Michael Kazmierczak

Michael Kazmierczak

Associate Professor

Rhodes Hall

627

CEAS - Mechanical Eng - 0072

Professional Summary

Michael J. Kazmierczak, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. His research is in the general area of conduction and convective heat transfer, and applications thereof (see detailed list of research areas below).
His work includes both theoretical and experimental studies that have resulted in the publications of over 50 peer-reviewed technical articles and conference proceedings. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, ARMY(CRREL), DOE(ANL).
 
Prior to joining academia, Dr. Kazmierczak has worked several years in the electric power industry for a design consulting firm and for an electric utility. Duties at Sargent & Lundy focused on the detailed design of several system/subsystems of Zimmer power plant (steam piping and HVAC). At ComEd he worked as a performance engineer at Collins Station responsible for the daily operation of Unit #4 (550 MW oil-fired generating unit) and did monthly reporting and monitoring of the entire Station’s (2794 MW) Heat Rate. He also completed numerous engineering projects and system upgrades, including complete design modification to change out the steam attemperators controls from analog to digital.

Education

B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois, 1980 (Mechanical Engineering)

M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois, 1982 (Mechanical Engineering)

Ph.D, University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois, 1988 (Mechanical Engineering)

Positions and Work Experience

1980 -1982 Project Engineer, Sargent & Lundy, Chicago, Illinois

1982 -1985 Project Engineer, Commonwealth Edison, Chicago, Illinois

1988 -1990 Assistant Professor, Akron University, Akron, Ohio

1990 -1990 Summer Faculty, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, Ohio

1990 -1996 Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

1994 -1994 Summer Faculty, CRREL, Hanover, New Hampshire

1996 -To Present Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

1999 -2000 Scientist-in-Residence, Argonne National Lab (Advance Photon Source), Argonne, Illinois

Research and Practice Interests

Heat conduction and convective heat transfer, in general, with special emphasis on solid-liquid phase change,  thermal energy storage,  thermoelectrics for heating and cooling, x-ray heating of biocrystals, high heat flux cooling, heat transfer augmentation, forced convection in microchannels, convective transport in porous media, electronic cooling,  bio-heat transfer,  transient natural convection, and double diffusion heat transfer.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Kazmierczak M.;Gupta A. (12-01-2009. ) Analysis of single-phase convective heat transfer and system COP at higher power levels in thermoele.Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2009, HT2009, , 1 ,381-392

Kazmierczak M.;Krishnamoorthye S.;Gupta A. (12-01-2009. ) Experimental testing of a thermoelectric-based hydronic cooling and heating device with transient ch.Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, , 1 (4 ) ,1-14

Roday A.;Kazmierczak M. (10-26-2009. ) Melting and freezing in a finite slab due to a linearly decreasing free-stream temperature of a conv.Thermal Science, , 13 (2 ) ,141-153

Kazmierczak M.;Krishnamoorthy S.;Gupta A. (09-21-2009. ) Experimental testing of a thermoelectric-based hydronic cooling and heating device with transient ch.ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings, , 8 ,89-99

Kazmierczak M.;Kumar R.;Gopalakrishnan P.;Banerjee R. (01-01-2007. ) Experimental measurement of thermal heating of millimeter sized spheres using ir imaging subjected t.Journal of Heat Transfer, , 129 (8 ) ,936

Banerjee R.;Zhu L.;Gopalakrishnan P.;Kazmierczak M. (01-01-2007. ) Influence of laser parameters on selective retinal treatment using single-phase heat transfer analys.Medical Physics, , 34 (5 ) ,1828-1841

Arunachalam B.;Millard R.;Kazmierczak M.;Rodriguez-Rilo H.;Banerjee R. (10-31-2006. ) Evaluation of thermal efficacy of hypothermic tissue preservation methods.Cell Preservation Technology, , 4 (2 ) ,97-116

Kazmierczak M.;Nirmalanandhan V. (09-01-2006. ) Heat transfer augmentation for external ice-on-tube TES systems using porous copper mesh to increase.International Journal of Refrigeration, , 29 (6 ) ,1020-1033

Gopalakrishnan P.;Kazmierczak M.;Banerjee R. (12-01-2005. ) Influence of repetition frequency on selective retinal photocoagulation for macular diseases .Proceedings of the 2005 Summer Bioengineering Conference, , 2005 ,1014-1015

Gopalakrishnan P.;Kazmierczak M.;Banerjee R. (07-21-2005. ) Thermal interaction between laser & tissue during retinal photocoagulation.Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, , 5688 ,215-222

