The Interdisciplinary Thermal Science (ITS) Lab, established in 2013, is affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU).  

The ITS Lab seeks to advance thermal-energy systems beyond the current state-of-the-art.

Current research includes:

  • Ultra-efficient turbo-compression cooling for power plants
  • Thermal management of high heat flux electronic devices
  • Thermal management of lithium-ion batteries
  • Engine waste heat recovery
  • Physical and electrochemical characterization of commercial lithium-ion batteries
  • Fuel reforming
  • Alternative energy storage


Powerhouse energy Campus, Fort Collins, CO