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Mario A. Medina, Ph.D., P.E.

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  • Lee, K.O., Medina, M.A., and Sun, X. “Development and Verification of a Numerical Model Employing EnergyPlus-Based Algorithms Used to Predict Heat Transfer Through Building Enclosures Integrated with a Thin Phase Change Material (PCM) Layer.” (2014).
  • Sun, X., Zhang, Q., Medina, M.A., and Lee, K., “Experimental and Numerical Heat Transfer Analyses of a Phase Change Material Board (PCMB) Used for Building Enclosures.” (2014).

In Peer Review

  • Sun, X., Zhang, Q., Medina, M.A., Liu, Y., and Liao, S., “Performance of a Free-air Cooling System for Telecommunications Base Stations Using Phase Change Materials (PCMs): In-situ Tests.” Applied Energy (2014).
  • Lee, K.O., Medina, M.A., and Sun, X. “On the Use of Plug-and-Play Walls (PPW) for Evaluating Thermal Enhancement Technologies for Building Enclosures: Evaluation of a Thin Phase Change Material (PCM) Layer.” Energy and Buildings (2014).
  • Rendall, J., Adams, M., Eberhart, S., Medina, M.A., and Adams, C., "Thermal Disinfection in Urine-Diversion Dry Toilets." Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2014).

 

In Press

  • Lee, K.O., Medina, M.A., Raith, E., and Sun, X., “Assessing the Integration of a Thin Phase Change Material (PCM) Layer in a Residential Building Wall for Heat Transfer Reduction and Management.” Applied Energy (2014).
  • Jean, A., Adams, C., Medina, M.A., and Miranville, F. “Natural Materials for Thermal Insulation: Mulch and Lava Rock Characterizations. ”  2014 International Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies (ICRET 2014). Hong Kong, December 7-9, 2014.
  • Sun, X., Zhang, Q., Medina, M.A., and Lee, K., "On the Natural Convection Enhancement of Heat Transfer During Phase Transition Processes of Solid-Liquid Phase Change Materials (PCMs)." Energy Procedia (2014).

Published

  • Rendall, J., Adams, C., Medina, M.A., Eberhart, S., and Adams, M., "Design of Human Composting Latrines for Robust Solar Disinfection Including Inactivation of Ascaris Lumbricoides." Proceedings of the International Water Association World Water Congress and Exhibition, Busan, South Korea, September 19, 2012.
  • Medina, M.A., O'Neal, D.L., and Turner, W.D., "Development of a Transient Heat and Mass Transfer Model of Residential Attics Used to Simulate Radiant Barrier Retrofits." ASME Solar Engineering: 1995 - Volume 1, pp. 253-264.

 

Other Publications in the Open Literature (First author unless indicated otherwise)

  • "Phase Change Materials in Combination with Existing Insulation for a Superior Thermal Performance of Building Walls."  Global Gypsum Magazine. March 2013.
  • “Solar-Disinfection Composting Latrines for Developing Countries.” Engineers Without Borders Midwest Regional Conference, Rolla, MO, USA.  November 5, 2011. (4th of 7 authors).
  • “Development and Adoption of Solar-Disinfection Composting Latrines in Developing Nations.” Water Technologies for Emerging Regions Conference, Norman, OK, USA. October 24, 2011. (3rd of 8 authors).
  • "Study of Radiant Barriers in North America."  Proceedings of the 6th Global Conference and Exhibition.  September 26-27, 2011.  Toronto, Canada.
  • "Guide Specifications: Metal Ducts - Section 23 31 13." Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) - (2009).
  • "Guide Specifications: Dampers - Section 23 33 13." Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) - (2009).
  • "Guide Specifications: Duct Silencers - Section 23 33 19." Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) - (2009).
  • "Guide Specifications: Turning Vanes - Section 23 33 23." Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) - (2009).
  • "Guide Specifications: Duct Mounting Access Doors - Section 23 33 33." Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) - (2009).
  • "Accreditation Manual: Central American Agency for the Accreditation of Postgraduate Programs" (Agencia Centroamericana para la Acreditacion de Postgrados - ACAP). In Spanish. Version 4.08. - (2008).  (One of 8 authors).
  • "Development of Design Specifications, Details and Design Criteria for Traffic Light Poles." Bureau of Materials and Research, Kansas Department of Transportation Report No. KTRAN:KU-98-6.  September 2006.
  • "Radiant Barrier Effectiveness Depends on Where You Live." Home Energy Magazine.  May/June 2003 Issue.
  • "Adequate Attic Venting." In Diagnostics O&A Section of Home Energy Magazine. September/October 2001 Issue.
  • "Overview of LoanSTAR Chiller Monitoring and Analysis of In-Situ Chiller Diagnostics Using ASHRAE RP-827 Test Method." Proceedings of the Cool Sense National Forum on Integrated Chiller RetrofitsLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  University of California, Berkeley, California.  September, 1997. (One of 4 authors)

 

 Scholarly Presentations in the Past Five Years (2009 – 2014)

