Nicholas A. Pohlman, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2006
- S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, 2000
- Granular Flows – Fundamental principles of granular materials such as boundary flow effects, energy loss in transportation devices, transient dynamics from unsteady forcing.
- Energy Optimization – Evaluating and designing mechanical systems and operational methods for optimal consumption and generation of total energy.
- Biomass Energy – Material handling and utilization for local energy conversion
- Estimation and Control – Create experimental systems with appropriate sensors for robust evaluation of state in order to conduct responsive, real-time control.
- Multi-phase Fluid Dynamics – Determining the changes in flow velocity profiles as related to phase concentration and mixing/separation of phases due to flow field.
- Engineering support of high energy physics experiments mu2e and g-2, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
continuous-operationvariable-feedstock biomass gasifier design based on indigenous materials, Environmental Protection Agency – P3 Award: A National Student Design Competition.
- Transport and processing of biomass stock materials, Sustainable Agriculture Grant Program (IL Dept. of Ag).
- On-farm conversion of biomass to syngas, electric power or fertilizer, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA).
- Modeling and evaluation of beamline components,” Advanced Photon Source – Argonne National Laboratory
- American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics
- American Society for Engineering Education
- Spitulnik, A., Pohlman N.A., “Erosion boundary effects due to fill fraction variation within quasi-2D granular tumblers,” Powder Technology, September 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2017.09.022
- Muon g-2 Collaboration, “The Measurement of the Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon at Fermillab,” Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, Vol. 44, 2015, Article 031211.
- Si, Y., Pohlman, N.A., “Transient behavior of granular materials with symmetric conditions for tumbler shapes and fill fractions,” Granular Matter, Vol 18, 2015, Article 63.
- Klisiewicz, P., Roberts, J.H., Pohlman, N.A., “Segregation of Titanium Powder with Polydisperse Size Distribution: Spectral and Correlation Analysis,” Powder Technology, Vol. 272, 2014, pp. 204-210.
- Lenczewski, M., Pohlman, N.A., “Engaging Undergraduate Students in Hydrophilanthropy in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico,” Water Resources IMPACT, Vol. 18, 2014, pp 22-24.
- Pohlman, N. A., Paprocki, Jr., D. F., “Transient Behavior of Granular Materials as Result of Tumbler Shape and Orientation Effects,” Granular Matter, Vol. 15, 2013, pp. 39-47.
- Pohlman, N. A., Roberts, J. A., Gonser, M. J., “Characterization of Titanium Powder: Microscopic views and Macroscopic flow,” Powder Technology, Vol. 228, 2012, pp. 141-148.
- Pohlman, N. A., Ghrayeb, O., Vohra, P., “Developing a disciplinary
honours programmewithin an engineering college,” Global Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 14, 2012, pp. 20-26.
- Pohlman, N. A., Ottino, J. M., and Lueptow, R. M., “Unsteady Granular Flows in a Rotating Tumbler,” Physical Review E, Vol. 80, September 2009, pp. 031302.
- Blazey, G., Chakraborty, D., Dyshkant, A., Francis, K., Hedin, D., Hill, J., Lima, G., Powell, J., Salcido, P., Zutshi, V., Demarteau, M., Rubinov, P., Pohlman, N., “Directly Coupled Tiles as Elements of a Scintillator Calorimeter with MPPC Readout,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, Vol. 605, 2009, pp. 277-281.
- Faculty Associate, Institute for the Study of Environment, Sustainability and Energy, (September 2010 – present)
- Faculty Associate, Northern Illinois Center for Accelerator and Detector Development, (May 2009 – present)
- Faculty, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIU (2008 – present)
- Scientific Officer and Industrial Liaison, International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University (2006 – 2008)
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