George Nnanna

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Department Head

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professor, by Courtesy, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University West Lafayette Director of Purdue Calumet Water Institute
PhD, P.E.,  Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington, 2002


Address

Purdue University Calumet
Department of Engineering
Powers 211D
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323-2094
Phone: 219-989-2071
To send email: Nnanna@purduecal.edu


Education

  • Ph. D., University of Texas at Arlington, 2002
  • M.S., University of Texas at Arlington, 1999
  • B.S., Texas Tech University, 1993


Academic Appointments

Purdue University Calumet
Term Title
2012 — Present Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering (mechanical and civil engineering programs)
2011 — 2012 Interim Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering (mechanical and civil engineering programs)
2011 — Present The Francis and Elsie Meyer Named Professorship of Water Institute
2010 — Present Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
2009 — 2010 Coordinator, Engineering Graduate Programs
2009 — Present Director, Purdue Calumet Water Institute
2007 — 2010 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
2006 — 2009 Interim Director,Purdue Calumet Water Institute
2006 Deputy Director, Purdue Calumet Water Institute
2004 — 2008 Director, Engineering and Science Summer Program
2002 — 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University West Lafayette Campus
Term Title
2010 — 2012 Professor, by Courtesy, School of Mechanical Engineering
2008 — 2010 Associate Professor, by Courtesy, School of Mechanical Engineering
Other Institutions
Term Title
1999 — 2002 Coordinator, Engineering Summer Camp Program, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
1999 Part-Time Instructor, Mathematics Department, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
1998 — 2002 Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, UTA
Consulting and Other Experiences
Term Experience
2013 — Present City of East Chicago, Indiana
June — October, 2013 CONICYT – FONDAP Program, Santiago CHILE
2011 Fulbright Specialist, Host – University of Lagos, Nigeria

Patent

U.S Patent No.: US8735165B2,“Oxazine-Based Sensor for Contaminant Detection, Fabrication Method and Use,” A. G. Agwu Nnanna and Ahmed Hasnain Jalal, Issued on May 27th 2014.

Professional Licensure

Professional Engineering License: PE11400324    

Administrative Accomplishments

  1. Established a “Quasi-Endowment Fund for the Mechanical Engineering Department, 2014.”
  2. Led the Civil Engineering Program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering through its 1st ABET Program Evaluation in 2011, resulting in full accreditation status for 2012-2018.
  3. Students enrollment in the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Programs have Increased by 76.9% from 2009/’10 to 2013/’14 (most of the increase occurred in the last two years).
  4. Led the Department to create Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (final proposal has been approved by the Purdue University Graduate Council).
  5. Generated over $8M from 34 external grants and contracts.
  6. Budget administration – responsible for management of multi-million dollar projects; developed plans to identify and strategically realign faculty efforts and department resources to optimize recurring operating budget and enhance teaching quality.
  7. Worked with the Dean of Engineering, Math, and Science to develop a State-wide Articulation Agreement with Ivy-Tech Community College to facilitate transfer and recruitment of students into Engineering Programs.
  8. Recruited and supervised Tenured/tenure-track faculty, Continuous/limited-term Lecturers, Visiting Professors, Research Scientists, and Post-doctoral Associates. Two faculties have been promoted to the rank of tenured-Associate Professor.
  9. Established Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) program to engage more sophomore and junior students in research activities during the semester.
  10. Established the Purdue Water Institute Lecture Series and Mechanical Engineering Seminar
  11. Developed a 2000 sq. ft. Water Laboratory valued at over $1.5M; and established an HVAC&R laboratory and Civil Engineering Laboratory.
  12. Established Industrial Partnership (I-TEAM) Program to fund engineering design competitions such as ASCE Steel Bridge, ASCE Concrete Canoe, and NASA Moon Buggy; and to support Engineering Summer Program for local High School Students.
  13. Purdue University Calumet Engineering programs ranked among top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation by US News and World Report.

Professional Service

  1. Reviewer/Rapporteur – CONICYT FONDAP, Santiago CHILE, 2013.
  2. Advisory Board Member, HVAC Program, School of Engineering and Technology at Ivy Tech Community College, Northwest Indiana, 2013 – present.
  3. Co-Organizer, Thermal Management of Handheld Systems and Transport in Micro-Nano Structures, Heat Transfer Conference, 2012.
  4. Topic Organizer, Emerging Technologies Symposium for the Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division of ASME, International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, 2009-2011.
  5. Reviewer, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.
  6. Chair, Technical Committee on Emerging Technologies, Electronics & Photonics Packaging Division of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008-2011.
  7. Newsletter Editor, ASME Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division, 2009.
  8. Provisional corresponding member ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces and Electronic Equipment, 2008-2010.
  9. Moderator, American Water Works Association Water Security Congress, 2008.
  10. National Science Foundation, Panel Member, 2007.
  11. Journal and Conference Proceedings Reviewer: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, International Journal of Thermal Science, and Chemical Engineering Journal.
  12. Session Chair, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, 2006.
  13. Session Co-Chair, Advances in Modeling Approaches II, ITherm – Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems, 2006.
  14. Vice Chair, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Calumet Subsection, 2004-2006.
  15. Session Chair, National Summer Heat Transfer Conference, 2005.
  16. Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, Reviewer, 2005.

Recognitions and Honors

  1. Outstanding Commitment to Sponsored Programs Award, 2012, Purdue University Calumet.
  2. Nominated for ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer in 2012.
  3. Fulbright Specialist Award, (Host Institution: University of Lagos, Nigeria), 2011.
  4. The 2011 Distinguished Guest Lecture, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Lagos.
  5. Seed for Success Research Award, Purdue University, 2010 and 2011.
  6. Office of the Vice President for Research Annual Report, Featured in “From Earth to Space Article,” Purdue University, West Lafayette, 2009.
  7. Outstanding Sponsored Research Award, Purdue University Calumet, 2008.
  8. Co-Lead Scientist on the Emerging Technologies to Mitigate Discharge of Pollutants into Lake Michigan, 2007 – 2012.
  9. American Society of Mechanical Engineers Board of Governors Service Award, 2003 – 2005.
  10. Member, National Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, 2001 – present.
  11. Jack R. Wolf Service Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Univ. of TX, Arlington, 2001.
  12. Invited Participant, NSF Modern Trends in Heat Transfer, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 2000 Member.
  13. National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma, 1999

 Student Awards received under Dr. Nnanna’s Guidance

  1. Kennethrex Obianika Ndukaife, Graduate Research Grant for the 2013-2014, Graduate Studies Office of Purdue University Calumet
  2. Tianwei Wang, “Refrigeration and Heat Pump System,” Sigma Xi Student Research Award from Purdue University Calumet Chapter.
  3. Kennethrex Obianika Ndukaife, “Infrared Imaging of the Spatial Distribution of Fouling on  a Membrane Surface,” 2nd place prize, graduate student oral presentation during spring 2013 student research day competition at Purdue University Calumet.
  4. Tianwei Wang and Denise Cox, “Refrigeration and Heat Pump Teaching System,” 1st Place of the 23 projects selected from across the country, by the 2012-2013 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Senior Undergraduate Project Grant Program.
  5. Justus Ndukaife, National Society of Black Engineers Board of Corporate Affiliates Scholar, March 31st, 2012.
  6. Justus Ndukaife, 3rd place prize, graduate student oral presentation during spring 2012 student research day competition at Purdue University Calumet.
  7. Lincang Li, 3rd place prize, graduate student oral presentation during spring 2010 student research day competition at Purdue University Calumet (with Dr. Xuiling Wang).
  8. Xu Li, 3rd place prize, graduate student oral presentation during spring 2009 student research day competition at Purdue University Calumet.

