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Anurag Goyal

Anurag Goyal

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering

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Anurag Goyal joined the Building Energy Science Group as a postdoctoral researcher in 2019. His research focuses on thermal energy storage technologies for buildings, including material characterization, design of thermal energy storage components and systems, and complete system integration and optimization.

Anurag has extensive research experience in computational methods for thermo-fluid systems, both using detailed and reduced-order techniques. He also has a broad range of skills in fabrication techniques and experimental methods involved in characterization and control of thermal systems. Prior to joining NREL, he completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His research focused on designing control systems for thermally driven ammonia-water absorption chillers for waste-heat recovery, mobile, and off-grid air-conditioning applications. He has also developed novel thermal management solutions for high heat flux electronics at General Electric (GE) Global Research in Niskayuna, New York.

In addition to his M.S. and Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology, Anurag also holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is a recipient of the ASHRAE Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid Award for his graduate research, as well as GE’s Above and Beyond Award.

Research Interests

Thermal systems

Computational methods in fluid flow and heat transfer

Waste-heat recovery

Controls and optimization

Building thermal management

Electronics cooling

Water-energy nexus


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

B.S. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

Featured Work

Journal Publications

  1. Multivariable feedback control of small-capacity ammonia-water absorption systems, Energy Conversion and Management (2019)
  2. A review of control methodologies for vapor compression and absorption heat pumps, International Journal of Refrigeration (2019)
  3. Computing thermodynamic properties of ammonia-water mixtures using artificial neural networks, International Journal of Refrigeration (2019)
  4. Waste-heat driven ammonia-water absorption chiller for severe ambient operation, Applied Thermal Engineering (2019)
  5. Transient simulation of ammonia-water mixture desorption for absorption heat pumps, International Journal of Refrigeration (2019)
  6. Generalized transient simulation of two-phase heat exchangers using zeotropic fluid mixtures, International Journal of Refrigeration (2018)
  7. A method for comparison of absorption heat pump working pairs, International Journal of Refrigeration (2017)
  8. Experimental evaluation of a small-capacity, waste-heat driven ammonia-water absorption chiller, International Journal of Refrigeration (2017)
  9. Combined input shaping and feedback control for double-pendulum systems, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (2017)
  10. Development and demonstration of a compact ammonia-water absorption heat pump with microscale features for space-conditioning applications, Applied Thermal Engineering (2016)
  11. Model-based feedback control of an ammonia-water absorption chiller, Science and Technology for the Built Environment (2015)
  12. Direct three dimensional tomography of flames using maximization of entropy technique, Combustion and Flame (2014)

Conference Presentations

  1. “Modeling and experiments of thermal energy storage with composite phase-change material integrated with a building air conditioner.” 2019. ASME Energy Sustainability Conference.
  2. “High-efficiency air-conditioning systems for hot and humid climates.” 2019. International Conference on Polygeneration.
  3. “Dynamic Simulation of Ammonia-water Absorption Chiller using Moving-boundary Method.” 2015. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.
  4. “Combined Input Shaping and Feedback Control for Double-Pendulum Systems.” 2015. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference.
  5. “Model-based Feedback Control of an Ammonia-water Absorption Chiller.” 2014. International Sorption Heat Pump Conference.