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Dr. Peter Rodgers

Dr. Peter Rodgers

Interim Senior Director R&D and Professor , Mechanical Engineering Department

Ruwais Building, Room 3012
Office: +971 (0)2 607 5397
Fax: +971 (0)2 607 5200
Email: peter.rodgers@ku.ac.ae

Dr. Peter Rodgers is currently Associate Vice President (Research Engagement) and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE and brings to these positions twenty six years of academic and industrial experience.  His present research interests are focused on the development of polymer composite heat exchangers, atmospheric dispersion modeling, and energy-efficiency enhancement in the oil and gas industry.

He also has extensive research experience in electronics thermal management, prognostics and health management (PHM), and solid particle transport in fluids.  He has published over 110 journal and conference research papers and is recipient of several research and service awards.

Dr. Rodgers has served as an invited lecturer, keynote speaker, panelist, and session chair at a number of international conferences.  He is presently an associate technical editor and editor-in-chief (September edition) of Electronics Cooling.  He recently served as the SEMI-THERM Conferences Vice-Program (2013), Program (2014) and General (2015) Chairs, and has been the Thermal Track Chair for the EuroSimE conference since 2003.  Dr. Rodgers is a member of several other international conference program committees focused on energy technologies and thermal phenomena in electronic systems.  He has also served as a technical grant reviewer for a number of governmental bodies.

  • Dr. Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland (2000)
  • B.Eng. Production Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland (1990)
  • Polymeric composite heat exchangers for hydrocarbon processing
  • Computational fluid dynamics with applications to atmospheric dispersion modeling
  • Sustainable and renewable energy technologies with applications to the oil and gas industry
  • Electronics thermal management (including data center energy efficiency)
  • Experimental characterization of fundamental thermofluid phenomena
  • Engineering education

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. S.J. McColl, P. Rodgers, V. Eveloy, “Thermal Management of Solar Photovoltaics Modules for Enhanced Power Generation,” Renewable Energy, vol. 82, pp. 14–20, 2015.
  2. V. Eveloy, P. Rodgers, and S. Popli, “Power Generation and Cooling Capacity Enhancement of Natural Gas Processing Facilities in Harsh Environmental Conditions through Waste Heat Utilization,” International Journal of Energy Research, vol. 38, pp. 1921-1936, 2014.
  3. V. Eveloy, P. Rodgers, and S. Popli, “Trigeneration Scheme for a Natural Gas Liquids Extraction Plant in the Middle East,” Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 78, pp. 204–218, 2014.
  4. S. Popli, P. Rodgers, and V. Eveloy, “Gas Turbine Efficiency Enhancement using Waste Heat Powered Absorption Chillers in the Oil and Gas Industry,” Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 918-931, 2013.
  5. P. Rodgers, A. Mortazavi, V. Eveloy, S. Al-Hashimi, Y. Hwang, and R. Radermacher, “Enhancement of LNG Plant Propane Cycle through Waste Heat Powered Absorption Cooling,” Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 48, pp. 41-53, 2012.
  6. S. Popli, P. Rodgers, and V. Eveloy, “Trigeneration Scheme for Energy Efficiency Enhancement at a Natural Gas Processing Plant through Turbine Exhaust Gas Utilization,” Applied Energy, vol. 93, pp. 624-636, 2012.
  7. P. Rodgers, A. Mortazavi, V. Eveloy, S. Al-Hashimi, Y. Hwang, and R. Radermacher, “Enhancement of LNG Plant Propane Cycle through Waste Heat Powered Absorption Cooling,” Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 48, pp. 41-53, 2012.
  8. J.G., Cevallos, A.E. Bergles, A. Bar-Cohen, P. Rodgers, and S.K. Gupta, “Polymer Heat Exchangers – History, Opportunities, and Challenges,” Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 13, pp. 1075-1093, 2012.
  9. A. Mortazavi, C. Somers, Y. Hwang, R. Radermacher, P. Rodgers, and S. Al-Hashimi, “Performance Enhancement of Propane Pre-Cooled Mixed Refrigerant LNG Plant,” Applied Energy, Vol. 93, pp. 125-131, 2012.
  10. C. Somers, A. Mortazavi, Y. Hwang, R. Radermacher, P. Rodgers, and S. Al-Hashimi, “Modeling Water/Lithium Bromide Absorption Chillers in ASPEN Plus,” Applied Energy, Vol. 88, No.11, pp. 4197-4205, 2011.

