Professor Jane Davidson (Mechanical Engineering), a long-time Principal Investigator at MSI, has received the Frank Kreith Energy Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. According to the ASME’s website, this award is presented to individuals for “significant contributions to a secure energy future with particular emphasis on innovations in conservation and/or renewable energy.” The award was presented at the 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, held in Houston, Texas in November.
Professor Davidson is the director of the Solar Energy Laboratory at the University. Her research group uses MSI resources to model aspects of chemical reactions, fluid flow, and heat transfer both for analysis of experimental results and the design of prototype reactions.
You can read more about Professor Davidson and Kreith Award at the ASME website.