Portrait Gallery of Selected Contributors


Aaron May

Aaron May, Graduate Student
Thesis: Conjugate Heat Transfer Measurements and Finite Element Analysis of One-Side Heated Flow Channels with Forced Convective Single-Phase and Flow Boiling


Hongtao Zhang

Hongtao Zhang, Graduate Student
Thesis: Steady-State Single-Phase, Flow Boiling, and Conjugate Heat Transfer Measurements in One-Side Heated Circular Cylindrical and Monoblock Flow Channels


Professor Penrose Cofie (PhD EE, PE; Foreground location) was the head of TSRC Teams which include power transfer, instrumentation and calibration, data acquisition, experimental design, etc.



Mr. Ali Ekhlassi (MS ME) was head of TSRC Teams which included mechanical design and development, solid modeling, instrumentation, and data acquisition.



Rashad Martin (ME BS Graduate) completed an Internship in the TSRC under the mentorship of Professor Boyd.




Avione Northcutt Lee (BS, ME; MS, ME; PhD) completed an Internship under the mentorship of Professor Boyd. After graduating from PVAMU (BS, ME), she was employed by Sandia National Laboratories and concurrently earned a MS (ME) from Purdue University. Avione then earned the PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is presently a Postdoc at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where her current research is on tissue engineered vascular grafts (TEVC) for babies born with congenital heart defects.




Academic Highlights

Ronhoward McNeil (ME BS Graduate) completed an Internship and later was a research assistant in the TSRC under the mentorship of Professors Cofie and Boyd.



David Cheri Jr. (BS EE Graduate) was a TSRC Research Assistant and made a presentation to the TAMUS Federal Relations Team.



Abimbola Daramola (BS ME student) illustrated fluid flow through a hypervapotron.



Francois Martin (BS ME Graduate) conducted an extensive high heat flux peaking factor literature search and completed validation and verification computations.




Research Assistants (from left- to- right): Aris Poerwanto, Timothy Copeland, and Ronhoward McNeil.








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