Book Chapters

  1. V. Eveloy, P. Rodgers, S. Al Hashimi, M. Ohadi & A. Gupta, (Editors), Proceedings of the First International Energy 2030 Conference, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, November 1-2, 2006, ISBN 9948-03-283-7.
  2. S.M. Stewart, J.E. Olearski, P. Rodgers, D. Thompson, and E.A. Hayes (Editors), Proceedings of the Third Annual Conference for Middle East Teachers of Science, Mathematics and Computing (METSMaC 2007), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., March 17-19, 2007, ISBN: 978-9948-03-463-6.
  3. P. Rodgers, V. Eveloy,  A.K., Gupta, and M.M Ohadi, (Editors), Proceedings of the Second International Energy 2030 Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 4-5, 2008, ISBN 978-9948-03-887-0.
  4. P. Rodgers, A.K. Gupta, (Editors), Special Section from Papers presented at the Second International Energy 2030 Conference, Applied Energy, Vol. 93, pp. 107-167, 2012.
  5. Q. Zhang, W.D. van Driel, P. Rodgers, C. Bailey and O. de Saint Leger, (Editors), Proceedings of EuroSimE 2015 – Sixteenth International Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-Electronics and Micro-Systems, Budapest, Hungary, April 19-22, 2015, ISBN 978-1-4799-9949-1.

Articles in Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. S. Kanarit, W. Karunkeyoon, A. Al-Alili, V. Eveloy, P. Rodgers, “Optimization of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and Gas Turbine Hybrid System,” in Proceedings of The ASME Power & Energy 2015 Conference, Paper no. PowerEnergy2015-49262, San Diego, CA, USA, June 28-July 2, 2015.
  2. P. Rodgers, A. Diana, S. Dewinter, V. Krishna, P. Gulati, S. Bojanampati, V. Eveloy, and L. ElSayed, “Experimental Characterization of Thermally Enhanced Polymer Composite Heat Exchangers,” in Proceeding of The 31st Annual Semiconductor Thermal Measurement and Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM 31), pp. 208-215, San Jose, CA, USA, March 15 – 19, 2015.
  3. P. Rodgers, V. Eveloy, L. El Sayed, 2014, “Candidate Thermally Enhanced Polymer Composite Materials for Cooling of Electronic Systems,” in Proceedings of The Twentieth International Workshop on Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems (THERMINIC), Greenwich, London, UK, September 24-26, 2014.
  4. D. Lowrie, P. Rodgers, V. Eveloy, A. R. Baba, “Enhancement of Flat-Type Solar Photovoltaics Power Generation in Harsh Environmental Conditions,” in Proceedings of The 30th Annual Semiconductor Thermal Measurement, Modeling and Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM 30), pp. 139-146, San Jose, CA, USA, March 9-13, 2014.
  5. K.P. Pauley, C.J. Chow, P. Rodgers, V. Eveloy, “Present Status of Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste,” in Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy: Generation and Applications (ICREGA’14), Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, March 2-5, 2014.

Invited Seminars & Conference Presentations / Posters

  1. V. Eveloy, P. Rodgers, K. Defung, J. Armitage, “CFD Prediction of Gas Dispersion over Complex Terrain in Sour Gas Processing Fields,” presented at the Abu Dhabi International Research and Development Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May, 2015.
  2. V. Eveloy, P. Rodgers, A. Al Alili, “Thermodynamic modelling of a hybrid solid oxide fuel cell and gas turbine cycle,” presented at the Abu Dhabi International Research and Development Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May, 2015.
  3. P. Rodgers, V. Eveloy, A. Diana, F. Almaskari, “Polymeric Composite Heat Exchangers for Natural Gas Processing,” presented at the Abu Dhabi International Research and Development Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May, 2015.
  4. P. Rodgers, A. Diana, S. Dewinter, V. Krishna, P. Gulati, S. Bojanampati, V. Eveloy, and L. ElSayed, “Experimental Characterization of Thermally Enhanced Polymer Composite Heat Exchangers,” presented at the 31st Annual Semiconductor Thermal Measurement and Management Symposium, San Jose, CA, USA, March, 2015.
  5. P. Rodgers, V. Eveloy, L. El Sayed, 2014, “Candidate Thermally Enhanced Polymer Composite Materials for Cooling of Electronic Systems,” presented at the Twentieth International Workshop on Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems (THERMINIC), Greenwich, London, UK, September 2014

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