Research Interests

  • Thermal Transport Phenomena in Micro/Nana Porous Media
  • Bio and Micro Scale Heat Transfer
  • Thermo Mechanical Analysis in Micro Electronics
  • Phase Change Heat Transfer

Current research projects 

Research Grants and Awards  

Research Grants and Awards Received (total grants and awards: $8,737,766.00)

  1. “Optimization of Poly-Aluminum Chloride Dosage by Jar Test Method at East Chicago Water Treatment Plant,” East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $6330.
  2. “Water Characterization,” East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $6774.
  3. “BP Water Institute Lecture Series,” BP America Inc., 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $10,000.
  4. “Mercury Reduction from Municipal Effluents Discharged into Lake Michigan,” Lake Michigan Coastal Grants Program, 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $50,000.
  5. “Occurrence of Emerging Contaminants in Lake Michigan and Sensory Development,” Lake Michigan Coastal Grants Program, 2013-2014, PI: G. Nnanna, $50,000.
  6. “Integrating virtual 3D lab modules for flood modeling studies in civil engineering curriculum: An Inter-university Implementation and Evaluation,” National Science Foundation, PI: Chandra Viswanathan; Co-PIs: Purdue Calumet – Chenn Zhou, Emily Hixon and George Nnanna; Ramesh Teegavarapu from Florida Atlantic University; Pradeep Behera from University of District of Columbia; and Dr. Fox, University of Kentucky, $200,000.
  7. “East Chicago Water Characterization,” East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2013, PI: G. Nnanna, $1,500.
  8. “A Study of Strainer Performance at East Chicago Membrane Filtration Plant,” East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2013, PI: G. Nnanna, $10,000.
  9. “Study of the Total Suspended Solids Profiles – East Chicago Drinking Water Plant, City of East Chicago, 2012, PI: G. Nnanna, $10,000.
  10. “Lake Michigan Water Resources Study,” Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 2012– 2013, PI: G. Nnanna, $28,000.
  11. “Examining climate change influence on non-point source pollution using NSPECT models for Lake Michigan Watershed,”  Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 2012, PI: Chandramouli Viswanathan, Co-PI: G. Nnanna; $21,317.
  12. “Refrigeration and Heat Pump Teaching System,” ASHRAE, 2012-2013, PI: G. Nnanna, $4994.06.
  13. “Energy Efficiency and Water Institute Lab.,” DOE, 2010-2012, PI: G. Nnanna, Co-PI: B. Kramer, $2M.
  14. “Energy Efficient HVAC&R Using Evaporative Cooling,” ASHRAE, 2010-2011, PI: G. Nnanna, $5000.
  15. “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase II-Module III,” British Petroleum, 2009-2012, Co-PI: George Nnanna, PI: R. Rogers, $2, 670, 000.
  16. “Purdue Calumet Water Institute,” DOE, 2009-2013, PI-George Nnanna, $924,000.
  17. “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase II-Module II,” British Petroleum, 2009-2010, Co-PI: George Nnanna, PI: R. Rogers, $46,397.
  18. “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase II-Module I,” British Petroleum, 2009-2010, Co-PI: George Nnanna, PI: R. Rogers, $587,000.
  19. “Purdue Calumet Water Institute,” DOE, 2008-2009, PI-George Nnanna, $479,000.
  20. “Cooling Systems for Data Centers,” ASHRAE, 2008-2009, PI-George Nnanna, $7500.
  21. “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, Phase I,” British Petroleum, 2007-2008, Co-PI: George Nnanna, PI: H. Cohen, $1, 000, 000.
  22. “Purdue Calumet Water Institute,” US Depart. of Energy (DOE), 2006-2007, PI-G. Nnanna, $587, 014.
  23. “Ralston Street Lagoon Project,” Gary Sanitary Dist., 2006, PI- G. Nnanna. Co-PI: H. Pinnick, $17,355.
  24. “Thermoelectric Refrigeration System,” ASHRAE, 2006-2007, PI-George Nnanna, $5,000.
  25. “Nanofluid flow in Microchannels,” Purdue Research Foundation, 2006, $3,000.
  26. “Euromech Colloquium 472 on Microfluids and Transfer, Grenoble, France, September 6th – 8th, 2005,” Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Grant, $1,000.
  27. “Optical Table and CCD-Camera,” DOE Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment, 2005, Original Acquisition Cost $16,031.
  28. “Smart Air Distribution System,” Purdue Calumet Undergraduate Research Grant, 2005, $1300.
  29. “Experimental Investigation of Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” NSF Grant # CTS-0404493, 2004-2005, PI-George Nnanna, $23,000.
  30. “Thermo-Mechanical Issues in BGA Packages in Electronics,” Purdue Calumet Summer Grant, 2004, PI: George Nnanna, Co-PI: M. Mojtahed, $6000.
  31. “Design, Construction, and Testing of Smart Air Distribution System for Cooling of Data Centers,” ASHRAE, 2004, PI-George Nnanna, $4300.
  32. “Design, Construction, and Application of Vapor Compression Refrigeration Unit to Cool High Heat Flux Electronics,” Purdue Calumet Undergraduate Research Grant, 2003, $3000.
  33. “Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” Purdue Calumet URG, 2003, $1500.
  34. “Design, Construction, and Application of Vapor Compression Refrigeration Unit to Cool High Heat Flux Electronics,” ASHRAE, 2003, PI-George Nnanna, Co-PI: Ed Pierson, $3400.

Referred Journal Articles

  1. Tianwei Wang, Chenguang Sheng, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2014, “Experimental investigation of air conditioning system using evaporative cooling condenser,” Journal of Energy and Building, ENB-D-13-01663R3, accepted for publication.
  2. Justus C. Ndukaife, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, Shadi Salman and Magloire C. Fandohan, 2014, A pump-less discrete opto-fluidic chemical spectrophotometry system (DOCSS) for online in situ monitoring of dissolved contaminants in aqueous media, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology—AQUA (In Press).
  3. Urcan Guler, Justus C. Ndukaife, Gururaj V. Naik, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, Alexander V. Kildishev, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Alexandra Boltasseva, “Local Heating with Titanium Nitride Plasmonic Nanoparticles,” 2013, Accepted for publication in the Nano Letters Journal, ID: nl-2013-031743.
  4. A.G. Agwu Nnanna, Jinsong Yu, and Ishita Biswas, 2013, “Analyzing the Spatial and Temporal characteristics of Membrane Fouling,” Accepted for publication in the Journal of Water Science and Technology, WST 12-02952.
  5. M. Urgun-Demirtas, M. C. Negri, P. S. Gillenwater, A.G. Agwu Nnanna, and J. Yu, 2013, “Meeting World’s Most Stringent Hg Criterion: A pilot-study for the treatment of oil refinery wastewater using an ultrafiltration membrane process,” Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 117, pp. 65-75.
  6. J. C. Ndukaife, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and H. W. Pinnick, 2013, “Dithizone as a Halochromic Material for Fabricating Evanescent Wave-based Chemical Sensors,” Chemical Sensors, 3: 1, pp. 1-6.
  7. A. Jalal, J. Yu, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2012, “Fabrication and Calibration of Oxazine-Based Optic Fiber Sensor for Detection of Ammonia in Water,” Journal of Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 17, pp. 3768 – 3775.    
  8. C. Sheng and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2012, “Empirical Correlation of Cooling Efficiency and Transport Phenomena of Direct Evaporative Cooler, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 40. pp. 48 – 55.
  9. N. Zhou and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Investigation of Hybrid Spring-membrane System for Fouling Control,” Desalination Journal, Vol. 276, Issue 1-3, pp. 117 – 127.
  10. X. Li, J. Yu, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Fouling Mitigation for Hollow-fiber UF Membrane by Sonication,” Desalination Journal, Vol. 281, pp. 23 – 29.
  11. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2010, “Thermo-Hydraulic Behavior of Micro-Channel Heat Exchanger System,” Journal Experimental Heat Transfer, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 157 – 173.
  12. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, W. Rutherford, W. Elomar, and B. Sankowski, 2009, “Assessment of Thermoelectric using Nanofluid Heat Exchanger,” Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 29, pp. 491-500.
  13. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2007, “Experimental Model of Temperature Driven Nanofluid,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 129, pp. 697-704.
  14. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2006, “Application of Refrigeration System to Electronics Cooling,” Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 18-27.
  15. *A. G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and K. T. Harris, 2005, “An Experimental Study of Non-Fourier Thermal Response in Porous Media,” Journal of Porous Media, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 31-44.
  16. *A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and A. Haji-Sheikh, 2005, “Sensitivity Coefficients for Analyzing Interstitial Properties during Phase Change in Porous Media*,” Journal of Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 595-616.
  17. *A. G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and K. T. Harris, 2004, “Experimental Study of Local Thermal Non-Equilibrium Phenomena during Phase Change in Porous Media*,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 47, pp. 4365-4375.
  18. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and D. Agonafer, 2003, “Effects of Variable Heat Transfer Coefficient, Fin Geometry, and Curvature on the Thermal Performance of a Fin,” Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 125, pp. 1-5.
  19. *K. T. Harris, A. Haji-Sheikh, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2001, “Phase Change Phenomena in Porous Media – A Non Local Thermal Equilibrium Model*,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 1619-1625.

