Seminar: Advancing Clean Energy and Understanding Climate Change through the Study of Phase Changing Solid-Liquid Flows
Advancing Clean Energy and Understanding Climate Change through the Study of Phase Changing Solid-Liquid Flows
Speaker Bio: Dr. Kedar Shete is a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) Award for Excellence in Applied Energy Engineering Research 2020. He is currently a Co-PI on a supercomputing grant with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (22.8 million core hours) and Principal Investigator on a supercomputing grant at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF, 1.2 million core hours), both awarded for the study of phase changing flows. He served as lead student of the UMass IAC from Sep 2017 to Dec 2022. Prior to that, he has conducted research related to the design of air-cooled heat exchangers, and fluidized bed risers. His current interests are phase changing solid-liquid flows, experimental studies of LDES and direct numerical simulations. Kedar is a member of American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics and a member-at-large of the Topical Group on Energy Research and Applications (GERA). He is a reviewer for Journal of Energy Storage.