Educational Background

  • B.S., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • M.S., San Diego State University
  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech

Research Interests

  • energy conversion technologies
  • energy conservation and efficiency
  • solar power and fuels
  • thermal energy storage
  • fuel cells
  • optics

Courses

  • Fluid Mechanics (MECH 313)
  • Heat Transfer (MECH 312)
  • Senior Design (MECH 401/402)
  • Concentrating Solar Power (Fall 2013)

Research Projects

Professional Memberships and Certifications:

  • Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, New Mexico, 2011 -

Selected Publications

Siegel, N.P., "Thermal Energy Storage for Solar Thermal Power Production", Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, accepted for publication, 2011.

Siegel, N.P., "Solar Thermochemical Fuels: Research and Development in the United States ", Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 2011, in press.

Siegel, N.P., Ho, C.K., Khalsa, S.S., Kolb, G.J., "Development and Validation of a Prototype Solid Particle Receiver: On-Sun Testing and Model Validation", ASME J. Solar Energy Engineering, 2010, vol. 132, pp. 021008-1:021008-8.

Siegel, N.P., "Solar thermal power generation in the United States", Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 2010, vol. 89(4), pp. 322-330.

Hickner, M.A., Siegel, N.P., Chen, K.S., Hussey, D.S., Jacobson, D.L., "Observations of Transient Flooding in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Using Time-Resolved Neutron Radiography", J. Electrochem. Soc., 2010, vol. 157, issue 1, pp. B32-B38.

Richard B. Diver, James E. Miller, Mark D. Allendorf, Nathan P. Siegel, and Roy E.Hogan, "Solar Thermochemical Water-Splitting Ferrite-Cycle Heat Engines," Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 2008, vol. 130.

Committee on Forecasting Future Disruptive Technologies, "Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies - Report 2", The National Research Council, 2010.

Committee on Forecasting Future Disruptive Technologies, "Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies", The National Research Council, 2009.

Hogan, "Solar Thermochemical Water-Splitting Ferrite-Cycle Heat Engines," Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 2008, vol. 130.

Kolb, G.J, Diver, R.B, Siegel, N.P., "Central-Station Solar Hydrogen Power Plant,"Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 2007, vol. 129, pp.179-183.

Coppo, M., Siegel, N.P., von Spakovsky, M.R., "On the Influence of Temperature on PEM Fuel Cell Operation", Journal of Power Sources, 2006, vol. 159, issue 1, pp. 560-569.

Siegel, N.P., Ellis, M.W., Nelson, D.J., von Spakovsky, M.R., "A Two-Dimensional Computational Model of a PEMFC with Liquid Water Transport", Journal of Power Sources, 2004, vol. 128, issue 2, pp. 173-184.

Siegel, N.P., Ellis, M.W., Nelson, D.J., von Spakovsky, M.R., "A single domain PEMFC model based on an agglomerate catalyst geometry", Journal of Power Sources, 2003, vol. 115, issue 1, pp. 81-89.

Goodin, D.T., Gibson, C.R., Petzoldt, R.W., Siegel, N.P., Thompson, L., Nobile, A., Besenbruch, G.E., Schultz, K.R., "Developing the basis for target injection and tracking in inertial fusion energy power plants", Fusion Engineering and Design, 2002, vol. 60, issue 1, pp. 27-36.

Goodin, D.T., Alexander, N.B., Gibson, C.R., Nobile, A., Petzoldt, R.W., Siegel, N.P., Thompson, "Developing target injection and tracking for inertial fusion energy power plants", Nucl. Fusion, 2001, vol. 4, issue 5, pp. 527-535.

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