*These journals were used as part of Book Chapter “From Bioengineering and Microelectronics to Nanotechnology, Series: Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media,” Vol. 22, Vadasz, Peter (Ed.), 2008, XIV, 330 p. 65 illus., Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-4020-8177-4.

Journal Articles Under Review or in Preparation

  1. Ndukaife Justus, Mishra Avanish, Guler Urcan, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, Wereley Steven, and Boltasseva Alexandra, 2014, “Photothermal Heating Enabled by Plasmonic Nanoantennas for Electrokinetic Manipulation and Sorting of Particles,” ACS Nano (ID nn-2014-02294w)
  2. Chenguang Sheng and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2013, “Study of Supply Water Temperature’s Impact on Direct Evaporative Cooling Heat Transfer Process,” Applied Thermal Engineering Journal
  3. Patricia S Gillenwater; Meltem Urgun-Demirtas; M. Cristina Negri; A.G. Agwu Nnanna Jinsong Yu, 2012, “Achieving very low mercury levels in refinery wastewater with reactive filtration,” HAZMAT-D-12-03854, Journal of Hazardous Materials.

Peer-Reviewed Proceedings

  1. Y. Liu, C. Sheng, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2014, “Detection of Selected Pharmaceutical Contaminants and Removal Efficiency of Emerging Contaminants by Application of Membrane Filtration Technology,” IMECE2014-36906, (submitted for publication) Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  2. A. P. Andrews, C. Sheng, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, C. Viswanathan, 2014, “Lake Michigan Water Resources Study,” IMECE2014-39709, (submitted for publication) Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  3. X. Xue, J. Ndukaife, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2014, “Solar Energy Harvesting for Steam Generation Enabled by Carbon Black Nanoparticles,” IMECE2014-37787, (submitted for publication) Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  4. K. Ndukaife, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2014, “Characterization of Fouled Flat Sheet Membranes by Infrared Thermography,” IMECE2014-36761, (submitted for publication) Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  5. C. Sheng, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2014, “Study of Supply Water Temperature’s Impact on Direct Evaporative Cooling Heat Transfer Process,” IMECE2014-38327, (submitted for publication) Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  6. C. M. Fandohan, A. Mishra, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, S. Wereley, and J-S Kuwon, 2014, “Integrate Micro and Nanomechanical Cantilever Sesing of Chemical and Biomolecules with Rapid Electrokinetics Patterning (REP) for Rapid Detection of Particles,” IMECE2014-38349, C. Sheng, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, C. Viswanathan, 2014, “Lake Michigan Water Resources Study,” IMECE2014-39709, (submitted for publication) Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  7. Justus C. Ndukaife, Avanish Mishra, Urcan Guler, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, Steve Wereley, and Alexandra Boltasseva, “Photothermal heating enabled by plasmonic nanoantennas for electrokinetic manipulation and sorting of submicron particles,” Control ID: 1954911, submitted to CLEO:2014, 8-13 June 2014, San Jose, CA.
  8. Urcan Guler, Justus C. Ndukaife, Gururaj V. Naik, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, Alexander V. Kildishev, Vladimir M. Shalaev, and Alexandra Boltasseva, “Local heating with titanium nitride nanoparticles,” CLEO 2013, June 9 – 14th 2013, San Jose, CA.
  9. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, et al. “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan,” 2007 – 2012, (http://webs.purduecal.edu/pwi).
  10. J. P. Coleman and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Nanoparticle Deposition and Convective Transport in Microchannel Heat Exchanger Systems,” IMECE2011-62957, Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  11. C, Sheng, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Empirical Correlation of Cooling Efficiency and Transport Phenomena of Direct Evaporative Cooler,” Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  12. C. Fandohan, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Low Voltage Electrohydrodynamics Micropump for Cooling Electronics Device,” Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  13. Ishita Biswas and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “An Investigation of the Impact of Nanoparticles on Micro-to-Nano Filtration Membrane System,” IMECE2011-62961, Proceedings of ASME, InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 11-17, 2011, Denver, Colorado, USA.
  14. I. Biswas and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “An Empirical Assessment of Solvent-Solute-Membrane Interaction on Development of Fouling,” American Membrane Technology Association/SEDA 2011 Joint Conference & Exposition, 8 pages, July 18-21, 2011, Miami Beach, Florida.
  15. N. Zhou and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Parametric Study of Ultrafiltration Membrane in Oily Wastewater,” American Membrane Technology Association/SEDA 2011 Joint Conference & Exposition, 8 pages, July 18-21. 2011, Miami Beach, Florida.
  16. J. Kaiser, V. Petrovic, V. Chandramouli and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Indiana Rainfall Pattern Trends the Influence of Large Wind Farms,” (Poster), EWRI Congress (Environmental water resources Institute), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), 8 pages, May 22-26, Palm springs, California.
  17. J. Kaiser, V. Petrovic, V. Chandramouli and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Tracking Potential Trends in the Discharge of Stream Flow into Lake Michigan,” (Poster), EWRI Congress (Environmental water resources Institute), ASCE (American Soc.of Civil Engineers), 8 pages, May 22-26, Palmsprings, CA.
  18. J. Walker, S. Sheng, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and L. Li, 2010, “Correlation of Direct Evaporative Cooling Efficiency with Media Porosity,” Proceedings of ASME InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2010-39709, 8 pages, Nov. 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  19. X. Li, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2009, “Mitigation of Fouling on Hollow Fiber Membrane using Ultrasonic Transducer,” Proceedings of ASME InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009-10926, 8 pages, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  20. N. Zhou, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2009, “Parametric Study of Ultrafiltration Membrane,” Proceedings of ASME InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009-11696, 8 pages, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  21. L. Li, X. Wang, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2009, “Investigation of Indoor Environment for a Data center,” Proceedings of ASME InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009-12513, 8 pages, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  22. N. Zhou, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2009, “Numerical Simulation of Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Membrane,” Proceedings of ASME InternationalMechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009-11705, 8 pages, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  23. X. Lu, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2008, “Nanoparticle-Wall Interaction during Fluid Flow in Microchannel, Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67932, 8 pages , October 31 – November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  24. A. Abdi, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2008, “Dye doped clad modified evanescent fiber optic sensor array for the detection of aqueous-ammonia,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67935, 8 pages, October 31 – November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  25. S. Khalsa, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2008, “Investigation of Thermal Performance of Thermoelectric Module,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67938, 8 pages, October 31 – November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  26. S. S. Shastry, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2008, “Investigation of Fiber Optic Sensor for Monitoring of Ammonia,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67940, 8 pages, October 31 – November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  27. S. Shastry, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, Nabil Ibrahim, and Abdeq Abdi, “Application of Fiber Optics Technology to Monitor Contaminants in Water,” Presented and published at the AWWA Water Security Congress, Ohio, April 6, 2008.
  28. M. Senta, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2007, “Design of Manifold for Nanofluid Flow in Microchannels,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2007-42720, 8 pages,November 11 – 15, 2007, Seattle, WA.
  29. W. Rutherford, W. Elomar, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and B. Sankowski, 2007, “Assessment of Thermoelectric using Nanofluid Heat Exchanger,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2007-42702, 8 pages, November 11-15, 2007, Seattle, WA.
  30. W. Rutherford, W. Elomar, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and B. Sankowski, 2007, An “Integrated Thermoelectric Nanofluid Heat Exchanger,” Proceedings of ASME IPACK2007-33698, 8 pages, July 8-12, 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA.
  31. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and M. Berhe, 2006, “Temperature-Driven Nanofluid,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2006-15278, 8 pages, Nov. 5-10, 2006, Chicago, IL.
  32. M. Routhu, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2006, “Mathematical Formulation of Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluid,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2006-13268, 8 pages, Nov. 5-10, Chicago, IL.
  33. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2005, “Nanoparticle Concentration in Buoyancy Flow,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2005-79364, 8 pages, Nov. 5 – 11, Orlando, FL.  
  34. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and M. Routhu, 2005, “Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids – Part II,” Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, No. SHTC-72782, 8 pages, July 17 – 22, San Francisco, CA.
  35. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, T. Fistrovich, J. Malinski, and S. U. S. Choi, 2004, “Thermal Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2004-62059, 8 pages, Nov. 13 – 19, Anaheim, CA.
  36. A. G. A. Nnanna, and A. Haji-Sheikh, 2004, “Sensitivity Coefficients for Analyzing Interstitial Properties during Phase Change in Porous Media,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2004-59369, 8 pages, Nov. 13 – 19, Anaheim, CA.
  37. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, T. J. Mehok, D. Stella, U. Ahmed, D. Roldan, C.Q. Zhou, and P. Chaubal, 2004, “Experimental Cold Flow Water Model of a Blast Furnace Hearth: Part I,” Proceedings of ASME Heat Transfer/Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, No. HT-FED2004-56541, 8 pages, July 11 – 15, Charlotte, NC.
  38. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Uludogan, D. Roldan, C.Q. Zhou, P. Chuabal, and D. (Frank) Huang, 2004, “Water Model of a Blast Furnace Hearth for Flow Pattern Investigation,” Proceedings of AISTECH Conference, September 15-17, 2004, Nashville, TN.
  39. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, B. Hughes, J. Brooks, B. Anderson, and J. Mitchell, 2004, “Transient Response of Refrigeration System to Instantaneous Alterations in Heat Load of Electronics,” Proceedings of ASME Heat Transfer/Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, No. HT-FED2004-56128, 8 pages, July 11 – 15, Charlotte, NC.
  40. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2003, “Measurement of Interstitial Heat Transfer Coefficient during rapid Phase Change in Porous Media” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2003-42431, 8 pages, Nov. 15 – 21, Washington, DC.
  41. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2003, “A Study of Non-Equilibrium Heat Transfer in Porous Media” Proceedings of the ASME National Heat Transfer Conf.,No. HT2003-40385, 8 pages, July 20 – 23, Las Vegas, NV.
  42. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and K. T. Harris, 2002, “Experimental Study of Phase Front under Local Thermal Non-Equilibrium Condition ─ Phase Change Phenomena in Porous Media,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2002-39705, 8 pages, Nov. 17 – 22, New Orleans, LA.
  43. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and D. Agonafer, 2002, “Effects of Variable Heat Transfer Coefficient, Fin Geometry, and Curvature on the Thermal Performance of a Fin,” Proceedings of ASME ITHERM,8 pages, May 31 – June 1, San Diego, CA.
  44. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and Kendall T. Harris, 2001, “Experimental Validation of Non-Fourier Thermal Behavior in Porous Structure,” Proceedings of the ASME IMECE, Combustion and Energy Systems, HTD-Vol.369-4, No.24279, 8 pages, Nov. 11 – 16, New York, NY.
  45. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, D. Agonafer, and M. T. North, 2001, “Optimization of Heat Pipe Spacing in Heat Sinks: A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study,” InterPACK’01-Int. Intersociety Electronic & Photonic Packaging Conf. and Exhibition, No. I498, 8 pages, July 8-13, Kauai, HI.
  46. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, K. T. Harris, and A. Haji-Sheikh, 2000, “Experimental Model for a Thermosyphon which Employs Solid/Liquid Phase Change Materials,” Proceedings of the ASME IMECE, HTD-Vol. 366-4, No. H1195D, 8 pages, Nov. 5 – 10, Orlando, FL

