Patrick Phelan

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Professor

  • 9585 Citations
  • 42 h-Index
1987 …2022

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2020

Experimental and numerical assessment of using coconut oil as a phase-change material for unconditioned buildings

Alqahtani, T., Mellouli, S., Bamasag, A., Askri, F. & Phelan, P. E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Energy Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Modeling and forecasting end-use energy consumption for residential buildings in Kuwait using a bottom-up approach

Alajmi, T. & Phelan, P., Apr 2020, In : Energies. 13, 8, 1981.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Ultrasound-assisted regeneration of zeolite/water adsorption pair

Daghooghi-Mobarakeh, H., Campbell, N., Bertrand, W. K., Kumar, P. G., Tiwari, S., Wang, L., Wang, R., Miner, M. & Phelan, P. E., Jun 2020, In : Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. 64, 105042.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

Theoretical analysis of a solar-powered multi-effect distillation integrated with concentrating photovoltaic/thermal system

Zhang, Z., Hu, Z., Xu, H., Dai, X., Wang, J., Jiao, W., Yuan, Y. & Phelan, P., Oct 15 2019, In : Desalination. 468, 114074.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2018

Assessment of a novel heat-driven cycle to produce shaft power and refrigeration

Alelyani, S. M., Sherbeck, J. A., Fette, N. W., Wang, Y. & Phelan, P., Apr 1 2018, In : Applied Energy. 215, p. 751-764 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Energy and exergy analyses of different aluminum reduction technologies

Obaidat, M., Al-Ghandoor, A., Phelan, P., Villalobos, J. & Alkhalidi, A., Apr 17 2018, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 10, 4, 1216.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Optical characterization and durability of immersion cooling liquids for high concentration III-V photovoltaic systems

Han, X., Guo, Y., Wang, Q. & Phelan, P., Jan 1 2018, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 174, p. 124-131 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Parametric study of an integrated organic rankine/reverse Brayton refrigeration cycle and multiple-effect desalination unit

Alelyani, S. M., Sherbeck, J. A., Zhang, Z., Bertrand, W. K. & Phelan, P., Dec 1 2018, In : Desalination and Water Treatment. 136, p. 7-19 13 p.

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Performance analysis of a thermal energy storage system based on paired metal hydrides for concentrating solar power plants

Mellouli, S., Askri, F., Edacherian, A., Alqahtani, T., Algarni, S., Abdelmajid, J. & Phelan, P., Nov 5 2018, In : Applied Thermal Engineering. 144, p. 1017-1029 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Thermodynamic analysis of a novel sodium hydroxide-water solution absorption refrigeration, heating and power system for low-temperature heat sources

Zhang, Z., Alelyani, S. M., Zhang, N., Zeng, C., Yuan, Y. & Phelan, P., Jul 15 2018, In : Applied Energy. 222, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2017

Efficiency, economics, and the urban heat island

Miner, M. J., Taylor, R. A., Jones, C. & Phelan, P., Apr 1 2017, In : Environment and Urbanization. 29, 1, p. 183-194 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Investigations of III–V concentrator solar cells with liquid immersion for high concentrating photovoltaic systems

Han, X., Guo, Y., Wang, Q., Qu, J. & Phelan, P., Dec 1 2017, In : Solar Energy. 158, p. 728-736 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Techno-economic analysis of combined ammonia-water absorption refrigeration and desalination

Alelyani, S. M., Fette, N. W., Stechel, E., Doron, P. & Phelan, P., Jul 1 2017, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 143, p. 493-504 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

Ten questions concerning future buildings beyond zero energy and carbon neutrality

Wang, N., Phelan, P., Gonzalez, J., Harris, C., Henze, G. P., Hutchinson, R., Langevin, J., Lazarus, M. A., Nelson, B., Pyke, C., Roth, K., Rouse, D., Sawyer, K. & Selkowitz, S., Jul 1 2017, In : Building and Environment. 119, p. 169-182 14 p.

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17 Scopus citations

Thermal properties of ternary carbonate/T-ZnOw for thermal energy storage in high-temperature concentrating solar power systems

Zhang, Z., Yuan, Y., Ouyang, L., Zhang, H., Cao, X., Sun, L. & Phelan, P., Feb 1 2017, In : Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 93, p. 177-184 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Thermophysical properties enhancement of ternary carbonates with carbon materials for high-temperature thermal energy storage

Zhang, Z., Yuan, Y., Alelyani, S., Cao, X. & Phelan, P., 2017, In : Solar Energy. 155, p. 661-669 9 p.

