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Nicholas A. Pohlman

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Mechanical Engineering

npohlman@niu.edu
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Environmental Focus

Dr. Pohlman seeks to find efficiency in operation as a means of conserving energy.  His research is to understand the fundamental principles of granular transfers (i.e. agriculture corn, coal, stone, biomass, etc) which will then help improve the efficiency in transportation and utilization.

Current Student Research Opportunities

Students may be able to explore the heat transfer capabilities of biomass or work with pneumatic conveyance systems to explore reasons for particle drop-out. The heat transfer rates and design of a cook stove using ceramic parts is being conducted. Need student willing to work with art department to find the right material mixtures that can withstand the high heat. Once fabricated, tests of heat transfer and biochar production will take place.

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