Mhaisekar A.;Kazmierczak M.;Banerjee R. (06-01-2005. ) Steady conjugate heat transfer from x-ray or laser-heated sphere in external flow at low reynolds nu.Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, , 47 (9 ) ,849-874

Mhaisekar A.;Kazmierczak M.;Banerjee R. (05-01-2005. ) Three-dimensional numerical analysis of convection and conduction cooling of spherical biocrystals w.Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, , 12 (3 ) ,318-328

Roday A.P.;Kazmierczak M.J. (12-01-2004. ) Phase-change in finite slabs with time-dependent convective boundary conditions .Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference 2004, HT/FED 2004, , 3 ,1085-1097

Kazmierczak M.;Sharma N. (12-01-2004. ) Correlations spanning the entire biot number range to predict near steady state condition in transie .Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Summer Conference 2004, HT/FED 2004, , 1 ,991-997

Kriminski S.;Kazmierczak M.;Thorne R.E. (04-01-2003. ) Heat transfer from protein crystals: Implications for flash-cooling and X-ray beam heating.Acta Crystallographica - Section D Biological Crystallography, , 59 (4 ) ,697-708

Kuzay T.;Kazmierczak M.;Hsieh B. (02-01-2001. ) X-ray beam/biomaterial thermal interactions in third-generation synchrotron sources.Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography, , 57 (1 ) ,69-81

Pilchowski J.;Hölke A.;Henderson H.;Kazmierczak M.;Gerner F. (01-01-2000. ) Development toward an all-silicon integrated thermal management system: The integrated MCM.Microsystem Technologies, , 6 (6 ) ,222-228

Hoelke A.;Henderson H.;Gerner F.;Kazmierczak M. (12-01-1999. ) Analysis of the heat transfer capacity of a micromachined loop heat pipe .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD, , 364-3 ,53-60

Harms T.M.;Kazmierczak M.J.;Gerner F.M. (04-01-1999. ) Developing convective heat transfer in deep rectangular microchannels.International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, , 20 (2 ) ,149-157

Hoike A.;Pilchowski J.;Henderson H.;Saleh A.;Kazmierczak M.;Gerner F.;Baker K. (12-01-1998. ) Coherent macro porous silicon as a wick structure in an integrated microfluidic two-phase cooling sy .Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, , 3515 ,154-162

Pilchowski J.;Holke A.;Henderson H.;Harms T.;Kazmierczak M.;Gerner F. (01-01-1998. ) All silicon multi chip module with a fully integrated cooling system.Proceedings - 1998 International Conference on Multichip Modules and High Density Packaging, , 1998-April ,155-159

Harms T.;Kazmierczak M.;Gerner F.;Hölke A.;Henderson H.;Pilchowski J.;Baker K. (12-01-1997. ) Experimental investigation of heat transfer and pressure drop through deep microchannels in A (110) .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD, , 351 ,347-357

Kazmierczak M.;Intemann P. (01-01-1997. ) Heat transfer and ice formations deposited upon cold tube bundles immersed in flowing water - II. Co.International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, , 40 (3 ) ,573-588

Intemann P.;Kazmierczak M. (01-01-1997. ) Heat transfer and ice formations deposited upon cold tube bundles immersed in flowing water - I. Con.International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, , 40 (3 ) ,557-572

Intemann P.;Kazmierczak M. (12-01-1994. ) Convective heat transfer for cold tube bundles with ice formations in a stream of water at steady st .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD, , 284 ,127-136

Intemann P.;Kazmierczak M. (01-01-1994. ) Convective heat transfer for cold tube bundles with ice formations in a stream of water at steady st.International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, , 15 (6 ) ,491-500

Kazmierczak M.;Muley A. (01-01-1994. ) Steady and transient natural convection experiments in a horizontal porous layer: The effects of a t.International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, , 15 (1 ) ,30-41

Mantle J.;Kazmierczak M.;Hiawy B. (01-01-1994. ) The effect of temperature modulation on natural convection in a horizontal layer heated from below: .Journal of Heat Transfer, , 116 (3 ) ,614-620

Kazmierczak M.;Muley A. (12-01-1993. ) Effects of an upper gap and periodic bottom temperature on natural convection through a horizontal p .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD, , 240 ,99-114

Mantle-Miller W.;Kazmierczak M.;Hiawy B. (12-01-1992. ) Natural convection in a horizontal enclosure with periodically changing bottom wall temperature .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD, , 198 ,49-56

