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Seminar Committee

Meet the Environmental Systems Seminar Committee for 2023-24

Dr. Abel Chuang

Professor Claire Lukens

Dr. Abel Chuang got his undergraduate and master's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. In his master's work, he designed, fabricated, and tested a 10-lbf altitude control monopropellant thruster for a satellite. In 1999, he joined Penn State University to start his doctoral research, where he worked on a passive two-phase heat transfer device called loop heat pipe in Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering. Currently, he is an assistant professor at UC Merced focusing on both high temperature and low temperature PEM fuel cell research and development. 





Dr. Gerardo Diaz

Professor Sam Markolf

Dr. Gerardo Diaz's research interests include renewable energy conversion, dynamic simulation and control of thermal systems, biomass gasification, SOFCs, and artificial neural networks.

Dr. Diaz received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University, and his B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad de Santiago in Chile.