Students

Current Participating Students

The following graduate students have worked in/with the center since June of 2007:

Somchai Jiajitsawat, solar vaccine refrigerator development (D. Eng. energy engineering--solar)

Ujjwal Bhattacharjee,  financial incentives for renewable energy (PhD. energy engineering--solar)

Nto Diarra, stochastic systems approach to solar water pumping design with applications in Mali (PhD. energy engineering--solar)

Manuel Heredia, solar water purification with bottles coated with TiO2 and service-learning (PhD candidate) (support:  CFCI, NCIIA, NSF-SLICE)

Jorge Barrientos, green building case studies and life-cycle environmental impact of PV modules (M.S. energy engineering--solar)

Tanya Martinez, total renewable energy resource utilization analysis for northeastern New Brunswick (M.S. energy engineering--solar)

Eric Morgan, service-learning and photocatylst coating of bottles for solar water purification (M.S. energy engineering--solar)

Robert Williams, service-learning and study of byproducts safety of photocatalyst and dye indicator from solar water bottle purification (M.S. candidate)

Carolina Barreto, Fulbright Scholar, solar agricultural irrigation systems (M.S. candidate)

Rafael Castro, solar thermal towers (M.S. candidate)

Vivian Crespo, rural solar system for an Indian reservation in Arizona (M.S. candidate)

Chigbo Mgbemene, Fulbright Fellow for one year, faculty member from Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Nigeria, Nsukka; solar compound parabolic concentrators with thermoelectric modules for electricity generation

Bharath Srinivasan, green building design (MS in process)

Sneha Sriwastava, solar-green building design (MS in process)

Littee Kitpipit, solar utilization for industry in Thailand (D.Sc. in process)

Several others were supported by the Service Learing in a Collage of Engineering (SLICE) grant on service-learning under the direction of other faculty.

In all, eight graduate students were supported financially through the Center. In addition, six undergraduates (Ryan Burns, Ian Crabtree, Greg Pawlowski, Shawn Furey in ME and Bonnie Tacheron and Kelly Oslin in CE) worked on capstone design projects through the Center.


Past Students

The following students have participated in center projects in the recently:

Michael Reinhardt, optimization methods for alternative energy system design (D.Eng. 2000)

Craig Munger, Data acquisition system and data analysis of thermal-photovoltaic modules (MS in process

 Walter Lee, analysis of performance data from PV-powered vaccine refrigerators at two remote sites in Peru (MS in process)

Adarsh Das, analysis of energy performance of a heated aquaculture system (MS in process)

Vinay Kumar, measurement of an indoor aquaculture system (MS in process)

Allison Arkin, Solar electrolyzer model (MS thesis, 2000 and paper).

Dennis Villanueva, Educational workshop materials for Peruvian villages (MS project 2000).

Meredith Lewko, bioprocessing/recycling of fish waste in aquaculture (MS ME in process)

Luis Alegria, Data acquisition system and data analysis for remote photovoltaic systems in Central America (MS thesis in process)

Daniel Shapiro, Solar electrolyzer hydrogen-oxygen pressurization and storage system (MS thesis in process).

George Nitschke, Solar ponds (D.Eng. in process).

Nuchida Suwapaet, Reliability of a solar-powered satellite communications system in the Andes (MS thesis in process)

Steve Fernandez, battery additive effect on cycle life, (MS thesis, fall 2001, expected)

Steve DaSilva, energy efficient vaccine refrigerator (MS thesis in ME in process)

Nto Diarra, stochastic systems approach to solar design with applications in Mali (D. Eng. in process and papers).

Undergrad students

Bobby Griffis, microhydro system for Malvas, Peru (BS 2000)

Ken Locke, microhydro system for Malvas, Peru (BS 2000)

Sean Crowell, efficiency improvements in a Tilapia aquaculture system (BS 2000)

Art Rankis, efficiency improvements in a Tilapia aquaculture system (BS 2000)

Jeff Pare, microhydro system for Cochapeti, Peru (BS 2001)

Mike Agnese, microhydro system for Cochapeti, Peru (BS 2001)

Brian Huot, microhydro system for Cochapeti, Peru (BS 2001)

Bill Bailey , microhydro system for Cochapeti, Peru (BS 2001)

Mark Ross, vaccine refrigerator for medical clinics in Peru (BS 2001)

Jeff Cosgrove, vaccine refrigerator for medical clinics in Peru (BS 2001)

Matt Hart, vaccine refrigerator for medical clinics in Peru (BS 2001)

Kurt Lovell, vaccine refrigerator for medical clinics in Peru (BS 2001)

Joe Kulpa (HfH new house design; BS 2000)

John Krzewick (HfH new house design; BS 2000)


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