Kazmierczak M.;Chinoda Z. (01-01-1992. ) Buoyancy-driven flow in an enclosure with time periodic boundary conditions.International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, , 35 (6 ) ,1507-1518

Kazmierczak M.;Poulikakos D. (01-01-1991. ) Transient double diffusion in a fluid layer extending over a permeable substrate.Journal of Heat Transfer, , 113 (1 ) ,148-157

Kazmierczak M.;Poulikakos D. (01-01-1990. ) Transient double diffusion in a stably stratified fluid layer heated from below.International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, , 11 (1 ) ,30-39

Kazmierczak M.;Poulikakos D. (12-01-1989. ) Numerical simulation of transient double diffusion in a composite porous/fluid layer heated from bel .AIChE Symposium Series, , 85 (269 ) ,108-114

Kazmierczak M.;Poulikakos D. (01-01-1989. ) Transient double-diffusive convection experiments in a horizontal fluid layer extending over a bed o.Physics of Fluids A, , 1 (3 ) ,480-489

Spatz T.;Poulikakos D.;Kazmierczak M. (01-01-1989. ) High rayleigh number experiments in a horizontal layer of water around its density maximum.Journal of Heat Transfer, , 111 (2 ) ,578-581

Kazmierczak M.;Poulikakosf D. (01-01-1988. ) Melting of an ice surface in porous medium.Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, , 2 (4 ) ,352-358

Sadowski D.;Poulikakos D.;Kazmierczak M. (01-01-1988. ) Three-dimensional natural convection experiments in an enclosure.Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, , 2 (3 ) ,242-249

Kazmierczak M.;Sadowski D.;Poulikakos D. (01-01-1988. ) Melting of a solid in porous medium induced by free convection of a warm dissimilar fluid.Journal of Heat Transfer, , 110 (2 ) ,520-523

Poulikakos D.;Kazmierczak M. (01-01-1987. ) Forced convection in a duct partially filled with a porous material.Journal of Heat Transfer, , 109 (3 ) ,653-662

Kazmierczak M.;Poulikakos D. (01-01-1987. ) An optical technique for the in-situ measurement of species concentration in double diffusive convec.International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, , 14 (1 ) ,3-10

Kazmierczak M.;Poulikakos D.;Sadowski D. (01-01-1987. ) Melting of a vertical plate in porous medium controlled by forced convection of a dissimilar fluid.International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, , 14 (5 ) ,507-517

Sadowski D.;Poulikakos D.;Kazmierczak M. (01-01-1987. ) THREE-DIMENSIONAL NATURAL CONVECTION EXPERIMENTS IN A CAVITY DRIVEN BY A SINGLE WALL WITH A WARM AND .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD, , 78 ,55-65

Kazmierczak M.;Poulikakos D.;Pop I. (01-01-1986. ) Melting from a flat plate embedded in a porous medium in the presence of steady natural convection.Numerical Heat Transfer, , 10 (6 ) ,571-581

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(2001. ) Thermal Heating of Biological Crystals Subjected to X-ray of High Flux Density: Theoretical Modeling and Analysis .2nd International Workshop on X-ray Damage to Biological Samples, Dec. 1-2, ANL, Argonne, Illinois, 2001 (Invited Lecture),

(2003. ) Beam Heating and Modeling Considerations and Temperature Predictions .3rd Int. Workshop on X-ray Damage to Crystalline Biological Samples, Nov. 13-14, Grenoble, France, 2003. (Invited Lecture),

(2006. ) Beam Heating of Samples: Modeling and Experimental Verification .4rd Int. Workshop on X-ray Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples, March, 7-8 Osaka, Japan, 2006. (Invited Lecture),

Courses Taught

Thermodynamics

Fluid Mechanics

Momentum & Energy Transport

Heat Transfer

Senior Design Clinic (coach)

Special Topics (Solar Decathlon)

Thermal Environmental Engineering (HVAC)

Thermal Energy Storage

Viscous Fluid Flow

Conduction Heat Transfer

Convection Heat Transfer

Conduction Heat Transfer II

Other Information

College of Engineering faculty member responsible for design, construction, and testing of UC’s Solar house for the DOE’s 2007 Solar Decathlon Competition (advised ~ 25+ engineering students) in collaboration with Anton Harfmann of DAAP (College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning),

Ran/coached UC’s NCWA (www.NCWA.net) Wrestling Program (1996 - 2013) resulting in 36 NCWA National Qualifiers and 8 All-Americans including: 1-runner-up (1998), 1-National Champion (2006), and most recently 7th place (2013),