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Dr. Graham is a Professor  and the Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Chair in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.   He holds a courtesy appointment with the School of Materials Science and Engineering and a joint appointment with the Energy and Transportation Science Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California.  He is a Fellow of ASME.

Graduate Students

lukeLuke Yates

Luke received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in Dec. 2012. He joined the group in the Fall of 2013 as a Ph.D. candidate, receiving a NSF fellowship through the Georgia Tech IGERT  program. His research involves using optical techniques such as Raman Spectroscopy and TDTR to characterized thermal interface resistances in GaN nano structures.

GeorgesGeorges Pavlidis

Georges received his M.Eng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London in June 2013. His M.Eng thesis, in collaboration with the University of Michigan, was on the “CFD Analysis of a Mixed Fluid Flow for the Continuous Growth of CNTs”. Georges joined EMRL as a graduate student in August 2013 and is currently working towards a Ph.D degree. His research involves investigating the reliability of GaN transistors using techniques such as Raman Spectroscopy and Gate Resistance Thermometry.

Minseok Ha

Minseok received his B.S. from Korea University and his M.S. from Georgia Tech. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering. His research work is in the area of carbon nanostructures and miniature loop heat pipes.

Anne Marie Mallow

Anne received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University in May 2010. After participating in two internships at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), she joined the Mechanical Engineering department at Georgia Tech in August 2011. In collaboration with the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center at ORNL, she is working on the integration of phase change materials in cyclic latent heat thermal storage systems as a method of low-grade waste heat capture in residential buildings. This project is directed by Georgia Tech and ORNL and made possible in part by the NSF IGERT Fellowship program.

WaleWale Odukomaiya

Wale received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2013. Previous research includes experimental investigations of heat transfer and pressure drop in gas condenser heat exchangers. As part of the GEM fellowship program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) he worked on characterizing the performance of variable-capacity heat pump systems in residential buildings. Wale joined the group in the Fall of 2013; his current work is focused on developing dynamic, whole-building simulation modules for energy efficient building energy/mechanical systems, in collaboration with the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center at ORNL.

AnkitAnkit K. Singh

Ankit received his B.Tech in Ceramic Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu Univeristy), Varanasi in 2010 and MS in Materials Science & Engineering from University of Texas at Arlington in Spring 2013. He joined the group in Fall 2013 as a PhD candidate and is working on the scheme, characterization and performance of thin film barrier coatings for organic LEDs and photovoltaics.

Kenechi Agbim-HeadshotWHKenechi Agbim

Kenechi received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and certificates in Nuclear Engineering and Product Realization from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. In her undergraduate, she worked as a co-op and intern for Mine Safety Appliances, Westinghouse Electric Company, and was a research fellow through the Toshiba-Westinghouse Fellows Program. At the University of Pittsburgh, Kenechi became interested in developing systems to reduce fossil fuel dependence and she worked on projects implementing thermoelectric devices and semiconducting materials for use in efficient energy conversion processes. This research inspired her exploration of other areas of thermal management and energy conversion. Kenechi is currently pursuing her M.S./PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her current research focuses on thermal management of power electronics for efficient cooling in hybrid electric vehicles.

EMRL Alumni

  • Hyungchul Kim (PhD)
  • John Harold Taphouse (PhD)
  • Anuradha Bulusu (Post Doc)
  • Anusha Venkatachalam (PhD)
  • Bobby Watkins (PhD)
  • Jimmy Granstrom (PhD)
  • Adam Christensen (PhD)
  • Abraham Greenstein (PhD)
  • Yeny Hudiono (PhD)
  • Roderick Jackson (PhD)
  • Namsu Kim (PhD)
  • Yongjin Kim (PhD)
  • Hossein Sojoudi (PhD)
  • Sukwon Choi (PhD)
  • Fatma Nazli Donmezer (PhD)
  • Shweta Natarajan (PhD)
  • Yishak TekleabHabtemichael  (PhD)
  • Parisa Pourshahid Saeed Abadi (PhD)
  • Thomas Beechem (PhD)
  • Yvette Chen (Master’s)
  • Jason Jones (Master’s)
  • Samuel Haidong Kim (Master’s)
  • Mark Abel (Master’s)
  • Ashante’ Allen (Master’s)
  • Erik Sunden (Master’s)
  • Robert Cross (Master’s)
  • Mark Gleva (Master’s)
  • Premkumar Nagarathnam (Master’s)
  • William James (Master’s)
  • Shweta Natarajan (Master’s)
  • Yishak Habtemichael (Master’s)

George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering