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Rahman recognized for Best Paper at 2015 ASME Energy Sustainability Conference


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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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


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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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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Elwell and Lucich named ASHRAE Utah scholarship winners for 2014


David Elwell (B.S. student) and Stephen Lucich (M.S. student) were recently named as local scholarship winners by the Utah ASHRAE chapter. David was recognized at the ASHRAE student night event on May 8, 2014, at the Salt Lake Bees game. He is pictured here with his daughter […]

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Elwell named for Monson Essay Prize at Undergraduate Research Symposium

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At the University of Utah Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 1, 2014, David Elwell was named as the 2014 recipient of the Monson Essay Prize for conducting research with significant societal impacts. His abstract, “Salinity Gradient Energy Recovery Using Pressure Retarded Osmosis” was chosen from hundreds received […]

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Lucich wins GCSC travel award for Energy Sustainability Conference

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Stephen Lucich was recently awarded a Graduate Student Travel Grant from the Global Change and Sustainability Center to attend the ASME 2014 International Conference on Energy Sustainability. Stephen will be presenting his paper, “Estimating CO2 Emissions Reductions with EnergyPlus for an Office Building in Salt Lake City,” […]

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Elwell wins UROP funding for PRO power proposal


In January, David X. Elwell was awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship to support his work exploring osmotic power generation. His proposal titled “Salinity Gradient Energy Recovery Using Pressure Retarded Osmosis” described his plan for investigating the potential for producing clean, renewable power at the Great Salt Lake […]

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