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Mechanical Engineering

Ronald J. Warzoha, PhD

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
410 293 6526
warzoha@usna.edu

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EDUCATION
    Villanova University, (2014)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation: "Manipulation and Characterization of Nanoscale Interfacial Thermophysics in Phase Change
      Thermal Energy Storage Materials"
    
    Villanova University, (2011)
    Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering
    
    Villanova University, (2008)
    Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering
         
RESEARCH AREAS
Thermal energy storage
Micro/nano scale energy conversion and transport
Thermal management of electronics
Renewable energy systems
Energy systems optimization

AWARDS 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) STAR Fellow, 2011-2014
Villanova University Graduate Student Medallion, 2009

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP 
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Warzoha, R. and Fleischer, A.S., 2014, “Improved Heat Recovery from Paraffin-based Phase Change Materials Due to the Presence of Percolating Graphene Networks,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer79, 314-323.
  • O’Connor, W.E., Warzoha, R., Weigand, R.M., Fleischer, A.S. and Wemhoff, A.P., 2014, “Thermal Property Prediction and Measurement of Organic Phase Change Materials in the Liquid Phase at the Melt Point,” Applied Energy, Accepted: 7/11/14.
  • Warzoha, R., and Fleischer, A.S., 2014, “Effect of Graphene Layer Thickness and Mechanical Compliance on Interfacial Heat flow and Thermal Conduction in Solid-Liquid Phase Change Materials,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Accepted: 7/4/14.
  • Warzoha, R., Weigand, R.M. and Fleischer, A.S., 2014, “Temperature-dependent Thermal Properties of Paraffin Phase Change Materials Saturated with Graphite Nanofibers for Thermal Energy Storage Applications,” Applied Energy (Special Issue on Energy Storage), In Press.
  • Warzoha, R. and Fleischer, A.S., 2014, “Heat Flow at Nanoparticle Interfaces,” Nano Energy6, 137-158.
  • Warzoha, R. and Fleischer, A.S., 2014, “Determining the Thermal Conductivity of Liquids Using the Transient Plane Source Method. Part I: Establishing Transient Thermal-fluid Constraints,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer71, 779-789.
  • Warzoha, R. and Fleischer, A.S., 2014, “Determining the Thermal Conductivity of Liquids Using the Transient Plane Source Method. Part II: Establishing an Accurate and Repeatable Solution Method,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer71, 790-807.
  • Warzoha, R., Zhang, D., Feng, G. and Fleischer, A.S, 2013, “Engineering Interfaces in Carbon Nanostructured Mats for the Creation of Energy Efficient Thermal Interface Materials,” Carbon61, 441-457.
  • Warzoha, R., Sanusi, O., McManus, B. and Fleischer, A.S., 2013, “Development of Methods to Fully Saturate Carbon Foam with Paraffin Wax Phase Change Material for Energy Storage,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering135(2), 21007.
  • Jen, K.P., Warzoha, R., Guo, J., Tang, M. and Santhanam, S., 2013, “Processing and Characterization of Silicon Nitride Nanofiber Paper,” Journal of Nanomaterials, Accepted: 5/7/2013.
  • Sanusi, O., Warzoha, R. and Fleischer, A.S., 2011, “Energy Storage and Solidification of Paraffin Phase Change Material Embedded with Graphite Nanofibers”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(19-20), pp. 4429-4436.
  • Warzoha, R. and Fleischer, A.S., 2011, “Thermal Management of High Density Power Electronics Modules Using Dielectric Mineral Oil with Applications in the Electric Utility Field for Smart Grid Protection”, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications3(4), pp. 5-13.
  • Warzoha, R. and Fleischer, A.S., 2011, “Thermal Management of a 15 kV/100 kVA Intelligent Universal Transformer”, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications3(1), pp. 2-9.
  • Chintakrinda, K., Warzoha, R., Weinstein, R.D. and Fleischer, A.S., 2011, “Quantification of the Impact of Embedded Graphite Nanofibers on the Transient Thermal Response of Paraffin Phase Change Material Exposed to High Heat Fluxes”, Journal of Heat Transfer,134, 071901.

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