People

 Clockwise from Top Left: Bryan Burk, John Simon, Dr. Todd Bandhauer, Shane Garland, Jensen Hoke,  David Hobby, Derek Young, Alex Grauberger, Achyut Paudel, Josh Richey

Clockwise from Top Left: Bryan Burk, John Simon, Dr. Todd Bandhauer, Shane Garland, Jensen Hoke,

David Hobby, Derek Young, Alex Grauberger, Achyut Paudel, Josh Richey

Director

Dr. Todd Bandhauer

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

tband@engr.colostate.edu     |     970.491.7357

Education:
Ph.D. 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology - Mechanical Engineering
M.S. 2002, Iowa State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 1999, Iowa State University - Mechanical Engineering

Biography:

Dr. Todd Bandhauer has been an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at CSU since August 2013. He received a B.S. and M.S. from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering. His expertise and interests include thermal energy systems, coupled electrochemical thermal phenomena in energy storage and conversion systems, microscale phase change heat transfer, high flux thermal management of electronics and lasers, thermal activated cooling systems, waste heat recovery, and nuclear fuel processing systems. He has ~6 years of experience in industry (Modine Manufacutring Co.) and at a national laboratory (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) developing components for energy systems, and his work has resulted in 8 refereed conference and journal papers and 21 issued and pending patents. He is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Thermal Science Laboratory housed at the EECL, which currently includes 12 graduate and undergraduate students.

Post Doctorates

At present, there are no post docs in our lab.

Research Scientists

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Shane Garland

garland@rams.colostate.edu     |     314.495.7610

Education:
M.S. 2018, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2015, Bradley University – Mechanical Engineering

 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Shane Garland joined the ITS Lab in August 2015. His thesis research involved power plant cooling via an ultra-efficient exhaust gas waste heat recovery system. His interests include advanced power plant technology, alternative/renewable energy systems, and heat transfer.

After successfully defending his thesis, Shane is continuing to work in the ITS Lab as a Research Scientist to develop a high efficiency (>70%) natural gas generator set. 

Projects:
Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling

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Derek Young

dnyoung@rams.colostate.edu   |     908.330.6385

Education:
M.S. 2018, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2015, Bridgewater College - Physics
 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Derek Young joined the ITS Lab in August 2015. His thesis research involved the technoeconomic optimization of a turbo-compression cooling system driven by engine coolant waste heat to produce useful shipboard cooling. His interests include heat transfer and fluid dynamics.

After successfully defending his thesis, Derek is continuing to work in the ITS Lab as a Research Scientist on a Turbo-Compression Cooling System driven by ultra-low temperature waste heat for use in manufacturing. 

Projects:
Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling, Thermal Management of Li-Ion Batteries

Ph.D. Students

David Hobby

dhobby@rams.colostate.edu     |     303.345.4969

Education:
Ph.D. (IP), Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2016, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering

 

Biography:
David Hobby joined the ITS Lab in May of 2015 as an undergraduate research assistant. Since joining the lab, he has been conducting proprietary research regarding advanced cooling of microelectronics. His interests include thermal management, fluid dynamics, and electronics cooling.

Projects:
Advanced Cooling of Electronics

Alex Grauberger

agraub@rams.colostate.edu

Education:
Ph.D. (IP), Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering                                                                                B.S. 2018, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering

 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alex Grauberger joined the ITS Lab in April of 2016. He is currently working on a DoE project for ultra low temperature waste heat recovery from engine coolant. His interests include turbomachinery, fluid dynamics, combustion, and mechanical design.

Projects:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling

Masters Students

Bryan Burk

Bryan.burk@colostate.edu

Education:
M.S. (IP), Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2011, Ohio State University - Physics

 

Biography:
Bryan joined the ITS Lab in January of 2015.  He is currently assisting Taylor Bevis in the experimental phase of his research with thermally managing high heat flux electronics, and starting a new project on economically viable methods for large scale energy storage.

Projects:
Thermal Management of High Heat Flux Electronic Devices

Jensen hoke

jensenhk@rams.colostate.edu

Education:
M.S. (IP), Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2016, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology - Mechanical Engineering
 


Biography:
Jensen Hoke joined the ITS Lab in June 2016. Since joining, he has worked to support Bryan Burke, conducting research on microchannel flow boiling characteristics and its application for cooling high heat flux electronic devices.

Projects:
Thermal Management of High Heat Flux Electronics

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John Simon

jsjohnsi@rams.colostate.edu

 Education:                                                                                                                                                                             M.S. (IP), Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
 B.S. 2018, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering

 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John Simon began working with the ITS Lab in May of 2016. He was primarily a fabricator when he joined the lab, constructing the large structures and welding the system piping for the turbo-compression cooling system. After completing a MECH 498 research project his senior year, he was accepted into the graduate school at CSU. For his Master's Thesis, he will be developing and validating a high fidelity compact heat exchanger model. 

Projects:                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling

Josh Richey

jrichey2@rams.colostate.edu

Education:
M.S. (IP), Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2016, Florida Atlantic University - Mechanical Engineering
 


Biography:
Josh Richey joined the ITS Lab in May 2017. His current research investigates boiling characteristics for two-phase microchannel heat exchangers, used in thermal management systems for high heat flux electronics . His interests include thermal and renewable energy systems and heat transfer. 

