Graduate Courses

  • MEEN 689

    Fundamentals of Energy Storage

    Fundamentals of energy storage (battery) for vehicle electrification and grid storage. The analysis of thermodynamics and kinetics of electrochemistry, transport phenomena, electrode materials and physics, performance analysis and coupled multiphysics design considerations. (Spring 2015, Fall 2016)

  • MEEN 630

    Intermediate Heat Transfer

    Application of basic laws to the analysis of heat and mass transfer; exact and approximate solutions to conduction, convection and radiation problems; current status of single and two-phase heat transfer for application to design. (Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

  • Undergraduate Courses

    • MEEN 461

      Heat Transfer

      Heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation: steady and transient conduction, forced and natural convection, and blackbody and gray body radiation, multi-mode heat transfer, boiling and condensation, heat exchangers. (Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Fall 2014)

      MEEN 421

      Thermo-fluid Analysis and Design

      Integration of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer through application to the design of various thermal systems comprised of several components requiring individual analyses, analysis of the entire system; representative applications of thermal-fluids analysis with a design approach. (Spring 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

    • Special Topic Courses

      • International School

        Numerical Simulation: Energy Storage  

        Students will participate in a week-long series of short courses and hands-on classes over topics such as methods of solving ODEs and PDEs, finite difference methods, and various research examples from "Physiochemical Fundamentals in Energy Storage: a Simulation Driven Approach," a module from ETSL. Participants consist of Mechanical Engineering students from DHBW Mannheim and Texas A&M University. (Fall 2014)

      • ENGR 489

        AggiE-Challenge: Electrochemical Experiments and Electrode Fabrication for Energy Storage

        Undergraduate students will work on making electrodes and electrochemical measurements for lithium-ion batteries and learn to analyze performance and degradation aspects. (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)

      • ENGR 489

        AggiE-Challenge: Designing Transparent Energy Storage Devices

        Students are challenged to design and fabricate transparent batteries using optimized 3-D microstructures and electrode materials selection. This research endeavour is intended to expose students to the "grand challenge of solar energy exploitation and effective energy storage strategies", as articulated by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), through a multidisciplinary approach encompassing nanomaterials synthesis, fabrication and design building on the sound fundamentals of solar energy physics and physicochemical principles of energy storage. (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014)