People

Back Row (left to right): Trevor Vernon, Bryan Burk, Dr. Torben Grumstrup, Dr. Todd Bandhauer, Taylor Bevis, James Duvall

Front Row (left to right): Andrew Costinett, Jonas Adler, Kevin Westhoff, Patrick Harvey

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 Doctorate

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

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

Masters Students

Jonas Adler

Jeadler@rams.colostate.edu     |     512.626.4320

Education:
M.S. (IP), 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 is 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.

Projects:
Waste heat availability from a high temperature diesel engine

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

Shane Garland

garland@rams.colostate.edu     |     314.495.7610

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

 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Shane Garland joined the ITS Lab in August 2015. His research involves 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.

Projects:
Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling

Achyut Paudel

apaudel@colostate.edu     |     970.672.7591

Education:
M.S. (IP), 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. 

Projects:
Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling

Derek Young

dnyoung@rams.colostate.edu   |     908.330.6385

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

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Derek Young joined the ITS Lab in August 2015. His current research involves the development and integration of innovative thermal management systems for lithium-ion batteries. His interests include heat transfer and fluid dynamics.

Projects:
Thermal Management of Li-Ion Batteries

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

Undergraduate Students

Spencer Gibson

spencerg@rams.colostate.edu   |     858.229.1112

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



Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                               Spencer Gibson joined the ITS Lab in June of 2015.  Previously, he worked on developing, manufacturing, and testing a novel internal thermal management system for Lithium-Ion Batteries. He is currently working on a ultra-efficient turbo-compression cooling system driven by diesel engine waste heat. His related interests include heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and advanced manufacturing.

Projects:
Thermal Management of Li-Ion Batteries

Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling System

Sean Moser

seanmos@rams.colostate.edu

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

 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sean Moser joined the ITS Lab in January of 2016.  He initially assisted on an ARPA-E project as a design engineer focused on solid modeling of a research facility. His current and future research is focused on high temperature heat exchangers. His interests include advanced manufacturing, turbomachinery, and internal combustion engines.

Projects:

Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling

High Temperature Heat Exchangers

Alex Grauberger

agraub@rams.colostate.edu

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

 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alex Grauberger joined the ITS Lab in April of 2016.He is currently working on an ARPA-E project under Shane Garland as a design and manufacturing engineer. He is focusing on the design and fabrication of the Ultra-Efficient Turbo Compression Cooling research facility. His interests include turbomachinery, fluid dynamics, combustion, and mechanical design.

Projects:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling

Marie Dutton

mdutton@rams.colostate.edu

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

 

  Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marie Dutton has been with the ITS Lab since July of 2016. She is currently working with David Hobby on project that focuses on the advanced cooling of electronics. Specifically, her focus is on assembled electronics heat management. Her related interests include heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and thermal management.

Projects:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Advanced Cooling of Electronics

Katelyn johnson

kjohn22@rams.colostate.edu

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

 

                                                                                                                                                                       Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Katelyn Johnson joined the ITS Lab in August of 2016. Her current research is focused on improving efficiency of gas turbine power plants through inlet air chilling. Her related interests include heat and mass transfer, material science, and fluid dynamics.

Projects:                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Performance Enhancement of Gas Turbine Power Plants

John Simon

jsjohnsi@rams.colostate.edu

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

 

Biography:                                                                                                                                                                                                                              John Simon began working with the ITS Lab in May of 2016. He is a junior engineering student working primarily as a fabricator to construct the large structures and weld the system piping. He is interested in continuing in the ITS Lab as part of a 498 research project his senior year.

Projects:                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling

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

Previous Students

Andrew Costinett

James Duvall

Patrick Harvey

Trevor Vernon

Kyle Forrester

Copeland Green