A recent investigation co-supervised by Prof. Rotta Loria is featured by the EPFL webpage

A fundamental study resulting from a collaboration between academia and industry, providing an assessment of the potential of underground tunnels to serve as heat exchangers through the harvesting of the heat transferred by the airflows in such environments, has been published on the webpage of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). The results of this study have been summarized in a research paper published in the international scientific journal Applied Thermal Engineering. This breakthrough paves the way for the understanding and development of innovative applications of so-called energy tunnels, which can supply renewable energy to built environments, from the building to the city scale.

The MEL welcomes Mr. Manan Shah as a new undergraduate research assistant for Summer 2019

The Mechanics and Energy Laboratory welcomes Mr. Manan Shah as a new undergraduate research assistant for summer 2019. Manan will work on the project “Performance of geotechnologies for energy harvesting and storage.” This project has been awarded funding from the Northwestern Undergraduate Research Office for the summer.

Manan is an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. He is interested in aerospace systems, and has been involved with NUSTARS, the rocketry club at Northwestern.