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James Klausner

James Klausner

James Klausner

Professor, Chair of Mechanical Engineering

Biography

James Klausner's research interests focus on thermal, chemical, and fluid transport in a variety of applications including, energy, processing, thermal management, desalination, powder flow, cryogenics, and bioengineering. He has done extensive fundamental work on the dynamics of phase change phenomena, including nucleation and bubble dynamics. He is very interested in sustainable engineering processes and is currently working on using sunlight, water, recycled CO2, and biomass as possible inputs to thermochemical reactors for synthetic fuel production, such as hydrogen and higher order hydrocarbons as the output. Highly concentrated solar radiation is used to drive high temperature thermo-chemical conversion processes. He is also working on using low grade waste heat and un-concentrated solar energy for low temperature desalination. He has developed a number of phase-change thermal management processes that operate at unprecedented heat fluxes. He has a strong interest in light metals processing and energy efficient advanced manufacturing. He has nine patents and copyrights that resulted from his research work.

Prior to joining MSU, James Klausner was an Ebaugh Professor at the University of Florida and also served three years as a Program Director at the U.S. Department of Energy, ARPA-E. He is very active with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and served as Chair of the Heat Transfer Division.

Awards
Journal of Computational Physics, top downloaded article in 2013
Recipient of ASME Heat Transfer Division 75th Anniversary Award
Recipient of JSPS Fellowship for research in Japan
American Society of Mechanical Engineering Fellow
Recipient of University of Florida Teaching Award (TIP)
Recipient of SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
Education
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois 1989
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois 1986
B.S., Marine Systems Engineering, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 1984
Publications
Li, Like, Chen, Chen, Singh, Abhishek, Rhamatian, N., AuYeung, N., Randhir, K., Mei, R., Klausner, J.F., Hahn, D., and Petrasch, J., “A Transient Heat Transfer Model for High Temperature Solar Thermochemical Reactors,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, DOI:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.11.079, 2015.
Allen, K.M., Coker, E.N., AuYeung, Klausner, J.F., “Cobalt Ferrite in YSZ for use as a Reactive Material in Solar Thermochemical Water and Carbon Dioxide Splitting, Part II: Reaction Kinetics,” JOM, Vol. 65, No. 12, pp. 1682-1693, 2013.
Li, L., Mei, R., and Klausner, J.F., “Boundary Conditions for Thermal Lattice Boltzmann Equation Method,” J. of Computational Physics, Vol. 237, pp. 366-395, 2013.
Bon, B., Klausner, J.F., Mckenna, E., “The Hoodoo—A New Surface Structure for Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer,” Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2013.
Mehdizadeh, A.M., Klausner, J.F., Barde, Amey, Rahmatian, N., and Mei, R., “Investigation of Hydrogen Production Reaction Kinetics for an Iron-Silica Magnetically Stabilized Porous Structure,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2012.07.035, 2012.
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