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

MTEC Group

Summer 2017 (from left): Lucye Lamb, Matthew L'Antigua, Brandon Price, Gabrielle Andrew, Kyle Hileman, Raymond Chow, George Nelson, Ryan Longchamps, Hernando Gonzalez, SeungYoon Shin, Thushananth Rajendra (Not pictured: Joe Buckley, Jacob Adams)


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

Ryan Longchamps, B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2016 and M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2017

Now: Pursuing graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Penn State.

Erin Looney, B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2015

Now: Pursuing graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at MIT.

SeungYoon Shin, B.S. Mechanical Engineering 2016

Now: Technical Engineer at LG.

Zach van Zandt, M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2015

Now: Research Engineer at CFDRC