Student Research Award Winner: 2012

The San Diego State University Industrial Assessment Center (SD-IAC) provides free energy, productivity, and waste assessments to small and medium sized industrial facilities through funding provided by the US Department of Energy.

SD-IAC Activity Map
528 Assessments
4,427 Recommendations
8.00 Tbtu Energy Saving*
$106.88 million Cost Savings*
87 Students Trained
*Recommended Savings
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Related Papers & Publications

2014
3 Papers / Publications
Zevenhoven R., Beyene A., " Exergy of Nano-Particulate Materials,", International Journal of Thermodynamics,
Firat C., Beyene A, " Comparison of direct and indirect PV power output using filters, lens, and fiber transport, Energy,", The International Journal, Energy 41 (2012) 271-277,
Zaviani D., Venturini M., Beyene A., " Comparison of a single screw and scroll expander under part-load conditions for low-grade heat recovery ORC systems,", ICAE2014, Taiwan,

2013
11 Papers / Publications
Ziviani D., Beyene A., Venturini M, " Design, analysis and optimization of a Micro-CHP ORC system for ultra-low grade heat recovery,", J. Energy Resour. Technol. 136(1), 011602,
Krawczyk P., Beyene A., MacPhee D., " Two-Dimensional Fluid Structure Interaction of a Morphed Wind Turbine Blade,", Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com)., | doi:10.1002/er.2991
Beyene A., Zevenhoven R., " Thermodynamics of Climate Change,", Int. J. of Global Warming, Vol. 5, No. 1,
MacPhee D., Beyene A, " Fluid-Structure of a Morphing Symmetrical Wind Turbine Blade Subjected to Variable Load,", International Journal of Energy Research, Volume 37, Issue 1, pages 69–79,
Beyene A., " Sustainability of Underground Water and Energy Extraction,", European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment,
Stiber B., Beyene A., " Towards Integrating Desalination and Wave Energy Conversion Technologies,", Proceedings of ECOS, 24rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, China,
Shahinfard S., Beyene A., " Selection of organic working mediums using regression analysis,", Proceedings of ECOS, 24rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, China,
Zevenhoven R., Beyene A., " Exergy of nano-particulate materials,", Proceedings of ECOS, 24rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, China,
Beyene A., Muleta K.M., " Water Extraction, Ground Thermal Loss, and Land Subsidence: are Geothermal-plants Sustainable?,", Proceedings of ECOS, 24rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, China,

2012
5 Papers / Publications
Garoma T., Khaled B. M., and Beyene A., " Comparative Resource Analyses for Ethanol Produced from Corn and Sugarcane in Different Climatic Zones,", Journal of Energy Research, Volume 36, Issue 10, pages 1065-1076,
Ziviani D., Beyene A., Venturini M, " Application of an Advanced Simulation Model to a Micro-CHP ORC-Based System for Ultra-Low Grade Heat Recovery,", Proceedings of IMECE 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, Texas,
Ziviani D., Beyene A., Venturini M, " Development and Validation of an Advanced Simulation Model for ORC-Based System,", Proceedings of IMECE 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, Texas,
Beyene A., MacPhee D., Zevenhoven R., " Anthropogenic Heat and Exergy Balance of the Atmosphere,", Proceedings of ECOS, 24rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Italy,
Beyene A, Hochman J., " the CHP Experience in California: Inputs from the Field,", International Energy and Sustainability Conference 2012, Shaping the Future Through Smart Grid Technologies, Farmingdale, NY,

2011
5 Papers / Publications
Zevenhoven R., Beyene, A., " The Impact of Waste Heat Rejection on Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions or of Heat-up of the Surrounding by Power Plants,", Energy, Volume 36: 6,
Beyene A., Garoma T., MacPhee D., " Integrated Design of Solar and Algae Plant,", SET2011, 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Turkey,
MacPhee D., Beyene A., " Assessing the Stall Characteristics of a Flexible Blade: A 2D Computational Study,", World Engineers Convention, Italy,
MacPhee D., Beyene A., " A flexible turbine blade for passive blade pitch control in wind turbines,", The Power Engineering and Automation Conference, China,
Beyene A., MacPhee D., " Integrating Wind and Wave Energy Conversion,", 2nd International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, China,

