Archive for the Group Announcements Category

Rahman recognized for Best Paper at 2015 ASME Energy Sustainability Conference

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PhD candidate Aowabin Rahman recently received a Best Paper award for his technical paper and presentation on thermal energy storage modeling, written and delivered in 2015. The paper was recognized by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME as being of the highest quality among those presented […]

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ME Department Brown Bag Lunch 10/1: Energy and Environmental Research for Salt Lake City

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Mechanical Engineering Brown Bag Lunch Series Featuring: Dr. Amanda Smith Date: Thursday, October 1 Time: 12:30–1:30pm Place: MEK 0560 (Lower Level) Drinks provided!! Bring your lunch or pick something up at the Cafe Come learn about how energy use in the Salt Lake Valley affects the environment, […]

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Didier and Fallahi Arezoudar join SSES group as PhD students; Peck begins MS work

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We’re delighted to welcome two new group members in the fall 2015 semester, and proud to have one student advancing to graduate work. Richard Didier recently completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah and is pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a Sustainability certificate. […]

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EFD and SSES group researchers begin studying distributed generation in urban environments

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Environmental Fluid Dynamics researchers, led by Drs. Eric Pardyjak and Rob Stoll, along with Dr. Smith, Carlo Bianchi, and Richard Didier from the SSES group, recently started work on a new project to use computer modeling to study the relationships between urban infrastructure, microclimate and building energy demands. This will inform […]

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

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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 […]

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Rahman and Peck win student travel awards

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PhD candidate Aowabin Rahman and undergraduate Jaron Peck (BS ’15) recently won student travel grants to present their research work over the summer at the ASME PowerEnergy 2015 Conference in San Diego, CA. Rahman will receive financial assistance from the Global Change and Sustainability Center to present his paper titled […]

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Seminar: Analyzing energy systems technology through a site-specific lens

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Amanda Smith Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Utah   Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 210 ASB (Aline Skaggs Biology Bldg.) 3:30 pm refreshments, meet the speaker  

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Clean Air Clean Energy Forum at UVU Thurs, Mar 19, 2015

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Utah Valley University is hosting the “Clean Air Clean Energy” forum on air and energy issues, March 19th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Prof. Smith will participate in a panel on “The Switch to Clean Energy and Clean Technology.” For a schedule and more information: http://uvef.org/CACEF.html

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Rahman, Bianchi, and Tran start Ph.D. work in the lab’s new home

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We’re happy to welcome three new group members in the fall 2014 semester. Aowabin Rahman previously completed his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah and is now performing new computational modeling to better analyze thermal storage devices for combined cooling, heating, and power systems. […]

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Teaching Sustainability as part of the Wasatch Experience

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Dr. Smith was selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Wasatch Experience: Teaching Sustainability Program to incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. Sixteen faculty participants recently completed a 2-day workshop to learn from sustainability leaders on campus and develop a plan for implementing new ideas in their courses. Sustainable Utah describes […]

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