IN MEDIA
Our 2013 front cover review article on Thermogalvanic/Thermoelectrochemical Cells listed #9 in Top 10 ″Most read articles″ of Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering journal and awarded FREE access by the Editor, Aug 1, 2016

The Cross Talk″ featuring the men of Scalable Thermal Energy Engineering Lab (STEEL), Georgia Tech Research Horizons Magazine, Apr 21, 2016

ASME: Thermogalvanic waste heat recovery system in automobiles. By Andrey Gunawan, Nich...,″ Energy-Tech Magazine, Dec 22, 2015

Work on energy-conversion system earns engineering students best research paper award,″ J. Kullman, ASU Inner Circle, ASU In the Loop, Sep 21, 2015

2014 ECS Summer Fellowship Reports,″ A. Staller, Electrochemical Society (ECS) Redcat Blog, Jan 7, 2015

2014-2015 Graduate Research Support Program (GRSP) Grant Recipients,″ ASU Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA), Arizona State University's GPSA, Nov 18, 2014

Thermogalvanic Waste Heat Recovery in Transportation Energy System,″ A. Gunawan, Electrochemical Society (ECS) Interface, 23 (4), p. 81-82, 2014

Student News: ECS 2014 Summer Fellowship Winners,″ A. Goedkoop and G. Gang, Electrochemical Society (ECS) Interface, 23 (3), p. 76, 2014

Renewable energy research project earns graduate fellowship award,″ J. Kullman, Arizona State University's Full Circle, Aug 28, 2014
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Thermogalvanics/thermoelectrochemical cells/thermocells
  • Ionic heat and mass transfer
  • Electrochemical energy conversion and storage
  • Flexible thermoelectrics
  • Self-powered portable/wearable electronics
  • Wearable personal thermal management
  • Vehicle efficiency and waste heat recovery
  • Thermally regenerative electrochemical cycle (TREC)
  • Solar thermal energy conversion
  • Nanoscale thermal transport in fluids
RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
Jan 2016 - present

G.W.W. School of Mechanical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Working with Prof. Shannon Yee, at the Scalable Thermal Energy Engineering Laboratory (STEEL), developing a Sodium Thermo-Electro-Chemical Converter. The project is featured #1 among the ″12 Emerging Technologies that may help Power the Future″ in the first issue of 2016 Georgia Tech's Research Horizons magazine
Graduate Research Associate
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015

Summer 2014

Sustainable Thermal Engineering Laboratory, ASU
Worked with Prof. Patrick 'Pat' Phelan studying thermogalvanic energy transport and energy conversion: Designed and built thermogalvanic cell apparatuses to investigate the effect of different operational conditions on Seebeck coefficient and power generation of Cu2+/Cu thermogalvanic cells; Theoretically and experimentally investigated the effect of natural convection on power generation of Cu2+/Cu thermogalvanic cell (observed up to 100% improvement on the maximum power output of the cell); Investigated Seebeck coefficient enhancement of polyelectrolytes (observed up to 75% improvement); Investigated the feasibility of incorporating thermogalvanic waste heat recovery systems into automobiles

Previously, studied thermal energy conversion in nanofluids for direct-absorption solar collectors: Designed and built infrared (IR) and visible light image/video acquisition systems to complement the existent laser-induced volumetric boiling experiment setup; Synthesized Ag, Cu, Ni, Al, multiwalled carbon nanotubes, and graphite nanofluids; Investigated volumetric boiling characteristic of the nanofluids that I synthesized, and observed up to 50% more vapors are generated in the nanofluids than in conventional 'base' fluid
Graduate Student Researcher
Aug 2008 - May 2010

Microfluidics Laboratory, USC
Worked with Prof. Tait Pottebaum designing and building a nonintrusive microthermometry setup to investigate flow and driving force on bubbles and droplets in a microchannel with an imposed temperature gradient using thermochromic liquid crystals
Research Assistant
Aug 2006 - Feb 2008

Aero and Gas Dynamics Laboratory, ITB
Worked with Prof. Lavi Zuhal designing and building a stereoscopic particle image velocimetry system to measure pseudo-3-dimensional instantaneous velocity field
Intern
Summer 2005

PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Conducted 2-dimensional CFD analysis using FLUENT and GAMBIT to evaluate the effect of Toyota original equipment manufacturer accessory products towards the drag coefficient of a minivan
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2015)
Arizona State University, ASU
Advisor: Prof. Patrick Phelan
M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (2010)
University of Southern California, USC
Advisor: Prof. Tait Pottebaum
B.Sc. in Aeronautics & Astronautics (2008)
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Advisor: Prof. Lavi Zuhal
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Associate Editor
Apr 2013 - present

IEEE Transportation Electrification Newsletter
The IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative is a "Think Tank of Scientists, Engineers, Academics, Practioners and lay people" all drawn together with one common passion; to make Transportation Electrification a reality. Through one on one discussions, meetings, conferences, Social Media, and a Web Portal, the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative shall seek to accelerate the development and implementation of new technologies for the electrification of transportation which is manifested in the electric vehicles (EV) of today and the future.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
A. Gunawan, H. Li, C.-H. Lin, D.A. Buttry, V. Mujica, R.A. Taylor, R.S. Prasher, P.E. Phelan, ″The Amplifying Effect of Natural Convection on Power Generation of Thermogalvanic Cells,″ International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 78, pp. 423-434, 2014

R.A. Taylor, J.K. Wong, S. Baek, Y. Hewakuruppu, X. Jiang, C. Chen, A. Gunawan, ″Nanoparticle-Assisted Heating Utilizing a Low-Cost White Light Source,″ ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine [Special Issue on: Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transport and Applications in Energy and Medicine], 4 (4), 041005, 2014

S. Lee, P.E. Phelan, L. Dai, R. Prasher, A. Gunawan, R.A. Taylor, ″Experimental Investigation of the Latent Heat of Vaporization in Aqueous Nanofluids,″ Applied Physics Letters, 104 (15), 151908, 2014

A. Gunawan, C.-H. Lin, D. Buttry, V. Mujica, R.A. Taylor, R.S. Prasher, P.E. Phelan, ″Liquid Thermoelectrics: Review of Recent and Limited New Data of Thermogalvanic Cell Experiments,″ Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 17 (4), pp.304-323, 2013 [Front Cover!]

R.A. Taylor, S. Coulombe, T.P. Otanicar, P.E. Phelan, A. Gunawan, W. Lv, G. Rosengarten, R.S. Prasher, H. Tyagi, ″Small Particle, Big Impacts: A Review of the Diverse Applications of Nanofluids,″ Journal of Applied Physics (Applied Physics Review), 113 (1), 011301, 2013 [Front Cover!]

R.A. Taylor, P.E. Phelan, R.J. Adrian, A. Gunawan, T.P. Otanicar, ″Characterization of Light-Induced, Volumetric Steam Generator in Nanofluids,″ International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 56, pp.1-11, 2012
Technical Report
A. Gunawan, ″Thermogalvanic Waste Heat Recovery in Transportation Energy System,″ Electrochemical Society Interface, 23 (4), pp. 81-82, 2014
Conference Proceedings & Presentations
* indicates peer-reviewed proceeding paper, # indicates poster presentation, + indicates oral presentation (only)

*A. Gunawan, A. Rajan, D.M. Rodin, P. Creamer, S. Yee, ″New Directions in Thermoelectric and Thermal-Electric Cooling,″ SPIE Photonics West 2017, San Francisco, CA, February 2017 [Invited Paper!]

