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Publications & Presentations

Technical Journal Articles

  1. Sandoz-Rosado, E., Weinstein, S., Stevens, R. J., “On the Thomson Effect for Thermoelectric Devices” International Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, submitted and under review.
  2. Sandoz-Rosado, E., Stevens, R. J, “Robust Finite Element Model for the Design of Thermoelectric Modules” Journal of Electronic Materials, 2010, online, to be printed shortly.
  3. Sandoz-Rosado, E., Stevens, R. J, “Experimental Characterization of Thermoelectric Modules and Comparison with Theoretical Models for Power Generation” Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 38, pp. 1239-1244, 2009
  4. Hopkins, P.E., Norris, P.M., Stevens, R.J., “Influence of inelastic scattering at metal-dielectric interfaces.” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 130, pp 022401:1-9, 2008.
  5. Hopkins, P.E., Norris, P.M., Stevens, R.J., Beechem, T.E., Graham, S., “Influence of Interfacial Mixing on Thermal Boundary Conductance across a Chromium/Silicon Interface” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 130, pp 062402:1-10, 2008.
  6. Salaway, R. N., Hopkins, P. E., Norris, P. M., Stevens R, “Phonon Contribution to Thermal Boundary Conductance at Metal Interfaces Using Embedded Atom Method Simulations” International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol. 29, pp. 1987-1996, 2008
  7. R.J. Stevens, P.M. Norris, and L.V. Zhigilei, “Effects of Temperature and Disorder on Thermal Boundary Conductance at Solid-Solid Interfaces: Nonequilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulations” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 50, pp. 3977-3989, 2007.
  8. Hopkins, P.E., Salaway, R.N., Stevens, R.J., Norris, P.M., “Temperature dependent thermal boundary conductance at Al/Al2O3 and Pt/Al2O3 interfaces.” International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol. 28, pp. 947-957, 2007. 
  9. R.J. Stevens, A, Smith, and P.M. Norris, “Proper signal analysis and characterization of experimental setup for the transient thermoreflectance technique.”  Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 77, no. 8, pp. 084901-8, 2006.

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. LaManna, J., D. Ortiz, Livelli, M., Haas, S., Chikwem, C., Ray, B., Stevens R. "Feasability of Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery in Large Scale Systems" ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, ASME, 2008.
  2. Smith, K., Sandoz-Rosado, E., Jno-Charles, C., Henry, C., Hermmann, E., Stevens, R.S., “Development of a Test Stand for the Characterization of Thermoelectric Modules for Power Generation” Proceedings of IMECE ’07, 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2007-41595, November 11-15, 2007. 
  3. Hopkins, P.E., Norris, P.M., Stevens, R.J., “Effects of Inelastic Scattering on Thermal Boundary Conductance at Metal-Dielectric Interfaces” Proceedings of IMECE ’07, 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2007-42808, November 11-15, 2007. 
  4. Hopkins, P.E., Salaway, R.N., Stevens, R.J., Norris, P.M., “Dependence of thermal boundary conductance on interfacial mixing at the chromium-silicon interface.” Proceedings of IMECE ’06, 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2006-15288, November 5-10, 2006.

Technical Presentations and Posters

  1. Stevens, R. J, Freedman, A, Kreuder, J. “ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS): A Tool for Designing the Next Generation of Thermoelectric Power Technologies” presented poster at the International Conference on Thermoelectric, Freiburg, Germany, 2009.
  2. Sandoz-Rosado, E.*, Stevens, R. J, “Robust Finite Element Model for the Design of Thermoelectric Module Generators” presented poster at the International Conference on Thermoelectric, Freiburg, Germany, 2009.
  3. Smith, K.*, Stevens, R.J., “Experimental Validation of a Thermoelectric System Model”, Poster session at the 27th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Corvallis, OR, 2008
  4. R.J. Stevens, “Modeling Thermal Transport at Single Interfaces and in Nanostructured Materials Using Molecular Dynamics” Presented at the Material Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 11, 2007.  Invited Talk

Undergraduate Student Presentations

  1. Stephenson-Vallot, B.*, Stevens, R.J. “Testing and Optimization of an Improved Cook Stove For Developing Countries” presentation at RIT 15th Annual Undergraduate Research and Innovation Symposium, Rochester, NY 2010.
  2. Stephenson-Vallot, B.*, Stevens, R.J. “Testing and Optimization of an Improved Cook Stove For Developing Countries” poster presented at 2010 University at Buffalo McNair Research Conference, Buffalo, NY, 2010.
  3. Chaijaroonrat, S., Goulet, C., Labrie, M., Brol, C., Dibble, A., Donahue, I., Molocznik, K., McKimpson, N., Fontaine, Y., Hoskins, S., Scannell, D., Higgins, D., Poandl, L., Stevens, R. “Improved Cook Stoves for Haiti Using Thermoelectrics to Reduce Deforestation and Improve Quality of Life” poster presented at the National Sustainability Design Expo, EPA P3, Washington, D.C. April, 2010.
  4. Frank, I., Walter, M., Balducci, N., Spenser, L., Steiner, J., Celantano, M., Stevens, R. “Lighting a Third of the World: Development and Demonstration of  LED Lighting Units with Community-Based Power Charging Systems” poster presented at the National Sustainability Design Expo, EPA P3, Washington, D.C. April, 2009.
  5. Aiken, E., Bucher, K., Gonc, S., Kinlock, A., Hadzialic, D., La Croix, N., Lee, S., Stevens, R. “Solar Pasteurizer with Integral Heat Exchanger (SPIHX)” poster presented at the National Sustainability Design Expo, EPA P3, Washington, D.C. April, 2007.
  6. R.J. Stevens, Crisson Jno-Charles*, Mat Balduzzi, Neil Sharma, “Thermoelectric Power Generation: Developing RIT’s Capabilities in Testing and Design”, Presented at RIT Sustainability Institute Earth Day Colloquium, April 23, 2007.