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Postdocs at the Solar Energy Lab

Tiago Moreira

Tiago Moreira



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Graduate Students at the Solar Energy Lab

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Sahana Upadhya

Sahana Upadhya

Thesis: Optimization of the Deployment of Hybrid Systems

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Kyle Becker

Kyle Becker

Thesis: Experimental Measurements of Fission Product Retention in Liquid Sodium

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Eric Alar

Eric Alar

Thesis: Modeling Spiral Blast Freezers

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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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Andrew Napora

Andrew Napora

Thesis: Impurity Monitoring and Detection in Sodium Fast Reactors

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Tony Grotjan

Tony Grotjan

Thesis: Additive Manufactured Supercritical CO2 Heat to Power Solution

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Logan Kossel

Logan Kossel

Thesis: Low-Mass Long-Distance Effective Heat Transfer via Helium Pulsating Heat Pipes

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Roman Morse

Roman Morse

Thesis: Critical heat flux and liquid-film dryout in two-phase annular flow

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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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Jason Chan

Jason Chan

Thesis: Effects of Obstructions on the liquid film in annular flow

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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: Forced-convection waste heat rejection for Mars surface applications

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Jennifer Detlor

Jennifer Detlor

Thesis: Mixture Optimization of Mixed Gas Joule-Thomson Cycle

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Yaning Wang

Yaning Wang

Thesis: Simulation and optimization of helical bundled meso-scale tube heat exchanger

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Will Derdeyn

Will Derdeyn

Thesis: Study of Infrared Light Absorption by FLiNAK and FLiBe for Nuclear Reactor Applications

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MS Students

Alastair Big Luna

Alastair Big Luna

Thesis: Health Monitoring of Nuclear Fuel Pins and Pressurized Tubes Using Fiber-Optic Strain and Temperature Sensors

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Brian White

Brian White

Thesis: sCO2 Cycle Modeling for Integrated Nuclear and CSP

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Lewis Handy-Cardenas

Lewis Francisco Handy-Cardenas

Thesis: Molten Salt Pump Development for Solar and Nuclear Power Systems

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Diana Fares

Diana Fares

Thesis: Acciedent Tolerant Fuel Cladding

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Ryder Belgarde

Ryder Belgarde

Thesis: Thermal Stresses in Sodium Fast Reactors due to Thermal Oscillations (Thermal Stratification and Thermal Striping)

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Gunnar Maples

Gunnar Maples

Thesis: Experimental Characterization of the Performance of a Direct Metal Laser Sintered (DMLS) Heat Exchanger

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Dane Kuhr

Dane Kuhr

Thesis: Development of a Prototypical Compact Heat Exchanger Test Apparatus within a Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle

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Jacob Wenner

Jacob Wenner

Thesis: Power Hardware in the Loop Validation of Hybrid Systems including a Thermal Generator

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Evan Ogren

Evan Ogren

Thesis: Tribology and Purification of Molten Chloride Salts

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Mackenzie Nelson

Mackenzie Nelson

Thesis: Advanced Diagnostics and Component Development for High Temperature Energy Systems

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Devin McCormick

Devin McCormick

Thesis: Liquid Sodium Velocity Limits

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Erik Tillman

Erik Tillman

Thesis: Liquid Metal Heat Pipes

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