Summary: Energy Related Research Expertise
Mechanical Engineering Department
U. of Washington
Life Cycle Assessment of BioFuels and Energy Technologies (Joyce Cooper)
Multiphase Fluid Dynamics: liquid fuel injection and mixing with a gaseous oxidizer, emission of
solid pollutants from combustion, bubbles in the cooling system (Alberto Aliseda)
Nov 28th 2011
OVERVIEW OF INCLUDED FACULTY PROFILES
Joyce Cooper: life cycle assessment, design for environment, industrial ecology.
Brian Polyage: marine renewable energy, tidal hydrokinetics, environmental effects.
Y. (Steve) Shen: vibration, dynamics, sensing, and actuation; spindle and rotor dynamics.
Minoru Taya: thermoelectric devices, energy harvesting, solar heat-gain control using
Brian C. Fabien: development of energy storage devices, dynamic system modeling,
nonlinear optimal control.
Jiangyu Li: multifunctional materials design and synthesis for energy systems, ferroelectrics,
ferromagnetic materials, multiferroics, thermoelectrics, and electro-active polymers.
Alberto Aliseda: applications of multiphase fluid flows in energy conversion, liquid fuel