|Biography of Hongtan Liu, Director, Dorgan Solar Energy and Fuel Cell Laborotory
TEACHING: Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Solar Energy Engineering, Aero Propulsion
PEM Fuel Cells, Solar Energy, Hydrogen Energy, Two-Phase Flows and Heat Transfer, Two-Phase Flow Instabilities,
Two Phase Flow Instabilities in Boiling and Condensing Flow Systems, US - India Cooperative Research, NSF, 1997 - 2003.
Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Electronic Cooling, US - Brazil Cooperative Research, US National Science Foundation, 1997 - 2003.
Development of Comprehensive Computer Models for Simulation of Fuel Cell Performance. DOE, 1998 - 2003.
Fuel Cell Model Development and Optimization, 3M, 2000 - 2003.
Eliahu I. Jury Excellence in Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Miami, 1996, 1999.
Graduate Student Academic Excellence Award, 1993.
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 1992.
National Collegiate Engineering Award, 1992.
Tau Beta Pi - Engineering Honorary Society, Member.
Guest Professor, Shenyang Institute of Civil and Architectural Engineering.
Fuel Cells, Solar Energy Applications
Books and monographs published:
Heat Exchangers: Selection, Rating and Thermal Design, (co-authored with Sadik Kakac),CRC Press, 1998.
Solar Heating in Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. (co-authored with Sanjay Roy) Volume 19, pp. 649 – 658, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.
Dynamic Simulations of Pressure-Drop Type Instabilities in a Two-Phase Upflow Boiling System Including the Effect of Thermal Non-Equilibrium, in Applied Optical Measurements, (Eds.:M. Lehner, D. Mewer, U. Dinglreiter and R. Tauscher), (co-authored with Liping Cao, Sadik Kakac) pp. 201 – 216, Springer, 1999.
Selected Journal Publications:
Tianhong Zhou and Hongtan Liu, “A General Three-Dimensional Model for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,” to appear in the International Journal of Transport Phenomena, 2001.
Lixing You and Hongtan Liu, “A parametric sudy of the cathode catalyst layer of PEM fuel cell suing a pseudo-homogeneous model,” International journal of hydrogen Energy, pp. ?? - ??, Vol. 26, 2001.
L. Cao, S. Kakac, H.T. Liu, and P.K. Sarma, “Theoretical Analysis of Pressure-drop Type Instabilities in an Upflow Boiling System with an Exit Restriction,” journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, pp. ??-??, Vol. ?, 2001.
L. Cao, S. Kakac, H.T. Liu, and P.K. Sarma, “The Effects of Thermal Non-equilibrium and Inlet Temperature on Two-Phase Flow Pressure-drop Type Instabilities in an Upflow Boiling System,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 39, pp. 886-895, 2000.
Vladimir Gurau, Frano Barbir, and Hongtan Liu, “An Analytical Solution of a Half-Cell Model for PEM Fuel Cells,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, Vol. 147 (7), pp. 2468 – 2477, 2000.
P.K Sarma, V.D. Rao, T. Subrahmanyam, Sadik Kakac, and H.T. Liu, “Condensation Heat Transfer of Pure Vapors Flowing in a Horizontal Tube,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 39, pp. 184 – 190, 2000.
K. Sopian, H. T. Liu, S. Kakac, and T.N. Veziroglu, “Performance of a Double Pass Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Collector Suitable for Solar Drying Systems,” Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 41, pp. 353 – 365, 2000.
A. Kazim, H. Liu, and P. Forges, “Modeling of Perormance of PEM Fuel Cells with Conventional and Interdigitated Flow Field,” Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Vol. 29, pp. 1409 - 1416, 1999
Hongtan Liu and Lixin You, “Characteristics and Applications of the Cold heat Exergy of Liquefied Natural Gas,” Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 40, pp. 1515 – 1525, 1999.
K. Sopian, H. T. Liu, S. Kakac, T.N. Veziroglu, “Development of Design Curves for the Double-Pass Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Collector,” Journal of Energy and the Environment, Vol. 1, pp. 51 – 62, 1999.
K. Sopian, H.T. Liu, S. Kakac, and T.N. Veziroglu, “Performance Characteristics Curves for a Double-Pass Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Collector,” Journal of Industrial Technology, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 31-45, 1998.
Vladmir Gurau, Hongtan Liu and Sadik Kakac, “A Two Dimensional Non-Isothermal Mathematical Model for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,” AIChE Journal, Vol. 44 (11), pp. 2410 – 2422, 1998.
K. Sopian, H. T. Liu and S. Kakat, “Research and Development of Hybrid Photovoltaic Thermal Solar Colector,” International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Vol. 9, Nos.4/5, pp. 382-392, 1997.
K. Sopian, H. T. Liu, S. Kakat and T. N. Veziroglu, “Performance Analysis of Photovoltaic Thermal Air Heaters,” Energy Convers. Mgmt, Vol. 37, No. 11, pp. 1657-1670, 1996.
H. T. Liu, H. Kotak and S. Kakat, "Dynamical Analysis of Pressure-drop Type Oscillations with a Planar Model," Int. J. Multiphase Flow, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 851-859, 1995.
H. T. Liu, S. Kakat and F. Mayinger, "Characteristics of Transition Boiling and Thermal Oscillation in an Upflow Convective Boiling System," Int. J. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 8, pp. 195-205, 1994.
M. M. Padki, H. T. Liu and S. Kakat, "Two-phase Flow Pressure-drop Type and Thermal Oscillations," Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 12, pp. 240-248, 1991.
H. T. Liu and S. Kakat, "An Experimental Investigation of Thermally Induced Flow Instabilities in a Convective Boiling Upflow System," WSrme- und Stoffnbertragung, Vol. 26, pp. 365-376, 1991.
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