Media and Press

  1. May 23rd, 2014, Lakeshore Report, http://lakeshorepublicmedia.org/lake-co-surveyor-meets-with-bp-about-oil-spill/
  2. April 6, 2013 – 2 Purdue Calumet students receive top ranking pump system -http://www.nwitimes.com/business/local/purdue-calumet-students-receive-top-ranking-pump-system/article_66cab546-ee75-5141-88fb-528e1532181a.html
  3. April 6, 2013 – Purdue Calumet students get top grade for pump -http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/19320397-418/purdue-calumet-students-get-top-grade-for-pump.html
  4. December 18, 2012 – http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/lake/17075828-418/water-research-facility-officially-opens-at-puc.html
  5. December 18, 2012 – PUC Water and Energy Center - NWI.com
  6. December 18, 2012 – New PUC labs to benefit NWI, economic development - NWI.com
  7. December 17, 2012 – Purdue Calumet Water Institute, Energy Center introduce cutting edge labs: http://webs.purduecal.edu/news/2012/12/17/cutting-edge-labs
  8. December 4, 2012- To mix business with pleasure, just add water - NWI.com
  9. August 21, 2012 – Purdue center highlights new technologies - NWI.com
  10. March 22, 2012- Local experts gather for World Water Day event - NWI.com
  11. March 22, 2012 -PUC Water Institute hosts first-ever World Water Day Summit: http://webs.purduecal.edu/news/2012/03/21/world-water-day-summit/
  12. March 22, 2012-Indiana’s beach monitoring funding in jeopardy - NWI.com
  13. March 23, 2012-Editorial: Scientists develop plan to control mercury - NWI.com
  14. March 20, 2012-Study finds effective methods for keeping mercury out of Lake Michigan - NWI.com
  15. March 20, 2012-Report: Mercury limits within reach - posttrib.com
  16. March 20, 2012-Mercury can be reduced from waste water discharge to satisfy GLI criteria, scientists report:http://webs.purduecal.edu/news/2012/03/20/mercury-can-be-reduced/
  17. January 20, 2012-A lot at stake for BP in Whiting expansion - WBEZ91.5
  18. October 25, 2011- Ridding Drinking Water of Chemicals - NWI.com
  19. October 6, 2011- Pharmaceutical Contaminant Removal is Focus of Oct. 25 PUC Water Institute:http://webs.purduecal.edu/news/2011/10/06/pharmaceutical-contaminant/
  20. September 20, 2011- Professor Who Debunked BP’s Oil Spill Figures Discusses Technology - NWI.com
  21. May 15, 2011 – Academics tackling environmental challenge - NWI.com
  22. May 10, 2011 – PUC, Argonne research foundation for future technology - posttrib.com
  23. June 8, 2008 – Scientists: Remove pollutants from water - QCOnline.com
  24. June 6, 2008- BP water options discussed by researchers - Indiana Economic Digest
  25. June 5, 2008 – BP water options discussed - NWI.com
  26. January 20, 2008 -Water institute offers BP water discharge solutions - The PUC Chronicle
  27. 2007- Water treatment study for BP could take 9 months - The Associated Press

