Dr. Todd Bandhauer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CSU and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Thermal Science Laboratory. His expertise and interests include thermal energy systems, electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, and microscale phase change heat transfer. He is currently leading a team on an ARPA-e project for the ARID program developing a low cost, waste heat driven cooling system that can eliminate water consumption in power plants. Prior to CSU, Dr. Bandhauer received a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech while on a graduate research fellowship from Sandia National Laboratories, and has nearly 6 years of combined experience in industry and at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), focusing on critical issues for energy storage and conversion systems using a combination of experimental and computational approaches. Dr. Bandhauer is currently managing a research group consisting of 12 graduate and undergraduate students, and his work has resulted in 18 refereed journal and conference publications, 11 issued patents, and 16 pending patents, primarily in thermal energy systems.
advanced thermal systems, waste heat utilization, dry power plant cooling