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10 Scopus citations
2016

Low-Temperature Melting of Silver Nanoparticles in Subcooled and Saturated Water

Lee, S., Phelan, P., Taylor, R. A., Prasher, R. & Dai, L., May 1 2016, In : Journal of Heat Transfer. 138, 5, 052301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2015

Applicability of controllable nanoparticle radiative properties for spacecraft heat rejection

Otanicar, T. P., Smith, R., Dai, L., Phelan, P. & Swaminathan, R., 2015, In : Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. 29, 4, p. 869-874 6 p.

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3 Scopus citations

Highly efficient selective metamaterial absorber for high-temperature solar thermal energy harvesting

Wang, H., Prasad Sivan, V., Mitchell, A., Rosengarten, G., Phelan, P. & Wang, L., Jun 2015, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 137, p. 235-242 8 p., 7621.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

93 Scopus citations
3 Scopus citations

Multipetal-Structured and Dumbbell-Structured Gold-Polymer Composite Particles with Self-Modulated Catalytic Activity

Zhang, M., Otanicar, T. P., Phelan, P. & Dai, L., Oct 7 2015, In : Langmuir. 31, 48, p. 13191-13200 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

The effective latent heat of aqueous nanofluids

Lee, S., Taylor, R. A., Dai, L., Prasher, R. & Phelan, P., Jun 1 2015, In : Materials Research Express. 2, 6, 65004.

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6 Scopus citations

The relationship among CPU utilization, temperature, and thermal power for waste heat utilization

Haywood, A. M., Sherbeck, J., Phelan, P., Varsamopoulos, G. & Gupta, S., May 1 2015, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 95, p. 297-303 7 p.

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13 Scopus citations

Urban Heat Island: Mechanisms, Implications, and Possible Remedies

Phelan, P., Kaloush, K., Miner, M., Golden, J., Phelan, B., Silva, H. & Taylor, R. A., Nov 4 2015, In : Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 40, p. 285-307 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations
2014

An experimental investigation of pressure drop in expanding microchannel arrays

Miner, M. J., Phelan, P., Odom, B. A. & Ortiz, C. A., Mar 1 2014, In : Journal of Heat Transfer. 136, 3, 031502.

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18 Scopus citations

Controllable Optical Properties of Polystyrene/PNIPAM-Gold Composite Nanoparticles

Telang, C., Otanicar, T., Dai, L., Phelan, P., Swaminathan, R. & Zhang, M., 2014, In : Plasmonics. 10, 1, p. 17-25 9 p.

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4 Scopus citations

Core-shell and asymmetric polystyrene-gold composite particles via one-step pickering emulsion polymerization

Zhang, M., Ngo, T. H., Rabiah, N. I., Otanicar, T. P., Phelan, P., Swaminathan, R. & Dai, L., Jan 14 2014, In : Langmuir. 30, 1, p. 75-82 8 p.

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28 Scopus citations

Experimental investigation of the latent heat of vaporization in aqueous nanofluids

Lee, S., Phelan, P., Dai, L., Prasher, R., Gunawan, A. & Taylor, R. A., Jan 1 2014, In : Applied Physics Letters. 104, 15, 151908.

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20 Scopus citations

The amplifying effect of natural convection on power generation of thermogalvanic cells

Gunawan, A., Li, H., Lin, C. H., Buttry, D., Mujica, V., Taylor, R. A., Prasher, R. S. & Phelan, P., Nov 2014, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 78, p. 423-434 12 p.

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32 Scopus citations

Thermo-responsiveness and tunable optical properties of asymmetric polystyrene/PNIPAM-gold composite particles

Zhang, M., Rabiah, N. I., Ngo, T. H., Otanicar, T. P., Phelan, P., Swaminathan, R. & Dai, L., Jul 1 2014, In : Journal of Colloid And Interface Science. 425, p. 12-19 8 p.

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13 Scopus citations
2013

Effect of cross-sectional perturbation on critical heat flux criteria in microchannels

Miner, M. J. & Phelan, P., Dec 3 2013, In : Journal of Heat Transfer. 135, 10, 101009.

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2 Scopus citations

Experimental measurements of critical heat flux in expanding microchannel arrays

Miner, M. J., Phelan, P., Odom, B. A. & Ortiz, C. A., Sep 9 2013, In : Journal of Heat Transfer. 135, 10, 101501.

