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University of Mississippi Expertise in Energy Research

 

Business Administration-MIS/POM

Cesar Rego
(662) 915-5519

Research Interests:

  • optimization

Chemical Engineering

Wei-Yin Chen
(662) 915-5651

Research Interests:

  • fossil fuel utilization
  • combustion
  • gasification
  • liquefication
  • pyrolysis (thermal decomposition)
  • emission control
  • nitrogen oxide
  • soot
  • carbon monoxide
  • carbon dioxide
  • trace metals
  • aerosols
  • stochastic modeling of soot growth

Clint Williford
(662) 915-5348

Research Interests:

  • microbial conditioning of biomass for ethanol production

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Amala Dass
(662) 915-7301

Research Interests:

  • Fuel cells
  • battery electrode materials
  • specifically nanoparticles as catalyst
  • <1nm particles, surface area enhancement
  • 100 times more cost-effective than conventional materials
  • conducting polymers as electrode materials

Nathan Hammer
(662) 915-3989

Research Interests:

  • molecular spectroscopy of interacting systems

Keith Hollis
(662) 915-5337

Research Interests:

  • molecules for light-harvesting
  • molecules for photocatalytic splitting of water

Jason Ritchie
(662) 915-5329

Research Interests:

  • anhydrous proton conductivity
  • cation conductivity and small molecule diffusion in the MePEG polymer
  • electrolyte materials designed for electrochemical power sources
  • inorganic chemistry
  • nanomaterials
  • MePEG polymer
  • solid lithium ion conducting polymer electrolytes
  • structure conductivity relationships in polymeric electrolytes
  • synthesis of new polymeric electrolytes
  • lithium ion conducting polymer electrolyte
  • fuel cells
  • electrochemical power source applications
  • electrolyte materials
  • PEM fuel cell electrolytes
  • proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell electrolytes

Civil Engineering

Elizabeth Ervin
(662) 915-5618

Research Interests:

  • Impact in nuclear structures
  • fracture, leakage, damage
  • health evaluation
  • Education in nuclear engineering

Madhusudana Suryadevara
(662) 915-7191

Research Interests:

  • solar energy
  • heat transfer
  • fluidized bed combustion
  • waste heat recovery
  • fuel cells

Waheed Uddin
(662) 915-5363

Research Interests:

  • transportation
  • greenhouse gases (GHG)
  • economics
  • infrastructure
  • climate change

Computer And Information Sciences

Paul Ruth
(662) 915-5355

Research Interests:

  • virtual machines
  • embedded devices
  • reducing power consumption of computational science (high-performance computing)
  • low power options for distributed computing

Tobin Maginnis
.edu (662) 915-5357

Research Interests:

  • operating systems
  • computer networking
  • distributed computing
  • alternative transportation
  • battery electric vehicles (BEVs)

Electrical Engineering

Atef Elsherbeni
(662) 915-5382

Research Interests:

  • electromagnetics
  • antennas
  • numerical simulations
  • applying antenna design technology for energy conservation (various frequency ranges)
  • wireless energy & power transmission technology: investigation, analysis, experimentation

Darko Kajfez
(662) 915-5383

Research Interests:

  • Microwaves
  • Antennas
  • Measurement and analysis

Alexander Yakovlev
(662) 915-7196

Research Interests:

  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Antennas
  • Microwaves
  • Metamaterials (new materials)
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nano metamaterials
  • Plasmonics (plasmonic resonances)
  • Nanocarbon tubes
  • Graphene

Fan Yang
(662) 915-5384

Research Interests:

  • Electromagnetic waves; transmitting, receiving and manipulating
  • Radio frequency systems
  • Power concentration
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Optical energy
  • Nano fabrication
  • Solar power capture material

Geology And Geological Engineering

Hal Robinson
(662) 915-1074

Research Interests:

  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Remote sensing

Health, Exercise Science & Recreation Management

Jeff Hallam
(662) 915-5140

Research Interests:

  • Environmental influences on physical activity (built environment)
  • Geoinformatics

Mechanical Engineering

Tyrus McCarty
(662) 915-5377

Research Interests:

  • fluid mechanics
  • heat transfer
  • computation/numerical modeling
  • energy harvesting (alternative methods)
  • utilization of smart materials on a nano-scale to produce energy (modeling the physical phenomena)

Jeffrey Roux
(662) 915-5375

Research Interests:

  • energy conservation (efficiency)
  • residential insulation systems
  • radiant barriers
  • solar energy (some interest)
  • applying existing effective technologies

Jagdish Sharma
(662) 915-5698

Research Interests:

  • smart nano coatings for renewable energy

Mississippi Minerals Resources Institute

Carol Lutken
.edu (662) 915-5598

Research Interests:

  • Resource Identification and Evaluation
  • Energy hazards
  • alternative energies
  • fuel efficiencies

Charles Swann
.edu (662) 915-7611

Research Interests:

  • enhanced oil and gas recovery
  • biofuels
  • alternative power sources:
  • wind
  • solar
  • exploration of new reserves in MS
  • lignite utilization

National Center For Physical Acoustics

Sara Davis Brown
(662) 915-6547

Research Interests:

  • biomedical acoustics
  • cavitation
  • ultrasonics

Charles Church
(662) 915-6517

Research Interests:

  • acoustic cavitation
  • biological effects of ultrasound
  • fusion-derived energy

Richard Raspet
(662) 915-5888

Research Interests:

  • thermoacoustic power generation
  • inert gas/condensing vapor
  • wind turbines

National Institute For Undersea Science And Technology/Um Field Station

Ray Highsmith
(662) 915-5479

Research Interests:

  • solar power

Pharmacology

John Matthews
(662) 915-5153

Research Interests:

  • environmental toxicology
  • carbon monoxide as a fuel source
  • carbon monoxide fuel cell
  • using CO from auto exhaust as a fuel supplement

Physics And Astronomy

Josh Gladden
(662) 915-7428

Research Interests:

  • mechanical properties and phase transitions in novel materials at high temperatures and pressures
  • energy related materials
  • thermoelectrics
  • metal hydrides
  • bulk metallic glass

Joel Mobley
(662) 915-1034

Research Interests:

  • ultrasonics (including biomedical ultrasonics)
  • acoustically driven exothermic reactions
  • high performance computing
  • acoustic cavitation

Richard Raspet
(662) 915-5888

Research Interests:

  • thermoacoustic power generation
  • inert gas/condensing vapor
  • wind turbines