 Technical Reports

  1. American Soc. of Heating, Refri., Air Conditioning Eng., “Cooling of Data Centers,” Aug. 1, 2009.
  2. British Petroleum, “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, by Purdue Water Institute and Argonne National Laboratory, May 31, 2009.
  3. United States Depart. of Energy, DE-FG02-05ER64131, “Water Environmental Inst.,” June 15, 2009.
  4. United States Depart. of Energy, DE-FG02-05ER64131, “Water Environmental Inst.,” Dec. 15, 2008.
  5. United States Depart. of Energy, DE-FG02-05ER64131, “Water Environmental Inst.,” June 13, 2008.
  6. British Petroleum, “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan, by Purdue Water Institute and Argonne National Laboratory, June 2008.
  7. United States Depart. of Energy, DE-FG02-05ER64131, “Water Environmental Inst.,” Dec. 15, 2007.
  8. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, “Thermoelectric Refrigeration System,” 2007.
  9. United States Depart. of Energy, DE-FG02-05ER64131, “Water Environmental Inst.,” June 13, 2007.
  10. United States Depart. of Energy, DE-FG02-05ER64131, “Water Environmental Inst.,” Dec. 15, 2006.
  11. United States Depart. of Energy, DE-FG02-05ER64131, “Water Environmental Inst.,” June 13, 2006.
  12. National Science Foundation, CTS-0404493, “Experimental Investigation of Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” 2005.
  13. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, “Design, Construction, and Testing of Smart Air Distribution System for Cooling of Data Centers,” 2005.
  14. American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers, “Design, Construction, and Application of Vapor Compression Refrigeration Unit to Cool High Heat Flux Electronics,” 2004.

Invited Presentations

  1. G. Agwu Nnanna, Tianwei Wang, Dennis Cox and Chenguang Sheng, “Refrigeration and Heat Pump Teaching System”, ASHRAE Winter Conference, January 27th, 2013, Dallas, TX.
  2. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Evaporative Cooling”, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers – Northern Indiana, October 18th, 2012, South Bend and Hammond, IN
  3. G. Agwu Nnanna, C. Negri and J. Lexier, “Leveraging Technology through Partnerships”, 2012 Downstream Technology Seminar – September 18th to 20rh, 2012, Seattle, WA.
  4. G. Agwu Nnanna, Exhibition: Advanced Water Quality Research Laboratory, 2012 Downstream Technology Seminar – September 18th to 20th, 2010, Seattle, WA.
  5. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Transport Phenomena in Membrane System: From Wastewater to Re-use and Drinking Water”, June 29th, 2011, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja, Nigeria.
  6. Poland – Purdue University Faculty Research Abroad Program, University of Warsaw and Pope John Paul II Catholic University, Lublin, Poland, March 2009.
  7. Nigeria – Research Collaborations on Wastewater Treatment, Federal University of Technology, Owerii and Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria, January 2009.
  8. Hong Kong – Purdue Faculty and Staff Delegation to Explore Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations, Chinese University and Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, June 2008.
  9. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Experimental Investigation of Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids”, Energy Division (Dr. Choi), Argonne National Laboratory, August, 2003.
  10. Mexico – Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute Program: Modern Trends in Heat Transfer sponsored by NSF, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 2000.

Presentations

  1. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2013, “Role of Purdue Water Institute in Promoting Water Cooperation,” World Water Day, March 22, 2013, Hammond, IN.
  2. J. C. Ndukaife, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2012, “A Microfluidic Chemical-Spectrophotometry System for In-situ Monitoring of Heavy Metals,” National Monitoring Conf., April 30-May 4, 2012, Portland, Oregon.
  3. J. C. Ndukaife, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2012, “A Novel Application of Dithizone in an Evanescent Wave Sensor for Rapid Detection of Acidic Gases,” National Monitoring Conference, April 30-May 4, 2012, Portland, Oregon.
  4. A. Jalal and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2010, “Reversible Polymer Optical Fiber (POF) based Micro-sensor for Water Environment,” published and presented (poster), American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 22-24, 2010.
  5. J. Li and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, “On-Line Detection of ppb-ppt Level of Ammonia in Water Using Optical-based Sensor,” published and presented (poster), American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 22-24, 2010.
  6. Nina Zhou, Linzi Zhou, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Hybrid Pizeoelectric Membrane System,” published and presented (poster), American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 22-24, 2010.
  7. X. Li and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Influence of Ultrasonication on Membrane Fouling,” published and presented (poster), American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 22-24, 2010.
  8. L. Wei, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and I. Jonnatta, “Forecasting Water Intake from Lake Michigan for Lake County Indiana: 1990 – 2008,” published and presented (poster), American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Chicago, IL, June 22-24, 2010.
  9. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Advances in Refinery Wastewater Management,” International Conference on Natural Resource, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, March 8-11, 2010.
  10. I. Jannotta, A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and Cristina Negri, “Evaluation Strategies of Wastewater Treatment Technologies,” EmCon 09, 2nd International Conference on Occurrence, Fate, Effects and Transport of Emerging Contaminants in the Environment, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO, Aug.4 -7, 2009.
  11. A. G. Agwu Nnanna and C. Negri, “Emerging Technologies for Mitigation of Discharges into Lake Michigan,” Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, May 21-22, 2009.
  12. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Emerging Technologies in Detection of Water-Borne Chemical Contaminants & Novel Water Filtration Techniques,” Pope John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland March 14th – 20th, 2009.
  13. Milko Kasic, Shiv Chhabra, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, January 2009, “Cooling of Data Center,” Newsletter Article for Detroit Michigan Chapter of American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Conditioning Engineers, www.detroitashrae.org.
  14. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and J. Gore, “Great Lakes Water Quality Conference,” Purdue University Calumet Conference Center, Hammond, Indiana, October 23rd 2008.
  15. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, C. Negri, J. Veil, and E. McLamore, “PWI/ANL Community Briefing on Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharge into Lake Michigan,” Purdue University Calumet Academic Learning Center, Merrillville, IN, June 5, 2008.
  16. A. Abdi, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Modeling and Simulation of Clad Modified Evanescent Optical Fiber Sensors Application in ammonia sensing,” Purdue University Calumet Water Institute, Feb. 19, 2008.
  17. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, and C. Negri, “PWI/ANL Community Briefing on Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan,” Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN, January 16, 2008.
  18. A. Andrews, and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Why should Water-Intensive Corporations be Attracted to Northwest Indiana? A Research Methodology,” Purdue University Calumet, September 12, 2007.
  19. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Water Security,” Lakefront Infrastructure Security Group, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Indiana, Hammond, IN, June 14, 2007.
  20. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, “Water Issues in Northwest Indiana,” Indiana Steel Environmental Group, US Steel, Hammond, IN, September 27, 2006.
  21. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2005, “Thermo-hydrodynamic characterization of nanofluidics in micro-Channel,” Euromech Colloquium 472 on Microfluidics and Transfer, Grenoble, France, September 6-8, 2005.
  22. A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2005, “Thermal Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” NSF Design, Manufacturing & Industrial Innovation Research Conf., Scottsdale, Arizona, Jan.3-6, 2005.