*A. Gunawan, N.W. Fette, P.E. Phelan, ″Thermogalvanic Waste Heat Recovery System in Automobiles,″ ASME 2015 Power & Energy Conference, San Diego, CA, July 2015 [Paper received First Place in the ASME Power Division Student Paper Competition]

#N. Wilson, A. Gunawan, N.W. Fette, P.E. Phelan, ″Thermogalvanic Waste Heat Utilization from Automobiles,″ ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX, November 2015

#A. Gunawan, N.W. Fette, N. Wilson, V. Mujica, D.A. Buttry, P.E. Phelan, ″Thermogalvanic Waste Heat Recovery System in Automobiles,″ 228th The Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, October 2015

#A. Gunawan, P. Tarakeshwar, D.A. Buttry, V. Mujica, P.E. Phelan, ″Improving Seebeck Coefficient of Thermogalvanic Cells Using Polyelectrolytes,″ 227th The Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2015

+H. Li, A. Gunawan, D.A. Buttry, V. Mujica, R.A. Taylor, R.S. Prasher, P.E. Phelan, ″Electrode Separation and Operating Orientation: Mechanism for Maximizing Performance of Cu/Cu2+ Aqueous Thermogalvanic Cells,″ ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 2013

+S. Lee, P.E. Phelan, R.A. Taylor, L. Dai, R.S. Prasher, A. Gunawan, ″Experimental Investigation of Latent Heat in Aqueous Nanofluids,″ ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 2013

+A. Gunawan, V. Mujica, D. Buttry, R.A. Taylor, R.S. Prasher, P.E. Phelan, ″Basic Analysis and Modeling of Thermogalvanic Cells,″ ASME 2013 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 2013

*C.-H. Lin, A. Gunawan, D. Buttry, V. Mujica, R.A. Taylor, R.S. Prasher, P.E. Phelan, ″Optimization of Cell Configuration for Maximizing Performance of a Cu/Cu2+ Aqueous Thermogalvanic Cell,″ ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Houston, TX, November 2012

+A. Gunawan, D. Buttry, V. Mujica, R.S. Prasher, P.E. Phelan, ″Thermoelectric Characterization of Polymer Electrolytes in a Thermogalvanic Cell with a Cu/Cu2+ Redox Couple,″ IUMRS International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM) 2012, Material Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S), Singapore, July 2012

*R.A. Taylor, S. Coulombe, T.P. Otanicar, P.E. Phelan, A. Gunawan, W. Lv, G. Rosengarten, R.S. Prasher, H. Tyagi, ″Critical Review of the Novel Applications and Uses of Nanofluids,″ ASME 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2012

#A. Gunawan, C.-H. Lin, D. Buttry, V. Mujica, R.A. Taylor, R.S. Prasher, P.E. Phelan, ″Thermoelectric Power Generation in Copper-Copper Sulfate Electrochemical Systems,″ ASME 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2012

#A. Gunawan, L. Zhang, C.-H. Lin, C. Ruckel, R. Stinson, M. Zhu, R.A. Taylor, R.S. Prasher, P.E. Phelan, ″Prospect for Liquid Thermoelectrics,″ 7th US-Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena, Shima, Japan, December 2011

#H.-P. Huang, J.C.R. Hunt, A. Sharma, L. Tse, H.J.S. Fernando, A. Gunawan, P.E. Phelan, A. Madrid, M. Thompson, ″Axially Asymmetric Rotating Tank Experiments for Thermally Forced Stationary Waves in Geophysical Fluids,″ 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, vol.58 (18), Baltimore, MD, November 2011

*R.A. Taylor, P.E. Phelan, R.J. Adrian, A. Gunawan, T.P. Otanicar, ″Characterization of a Nanofluid Volumetric Solar Absorber/Steam Generator,″ ASME 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Washington DC, August 2011
SKILLS
Experimental
  • National Instruments DAQ system & LabVIEW
  • Infrared (IR) camera
  • Dynamic Light Scattering
  • Laser and Optics systems
  • Thermometry systems
  • FTIR & UV-Visible-NIR Spectroscopy

Programming Languages & Software
  • Matlab & Simulink (8 yrs)
  • C++ (2 yrs)
  • EES (1 yr)
  • Fluent & Gambit
  • Mathcad (1 yr)
  • SolidWorks (3 yrs)
  • AutoCAD (1 yr)
  • Adobe Photoshop (7 yrs)
  • Tecplot (1 yr)

LANGUAGES, MISC
Languages
  • Bahasa Indonesia (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
Miscellaneous
  • Excellent social skills
  • Valid driving license