017 - Present||JSC Faculty Research Associate Engineer, NASA ‐ Electrochemical Energy Conversion System Group|
|January 2014 - Present||Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Tyler ‐ College of Engineering|
|July 2015 - May 2017||JSC Faculty Research Associate/Software Developer, NASA ‐ Rapid Prototyping Lab|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2014 - Present||Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers|
Honors and Awards
- Engineer in Training Certification - 2008
- Best Session Oral Presentation Award, Graduate Association of Chemical Engineers - 2013
- Faculty/Staff Publications and Presentations Recognition Award, UT Tyler - 2015-2018
- Order of the Engineer
- EENG 5399: Independent Study
- MENG 4395: Undergraduate Research
- MENG 4399: Independent Study
- MENG 4115 & 4315: Senior Design I&II (F14/S15)
- MENG 3210: ME Lab I (F13)
- MENG 3310: Fluid Mechanics (F13/F14)
- MENG 3301: Thermodynamics (F13)
- MENG 3211: ME Lab II
- MENG 4312: System Dynamics and Control
- ENGR 4009: Fundamentals of Engineering Examination Preparation
- MENG 4313: Thermal/Fluid Systems Design
- MENG 4330/5340: Process Control & Automation
|2013||Ph.D., University of Florida ‐ Chemical Engineering|
|2008||B.S., Auburn University ‐ Chemical Engineering|
Teaching and Advising Material (2)
ME Student Handbook and other course material
Research Works (7)
Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings
Prediction of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Performance using Artificial Neural Network DUAL CONFERENCE IN INNOVATION AND AUTOMATION (2017)
NASA’s Johnson Space Center has recently begun efforts to eventually integrate air-independent Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) systems, with landers that can be propelled by LOX-CH4, for long duration missions. Using landers that utilize such ...
Performance Estimation of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Using Artificial Neural Network ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2015)
A direct methanol fuel cell can convert chemical energy in the form of a liquid fuel into electrical energy to power devices, while simultaneously operating at low temperatures and producing virtually no greenhouse gases. Since ...
Comprehensive mass transport modeling technique for the cathode side of an open-cathode direct methanol fuel cell International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2015)
A systematic method for the steady-state modeling of mass transport phenomena and electrochemical behavior focusing on the cathode side of a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) with an open-cathode design is presented and demonstrated using ...
Regression analysis for prediction of residential energy consumption Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2015)
The considerable amount of energy consumption associated to the residential sector justifies and supports energy consumption modeling efforts. Among the three approaches to develop energy models, statistical approaches are a good option to avoid the ...
Systematic approach for modeling methanol mass transport on the anode side of direct methanol fuel cells International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2014)
A systematic method for modeling direct methanol fuel cells, with a focus on the anode side of the system, is advanced for the purpose of quantifying the methanol crossover phenomenon and predicting the concentration of ...
The Effects of Transitioning from a Face-to-Face Fundamentals of Engineering Review to a Virtual Environment ASEE Gulf Southwest Annual Conference (2016)
The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is one of the first steps in becoming a licensed professional engineer. Universities have strongly encouraged, and in some cases required, students to take the exam prior to graduating ...
Validation of Neural Network Model for Residential Energy Consumption ASEE Gulf Southwest Annual Conference (2015)
Residential building energy consumption has gained attention in terms of energy utilization and efficiency. It is more difficult to obtain detailed energy consumption data of a residential building as compared to an industrial building. Therefore, ...
Empirical dynamic process models for a direct methanol fuel cell Fourteenth Annual GRACE Symposium, (2013)
A classic approach to dynamic direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) modeling that has rarely been A classic approach to dynamic direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) modeling that has rarely been A classic approach to dynamic ...
Design and Characterization Techniques for a Liquid Barrier Layer for Use in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells. Advanced Materials for Sensors, Electronic Devices and Renewable Energy (2012)
The performance of an engineered membrane assembly in direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) with an open- cathode configuration is evaluated in terms of experimentally measurable performance metrics that allow the quantitative characterization of the water ...
Direct Methanol Fuel Cells For Increased Energy Capacity In Laptops and Other Mobile Electronics (2013)
Direct methanol fuel cells continuously require water to react with the methanol fuel at the anode side of the cell; it is generally obtained from the water produced on the cathode side. Until now, water ...