People


Principle Investigator

Prof. George J. Nelson is the principal investigator for the Multiscale Transport and Energy Conversion group at UAH. He is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UAH. Prof. Nelson received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003, 2006, and 2009. Prior to his appointment at UAH he was an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Connecticut (2009-2012). Prof. Nelson specializes in multiscale modeling of transport in energy conversion and storage devices and 3D microstructural imaging and characterization, primarily x-ray nanotomography. His primary interests are applications in solid oxide fuel cells and electrolyzers, battery electrodes, and thermoelectric materials. He is active in the Advanced Energy Systems Division (AESD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, serving as Chair of the Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage (EECS) Committee and a member of the AESD Executive Committee. Prof. Nelson is a recipient of an Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2013) and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2015).
Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Students

Joe Buckley
M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Purdue University
Currently Pursuing: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Joined: Spring 2014

Raymond Chow
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama in Birmingham
Currently Pursuing: M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2016
Hernando Gonzalez
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Norte and University of South Florida
Currently Pursuing: Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Joined: Fall 2016
Ryan Longchamps
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Currently Pursuing: M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Joined: Summer 2015
  
SeungYoon Shin
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Currently Pursuing: M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Joined: Spring 2015

Undergraduate Students

 Elizabeth Andrew
Currently Pursuing: B.S. Chemical and Materials Engineering

Joined: Fall 2016
 Hayden Arceneaux
Currently Pursuing: B.S. Aerospace Engineering
Joined: Fall 2016
  Brandon Price
Currently Pursuing: B.S. Aerospace Engineering
Joined: Spring/Summer 2017
 

Alumni


Logan Ausderau, M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2016
Now: Engineering Intern at U.S. Army 
Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)
Piyush Jibhakate, M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2016
Now: Battery Engineer at Cadenza Innovation
Erin Looney, B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2015
Now: Pursuing graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
Zach van Zandt, M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2015
Now: Research Engineer at CFDRC


Collaborators

 Prof. Yu Lei, Assistant Professor, UAH Chemical Engineering
 Prof. Partha Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University Mechanical Engineering
 Dr. Edgar Lara-Curzio, Director, ORNL High Temperature Materials Laboratory
 Plasma Processes, LLC (Huntsville, AL)
 CFD Research Corporation (Huntsville, AL)