Projects:
Thermal Management of High Heat Flux Electronics

Luke giugliano

lukeg22@rams.colostate.edu | 973.479.5372

Education:
M.S. (IP), Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2017, Bucknell University - Mechanical Engineering

 

Biography:
Luke Giugliano has been with the ITS Lab since August 2017. His project is a collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines aimed at significantly reducing the carbon footprint of steam methane reformers as a method for power generation. His interests include: heat exchanger design, waste heat recovery, and thermodynamic optimization.  

Projects:
Technoeconomic Study of Waste Heat-Driven CO2 Sequestration in Steam Methane Reforming

Zach Gilvey

zacharyg@colostate.edu

Education:
M.S. (IP), Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2017, Washington State University - Mechanical Engineering


Biography:
Zach Gilvey has been with the ITS Lab since June 2018. His research focuses on advanced cooling systems for microelectronics. His research interests include: electronics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and CFD/fluid mechanics.  

Projects:
Advanced Cooling of Electronics

Caleb anderson

caleb.anderson@colostate.edu

Education:
M.S. (IP), Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.A. 2017, Luther College - Physics


Biography:
Caleb Anderson joined the ITS Lab in June 2018. He is currently assisting Luke Giugliano on the steam methane reformer project  as well as assisting Jensen Hoke and Josh Richey on the investigation of flow boiling in microchannel heat exchangers. His research interests include renewable and thermal energy applications, energy efficiency, and thermal management of energy systems. 

Projects:
Thermal Management of High Heat Flux Laser Diodes

Undergraduate Students

There are no undergraduate students in the ITS Lab at this time. 

Alumni

TAYLOR BEVIS

Taylorbe@rams.colostate.edu     |     303.842.5824

Education:
M.S. 2015, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2014, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering

 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Taylor Bevis was a member of the ITS Lab from its launch in August 2013 until his successful thesis defense in December 2015, Initially, he assisted multiple projects as an undergraduate student.  His thesis research focused on microscale phase change heat transfer to thermally manage high heat flux electronics.  His interests include microscale heat transfer, microfluidics, and MEMS processing.

Currently, Taylor Bevis is working at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a Microfabrication Engineer.

Projects:
Thermal management of high heat flux electronic device

Kevin Westhoff

Kevwest@rams.colostate.edu     |     719.660.7893

Education:
M.S. 2016, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2014, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering


Biography:
Kevin Westhoff worked in the ITS Lab from August 2013 until his graduation in May 2016. His research focused on innovative solutions for the thermal management of li-ion batteries. His interests include renewable energy, grid storage, advanced manufacturing, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

After successfully defending his thesis, Kevin accepted a position as a Propulsion Development Engineer at Blue Origin.

Projects:
A Multi-Functional Electrolyte for Li-Ion Batteries

Physical and Electrochemical Measurements on Commercial Li-Ion Batteries for University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

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Dr. TORBEN GRUMSTRUP

Tpg@colostate.edu

Education:
Ph.D. 2014, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
M.S. 2006, Pennsylvania State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2002, University of Wyoming - Mechanical Engineering

Biography:
Torben is a postdoctoral scholar in the ITS Lab where his principal focus is presently on problems exhibiting very high heat fluxes.  He possesses significant background in applied laser spectroscopy, which stems from his doctoral research on biodiesel combustion emissions. Torben has experience in particle accelerator engineering, including work on beam target analysis and design, radioactive material handling, and radiation shielding design.  His other research experience includes the mathematics of impacts, high-speed scientific photography, and compressible flow.

Currently, Torben is a Research Scientist at the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory.

Projects:
Ultra-Efficient Turbo Compression Cooling

Thermal Management of High Heat Flux Electronic Devices

Jonas Adler

Jeadler@rams.colostate.edu     |     512.626.4320

Education:
M.S. 2017, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.S. 2012, The University of Texas at Austin - Physics
B.B.A 1999, The University of Texas at Austin - Management Information Systems
 

Biography:
Jonas Adler was the first graduate student to join the ITS Lab in the fall of 2013. He has a varied background, with over seven years of experience as an automotive technician in addition to two bachelor’s degrees. His master’s research focuses on a novel method of improving the thermal efficiency of internal combustion engines via waste heat recovery. His interests include heat transfer, internal combustion engines, and materials.

Currently, Jonas is a Project Engineer at BorgWarner, Inc.

Projects:
Waste heat availability from a high temperature diesel engine

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Achyut Paudel

apaudel@colostate.edu     |     970.672.7591

Education:
M.S. 2017, Colorado State University - Mechanical Engineering
B.E. 2013, IOE, Central Campus, Tribhuvan University – Mechanical Engineering

 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Achyut Paudel has been with the ITS Lab since August of 2015. He has a varied background in teaching undergraduate students, working in renewable energy based projects, mobile robotic systems and project management. His interests includes Thermal/Renewable Energy Systems, Fluid Dynamics and Turbomachinery. 

Currently, Achyut is working as a Powertrain Integration Engineer at Cummins, Inc. 

Projects:
Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling

Previous Students

Andrew Costinett

James Duvall

Patrick Harvey

Trevor Vernon

Kyle Forrester

Copeland Green

Spencer Gibson

Katelyn Johnson

Marie Dutton

Sean Moser