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Steve Eckels     (Schedule)

Professor

Education:

Ph.D. 1993, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

M.S. 1991, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University

B.S. 1988, Mechanical Engineering, Dordt College

 

Academic experience:

Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, KSU (2006-Present)

Director, Institute for Environmental Research, Kansas State University (2002-Present)

Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, KSU (1998-2006)

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, KSU, (1993-1998)

 

Non-academic experience:

Modine Manufacturing Company, Consultant, (10/90-6/91); Wolverine Tube Inc., Consultant, (9/90-5/91);

 

Certifications or professional registrations: None

 

Current membership in professional organizations: ASHRAE

 

Honors and awards:

ASHRAE New Investigator Award (1995)

College of Engineering Hollis Teaching Award (2002)

Presidents Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, (2004).

Two Faculty Appreciation Day Awards for Outstanding Leadership by a Faculty Member presented by the Student Advisory Council for the College of Engineering (April 2005 and November 2005)

 

 

Service activities (within and outside of the institution):

Internal:

Teaching:  Courses Taught since 2006.

ME 101:  Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

ME 513:  Thermodynamics 1

ME 571:  Fluid Mechanics

University:  (1) Faculty Senate;  (2) FSOT Committee,  (3) Coffman Distinguished Teaching Scholar Selection Committee. (4) Graduate Council

Department: (1) Graduate program coordinator. (1) Assessment Committee (2) Undergraduate Committee, (3) IAB committee, (4) Honors and Awards Committee MNE Awards and Honors committee.

External:

Member TC 1.3 and 8.5 ASHRAE, (2) Handbook Subcommittee Chair TC 1.3 ASHRAE, (3) Research Subcommittee Chair TC 1.3, ASRHAE,  (4) Vice-Chair TC 1.3, ASHRAE,  (5) ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee.

 

Principal Publications in Last Five Years:

ECKELS, S, KOPER, O, ERICKSON, L, AND VERA, L.  2010.  Nanoscale Catalysts and In Room Devices to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Sustainability.  Nanoscale Materials in Chemistry: Environmental Applications.  American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Ziaofan Yang, Z. Zhang, Z. Winecki, S. Eckels.  2010.  Simulation of Mass Transport through a Nano-Material Gas Filter.  (Submitted to Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer)

Gorgy, E., S. J. Eckels,  2010.   Pool Boiling of R-134a and R-123 on Smooth and Enhanced Tubes, Average Heat Transfer Coefficient Analysis  International Journal of HVAC&R  .

Wei Z., Z. Zheng, X. Sun, S. Eckels. 2010. Flow and Heat Transfer of a Stationary and Oscillating Cylinder. FEDSM-2010-30889, ASME Proceedings of the 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting

Jokar, A., M. Hosni, S. Eckels, 2010.  Single Phase Flow in Mesochannel Compact Heat Exchangers for Air Conditioning Applications.  Heat Transfer Engineering v 31, n1, p 3-16.

Zhang, N., Zheng, Z.C., Eckels, S., Nadella, V.B. and Sun, X., 2009. Transient Response of Particle Distribution in a chamber to Transient Particle Injection.  Particle & Particle System Characteristics 26, 199-209.

McCullough, Elizabeth A., Eckels, Steve, and Harms, Craig. 2009. Determining Temperature Ratings for Children’s Cold weather Clothing,  Applied Ergonomics,  v 40, n5, p 870-877.

Cochran, M., Goodnight, J. Babin, B.; Eckels, S. 2009. Condensing dryers with enhanced dehumidification using surface tension elements.  Applied Thermal Engineering, v 29, n 4, March, 2009, p 723-731

Zhang, N., Zheng, Z.C. and Eckels S., 2008.  Study of Heat Transfer on the Surface of a Circular Cylinder in Flow Using an Immersed-Boundary Method.  International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow V 29, n 6, December: 1558-1566

McCullough, Elizabeth A. and Eckels, Steve. 2008.  Evaluation of Personal Cooling Systems for Soldiers Using Human Subjects.  International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Proceedings, Vol. 65, 2008 (ITAAonline.org).

McCullough, Elizabeth A. 2008.  Eckels, Steve, and Schlabach, Meredith. “Evaluation of Personal Cooling Systems for Soldiers Using a Sweating Manikin,” International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Proceedings. Vol. 65, 2008 (ITAAonline.org).  (Winner: Best Paper Award)

Hubbard, J.H., C. Sorensen, S. Eckels.  2008.  Q-Space Analysis Applied to Polydisperse, Dense Random Aggregates.  Particle and Particle Systems Characterization  Vol. 25,  68-73.

Jokar, A., Hosni, M. H., and Eckels, S. J., 2006.  Dimensional Analysis for the Evaporation and Condensation of Refrigerant R-134a in Minichannel Plate Heat Exchangers, Applied Thermal Engineering.26 (17-18): 2455-2494.

Jokar, A., Hosni, M. H., and Eckels, S. J.,  2005  New Generation Integrated Automotive Thermal System.  SAE Future Transportation Technology Conference  Chicago Ill,  September 6th -9th.

Randal, D, and S.J. Eckels.  2005.  Effect of Inundation Upon the Condensation Heat Transfer Performance of R-134a:  Part 2-Results (984-RP)  International Journal of HVAC&R  11(4):  543-562.

Randal, D, and S.J. Eckels.  2005.  Effect of Inundation Upon the Condensation Heat Transfer Performance of R-134a:  Part 1-Facility overview and data analysis (984-RP) International Journal of HVAC&R  11(4):  527-542.

Jokar, A.,  M.H. Hosni, and S.J. Eckels.  2005.  Thermal-Fluid Characteristics of an Automotive Radiator Used as the External Heat Exchanger in an Auto Air Conditioning System.  ASME Proceedings of HT2005-72061.  July 22-25, San Francisco, CA.

Jokar, A., M.H. Hosni and S.J. Eckels.  2005.  Correlations for Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop for Glycol-Water and Air Flows in Minichannel Heat Exchangers.  ASHRAE Transactions (Technical Paper).  111(2):.

 

 

Most recent professional development activities: None