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Awards

2018

  • Award: Natalie Ownby won 3rd place at The Ninth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Houston, TX (2018).
  • Award: Riley Horner won the best undergraduate poster award at Aerodef 2018 conference in Long Beach, CA
  • Award: Olaoluwa Aina (assisted by Mark Summers) co-winner of the Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference 2018 award for the work: Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of an Atmospheric Water Generator (more than 100 submissions)
  • Award: Marisol Soza (contributed by Eric Wendt and supervised by Dr. Wagner) Co-winner of Honorable Mention Award at the Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference 2018 for the work: Adding Value to Hydroponic Production with Oyster Mushrooms
  • Award: Alec Chamberlain (contributed by Riley Horner and Olaoluwa Aina ) Co-winner of Honorable Mention Award at the Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference 2018 for the work Additive Manufacturing Badge Development
  • Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URF): Marco Gutierrez and Esteban Teixeira were awarded $1000 URF by Texas State University, 2018
  • Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URF): Natalie Ownby was awarded $1000 URF by Texas State University, 2018.
  • Award: Riley Horner Won 3rd Place Award at WISE 2018 Conference
  • Award: Riley Horner and Elizabeth Alvizo Won People's Choice Award at WISE 2018 Conference
  • Aerodef Conference Travel Fund and Competition. "Hydroponics System Improvement using FMEA," Aerodef Conference, Long Beach, CA. Elizabeth Alvizo.
  • Aerodef Conference Travel Fund and Competition. "Automation in Hydroponics," Aerodef Conference, Long Beach, CA. (2018). Student: Riley Horner.
  • Aerodef Conference Travel Fund and Competition. "Thermoacoustic Refrigeration,"Aerodef Conference, Long Beach, CA. (2018). Student: Mohamed Sghari.

2017

  • Thesis Research Support Fellowship $2000. "Natural Light Capturing Simulation and Fabrication," Texas State University. Status: Completed. (2017). Student: Ricardo Ramirez.
  • Award: Kyle August (Davidson) (assisted by Almusaied) at the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Conference 2017 People's Choice Award: for the work "Factors That Affect Surface Temperature in Peltier Devices," 2017.
  • Award: Marcus Mitchel and Samuel Medicino (assisted by Almusaied) at the Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference 2017 for the work: Thermo-acoustic Refrigeration System.

Publications

2018

  • Asiabanpour, B., Almusaied, Z. Davidson, K., Rainosek, K. (In press). A comparison between simulation and empirical methods to determine fixed versus sun-tracking photovoltaic panel performance, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT).
  • Asiabanpour, B., Estrada, A., Ramirez, R., & Downey, M. (2018). Optimizing Natural Light Distribution for Indoor Plant Growth Using PMMA Optical Fiber: Simulation and Empirical Study. Journal of Renewable Energy.
  • Almusaied, Z., Asiabanpour, B., & Aslan, S. (2018). Optimization of Solar Energy Harvesting: An Empirical Approach. Journal of Solar Energy, 2018. Published. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/960973
  • Estrada, A., Downey, M., & Asiabanpour, B. (Published). Natural Light Uniform Distribution for Indoor Plant Growth using Light Design Simulation Systems. In IISE 2018.
  • Horner, R., Alvizo, E., & Asiabanpour, B. (Accepted / In Press). Engineering Approach Used in Hydroponics Designs and Automation. International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2018 (ICEST2018)
  • Ramirez, R., Casey, K., Silva, J., & Asiabanpour, B. (Accepted / In Press). Feasibility Comparison of Passive and Active Optical Fiber Daylighting Systems Utilizing PMMA Optical Fiber. International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2018 (ICEST2018)
  • Ownby, N., & Asiabanpour, B. (Accepted / In Press). Reduction of Power Consumption in Atmospheric Water Generation. International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2018  (ICEST2018)

2017

  • Asiabanpour, B., Almusaied, Z., Aslan, S., Hawkes, N., Rainosek, K., Lee, H., … Mitchell, M. (2017). Fixed versus Sun Tracking Solar Panels: An Economic Analysis. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (CTEP), 19, 1195–1203. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-016-1292-y
  • Davidson, K., Asiabanpour, B., & Zaid. (2017). Applying Biomimetic Principles to Thermoelectric Cooling Devices for Water Collection, 7(3), 27–35. https://doi.org/10.5539/enrr.v7n3px

Presentations

2018

Invited Keynote Talks: Asiabanpour, B., The International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, "Engineering Applications in Food, Energy, and Water Nexus" Houston, TX. (2018).

Estrada, A., Downey, M. & Asiabanpour, B., (2018). Uniform Light Distribution Using Simulation Systems. In ASEE-GSW.

Exhibition: Kosmik Energy, Inc. formed by Graduate Student Based on the MS thesis work funded by a grant. SXSW Interactive Festival, Austin, Texas. (2018). Student(s):   Ricardo Ramirez, Graduate, MS.

