Fuels, Energy, and Thermal Systems Laboratory

VISION:  Technologies and products toward sustainable energy utilization
 
MISSION:  Train students to scan the technology horizon in search for: important questions yet unanswered, needs yet unmet, and opportunities still emerging, and to use the scientific method to seek out the answer, the solution or the enabling technology.
 
FOCUS:
The Fuels, Energy and Thermal Systems (FETS) Research Laboratory seeks to
 
  •  develop sustainable processes for the production of alternative fuels (e.g. hydrogen, bioethanol and biodiesel) along with high-value products;
  • produce alternative working fluids and materials for cooling/heat transfer and energy storage (e.g. nanofluids, phase change materials); and
  • Evaluate performance and analyze thermal systems   (e.g. oscillating heat pipes, solar PV panels) 

Click the link below for a powerpoint presentation of the more recent FETS laboratory research thrust:

Fuels, Energy & Thermal Systems Research Laboratory 2014