Poster Title: "Developing a Microfluidic Flow Cell to Evaluate Materials for Selective Redox Shuttle Catalysis in Solar Water Splitting Devices"
You did a great job, Connor! Congrats!
ME 530 (Advanced Heat Transfer) students did a fantastic job presenting their final class projects that included computational heat-transfer analyses for various applications -- laser-based additive manufacturing, optimizing fin design for a transfer case, heat-transfer analyses for welding, packed-bed solar thermal energy storage, and regenerator design for cooling a rocket engine. Great job everyone!
Rohini was invited to give a 5-min lightning talk with a theme on Climate + Energy Sustainability hosted by the School of Energy and Sustainability (SEAS ) and the Energy Institute at the University of Michigan. It was wonderful to hear from various other speakers spanning the disciplines of science, engineering, economics and policy. Thank you for the invite.
Link to talks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtk4DRGvkvbKsN7xk473svY01On2mMlrq
Prof. Robert Laughlin from Stanford University gave a stimulating keynote presentation at the Thermal-Mechanical-Chemical Electricity Storage Workshop organized by industry, academia and DOE at SwRI last week. He made the case for how energy storage is actually a LOT about entropy changes. Rohini had a great time participating in this workshop.
Luisa Barrera passed her research fundamentals exam (RFE) with flying colors and will be advanced to candidacy. A great milestone for our team. Congrats Luisa!
Connor Boerman, a freshman UROP student has joined our group to work on microfluidic device prototyping and fabrication. We are excited to have you join our group Connor!
We have several Master's students joining our group to work on ME 590 Independent Study projects. Welcome Fawaz, Kory, Xingyu, Yudong, and Bingjia! We are excited to have you in our group!
We are excited to welcome Pratyush Agarwal, a new PhD student that is starting in our group from Fall 2018. Welcome Pratyush!
Our new paper on "Evaluating particle-suspension reactor designs for Z-scheme solar water splitting via transport and kinetic modeling" was published and awarded the inner front cover in Energy & Environmental Science, Issue 1, 2018. This work was done in collaboration with Weber Group at Berkeley Lab and Ardo Lab at the University of California, Irvine.