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Welcome to the Methods for Systems Analysis Laboratory (MSAL), where researchers analyze a variety of complex physical systems, with a focus on thermal-fluids, energy, and environmental systems. The laboratory was founded in 2008 and continues to grow with new projects and new directions in ongoing research. Our current research areas are:

  • Creating modeling tools for improving the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of data centers
  • Assessing the carbon footprint of prepared meals away from home, including developing environmental food labeling in dining facilities
  • Developing models for thermal energy storage and waste heat recovery materials and systems.

 

Latest News

LATFS is now part of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center onEnergy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2).

Latest News

LATFS is now part of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center onEnergy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2).

Latest News

LATFS is now part of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center onEnergy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2).

Latest News

LATFS is now part of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center onEnergy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2).

MSAL is part of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center
(I/UCRC) on Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2). The group has strong collaboration with several other research groups, notably the Laboratory for Advanced Thermal and Fluid Systems (LATFS) and Thermal and Flow Management of Multiscale Systems (TFM2S).

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News

  • Congratulations to Tao Dai, who graduated with his PhD in Spring 2020. He is working as a postdoctoral fellow at John’s Hopkins University.
  • Congratulations to Rehan Khalid, who passed his PhD comprehensive exam in Spring 2020. Also, congratulations to Rehan for the birth of his second son, Irtaza!
  • Sebastian Araya and Aaron Wemhoff have two recent publications on Sebastian’s Organic Rankine Cycle work: one in ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, and one in Applied Thermal Engineering.
  • Tao Dai and Aaron Wemhoff have two recent publications on Tao’s food sustainability research: one in the Journal of Environmental Management, and one in Resources, Conservation, and Recycling.
  • Aaron Wemhoff led a team of university faculty and staff in earning a new university high performance computing cluster through the NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure program.
Methods for Systems Analysis Laboratory (MSAL)

Director

Dr. Aaron Wemhoff

Aaron P. Wemhoff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Site Director, NSF I/UCRC in Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2)