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PhD Student Sonja Brankovic Wins 2020 Chih Foundation Graduate Student Research Publication Award″, A. Ritchie, GT Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, 06/24/20

College of Engineering (CoE) Cares: Covid-19 Superheroes″, G. Parmelee, GT College of Engineering, 06/10/20

Thermophysical Property Measurements of Heat Transfer Media and Containment Materials″, DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, 03/19/19

DOE awards $3.4 million to SEI affiliated faculty″, J. James, GT Strategic Energy Institute (SEI), 06/06/18

Our 2013 FRONT-COVER review article on thermogalvanic cells has been constantly listed in the Top 10Most Cited Articles (within the past 3 years)″ of the Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering

Mastering The Elevator Pitch - Part 3 by Andrey Gunawan″, ASME, 04/25/20

Remain Steadfast in Pursuit of Your Ideal Career Path″, ASME, 12/18/18

Field Notes Podcast Ep. 7: Research For Undergrads″, J. Stewart, GT School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 10/23/18

Haynes combines environmental and mechanical engineering in award-winning undergrad research″, J. Stewart, GT School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 07/10/18

Powering, cooling and moving: Georgia Tech develops new energy, thermal, and autonomous vehicle technologies″, S. Cross, GT Research Horizons Magazine, 2nd issue 2016

Work on energy-conversion system earns engineering students best research paper award″, J. Kullman, ASU Inner Circle and ASU In the Loop, 09/21/15

2014 ECS Summer Fellowship Reports″, A. Staller, ECS Blog, 01/07/15

2014-2015 Graduate Research Support Program (GRSP) Grant Recipients″, ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association, 11/18/14

Thermogalvanic Waste Heat Recovery in Transportation Energy System″, ECS Interface Magazine, Fall 2014

Student news: ECS 2014 summer fellowship winners″, ECS Interface Magazine, Fall 2014

Renewable energy research project earns graduate fellowship award″, J. Kullman, ASU Full Circle, 08/28/14
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2015)
Arizona State University
Advisor: Patrick (Pat) Phelan
M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (2010)
University of Southern California
Advisor: Tait Pottebaum
B.Sc. in Aeronautics & Astronautics (2008)
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Advisor: Lavi Zuhal
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • High-temperature thermophysical properties and characterization techniques
  • Solar thermal energy conversion and storage
  • Thermally regenerative electrochemical cycle (TREC), i.e. AMTEC, thermogalvanics/thermoelectrochemical cells/thermocells
NOTABLE HONORS & AWARDS
  • Best Paper Award (2nd Prize), ASME Power & Energy 2018 Conference
  • Best Paper Award (1st Prize), ASME Power & Energy 2015 Conference
  • Joseph W. Richards Summer Fellowship, The Electrochemical Society
  • Link Foundation Energy Fellowship (Honorable Mention), Link Foundation
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
Jan 2016 - present

G.W.W. School of Mechanical Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Working with Shannon Yee, at the Scalable Thermal Energy Engineering Laboratory (STEEL), leading interdisciplinary research projects funded by U.S. Department of Energy and industrial partners. One of the projects is featured as #1 tech project 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 Assistant
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015

Summer 2014

Sustainable Thermal Engineering Laboratory, ASU
Worked with 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 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 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
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Project ENGAGES
Project ENGAGES is a high school science education program developed by Georgia Tech in partnership with seven minority-serving public high schools in the City of Atlanta. The student population of all partnering schools is predominantly African-American with a high percentage of students receiving either a free or subsidized lunch.
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018

IEEE Transportation Electrification Community eNewsletter
The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community eNewsletter is a quarterly electronic publication targeted at IEEE TEC members interested in various topics which are related to transportation electrification. I voluntarily joined the Newsletter during its inception and helped start the newsletter publications.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Sigma Xi (The Scientific Research Honor Society)
  • Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Electrical Engineering Honor Society
PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
A. Gunawan, A. Singh, R.A. Simmons, M.W. Haynes, A. Limia, J.M. Ha, P.A. Kottke, A.G. Fedorov, S.W. Lee, S.K. Yee, ″A Cost-Performance Analysis of a Sodium Heat Engine for Distributed Concentrating Solar Power,″ Advanced Sustainable Systems, 4(6), 1900104, 2020

A. Gunawan, R.A. Simmons, M.W. Haynes, D. Moreno, A.K. Menon, M.C. Hatzell, S.K. Yee, ″Technoeconomics of Cogeneration Approaches for Combined Power and Desalination from Concentrated Solar Power,″ ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 141(2), 021004, 2019

A. Limia, J.M. Ha, P. Kottke, A. Gunawan, A.G. Fedorov, S.W. Lee, S.K. Yee, ″A Dual-Stage Sodium Thermal Electrochemical Converter,″ Journal of Power Sources, 371, 217-224, 2017

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, 423-434, 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, 151908, 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, 041005, 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), 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,″ Applied Physics Reviews, 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, 1-11, 2012
Conference Proceedings & Presentations
* indicates peer-reviewed proceeding paper, + indicates oral presentation (only), # indicates poster presentation

*A. Gunawan, B.A Arkhurst, S.A. Brankovic, S.K. Yee, ″Gen3 CSP Materials: Critical Review of Limited Existing and New Survey Data,″ ASME 2020 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, virtual conference, June 2020

*S.A. Brankovic, B.A Arkhurst, A. Gunawan, S.K. Yee, ″High-Temperature Thermophysical Property Measurement of Proposed Gen3 CSP Containment Materials,″ ASME 2020 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, virtualconference, June 2020

*A. Gunawan, A. Limia, J.M. Ha, P.A. Kottke, S.W. Lee, A.G. Fedorov, S.K. Yee, ″Techno-Economic Analysis of Dual-Stage Sodium Thermal Electrochemical Converter (Na-TEC) Power Block for Distributed CSP,″ ASME 2018 12th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Lake Buena Vista, FL, June 2018

*M.W. Haynes, A. Gunawan, S.K. Yee, ″Techno-Economic Comparison Between Conventional and Innovative Combined Solar Thermal Power and Desalination Methods for Cogeneration,″ ASME 2018 Power Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL, June 2018 [Paper received Second Place in the ASME Power Division Student Paper Competition]

*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
Invited Seminar & Workshop Presentations
″Generation 3 Concentrated Solar Power (Gen3 CSP),″ Energy Chat organized by Energy Club @Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, October 1, 2019

″Sodium Ion Expansion Power Block for CSP,″ DOE SETO Portfolio Review, Washington, DC, February 12, 2018

″Electrolyte- & Transport-Enhanced Thermogalvanic Energy Conversion,″ Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, October 22, 2015