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Graduate Students at the Solar Energy Lab

MS Students

Becky Sondelski

Becky Sondelski

Thesis: Modeling Supercritical Brayton Power Conversion for a Direct Cooled Reactor

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Chloe Gunderson

Chloe Gunderson

Thesis: A 3He/4He Refrigeration System for Continuous Sub-Kelvin Cooling of Space Science Instrumentation

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Paul Grabow

Paul Grabow

Thesis: High Toughness Cermets for Molten Salt Pumps

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Cassandra Wright

Cassandra Wright

Thesis: Analysis of Microstructure in a 3-D Printed Heat Exchanger

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Tyler Hanzlik

Tyler Hanzlik

Thesis: Superconducting Current Lead Propagation under Pulsed Conditions

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Jeff Maskalunas

Tyler Hanzlik

Thesis: Determining Thermal Properties of Proposed Sand Particulates as a Thermal Medium for Concentrated Solar Power

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Ivan Fuller

Ivan Fuller

Thesis: Development and Integration of an Optical and Thermal Model for Cavity-Type Central Receivers for Solar Advisor Model Software

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Roman Morse

Roman Morse

Thesis: Two-Phase Flow

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James Barkas

James Barkas

Thesis: Improved Utilization of Cryocooling Power for the ANL-APS Superconducting Undulator

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Jake Boxleitner

Jake Boxleitner

Thesis: Design, Modeling and Additive Manufacturing of Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers

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Kyle Becker

Kyle Becker

Thesis: Experimental Measurements of Fission Product Retention in Liquid Sodium

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Brian Fehring

Brian Fehring

Thesis: Transient Wall Temperature and Film Thickness of Vertical Annular Two-Phase Pulsatile Flow

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Jason Chan

Jason Chan

Thesis: Instantaneous vapor thin-film temperature measurement in multiphase annular and pulsatile flow

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Max Brennan

Max Brennan

Thesis: Conditional Stability of Saturated Steam Condensation in Liquid Crossflow

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Kenneth Katz

Kenneth Katz

Thesis: A 3He/4He heat switch for the 1 K to 2 K range

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PhD Students

Evan Sheehan

Evan Sheehan

Thesis: Development of a pulsed high-temperature superconducting electromagnetic energy storage device for naval applications

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Zhiyi Jiang

Zhiyi Jiang

Thesis: Experimental characterization of cryogenic Nitrogen Pulsating Heat Pipes

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Bryant Mueller

Bryant Mueller

Thesis: A two condenser pulsating heat pipe for use as a passive thermal disconnect with redundant cryocooler implementations

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Uzoma Mmeje

Uzoma Mmeje

Thesis: Experimental evaluation of a Pulsating Heat Pipe for single gas and mixtures

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Nathan Colgan

Nathan Colgan

Thesis: Experimental validation of supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle system components for space applications

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Jordan Rein

Jordan Rein

Thesis: Electromagnetic pumps

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Chen Xu

Chen Xu

Thesis: CFD simulation of PHP (pulsating heat pipes)

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Karl Britsch

Karl Britsch

Thesis: Heat transfer properties of molten fluoride salts

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Jennifer Detlor

Jennifer Detlor

Thesis: Mixture Optimization of Mixed Gas Joule-Thomson Cycle

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James (Jim) Schneider

James (Jim) Schneider

Thesis: Thermal Stratification in Sodium Systems

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