Che and Elbel paper awarded first place


Julia Park

Stefan Elbel and Min CheMechSE doctoral student Min Che won first place in the Student Paper Awards competition at a conference organized by Purdue University.

Her paper, “Experimental Evaluation of Local Air-side Heat Transfer Coefficient on Single Fins,” was recognized at the event that encompassed the 25th International Compressor Engineering Conference, the 18th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, and the 6th International High Performance Buildings Conference. Che has worked with MechSE Research Assistant Professor Stefan Elbel in the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC). Elbel is second author on the paper.

Since 1972, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University

has hosted the international conferences on compressor engineering, refrigeration and air-conditioning, and high-performance buildings. More than 800 industry experts from 30 countries participate in the Purdue University Conferences to present cutting-edge research and exchange ideas.

Che, who recently defended her thesis, will be joining A.O. Smith in Wisconsin, an industry member of the ACRC.