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2022 — Reza Nouri wins the Best Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Student Poster Award on TN Tech’s Research and Creative Inquiry Day! Reza won this very same award in 2021! 

2022 — The National Science Foundation granted Dr. Vasel us a $500,493 CAREER Award to research thermal transport processes in the atmospheric boundary layer in the presence of utility-scale solar Photovoltaic plants!
Read more about this award here:

[1] https://www.tntech.edu/engineering/news/articles/general/2022.04.13-mechanical-engineering-professor-receives-national-science-foundation-career-award.php 
[2] https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2144299&HistoricalAwards=false
[3] https://newstalk941.com/ttu-professor-funded-to-research-climate-impacts-of-solar-panels/

2022 — Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) granted us a $250,000 Research Award to continue the research and development of a cutting-edge technology to conduct the thermal treatment of nuclear power plants’ ice condensers using IR lasers!

2021 — FMRL received an $11,000 New Instrumentation Grant from TN-Tech’s College of Engineering to design and fabricate a mini-lab to demonstrate the first and the second laws of thermodynamics!

2021 — Douglas Clark becomes FMRL’s first Ph.D. graduate!  

Douglas Clark’s Graduation, 2021

2021 — FMRL received a $10,000 Faculty Research Grant from TN-Tech’s Office of Research to investigate the environmental impacts of solar PV plants!

2021 — Reza Nouri received The 2021 Eminence Award for The Doctor of Philosophy Best Paper! The Eminence Awards Ceremony was created to recognize outstanding students for superior accomplishments throughout the academic year.

2021 Taylor McCarty received a $4,000 Creative Inquiry Summer Experience (CISE) Grant to research multiphase flows at FMRL!

2021 We provide hands-on experience! Read this piece to learn more about our lab!

2021 — FMRL received a $15,000 Instrumentation Grant from TN-Tech’s College of Engineering to acquire a calibration unit for the constant-temperature anemometry probes!

2020Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) awarded us a new $185,000 Research Grant to develop a laser-based system for maintenance of ice condensers.

2020 — Logan Unser received the Excellence in Creative Inquiry Award from Tennessee Tech University!

2020 — Stephen Foltz received a $4,000 Creative Inquiry Summer Experience (CISE) Grant to research a hydro-kinetic energy harvester!

2020 — Logan Unser received a $4,000 Creative Inquiry Summer Experience (CISE) Grant to research scaling horizontal axis wind turbines!

2019 — FMRL received a $10,700 Research Grant from HKF Technologies LLC to research application of artificial intelligence for air pollution monitoring and remediation using Neural Network and Deep Learning.

2019 — FMRL received a $20,715 Research Grant from the US Department of Interior (via University of Delaware) to research advanced wake loss modeling for large wind farms with variable wind speed and direction.

2019 — Logan Unser received a $4,000 Creative Inquiry Summer Experience (CISE) Grant to research vertical axis wind turbines!

2018 — Trenton Preston received a $4,000 Creative Inquiry Summer Experience (CISE) Award to develop an underwater vortex ring generator!