Student researchers present and compete at 2015 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech)

Three student researchers working with Dr. Smith and Dr. Kay Park shared their work at the IEEE 2015 SusTech Conference.

Carlo Bianchi presented his paper, “Influence of Weather Boundary Conditions on Building Energy Modeling” in the Energy Efficiency track.

Thomas Tran presented his paper, “Design of Housing and Mesh Spacer Supports for Salinity Gradient Hydroelectric Power Generation Using Pressure Retarded Osmosis” in the Alternative Energy track.

Undergraduate Joseph Melville competed in the student poster competition and won 2nd place with a poster describing his portion of the PRO project. He is shown below discussing his work with two visitors. Joseph’s poster and the other group researchers were also recently featured on the UU Mechanical Engineering blog.

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Support from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, the Office of the VP of Research, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah is gratefully acknowledged for making this possible.