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BETSRG Awarded Four ASHRAE Senior Undergraduate Grants and an ASHRAE Research Project

The goal of the undergraduate student grants – in conjunction with third party donations – is to increase undergraduate involvement of up to date topics in the built environment.

Dr. Bach and Dr. Bradshaw receive $280k OCAST grant

coil modeling

Date: 6/22/2017

The Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) have awarded Drs. Bach and Bradshaw a grant through the Oklahoma Applied Research Support (OARS) program for their proposal titled "Reducing Time to Market for Commercial A/C Equipment through Development of a Simulation Platform for Multi-Circuit Evaporator Coil Performance".

Brian Fronk Gives Talk to BETSRG Students

Date: 3/30/2017

Dr. Brian Fronk visited BETRG from Oregon State recently.  Dr. Fronk gave a talk titled "Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Heat Transfer in Microchannel Devices for Advanced Thermal Systems" to a standing room only crowd.

Check out his lab TEST, here: http://research.engr.oregonstate.edu/fronklab/

Slides from his talk are also provided here, in case you missed it.

Dr. Spitler speaks at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm - 10-2016

Oct 2016 – Dr. Spitler speaks at the IGSHPA Sweden meeting at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm on new developments related to borehole thermal resistance. 


Video available here: https://youtu.be/GrcIdLZS9rg

Dr.-Ing. Eckhard A. Groll Visits BETSRG for Second Seminar of 2016-17 - 10-2016

Dr.-Ing. Eckhard A. Groll, Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Office of Professional Practice at Purdue University visited OSU on 10/03/2016.

His seminar on the analysis of novel compression concepts for heat pumping, air-conditioning and refrigeration applications was well attended by interested undergraduate and graduate students.

The slides are available here.

Dr. Melanie Derby Visits BETSRG for First Seminar of 2016-17 - 08-2016

Dr. Melanie Derby visited BETSRG on August 19th, 2016.  She gave a seminar titled 'Condensation Heat Transfer in the Energy/Water Nexus'.  This seminar provided insights into the mechanisms of condensation and the unique challenges associated with managing water during heat rejection processes.  Please download her lecture slides for more information.  Thank you for visiting, Dr. Derby!


Feb 20-21, 2017 – Dr. Spitler visits Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, gives seminar and visits former OSU BETSRG students—now on faculty—Dr. Lu Xing and Dr. Shanshan Cai.

More information, in Chinese: http://energy.hust.edu.cn/xygk04/3468.jhtml


Feb 20-21, 2017 – Dr. Spitler visits Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, gives seminar and visits the ground-source heat pump lab of Prof. Pingfang Hu.

More information, in Chinese: http://energy.hust.edu.cn/xygk04/3468.jhtml