2010
5 Papers / Publications
Puterbaugh M., Beyene, A., " Parametric Dependence of a Morphing Wind Turbine Blade on Material Elasticity,", Energy 36 (1) (2011), pp. 466–474,
Hoogedoorn E., Jacobs G., Beyene A., " Aero-elastic Behavior of a Flexible Blade for Wind Turbine Application: A 2D Computational Study,", Energy, Volume 35, Issue 2,
Krawczyk P., Beyene A., " Two-dimensional fluid structure interaction of a morphed wind turbine blade,", 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Serbia,
Malavolta M, Beyene A., Venturini M., " Experimental Implementation of a Micro-Scale ORC-Based CHP System for Domestic Applications,", , Proceedings of ASME 2010, International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Canada,
Firat C., Beyene A., " Optical filters, concentrators, and fiber transmitters for PV energy conversion,", Proceedings of ECOS 2010, 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Switzerland,

2009
6 Papers / Publications
MacPhee D., Dincer I., Beyene A., " Energy and Exergy Analyses of the Charging Process in Encapsulated Ice Thermal Energy Storage systems,",
Beyene A., Peffley J., " Constructal Theory, Adaptive Motion and Their Theoretical Application to Low Speed Turbine Design,", American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Energy Engineering,
Talom L. T., Beyene A., " Heat Recovery from Automotive Engine,", Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 29, 2-3,
Beyene A., Mangalekar D., " Part-load performance of twist-coupled flexible turbine blade at low Reynolds number,", Proceedings of ECOS 2009, 22nd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Brazil,
Zevenhoven R., Beyene A., " Global warming: a result of greenhouse gas emissions or of heat-up of the surroundings by power PLANTS,", Proceedings of ECOS 2009, 22nd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Brazil,
Beyene A., " Energy Efficiency Opportunities, for the Industrial Sector, IAC Experience, Association of Energy Engineers,", West Coast Energy Management Congress, Long Beach, CA,
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Center Director Dr. Asfaw Beyene
Email iac.sdsu@gmail.com
Phone # +1 619-594-7143
Fax # +1 619-594-3599
Mailing Address 5150 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
Assistant Director Rudolf Marloth
San Diego State University has trained 87 students
The following students have participated in IAC assessments with San Diego State University since 2003, when student name tracking began.
The 24 students (in BOLD) have also been awarded IAC student certificates for exceptional participation.

Aaron Armour
Adam C Bolduc
Akasha Kaur Khalsa
Alex Davila
Aman Khippal
Amanda willis
Amandeep Singh
Amber Ritchey
Amol Mehta
Amrutesh Vyas
Anderson Michael
Andrea Danner
Andrew Bache
Andrey Elgin
Annika Moman
Anthony Sclafani
Ara
Aron Daria
Ayman Battikhi
Brian Stiber
Calab schutty
Calum Thompson
Carlos Valdez
Carlos-Jose Andallo
Cesar Ocampo
Charles Morales
Chris Goulet
Chris Olmsted
Crosby Johnson
Cyrus Ashtari
Dana Purviance
Daniel Traugott
David MacPhee
David Mcphee
David Richards
Denver Schutz
Dylan Zaldivar
Ericson Navarro
Fadi Bejjani
Fatih Buyuksonmez
Felipe Batista
Frankie Gotte
Freddy Ghosn
Igor Krasheninikov
Jacob Bishop
Jason Knight
Jerico Lantacon
Jhon Woolsey
John Wolsley
Jonathan Butbul
Joseph Chu
Ken Anderson
Kenny Liljestrom
Kevin Bautista
Kevin Branderhorst
Keyu Dhingani
Khristine Avendano
Long Sun
Marcel Stueer
Marshall Noble
Michael Soda
Michael Swienton3
Michele Mari
Mike Tam
Nicole Kennard
Oli Bachie
Padilla Cayetano
Robert Severson
Ryan Klumph
Ryan Miller
Ryan Scurlock
Ryan Thordson
Said Kiar
Sam Delaney
Samantha Guerra
Sarp Sekeroglu
Sean Alexander
Sean Brennan
Sepideh Shahinfard
Tano Padilla
Thalita Fontes
Tolga Yetis
Vijay Kumar
Will Childers
Youseff Elkassis
Zach Hamber
Ziad Hassoun

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Requirements*:
  • Must be a US Manufacturer
  • Yearly Energy Bills:
    • Greater than $100,000
    • Less than $2,500,000
  • Within 150 miles of an IAC
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