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Gregory Kowalski

Associate Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Contact

  • gkowal@coe.neu.edu
  • 334 Snell Engineering Center
    360 Huntington Avenue

    Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Office

  • 617.373.2971

Research Focus

Energy related and calorimeter studies related to pharmaceutical developments; simulation of thermal effects on laser beam propagation through heated materials; simulating microscale heat transfer phenomena and its effects on laser beam propagation; Simulation of laser welding processes

Education

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1978

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Research Overview

Energy related and calorimeter studies related to pharmaceutical developments; simulation of thermal effects on laser beam propagation through heated materials; simulating microscale heat transfer phenomena and its effects on laser beam propagation; Simulation of laser welding processes

Department Research Areas

Selected Publications

  • A.J. Conway, W.M. Saadi, F.L. Sinatra, G.J. Kowalski, D. Larson, J. Fiering, Dispersion of a Nanoliter Bolus in Microfluidic Co-Flow, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering: Structures, Devices, and Systems, 24(3), 2014, 034006
  • U. Piana, G.J. Kowalski, M. Zenouzi, Incorporating Reliability and Failure Models into Energy System Analysis, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability co-located with the 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering & Technology Conference, Boston, MA, 2014, 1-9
  • A. Emdadi, Y. Emami, M. Zenouzi, A. Lak, B. Panahirad, A. Lotfi, F. Lak, G.J. Kowalski, Potential Of Electricity Generation By The Salinity Gradient Energy Conversion Technologies in the System of Urmia Lake- Gadarchay River, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability co-located with the 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering & Technology Conference, Boston, MA, 2014, 1-8
  • G.J. Kowalski, M. Modaresifar, M. Zenouzi, Significance of Transient Exergy Terms in a New Tray Design Solar Desalination Device, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 137(1), 2014, 1-8

Graduate

Feb 16, 2017

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Jul 14, 2016

Microfluidic Calorimeter

MIE Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski was awarded a patent for his designs for a microfluidic calorimeter system & its method of use. Abstract Source: USPTO Systems and methods are disclosed herein for a microfluidic calorimeter apparatus. A microfluidic calorimeter system includes a calorimetry apparatus and a processor in connection with the apparatus. The apparatus includes […]

Staff

May 05, 2015

COE Faculty and Staff Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the COE Faculty and Staff Awards: Outstanding Teachers of First Year Engineering Students Thomas Gilbert, Chemistry Joshua Hertz, Engineering Marco Rainho, Mathematics Swastik Kar, Physics Martin W. Essigmann Outstanding Teaching Award Marvin Onabajo, ECE Outstanding Cooperative Education Coordinator Award Alison Nogueira, MIE Outstanding Staff Award Roy Dalsheim, Student Services Susan […]

May 05, 2015

COE Faculty & Staff Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 winners of the COE Faculty and Staff Awards.

Mar 20, 2014

Congratulations to recipients of the FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

19 COE faculty were recipients of FY15 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 11 different projects representing over $500K dollars of investment in research.

Jun 26, 2013

Hands-on Skill Retention

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski & Assistant Academic Specialist Bridget Smyser received the DELOS Best Paper Award for “Examining skill retention from a redesigned laboratory course to capstone design sequence”. The Division of Experimental and Laboratory-Oriented Studies is concerned with the laboratory component of engineering curricula. Thus, it consists of people who […]

Alumni

May 28, 2013

Students Awarded Patent for Capstone Project

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduates Michael Witonis, Jay Seiter, Morgan Misek, Joshua Filgate, and Jesse Kuhn have been awarded a patent for their 2007 capstone project entitled "Internal Gearbox for Downhill Mountain Bikes" under the direction of Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski. The gearbox created in the project is meant to replace the current drive train of […]

Jul 02, 2012

Ruberti & Kowalski Awarded Patent

MIE Associate Professors Jeff Ruberti & Gregory Kowalski have been awarded a patent for creating a "Nanoloom for controlling polymer assembly". Dr. Ruberti is the director of the EMERL. He has extensive industry experience having worked on helicopters at Sikorsky Aircraft, the International Space Station life support system at Hamilton Sunstrand and on polymeric systems […]

Dec 13, 2011

Kowalski Awarded Patent

MIE Associate Professor Gregory Kowalski has been awarded a patent for his work in “Ultra-Sensitive Temperature Sensing and Calorimetry”.

Undergraduate

Jul 17, 2008

Engineering Design Project Helps Launch Startup

Student class project catalyst for creation of innovative biotech instrument company Boston, Mass. – Student projects that attract venture capital money and launch startup companies are rare. A group of Northeastern University students have defied the odds when they helped to invent a biotech instrument that two years later turned into a company. CryoXtract Instruments, […]

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