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Michael Ellis

Associate Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Energy Engineering and Science
Michael Ellis
471 Goodwin Hall (0238)
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • Applications of Fuel Cell Systems for Building Cogeneration
  • Solid Sorption Heat Pump Modeling
  • Modeling and Analysis of Building Energy Consumption
  • Analysis of Energy Uses in Industrial Processes
  • Fuel Cell Performance Modeling
  • Optimal Design of Hybrid Gas/Electric Chilled Water System
  • 2012–Present, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2007–2012, Associate Professor and John R. Jones Faculty Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2004–2007, Associate Professor
  • 1998–2004, Assistant Professor
  • 2006 – Excellence in Architecture Award, Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects
  • 2003 – X-Caliber Award, Virginia Tech
  • 2003 – College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Virginia Tech
  • 2003, 2001, 2000 – Engineering Dean’s List for Teaching Effectiveness, Virginia Tech
  • 2002 – Engineering faculty advisor for award winning entry in Solar Decathlon, Virginia Tech
  • 1995 – Woodruff Teaching Fellowship, Georgia Tech
  • 1991-1995 – Georgia Tech President’s Fellowship, Georgia Tech
  • 1994 – Saturn Corporation Award for Teamwork – Georgia Tech Graduate Symposium, Georgia Tech
  • Tau Beta Pi Member
  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996
  • M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
  • B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1985