Energy Cluster

ODU's Energy Cluster (EC) is a research group in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. The EC brings together faculty expertise across engineering disciplines to facilitate cooperation on energy research, build a strong energy curriculum at ODU both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and promote research work and facilities to the larger community. The Cluster serves as a gateway for students, industry, and others to access ODU's energy engineering expertise. Click here for more information on the research experiences for undergraduate students (REU) program.

Use these web pages to find information about the research efforts of EC members; facilities and equipment available at ODU; energy engineering-focused academic programs offered; conferences, seminar series and other events organized by the Energy Cluster.

Energy Cluster Faculty Members

Follow linked faculty names to the Energy Cluster members' individual faculty pages for more information on their research interests, publications, and curriculum vitae. Research Area links provide descriptions of specific areas of energy research at ODU.

Energy Cluster (EC) Member Research Area
Dr. Sandeep Kumar, EC Director Biofuels Publications
Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Publications
Dr. Adrian Gheorghe Unconventional Energy Governance Publications
Dr. Sylvain X. Marsillac Photovoltaics Publications
Dr. Mecit Cetin Sustainable Transportation Strategies Publications
Dr. Grayson W. Walker (Adjunct Faculty MAE) Energy Conversion and Storage Publications
Dr. Mujde Erten-Unal Sustainable Development Publications
Dr. Eric W. Weisel Smart Grid
Dr. Arthur Taylor Nuclear Energy Publications
Dr. Gon Namkoong Nanostructures for Solar Cell Applications Publications
Dr. Ben Stuart (Chair, CEE Dept.) Nutrient Cycling in Bio-Energy Systems
Dr. Reza Moradi Green Building Design
Dr. Paul Moses Marine Power and Energy Systems
Dr. James Lee Advanced Biochars Chemistry, Biofuels with Synthetic Biology, and Bioenergetics Publications
Dr. Orlando Ayala Numerical modelling and heat transfer of fluid flows Publications