Patrick Phelan

Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Professor

  • 9012 Citations
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1987 …2022
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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

exergy
Exergy
distillation
Distillation
heating
2018
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

Refrigeration
shaft
Cooling
cooling
Energy conservation

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

exergy
Exergy
aluminum
energy
Aluminum
8 Citations (Scopus)

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

Durability
Cooling
Opacity
Silicone Oils
Liquids

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Desalination
Refrigeration
desalination
Cooling
cooling
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Solar power plants
Thermal energy
Hydrides
Energy storage
Metals
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Absorption refrigeration
heat source
hydroxide
thermodynamics
Sodium
2017
4 Citations (Scopus)

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

heat island
economic efficiency
heat
economics
efficiency
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Alkanes
Solar cells
Paraffins
Silicone Oils
Liquids
25 Citations (Scopus)

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

Absorption refrigeration
Economic analysis
Water absorption
Desalination
Ammonia
12 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

neutrality
building
energy
Carbon
carbon
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

Carbonates
Thermal energy
Energy storage
Solar energy
Thermal conductivity
9 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbonates
Thermal energy
Energy storage
Carbon
Thermodynamic properties
2016
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Silver
Melting point
silver
melting
Nanoparticles
2015
3 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rejection
spacecraft
heat
nanoparticles
radiators
79 Citations (Scopus)

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., 2015, In : Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 137, p. 235-242 8 p., 7621.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solar absorbers
Energy harvesting
Metamaterials
Thermal energy
Infrared radiation
1 Citation (Scopus)
Waste heat
Program processors
Cooling
Energy utilization
Heat generation
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Gold
catalytic activity
Catalyst activity
Polymers
gold
5 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Latent heat
Nanoparticles
Graphite
Heat transfer
Silver
11 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mineral oils
Waste heat utilization
Program processors
Servers
Cooling
37 Citations (Scopus)

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

heat island
emissivity
roof
mitigation
socioeconomic impact
2014
18 Citations (Scopus)

An experimental investigation of pressure drop in expanding microchannel arrays

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

microchannels
Microchannels
pressure drop
Pressure drop
norflurane
4 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polystyrenes
Gold
Nanoparticles
Optical properties
Composite materials
28 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emulsion polymerization
Polystyrenes
Gold
emulsions
polystyrene
19 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental investigation of the latent heat of vaporization in aqueous nanofluids

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat of vaporization
latent heat
graphite
silver
heat
28 Citations (Scopus)

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., 2014, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 78, p. 423-434 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural convection
free convection
Power generation
Electrodes
Electrolytes
13 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polystyrenes
Gold
Optical properties
Composite materials
Emulsion polymerization
2013
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

microchannels
Microchannels
Heat flux
heat flux
perturbation
14 Citations (Scopus)

Experimental measurements of critical heat flux in expanding microchannel arrays

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

microchannels
Microchannels
Heat flux
heat flux
expansion
76 Citations (Scopus)

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

Power generation
Seebeck coefficient
Electrochemical cells
Liquids
liquids
41 Citations (Scopus)

Multifunctional core-shell nanoparticle suspensions for efficient absorption

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanoparticles
Wavelength
Surface plasmon resonance
Dispersions
Energy conversion
10 Citations (Scopus)

Optimized expanding microchannel geometry for flow boiling

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

microchannels
Microchannels
boiling
Boiling liquids
Geometry
383 Citations (Scopus)

Small particles, big impacts: A review of the diverse applications of nanofluids

Taylor, R., Coulombe, S., Otanicar, T., Phelan, P., Gunawan, A., Lv, W., Rosengarten, G., Prasher, R. & Tyagi, H., Jan 7 2013, In : Journal of Applied Physics. 113, 1, 011301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermophysical properties
nanotechnology
heat transfer coefficients
glycols
emerging
53 Citations (Scopus)

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

sunlight
accumulators
trends
working fluids
energy conversion
2012
39 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of light-induced, volumetric steam generation in nanofluids

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

steam
Steam
Lasers
backups
Vapors

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

refrigerants
mass flow rate
heat sinks
Heat sinks
Refrigerants
9 Citations (Scopus)

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., 2012, In : Journal of Heat Transfer. 134, 12, 122901.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

orifices
two phase flow
Orifices
microchannels
Microchannels
117 Citations (Scopus)

Prospects for solar cooling - An economic and environmental assessment

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cooling
Economics
Vapor compression refrigeration
Costs
Environmental assessments
14 Citations (Scopus)

Socioeconomic impacts of heat transfer research

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

economy
heat transfer
Heat transfer
sectors
trends
115 Citations (Scopus)

Solar energy harvesting using nanofluids-based concentrating solar collector

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solar Energy
Energy harvesting
Solar collectors
Solar energy
Hot Temperature
35 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Waste heat
Thermodynamics
Program processors
Servers
Heat transfer
air cooling
cooling systems
condensers
personnel
Cooling systems
2011
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Hygroscopic Agents
desiccants
cooling systems
Cooling systems
Liquids
232 Citations (Scopus)

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 2011, In : Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 3, 2, 023104.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solar collectors
Fluxes
Towers
Fluids
Heat transfer
8 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the relative efficiency of energy use among similar manufacturing industries

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Benchmarking
Industry
Linear programming
Energy efficiency
Energy utilization
40 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy gap
Photovoltaic cells
Fluids
Hybrid systems
Sun
308 Citations (Scopus)

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

solar collectors
Solar collectors
Optical properties
Nanoparticles
optical properties
38 Citations (Scopus)

Spatially varying extinction coefficient for direct absorption solar thermal collector optimization

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Collector efficiency
Energy conversion
Hot Temperature
2010
21 Citations (Scopus)

Determining thermal conductivity of paving materials using cylindrical sample geometry

Carlson, J. D., Bhardwaj, R., Phelan, P., Kaloush, K. & Golden, J. S., Feb 2010, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 22, 2, p. 186-195 10 p., 002002QMT.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

asphalt
Thermal conductivity
Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylenes
Geometry
Concrete mixtures
33 Citations (Scopus)

Energy and exergy utilizations of the U.S. manufacturing sector

Al-Ghandoor, A., Phelan, P., Villalobos, J. & Jaber, J. O., Jul 2010, In : Energy. 35, 7, p. 3048-3065 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exergy
Energy utilization
Industry