Ownby, N., Mijares, M., Summers, M., Asiabanpour, B., the International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2018, "Smart Sensing and Control of TECs for Atmospheric Water Generation." (2018).

Mata, M., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Comparing and Selecting the Ideal Hydroponic Automated System Available in the Market for Application." (2018).

Marisol Soza, Eric Wendt, Nicole Wagner, Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Adding Value to Hydroponic Production with Oyster Mushrooms" (2018)

Marshal Suniga, Graciela De Leon, Nicole Wagner, Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Effects of Different Light Sources and Substrates on Genovese Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Microgreens" (2018)

Marco Antonio Gutierrez, Esteban Sergio Teixeira, Nicole Wagner, Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Exploring Organic Fertilizers in Hydroponic Production" (2018)

Aina, D., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Computational Fluid Dynamics Study of an Atmospheric Water Generator." (2018).

Horner, R. (Presenter), Alvizo, E. (Presenter), Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Engineering Approach Used in Hydroponics Agriculture System Design and Automation," San Marcos, TX. (2018).

Horner, R. (Presenter), Alvizo, E. (Presenter), Asiabanpour, B., WISE Conference, "Engineering Approach Used in Hydroponics Agriculture System Design and Automation," San Marcos, TX. (2018).

Casey, K. (Presenter), Asiabanpour, B., WISE Conference, "Optimizing sunlight capture of a passive optical fiber daylighting system using a compound parabolic mirror," San Marcos, TX. (2018).

Ownby, N. (Presenter), Asiabanpour, B., WISE Conference, "Power Consumption for Atmospheric Water Generation," San Marcos, TX. (2018).

Alvizo, E. (Presenter), Horner, R. (Presenter), Asiabanpour, B., WISE Conference, "Preventing Failure and Catastrophe in Precision Farming System  Utilizing Failure Mode and Effect Analysis," San Marcos, TX. (2018).

Sghari, M. (Presenter), Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Thermoacoustic Refrigeration," San Marcos, TX. (2018).

Ownby, N., Mijares, M., Summers, M., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Smart Sensing and Control of TECs for Atmospheric Water Generation." (2018).

Sghari, M. (Presenter), Asiabanpour, B., WISE Conference, "Thermoacoustic Refrigeration," San Marcos, TX. (2018).

2017

Marcella Juarez,  Feeding and Educating our Students: A Feasibility Study looking at Modified Hydroponic Shipping Containers on Campus, USDA Conference student competition, Albuquerque, NM 2017

Manuel Juarez,  Investigating the Differences in Water Use Efficiency and Yield Between Hydroponic and Field Agriculture, USDA Conference student competition, Albuquerque, NM 2017

Bahram Asiabanpour (PI), Nicole Wagner, Ken Mix, Semih Aslan (Texas State University), Hamed Ghoddusi (Stevens Institute of Technology), Steven Lewis (San Antonio College), Ty Chumbley (Palo Alto College), An overview of year 1 activities: EverGreen, USDA PI Technical Meeting, Albuquerque, NM 2017

Mitchel, M., Medicino, S., Rainosek, K., Amusaied, Z., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Cooling surfaces using thermo accoustics," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

August, K., Almusaeid, Z., Mata, M., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Factors That Affect Surface Temperature in Peltier Devices," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

Honer, R., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Integrating and unifying CAD systems," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

Honer, R., Asiabanpour, B., WISE Conference, "Integrating and unifying CAD systems," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

Downey, M., Estrada, A., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Natural Light Uniform Distribution for Indoor Plant Growth using Light Design Simulation Systems," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

Rodriguez, C., Ghoddusi, H., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Quantitative feasibility study of the atmospheric water generator technology," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

Sadler, Z., Mings, S., Fuentus, C., Asiabanpour, B., Aerodef 2017, "Simulation and Design of Fixed Light Receivers," Fort Worth, TX. (2017).

Mings, S., Estrada, A., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Transmission of Natural Light for Indoor Purposes Using Fiber Optics," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

August, K., Almusaied, Z., Asiabanpour, B., Texas State Undergraduate Research Conference, "Water Harvesting Inspired by Biomimicry," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

August, K., Asiabanpour, B., WISE Conference, "Water Harvesting Inspired by Biomimicry," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

August, K., Mata, M., Gonzalez, C., (assisted by Cowden, T., Almusaied, Z., Asiabanpour, B.), WISE Conference, "Factors That Affect Surface Temperature in Peltier Devices," San Marcos, TX. (2017).

Elizabeth Alvizo; Melissa Garcia; Tasia Upadhaya; Stela Skull, "Quantitative Analysis of Bibb Lettuce Yield: Deep Water Culture vs. Ebb and Flow", Advancing Science to Serve Humanity Research Conference, San Antonio, TX (2017).