Seminars and Lectures Organized

  1. Ashley Snyder (Coordinator) “Grand Calumet River Area of Concern ½ Day Seminar,” Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Northwest Regional Office, November 15, 2013
  2. Jennifer Miller, “Indiana Harbor and Canal Confined Disposal Facility and Navigational Dredging,” Chief, Environmental Engineering Team, Chicago District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, November 5, 2013
  3. “Energy Efficiency Innovation Seminar: Municipal Water Infrastructure and Water Technologies” – German American Chamber of Commerce, October 29, 2013
  4. D. Scott Ireland, “Grand Calumet River – Status of Sediment Remediation Projects: Past, Present & FUTURE,” Special Assistant to the Senior Advisor (Great Lakes), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Great Lakes National Program Office, September 24th, 2013, Purdue University Water Institute – Calumet Campus
  5. 2013 World Water Day, Keynote Address – “First Steps in Water Supply Planning – Indiana SB 132,” Jack Wittman, National Director of GeoSciences, Layne Christensen Company, March 22nd, 2013
  6. “Finite Element Modeling of Passive Friction Dampers,” Andrei Ionut Stefancu, Visiting Fulbright Scholar at University of Southern California, March 4th 2013.
  7. “Particulate Air Pollution: Particulate air pollution: Sources, Impact to human health and environment, Control,” Mansur Amonov, Visiting Fulbright Scholar at University of Wisconsin, Madison, February 20-22, 2013.
  8. “Functional Membrane Materials: Opportunities in Water Treatment,” William Phillip, College of Engineering and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Notre Dame, December 11th, Purdue University Calumet, Potter 334, Hammond, IN.
  9. “NiSource/ NIPSCO’s water sustainability commitment and NWI Paddling Association,” Dan Plath, Principal – Environmental, Safety, & Sustainability, NiSource, December 4th, 2012, Purdue University Calumet, Potter 334, Hammond, IN.
  10. “Environmental sustainability efforts of ArcelorMittal,” Kevin Doyle, Manager, Environmental Affairs, ArcelorMittal, December 6th, Purdue University Calumet, Potter 334, Hammond, IN.
  11. Organized the 2012 World Water Day Summit with invited Speakers from UNICEF, USEPA, IDEM
  12. “Orthodontic Biomechanics,” Jie Chen, IUPU, Indianapolis, April 6th, 2012.
  13. The Dynamics of Human Reaching – Simplifying Motor Control Strategies,” James Schmiedeler, University of Notre Dame, March 9th 2012.
  14. “Fluid Power Systems,” Jose Garcia, Illinois Institute of Technology, February 17th, 2012.
  15. “Applications of Novel Analysis Methods Towards Improvements in Energy Efficiency and Storage,” Aaron Wemhoff, Villanova University, December 14th, 2011.
  16. “Membrane Technology: Bacteria and virus removal, and the development of new membrane materials,” John Hopkins University, December 1st, 2011.
  17. “The development of sustainable catalytic processes for removing oxyanions from drinking water,” University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, November 11th, 2011.
  18. “Chemicals of Emerging Concern (CECs): A discussion of the technologies used for the removal of CECs and monitoring strategies to assess treatment efficacy,” Colorado Sch. of Mines, Oct. 25th, 2011.
  19. Optoelectric Micro/Nano Particle and Droplet Manipulation, Steve Wereley, Purdue University, September 20th, 2011.
  20. “Great Lakes Water Quality Conference,” Purdue University Calumet Conference Center, Hammond, Indiana, October 23rd 2008.
  21. “PWI/ANL Community Briefing on Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharge into Lake Michigan,” Purdue University Calumet Academic Learning Center, Merrillville, IN, June 5, 2008.
  22. “Modeling and Simulation of Clad Modified Evanescent Optical Fiber Sensors Application in ammonia sensing,” Abdeq Abdi, SULB, Purdue University Calumet, Sponsored by Purdue Water Institute, February 19, 2008.
  23. “PWI/ANL Community Briefing on Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan,” Purdue University Calumet Center, Hammond, IN, January 16, 2008.
  24. “Why should Water-Intensive Corporations be Attracted to Northwest Indiana? A Research Methodology,”Anthony Andrews, Governor State University, IL, September 12, 2007.
  25. “Ready or Not, Here I come,” Water Utility Preparedness for Man-Made or Natural Disasters,” Reggie Baker, Indiana Department of Environmental Mgt., May 23, 2007.

Research Supervision

  1. Chenguang Sheng, Research Associate, 2012 – present
  2. Dr. Damena Agonafer, Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois Urbana Champagne, 2011
  3. Kasandra Tenbarge, Program and Outreach Administrator, 2011 – 2013
  4. Dr. Jinsong Yu, Post-Doc, (2009 – 2013), Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan
  5. Xu Li, Research Associate, (2010), Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan
  6. Boris Agre, Research Associate, (2010), Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan
  7. Dr. Anthony Andrews, Research Fellow, (2007 – 2010), Water as Catalyst for Economic Development
  8. Izabela Jonnatta, Research Associate, (2007 – 2012),Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan
  9. Dr. Abdeq Abdi, Post-Doc, (2007 – 2008), Optical Sensors for Detection of Chemical Contaminants

Teaching Activities

Graduate Courses:

  • Advanced HVAC, ME 597-01 (developed and taught)
  • Microscale Heat Transfer – 07 (developed and taught)
  • Electronics System Cooling, ME 52300, (developed and taught)
  • Design of Heat Exchangers, ME 58300, (developed and taught)
  • Design and Analysis of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems, ME 52400

Undergraduate Courses:

  • General Thermodynamics I, ME 305
  • General Thermodynamics II, ME 306
  • Heat Transfer, ME 416
  • Fluid Mechanics, ME 312
  • Design and Analysis of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Systems, ME 426

Course Development

Developed and taught Advanced HVAC Systems. This graduate level course focuses on constant and variable air volume; Psychometrics; Energy calculations and building simulation; Pumps and piping design; Space air diffusion; Fans and building air distribution; Duct design; Direct contact heat and mass transfer – spray chambers, cooling towers; Refrigeration, and Building simulation. In addition to the lectures, this course has a laboratory component on refrigeration, space air diffusion, and direct evaporative cooling.

Developed and taught Microscale Heat Transfer. This graduate level course covers materials relevant to understanding the fundamentals of thermal transport phenomena in microscale. It includes experimentally observed physical behaviors in ultrafast heat transport; microscale effects in space; and phase-lag concept in time, etc.

Developed and taught Heat Exchanger Design. The primary focus of this course is on the thermal design theory of heat exchangers in steady state and transient operation, and thermo-mechanical design challenges as applied to various heat exchanger configurations.

Developed and taught Heat Transfer in Electronics. This course is an introduction to thermal analysis and management of electronic equipment as related to cooling and packaging of electronic devices. It covers in great detail the application of fundamental heat transfer principles to predict heat loads and temperature fields in electronic devices.

Graduate Student Supervision

   1.  Nina Zhou, “Solute-Membrane-Solvent Interaction, (discontinued)”
   2.  Justus Ndukaife, “Nanocantilever for biosensors
   3.  Maglorie Fandohan, “Nanocantilever for biosensors

M.S. Thesis in Progress

  1. Joshua Coleman, 2012, “Nanoparticle Deposition”
  2. Kennethrex Ndukaife, 2014, “Optical Detection of Biofouling in Membrane Systems”
  3. Liu Yanghe, 2015, “Mercury Reduction from Municipal Effluents Discharged into Lake Michigan”
  4. Xuecheng Xue, 2015, “Occurrence of Emerging Contaminants in Lake Michigan and Sensory Development”
  5. Miao He, 2014, “Prediction of Water Quality and Water Availability”

M.S. Thesis Completed

Six continued to Ph. D. Degree

  1. Tianwei Wang, “Experimental Investigation of Air Conditioning System using Evaporative Cooling Condenser,” August 2014
  2. Chenguang Sheng, “Empirical Correlation of Cooling Efficiency and Transport Phenomena of Direct Evaporative Cooler,” August 2012
  3. *Justus Ndukaife, “Fabrication of Opto-Chemical Sensors for Heavy Metal Detection,” August 2012, (pursuing PHD degree at Purdue West Lafayette)
  4. *Magloire Fandohan, “Electrohydrodynamic Pump for Cooling Electronic Devices,” August 2012 (pursuing PHD degree at Purdue West Lafayette)
  5. *Ishita Biswas, “Spatial and Temporal Evolution of Fouling Phenomena in Membrane System,” Aug. 2011, (pursuing PHD degree at University of Alberta, Canada)
  6. *Jianing Li, “Fabrication and Calibration of Silicon-Based Ball-Tip Optical Ammonia Sensor for On-line In-situ Detection in Water System,” May 2011, (pursuing PHD degree at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas)
  7. *Ahmed Jalal, “Reversible Evanescent-based Opto-chemical Sensor for In-situ Detection of Contaminants in Static and Dynamic Fluid System,” December 2010, (pursuing PHD degree at Florida International University)
  8. *Nina Zhou, “Parametric Study of Ultrafiltration Membrane System and Development of Fouling Control Mechanism,” August 2010, (pursuing PHD degree at Purdue West Lafayette)
  9. Xi Lu, “Mitigation of Fouling on Hollow Fiber Membrane using Ultrasonic Transducer,” December 2009
  10. Sridhar Shastry, “Contaminant Transport in Water Distribution Network,” Dec. 2008
  11. Manohar Routhu, “Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” Dec. 2006
  12. Uludogan Ahmed Baris, “Velocity Measurement in Cold Flow Model of Blast Furnace Hearth using Laser Diagnostics Technique,” 2005

