Students receive top ranking

2 Purdue Calumet students receive top

ranking for refrigeration & heat pump system

A refrigeration and heat pump system designed by two Purdue University Calumet mechanical engineering students received the top ranking from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers.

One of 24 entries

Designed by Tianwei Wang of Beijing, China and Dennis Cox of Schererville, the project was one of 24 entered by university students nationally in the 2012-13 Senior Undergraduate Project Grant Program. The ASHRAE also awarded the Purdue Calumet students $4,994 in funding support.

Wang and Cox developed the system for their senior capstone course under the direction of Professor of Mechanical Engineering George Nnanna.

“This project provided an opportunity for the students to apply engineering concepts to build a functioning refrigeration and heat pump system,” Nnanna said. “The fact that their project received the highest national ranking by ASHRAE is a testament to the quality of Purdue Calumet engineering programs.”

Based on technical merits

Each year, the ASHRAE solicits university student projects for grant support. All projects are reviewed based on technical merits.

In addition to receiving funding, the students presented their project at the ASHRAE Winter Conference Student Program in Dallas, Tex