Thermal Energy Systems and Transport Laboratory

Welcome to the TEST Lab at Oregon State

Our approach at the Thermal Energy Systems and Transport (TEST) Lab is to address the interdisciplinary challenges of providing clean energy and water via a multiscale approach. Our research spans from improving our understanding of basic transport phenomena, developing novel heat and mass transfer components, all the way to analyzing full thermal system integration and operation. Specific examples include characterization of coupled heat and mass transfer in multiphase systems, development of compact heat transfer equipment, improving utilization of environmentally friendly working fluids, and the design and analysis of novel systems for harvesting thermal energy from renewable and waste heat streams. The TEST Laboratory is equipped for conducting coupled analytical and experimental investigations, with an end goal of the development of high impact, economically feasible, energy systems.

Research at the TEST Lab has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, USAID, ASHRAE, NW Natural, and ONAMI, and other industrial partners.

April 16, 2019

Congrats to Tabeel Jacob for receiving an ASHRAE Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid award for his work in refrigerant mixture condensation!

April 15, 2019

Saad Jajja, Kenta Noma, Tabeel Jacob, and Ethan Matty each presented at the 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference in Las Vegas.

January 15, 2019

Tabeel Jacob is off to intern at Oak Ridge National Lab for six months in the Building Technology Research and Integration Center. He will return to Corvallis in July.

December 20, 2018

Saad Jajja was awarded a School of MIME Ph.D. Teaching Fellowship. He will teach ME 311, Introduction to Thermal-Fluids Sciences

December 20, 2018

Kristen Travers was awarded a School of MIME Undergraduate Research Experience Award for her work in supercritical CO2.

December 15, 2018

Ahmad Bukshaisha's paper on membrane heat pumps systems was published in International Journal of Refrigeration