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Spitler selected for Fulbright honor

Dr. Jeffrey Spitler, Fulbright Distinguished Chair

(STILLWATER, Okla., April 7, 2014) -- Oklahoma State University Regents Professor Jeffery Spitler has been selected for a prestigious Fulbright award to work with his counterparts in Sweden in advancing geothermal technology starting this summer.

Spitler, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor, adviser and researcher in the College of Architecture, Engineering and Technology, was selected for this honor based on his research on the performance and emissions of geothermal heat pumps as an alternative energy source.

Graduates hooded

Lu Xing, Dr. Spitler, and James Cullin at hooding ceremony.

BETSRG graduate students Lu Xing and James Cullin were hooded on May 9, 2014.

Spitler, Jeffrey D.

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Title, Awards: 

Regents Professor
OG&E Energy Technology Chair

Contact Info: 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
Engineering North 218
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-5016 USA
Phone: (405) 744-5900
Fax: (405) 744-7873
E-mail:  spitler@okstate.edu

 
Academic Background: 

Academic Background

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990.

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983.

Areas of Interest: 

Note: From August 2014 through July 2015 Prof. Spitler is on sabbatical serving as Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Alternative Energy Technology at Chalmers Technical University in Gothenburg, Sweden. He may be reached via e-mail.

Areas of Interest

Fisher, Daniel E.

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Title, Awards: 

Department Head
Professor
Albert H. Nelson, Jr. Chair

Contact Info: 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
Engineering North 218
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-5016 USA
Phone: (405) 744-5900
Fax: (405) 744-7873
E-mail:  dfisher@okstate.edu

 
Academic Background: 

Academic Background

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995.

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989.

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983.

B.A., International Business, Carthage College, 1981.

Areas of Interest: 

Areas of Interest

  • Building and Thermal Systems Research Group
  • Building energy analysis and load calculation
  • Numerical heat transfer and fluid flow
  • Thermal system simulation and design
  • Displacement ventilation and chilled ceiling systems
  • Simulation of Building Systems

Cremaschi, Lorenzo

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Associate Professor

Contact Info: 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
Engineering North 218
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-5016 USA
Phone: (405) 744-5900
Fax: (405) 744-7873
E-mail: cremasc@okstate.edu

 
Academic Background: 

Academic Background

Postdoctoral training in Mechanical Engineering, 2006.

Joint Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2004; and Doctorate Degree in Material Science Engineering, University of Modena, Italy, 2005.

Joint M.S. and B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Modena, Italy, 2001.

Areas of Interest: 

Areas of Interest

  • Energy conversion systems and equipment
  • Micro-refrigeration systems and micro-pumps
  • Heat pumps, air conditioning, refrigeration
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Food refrigeration and food freezing
  • Waste heat management and work recovery
  • Natural refrigerants and mixture thermodynamics
  • Electronics cooling and thermal management

Bach, Christian

Title, Awards: 

Assistant Professor

Contact Info: 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
218 Engineering North
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-5016 USA
Phone: (405) 744-5916
E-mail: cbach@okstate.edu

 
Academic Background: 

Academic Background

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2014

Dipl.-Ing.(FH), Mechanical Engineering, Hochschule Karlsruhe - Technik und Wirtschaft - University of Applied Sciences, 2008

Areas of Interest: 

Areas of Interest

  • Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners
  • Virtual Sensors for Vapor Compression Systems
  • Evaporators, especially with respect to
    • Flow Control and Flow Distribution
    • Frosting and Fouling
    • Optimization of Defrost Process
  • Compressor Performance Improvement
  • Heat Recovery

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