Team

  • Dr. HoSung Lee, Ph.D.: Lab director and professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at Western Michigan University. Lee has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1993 and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1989

  • Hadi Ali M Madkhali: A Ph.D. student graduated with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in 2012. He worked as a faculty member at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. He worked on a master’s thesis on prospects of affordable freshwater through sea water reverse osmosis desalination. Currently he is working on research in solar thermoelectric generators.
  • Ali Hamil: A graduate student with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Baghdad, 2014. Currently pursuing master's degree in mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Working on a master’s thesis project on thermolectric generators for low grade waste heat recovery.
  • Abdulmunaem Arusi: A graduate student with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering, 2010. Worked on a project entitled, "Performance Prediction and Compression of a Double Spool Turbofan Engine." Currently he is pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is working on a master’s thesis project on optimal design of thermoelectric cooling and heating for car seat climate control.
  • Hassan Mohammad Fagehi: A graduate student with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Jazan University.  He is currently pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is working on a master’s thesis project on thermoelectric generator for automotive exhaust waste heat recovery.
  • Mohammed Mahmood Dhannoon: A graduate student with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Al Anbar University, 2006. He worked on a project entitled, "Fluid Flow in One Direction". Currently he is pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is working on a master’s thesis project on Miniature Thermoelectric Devices.
  • Shripad Dhoopagunta: A graduate student with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, 2013. He worked on a project entitled, “Structural Integrity Assessment of Aerospace Pressure Vessel Using Ultrasonic Examination.” Currently he is pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is working on a master’s thesis project on materials, nanoparticles and thermoelectrics.
  • Pooja Iyer Mani: A graduate student with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, 2014. She worked on a project entitled, “Design and Fabrication of Solar Electric Scooter”. Currently she is pursuing a master's degree in mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She is working on a master’s thesis project on effect of Thomson Effect and contact resistance on miniature thermoelectric devices.

Alumni

  • Alaa Mohammed Ali Attar: A Ph.D. student with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Western Michigan University, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He worked on a Ph.D. research topic entitled, “Studying the Optimum Design of Automotive Thermoelectric Air Conditioning.” He is currently a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at King Abdul Aziz University, Rabigh.
  • Sean Weera: A master’s student with both Master’s and Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western Michigan University. He worked on a thesis project entitled, “Effective Material Properties Method in Determining the Performance of Commercial Thermoelectric Modules”. Currently he is working as an R and D Engineer at Dimplex Thermal Solutions.