P09451: Thermo-Electric Module for Large Scale Systems
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Staffing Requirements

The staffing requirements for the project are summarized in the table below.

Staffing
Name Discipline Role / Skills
Dr. Robert Steven ME Faculty Guide: Assist with project scope and requirements as well as technical support throughout the lifetime of the project.
Bryan McCormick ME Project Manager: Will lead the team through the lifetime of the project by maintaining schedule and assisting sub teams as necessary. Primary responsibilities will include development of a model to show relationship between heat transfer and flow characteristics in prototype and Dresser-Rand VECTRA Gas Turbine. This student should have strengths in heat transfer, thermal fluids and most importantly, project management.
Andy Freedman ME Heat Transfer / Fluids Analysis and Design: This student will focus on thermal resistance modeling and heat spreader design for the TE module. This team member should have a strong background in heat transfer, fluids, and energy systems. Additional knowledge in CFD or ANSYS modeling would be helpful.
John Kreuder ME Thermal Modeler: This student is responsible for understanding behind TE modules and the thermal modeling of their resistances. Primary responsibilities will include System Level Design and the development of a model to show relationship between heat transfer and flow characteristics in prototype and Dresser-Rand VECTRA Gas Turbine. Also responsible for test plan, along with the EE. This student should have a strong background in heat transfer and thermal fluids.
Ken McCloud ME Structural Designer: This student should have working knowledge of mechanical design and be proficient with a CAD software package. The student should be excellent at machining and assembling components. This student will be responsible for the design of the structure portion of the prototype and vibration analysis. This student should have a good understanding of materials and heat transfer.
Jon Holdsworth EE Electrical System Designer: This student will assist in characterization of voltage current relationships for TE modules and test systems. This student will also assist in verification of the model through test setup using sensors. Also responsible for test plan, along with Thermal Modeler ME. Understanding of LABVIEW or another data acquisition software package is necessary.
Gabriela Santa Cruz ISE Engineering Economic Designer: This student will be responsible for developing an engineering economic model and optimization tool to assess the economic viability of thermoelectric systems.

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