*In PHD program

M.S. Non-Thesis

  1. 2012: Eme Otaka, Tajrin Ishrat, and Theresa Obias
  2. 2011: Yao Yu, and Lingcang Li
  3. 2010: Wessam Elomar, and Ali Roosevelt
  4. 2007: Manish Senta

Undergraduate Research / Capstone Students

55 Students / 25 projects

  1. Erik Rolfs and James Taylor, “Hydraulic-Pneumatic Regenerative Braking System,” December 2014
  2. Christian Martinez, Patrick Robinson Jr, Max Schrementi, and John Vazquez, “Dyer Green Irrigation,” December 2014
  3. Abdulla Aljar and Mohammed Karim, “East Chicago Membrane Filtration Plant,” December 2013
  4. Shadi Salman, Matt Raymond, Kevin Sokolowski, “Optical Sensor for Heavy Metals in Water,” May 2013
  5. Kelly Bandy and Shika Mapa, “Waste Effluent Discharge Pipeline Upgrade, May 2012
  6. Dennis Cox and Tianwei Wang, “Vapor Compression Refrigeration Unit,” May 2012
  7. Manny Salazar and Jacque Ullstam, “Optimization of Direct Evaporative Cooling System,” May 2011
  8. Chenguang Sheng and James Walker, “Direct Evaporative Cooling System,” May 2010
  9. Linzi Zhao, “Pizoelectric Membrane Filtration System,” May 2010
  10. Milko Kasic and Shiv Chhabra, “Cooling of Data Centers,” 2009
  11. James Walker, “HVAC Test Bench Model,” May 2009
  12. Simranjit Singh Khalsa, “Nanothermoelectric System,” 2008
  13. W. Rutherford, W. Elomar, and B. Sakowski, “Thermoelectric Refrigeration,” 2006
  14. H. Jain, and J. Burmester, “Spray Cooling,” 2006
  15. T. Schaefer, R. Buckley, and A. Mathur, “Water Reuse in Petrochemical Industry,” (with Prof. Pierson and Dr. Fabish), 2006
  16. Christian Navarro and Anthony Kuforiji, “Nanofluid Flow in Microchannel,” 2005
  17. Steve Broda and Michael Miloshoff, “Energy Efficient Refrigeration,” 2005
  18. J. Newhuis and M. Palen, “Smart Air Distribution System for Data Center,” 2004
  19. A. Fauth and R. Ali, “Water Model of a Blast Furnace Hearth,” (with Dr. Zhou), 2004
  20. M. Kolar, D. Mishler, and J. Magraw, “Hybrid Power System for University Building,” (with Prof. Ed Pierson and Dr. Bob Kramer), 2004
  21. K. Malinski and T. Fistrovich, “Experimental Investigation of Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” (with Dr. Zhou and Dr. Choi), 2004
  22. B. Anderson, J. Brooks, B. Hughes, and J. Mitchell, “Vapor Compression Refrigeration Unit for High Heat Flux Electronics,” 2003
  23. T. J. Mehok, and D. Stella, “Flow Model of Blast Furnace Hearth,” (with Dr. Zhou), 2003
  24. J. Swalek, “Evaluation of Erosion Patterns in a Blast Furnace Hearth – Computational Fluid Dynamics and Experimental Study,” (with Dr. Zhou), 2003
  25. M. Kalajian, R. Glowacki, and J. Pejoski, “Mal-Air distribution in HVAC System,” 2002

Other Academic, Professional & Scholarly Services

Professional Memberships:

  • 2012:  ASME Energy-Water Nexus Interdisciplinary Council
  • 2010: American Membrane Technology Association
  • 2008: American Water Works Association
  • 2006:  American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers
  • 2004 –  2006: Association for Iron & Steel Technology
  • 2004:  ASME K-16 Committee on Heat Transfer in Electronics
  • 1998: National Society of Black Engineers
  • 1998: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

University Level Services

  1. Member, International Affairs Faculty Advisory Board
  2. Member, Search Committee for the Dean, School of Engineering. Mathematics, and Science
  3. Graduate Council Representative of Purdue University Calumet at the Graduate Council of Purdue University System, 2008-2010
  4. Member, Purdue University Calumet Senate, 2008 – 2009
  5. Member, Curriculum and Education Policy at the University Senate, 2008-2009
  6. Member, Purdue Calumet Water Institute (PWI) Research Associate Search Committee, 2009
  7. Member, Purdue Research Foundation Faculty Summer Grant Review Committee, 2008
  8. Member, Purdue Water Institute (PWI) Research Associate Search Committee, 2007
  9. Member, Multi-Cultural Campus Council (MCCC), 2006-present
  10. Member, PWI Research Fellow Search Committee, 2007
  11. Member, Sponsored Program Search Committee, 2006
  12. Mentor, McNair Program, 2004-2005
  13. Member, Director of Development on Academic Affairs Search Committee, 2004

School Level Services

  1. Senior Leadership Team Member, School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, 2010 – present
  2. Graduate Council member representing the Departments of Engineering in the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, 2009 – present
  3. Indiana Science Olympiad (Judge for the bridge project), 2003-2006.

Department Level Services

  1. Head, Mechanical Engineering, 2012 – present
  2. Head, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program, 2011 – present
  3. Interim Head, Mechanical Engineering, 2011 – 2012
  4. Coordinator, Engineering Graduate Programs, 2009 – 2010
  5. Chair, Engineering Departments Graduate Committee, 2009 – 2010
  6. Faculty Advisor and Founder, American Society of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Engineers, 2008 – present
  7. Member, Department of Mechanical Engineering Strategic Planning Committee, 2008
  8. Member, Departments of Engineering Graduate Committee, 2008-2009
  9. Member, Professor of Civil Engineering Search Committee, 2008
  10. Member, Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering Search Committee, 2006
  11. Purdue Univ. Calumet Mechanical Engineering Grades Appeal Committee, 2005-present
  12. Faculty Advisor, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, PUC chapter, 2005-2008
  13. Member, Departments of Engineering Faculty Evaluation Committee, 2004-2005
  14. Faculty Advisor, National Society of Black Engineers, 2003-present 

Representative Publications

  • Nina Zhou and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Investigation of Hybrid Spring-membrane System for Fouling Control,” under review, Desalination: International Journal for Desalting and Water Purification, Ms. No. DES-D-10-01828.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2010, “Thermo-Hydraulic Behavior of Micro-Channel Heat Exchanger System,” Journal Experimental Heat Transfer, vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 157-173.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, W. Rutherford, W. Elomar, and B. Sankowski, 2009, “Assessment of Thermoelectric Using Nanofluid Heat Exchanger,” Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, Vol. 29, pp. 491-500.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2007, “Experimental Model of Temperature Driven Nanofluid,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 129, pp. 697-704.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2006, “Application of Refrigeration System to Electronics Cooling,” Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 18-27.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and K.T. Harris, 2005, “An Experimental Study of Non-Fourier Thermal Response in Porous Media,” Journal of Porous Media, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 31-44.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, and A. Haji-Sheikh, 2005, “Sensitivity Coefficients for Analyzing Interstitial Properties during Phase Change in Porous Media,” Journal of Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 595-616.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and K.T. Harris, 2004, “Experimental Study of Local Thermal Non-Equilibrium Phenomena during Phase Change in Porous Media,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 47, pp. 4365 – 4375.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and Dereje Agonafer, 2003, “Effects of Variable Heat Transfer Coefficient, Fin Geometry, and Curvature on the Thermal Performance of a Fin,” ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 125, pp. 1-5.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and K.T. Harris, 2002, “An Experimental Study of Non-Fourier Thermal Response in Porous Media,” Journal of Porous Media (in press).
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and Kendall T. Harris, 2002, “Experimental Study of Phase Front under Local Thermal Non-Equilibrium Condition – Phase Change Phenomena in Porous Media,” Submitted for publication at the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and Kendall T. Harris, 2001, “Phase Change Phenomena in Porous Media – A Non Local Thermal Equilibrium Model,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 1619-1625.

Selected Conference Presentations/Publications (Peer Reviewed):

  • I. Biswas and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “An Empirical Assessment of Solvent-Solute-Membrane Interaction on Development of Fouling,”American Membrane Technology Association/SEDA 2011 Joint Conference & Exposition, 8 pages, July 18-21, 2011, Miami Beach, FL.
  • N. Zhou and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Parametric Study of Ultrafiltration Membrane in Oily Wastewater,” American Membrane Technology Association/SEDA 2011 Joint Conference & Exposition, 8 pages, July 18-21, 2011, Miami Beach, FL.
  • J. Kaiser, V. Petrovic, V. Chandramouli and A. G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Indiana Rainfall Pattern Trends the Influence of Large Wind Farms,” (Poster), EWRI Congress (Environmental Water Resources Institute), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), 8 pages, May 22-26, Palm Springs, CA.
  • J. Kaiser, V. Petrovic, V. Chandramouli and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2011, “Tracking Potential Trends in the Discharge of Stream Flow into Lake Michigan,” (Poster), EWRI Congress (Environmental Water Resources Institute), ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), 8 pages, May 22-26, Palm Springs, CA.
  • J. Walker, S. Sheng, A.G. Agwu Nnanna, and L. Li, 2010, “Correlation of Direct Evaporative Cooling Efficiency with Media Porosity,” Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2010-39709, 8 pages, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • L. Li, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2009, “Mitigation of Fouling on Hollow Fiber Membrane using Ultrasonic Transducer,” Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009-10926, 8 pages, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • N. Zhou, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2009, “Parametric Study of Ultrafiltration Membrane,” Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009-11696, 8 pages, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • L. Li, X. Wang, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2009, “Investigation of Indoor Environment for a Data Center,” Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009-12513, 8 pages, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • N. Zhou, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2009, “Numerical Simulation of Hollow Fiber Ultrafiltration Membrane,” Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009-11705, 8 pages, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • X. Lu, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2008, “Nanoparticle-Wall Interaction during Fluid Flow in Microchannel, Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67932, 8 pages, October 31 – November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  • A. Abdi, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2008, “Dye Doped Clad Modified Evanescent Fiber Optic Sensor Array for the Detection of Aqueous-ammonia,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67935, 8 pages, October 31 – November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  • S. Khalsa, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2008, “Investigation of Thermal Performance of Thermoelectric Module,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67938, 8 pages, October 31 – November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  • S.S. Shastry, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2008, “Investigation of Fiber Optic Sensor for Monitoring of Ammonia,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67940, 8 pages, October 31 – November 6, 2008, Boston, MA.
  • S. Shastry, A.G. Agwu Nnanna, Nabil Ibrahim, and Abdeq Abdi, “Application of Fiber Optics Technology to Monitor Contaminants in Water,” Presented and published at the AWWA Water Security Congress, Ohio, April 6, 2008.
  • M. Senta, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2007, “Design of Manifold for Nanofluid Flow in Microchannels,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2007-42720, 8 pages, November 11 – 15, Seattle, WA.
  • W. Rutherford, W. Elomar, A.G. Agwu Nnanna, and B. Sankowski, 2007, “Assessment of Thermoelectric using Nanofluid Heat Exchanger,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2007-42702, 8 pages, November 11-15, 2007, Seattle, WA.
  • W. Rutherford, W. Elomar, A.G. Agwu Nnanna, and B. Sankowski, 2007, “Integrated Thermoelectric Nanofluid Heat Exchanger,” Proceedings of ASME, IPACK2007-33698, 8 pages, July 8-12, 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, and M. Berhe, 2006, “Temperature-Driven Nanofluid,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2006-15278, 8 pages, Nov. 5 -10, 2006, Chicago, IL.
  • M. Routhu, and A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2006, “Mathematical Formulation of Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluid,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2006-13268, 8 pages, Nov. 5 – 10, Chicago, IL.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2005, “Nanoparticle Concentration in Buoyancy Flow,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2005-79364, 8 pages, Nov. 5 – 11, Orlando, FL.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, and M. Routhu, 2005, “Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids – Part II.” Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, No. SHTC-72782, 8 pages, July 17 – 22, San Francisco, CA.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, T. Fistrovich, J. Malinski, and S.U.S. Choi, 2004, “Thermal Transport Phenomena in Buoyancy-Driven Nanofluids,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2004-62059, 8 pages, Nov. 13 – 19, Anaheim, CA.
  • A.G. A. Nnanna, and A. Haji-Sheikh, 2004, “Sensitivity Coefficients for Analyzing Interstitial Properties during Phase Change in Porous Media,” Proceedings of the ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, No. IMECE2004-59369, 8 pages, Nov. 13 -19, Anaheim, CA.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, T.J. Mehok, D. Stella, U. Ahmed, D. Roldan, C.Q. Zhou and P. Chaubal, 2004, “Experimental Cold Flow Water Model of a Blast furnace Hearth: Part I,” Proceedings of ASME Heat Transfer/Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, No. HT-FED 2004-56541, 8 pages, July 11 – 15, Charlotte, NC.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Uludogan, D. Roldan, C.Q. Zhou, P. Chaubal, and D. (Frank) Huang, 2004, “Water Model of a Blast Furnace Hearth for Flow Pattern Investigation,” Proceedings of AISTECH Conference, September 15-17, 2004, Nashville, TN.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, B. Hughes, J. Brooks, B. Anderson, and J. Mitchell, 2004 “Transient Response of Refrigeration System to Instantaneous Alterations in Heat Load of Electronics,” Proceedings of ASME heat Transfer/Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, No. HT-FED2004-56128, 8 pages, July 11 – 15, Charlotte, NC.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2003, “Measurement of Interstitial Heat Transfer Coefficient during rapid Phase Change in Porous Media” Accepted for presentation at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Washington, DC, Paper No. IMECE2003-42431.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, 2003, “A Study of Non-Equilibrium Heat Transfer in Porous Media” ASME National Heat Transfer Conf., Las Vegas, Nevada, Paper No. HT2003-40385.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and Kendall T. Harris, 2002, “Experimental Study of Phase Front under Local Thermal Non-Equilibrium Condition-Phase Change Phenomena in Porous Media,” presented at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, Paper No. IMECE2002-39705.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and Dereje Agonafer, 2002, “Effects of Variable Heat Transfer Coefficient, Fin Geometry, and Curvature on the Thermal Performance of a Fin” presented at the 2002 ASME ITHERM, San Diego, CA.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, A. Haji-Sheikh, and Kendall T. Harris, 2001, “Experimental Validation of Non-Fourier Thermal Behavior in Porous Structure,” Proceedings of the ASME HTD-Vol.369-4, Combustion and Energy Systems, No.HTD-24279.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, Dereje Agonafer, and Mark T. North, 2001, “Optimization of Heat Pipe Spacing in Heat Sinks: A Computational Fluid Dynamics Study, InterPACK’01-Int. Intersociety Electronic & Photonic Packaging Conference and Exhibition, CD-Rom, I498CD.
  • A.G. Agwu Nnanna, Kendall T. Harris, and A. Haji-Sheikh, 2000, “Experimental Model for a Thermosyphon which Employs Solid/Liquid Phase\ Change Materials,” Proceedings of the ASME-HTD-Vol. 366-4, No. H1195D.