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2020 Student Research Awards

University of Massachusetts View Center Page
University of Massachusetts
Design of Latent Thermal Energy Storage Heat Exchangers for Combined Heat and Power Plants
Students Kedar Prashant
Director Dr. Beka Kosanovic
University of Utah View Center Page
University of Utah
Improving the Economics of Industrial Battery Storage: A Proactive Policy and Management Approach.
Students Anne Dougherty, Blake Billings and Nestor Camacho
Director Dr. Kody Powell
Staff Adviser Dr. Julie Sieving
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee View Center Page
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
The Power Reclamation of Utilizing Micro-hydro Turbines in the Aeration Basins of Wastewater Treatment Plants.
Students Alaa Hasan, Abdel Rahman Salem and Ahmad Abdel Hadi
Director Ryo Amano
Texas A&M, College Station View Center Page
Texas A&M, College Station
Peak Electrical Demand Reduction in Fluid Distribution Systems through Load-shifting using Model Predictive Control.
Students Rafael J. Dugarte
Director Dr. Bryan Rasmussen
University of Illinois, Chicago View Center Page
University of Illinois, Chicago
Framework for Net-Zero Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Students Xochitl Menchaca
Director Lin Li
Staff Adviser Dr. Patrick Brown
Boise State University View Center Page
Boise State University
Piyush Basnet and Anson Lunstrum
Students Improving Pump Efficiency through Combination of Impeller Redesign and Hydrophobic Coating.
Director Krishna Pakala
Staff Adviser Dr. Dev Shrestha and Dr. Steven Beyerlein

2019 Student Research Awards

University of Alabama View Center Page
University of Alabama
Confined Tube Aeration – Increasing Efficiency of U.S. Wastewater Treatment
Students Roohany Mahmud
Director Keith A. Woodbury
Staff Adviser Dr. David MacPhee
University of Utah View Center Page
University of Utah
Implementation of Machine-Learning-Based Optimization of Industrial Cooling Towers
Students Landen Blackburn, Micale Ward, Derek Machalek, Christopher Hillam and Jake Tuttle
Director Dr. Kody Powell
Staff Adviser Dr. Julie Sieving
San Diego State University View Center Page
San Diego State University
Solar Energy / Energy Storage Discharge Models and Analysis of Regional Electricity Utility Usage Based on Interval Data in West IAC Region
Students Andrew Benedict-Phillip and Daniela Cantor
Director Dr. Asfaw Beyene
Staff Adviser Dr. Joaquin Camacho

2017 Student Research Awards

West Virginia University View Center Page
West Virginia University
Energy Efficiency Evaluation of Twin Tower Regenerative Desiccant Dryers
Students Alexandra Davis
Director Dr. Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan
Staff Adviser Dr. Ashish Nimbarte

2014 Student Research Awards

Texas A&M, College Station View Center Page
Texas A&M, College Station
A Novel Method for Non-Intrusive Measurement of Compressed Air Leakage Flow Rates
Students Patricio Ramirez, Matthew Krebs, David Saltzman, Brian Hinkel, Crystal Torres
Director Dr. Bryan Rasmussen
Boise State University View Center Page
Boise State University
Impact of Hydrophobic Impeller Surface Coatings on Pump Efficiency
Students Sean Rosin, Dennis Twitty, Michael Armstrong, and Vitor Da Silva Santos
Director Krishna Pakala
University of Dayton View Center Page
University of Dayton
Are Variable-Frequency Pumping Applications Delivering the Predicted Savings?
Students Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Alex Brogan, Rohan Das
Director Dr. Jun-KI Choi
Staff Adviser Dr. Donald Chase
University of Michigan View Center Page
University of Michigan
Substitution of Electricity with Natural Gas Burners for Industrial Dryers to Reduce cost and Pollutant
Students Kumar Aanjaneya, Hayden Youngs, Danielle Kyser and Karl Stimmel
Director Arvind Atreya

2013 Student Research Awards

Syracuse University View Center Page
Syracuse University
Efficiently Reducing Thermal Stratification at Small and Medium-Scale Industrial Facilities
Students Jillian Burgoyne, Enrica Galasso, Mark Seibel
Director Suresh Santanam Sc.D. PE.
University of Michigan View Center Page
University of Michigan
Radiation Enhancement to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Pollutants
Students Weiyu Cao, Nicholas Montes
Director Arvind Atreya
Staff Adviser Pawel Olszewski

2012 Student Research Awards

Texas A&M, College Station View Center Page
Texas A&M, College Station
Miscellaneous IAC Efficiency Projects
Students Franco Morelli
Director Dr. Bryan Rasmussen
San Diego State University View Center Page
San Diego State University
Ultra-Low Grade Thermal Energy Recovery with Storage, Using Organic Rankine Cycle
Students Michael Soda
Director Dr. Asfaw Beyene
University of Alabama View Center Page
University of Alabama
Compressed Air Systems Assessment: Effect of Inlet Air Temperatures
Students Hamid Najafi
Director Keith A. Woodbury
University of Dayton View Center Page
University of Dayton
Energy Efficient Humidity Control in Manufacturing
Students Dustin Pohlman, Abdul Qayyum Mohammed
Director Dr. Jun-KI Choi
University of Michigan View Center Page
University of Michigan
Possibility of Combustion Furnace Operation with Oxygen-Enriched Gas from Nitrogen Generator
Students Dan Borgnakke
Director Arvind Atreya