HCalifornia State University, Northridge’s Energy Research Center promotes, coordinates, facilitates and implements research and development projects in new or alternative energy sources, sustainability practices, and conservation as well as working to bridge the gap between art and practice in energy utilization.

Recent research/publications related to cleantech, include:

“Electrical and CHP Efficiencies of a 1 MW University Fuel Cell Power Plant,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, San Francisco, CA, July 19-23, 2009.

“Analysis and Design of a Manifolded Fume Hood Exhaust System to Minimize Energy Consumption in Two University Science Buildings,” published and presented at the 40th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, June 12, 2008.

“CSU Northridge – Design Clinic for Study of Fume Hood Exhaust Systems in Science 3  and 4 Buildings,” Final report submitted to DMJM Harris, Inc., for Project No.: 60018171,  April 2008.

“Design and Performance of a Fuel Cell Plant Heat Recovery System,” Invited presentation at the 2008 International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred Advanced Power Generation (ICEPAG), Newport Beach, California, January 30, 2008.

“Design and Performance of a Fuel Cell Plant Heat Recovery System,” published and presented at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, November 14, 2007.

“Performance Evaluation of the Fuel Cell Plant Heat Recovery System, presented at Physical Plant Management’s 38th Annual Workshop, Northridge, CA, April 2, 2007.