  • (Invited) "Sustainable Construction in Architecture" Presented to graduate students in Biol420/Chem680/CPE715/PHSX600/EPSX601: Introduction to Nanotechnology for Renewable Energy. University of Kansas. April 15, 2014, November 18, 2013
  • (Invited) “State of the Problem in Relation to Software Used to Predict Space Cooling and Heating Energy Use Reductions Produced by Radiant Barriers.” International reflective Insulation Manufacturers Conference. London, UK. March 6-7, 2014.
  • (Invited) “Evidence of Energy Savings Produced by Radiant Barriers and Interior Radiation Control Coatings: Experiments and Modeling.” RESNET Conference 2014, Jacksonville, FL. February 24-26, 2014. RESNET: Residential Energy Services Network.
  • (Invited) “Next Generation Building Walls Using Nanotechnologies and Phase Change Materials for Energy Management and Conservation.” Keynote speech, 57th Midwest Solid State Conference.  September 28, 2013.
  • (Invited) “HVAC Basics.” Evansville, Indiana, USA SMACNA Chapter. August 20, 2013.
  • (Invited) "A Collaborative Effort Between Chinese and American Universities for the Study of Phase Change Materials for Heat Transfer Control and Energy Conservation in Buildings." To faculty and students of Hunan University. May 29, 2013.
  • (Invited) "On the Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) in Building Walls for Heat Transfer Control and Enhanced Thermal Performance." Keynote speech, APEC Conference on Low Carbon Towns and Physical Energy Storage, Changsha, China. May 25-26, 2013.
  • (Invited) "RESNET, Home Raters, and Reflective Insulation Manufacturers: How All Can Work Together." RESNET Conference 2013, Orlando, FL. February 27-March 1, 2013. RESNET: Residential Energy Services Network.
  • (Invited) "Climate-change driven building design in China: My experience in China.  Tea and Talk Series.  KU Center for East Asian Studies.  October 4, 2012.
  • (Invited) "Phase change materials in combination with existing insulation for a superior thermal performance of building walls." 7th Global Insulation Conference and Exhibition, Riga, Latvia.  September 18-19, 2012.  Presentation won "Best Presentation Award."
  • (Invited) "Thermal performance evaluation of building walls outfitted with phase change materials (PCMs). Presented to the students and faculty of the School of Energy and Environment of Southeast University in Nanjing, China. May 30,2012.
  • (Invited) "Radiant Barrier Technology." Presented to the students and faculty of the School of Energy and Environment of Southeast University in Nanjing, China. May 29, 2012.
  • (Invited) "Phase Change Materials Research at the University of Kansas.  Presented to the students and faculty of the School of Energy and Environment of Southeast University in Nanjing, China. May 28, 2012
  • (Invited) "Fundamentals of Thermal Simulation for the Understanding and Evaluation of Radiant Barriers and IRCCs Performance." International Reflective Insulation Manufacturers Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL.  May 1-2, 2012.
  • (Invited) "A Summary of Fifty Years of Radiant Barrier Research." RESNET Conference 2012, Austin, Texas. February 27-29, 2012. RESNET: Residential Energy Services Network.
  • (Invited) "A Comprehensive Study of Radiant Barrier Research Including Laboratory, Field Experiments, and Simulations." Building Enclosure Council, Kansas City. January 25, 2012.
  • (Invited) “Study of Radiant Barriers in North America.”  Sixth Global Conference and Exhibition.  September 26, 2011.  Toronto, Canada.
  •  (Invited) “Performance of Attic Radiant Barriers (RBs): A Summary of Published Research.”  Building Enclosure Council, Held at ASHRAE headquarters, Atlanta, GA.  May 11, 2011.
  • (Invited – Keynote Speaker)  “Performance of Attic Radiant Barriers (RBs) and Interior Radiation Control Coatings (IRCCs):  A Summary of Published Research.”  Reflective Insulation Manufacturers’ Association – International (RIMA-I) Bi-Annual Meeting.  Anaheim, CA.  April 10, 2011.
  • (Invited)  “White Paper: Attic Radiant Barriers (RBs) and Interior Radiation Control Coatings (IRCCs).”  Reflective Insulation Manufacturers’ Association – International (RIMA-I) Bi-Annual Meeting.  San Antonio, TX.  November 10, 2010.
  • “State of Renewable Energy in the U.S. Professional Development Series.”  Burn and McDonnell.  April 26, 2010.
  • (Invited)  “A Comprehensive Study of Radiant Barriers: Experiments, Modeling, and Simulation.”  International Reflective Insulation Manufacturer’s (I-RIMA) Conference.  Barcelona, Spain.  June 21-23, 2010.
  • (Invited)  Five presentations to students and faculty of Université de La Réunion, La Réunion, France. Presentations given were on the topic of Phase Change Materials and Radiant Barriers.  The presentations were given on May 12, May 15, May 19, May 22, and May 26, 2009.
  • (Refereed) “Proposed Modifications for Models of Heat Transfer Problems Involving Partially-Melted Phase Change Processes.”  Second Symposium of the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) International on Heat-Air-Moisture Transport: Measurements and Implications in Buildings. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  April 19-20, 2009.

 

 

 


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