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15 Scopus citations

Liquid thermoelectrics: Review of recent and limited new data of Thermogalvanic cell experiments

Gunawan, A., Lin, C. H., Buttry, D., Mujica, V., Taylor, R. A., Prasher, R. S. & Phelan, P., Nov 1 2013, In : Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering. 17, 4, p. 304-323 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

85 Scopus citations

Multifunctional core-shell nanoparticle suspensions for efficient absorption

Lv, W., Phelan, P., Swaminathan, R., Otanicar, T. P. & Taylor, R. A., Jan 1 2013, In : Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME. 135, 2, 21005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

Optimized expanding microchannel geometry for flow boiling

Miner, M. J., Phelan, P., Odom, B. A., Ortiz, C. A., Prasher, R. S. & Sherbeck, J. A., Apr 22 2013, In : Journal of Heat Transfer. 135, 4, 042901.

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10 Scopus citations

Trends and opportunities in direct-absorption solar thermal collectors

Phelan, P., Otanicar, T., Taylor, R. & Tyagi, H., May 17 2013, In : Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications. 5, 2, 021003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations
2012

Characterization of light-induced, volumetric steam generation in nanofluids

Taylor, R. A., Phelan, P., Adrian, R., Gunawan, A. & Otanicar, T. P., Jun 1 2012, In : International Journal of Thermal Sciences. 56, p. 1-11 11 p.

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45 Scopus citations

Heat Sink Effect on System Pressure and Mass Flow Rate in a Pumped Refrigerant Loop

Odom, B. A., Sherbeck, J. A., Prasher, R. S. & Phelan, P., Jul 16 2012, In : Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications. 4, 3, 031009.

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Microchannel two-phase flow oscillation control with an adjustable inlet orifice

Odom, B. A., Miner, M. J., Ortiz, C. A., Sherbeck, J. A., Prasher, R. S. & Phelan, P., Oct 22 2012, In : Journal of Heat Transfer. 134, 12, 122901.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Prospects for solar cooling - An economic and environmental assessment

Otanicar, T., Taylor, R. A. & Phelan, P., May 1 2012, In : Solar Energy. 86, 5, p. 1287-1299 13 p.

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128 Scopus citations

Socioeconomic impacts of heat transfer research

Taylor, R. A., Phelan, P., Otanicar, T., Prasher, R. S. & Phelan, B. E., Dec 1 2012, In : International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. 39, 10, p. 1467-1473 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Solar energy harvesting using nanofluids-based concentrating solar collector

Khullar, V., Tyagi, H., Phelan, P., Otanicar, T. P., Singh, H. & Taylor, R. A., Aug 1 2012, In : Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine. 3, 3, 031003.

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120 Scopus citations

Thermodynamic feasibility of harvesting data center waste heat to drive an absorption chiller

Haywood, A., Sherbeck, J., Phelan, P., Varsamopoulos, G. & Gupta, S., Jun 1 2012, In : Energy Conversion and Management. 58, p. 26-34 9 p.

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36 Scopus citations
2011

A new approach to study and compare the annual performance of liquid and solid desiccant cooling systems

Nia, F. E., Phelan, P. & van Paassen, D., Jul 13 2011, In : Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications. 3, 2, 021002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Applicability of nanofluids in high flux solar collectors

Taylor, R. A., Phelan, P., Otanicar, T. P., Walker, C. A., Nguyen, M., Trimble, S. & Prasher, R., Mar 1 2011, In : Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 3, 2, 023104.

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250 Scopus citations

Assessing the relative efficiency of energy use among similar manufacturing industries

Aguirre, F., Villalobos, J., Phelan, P. & Pacheco, R., May 1 2011, In : International Journal of Energy Research. 35, 6, p. 477-488 12 p.

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8 Scopus citations

Band-gap tuned direct absorption for a hybrid concentrating solar photovoltaic/thermal system

Otanicar, T. P., Chowdhury, I., Prasher, R. & Phelan, P., Nov 9 2011, In : Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME. 133, 4, 041014.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

Nanofluid optical property characterization: towards efficient direct absorption solar collectors

Taylor, R. A., Phelan, P., Otanicar, T. P., Adrian, R. & Prasher, R., Jan 2011, In : Nanoscale Research Letters. 6, 1, 225.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

331 Scopus citations

Spatially varying extinction coefficient for direct absorption solar thermal collector optimization

Otanicar, T. P., Phelan, P., Taylor, R. A. & Tyagi, H., Apr 5 2011, In : Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME. 133, 2, 024501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations