Thomas D. Tran

Thomas D. Tran

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3478

Email: ThomasDTran@indianatech.edu

Office: Zollner Engineering Center, Room 015


Office Hours:

MTWRF: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
MWF: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Class Information

Fall 2018

EM 3500: Fluid Mechanics

EM 3550: Fluid Mechanics Lab

ME 3110: Theory of Machines


College/School

College of Engineering


Academic Advisor Roles

Energy Engineering


Academic Degrees

Ph.D., University of Utah
M.S., University of Utah
B.S., Cal Poly Pomona


Professional Experience

Energy Consultant, Intermountain Industrial Assessment Center
Research Assistant, University of Utah
Teaching Assistant, University of Utah


Selected Publications/Presentations

T. D. Tran and A. D. Smith, “Thermo-economic Analysis of Residential Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems with Integrated Energy Storage and Their Impacts toward Electrical Distribution Networks,” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, vol. 29, pp. 92-105, 2018.

T. D. Tran and A. D. Smith, “Incorporating Performance-based Global Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis into LCOE Calculations for Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies,” Applied Energy, vol. 216, pp. 157-171, 2018.

T. D. Tran and A. D. Smith, “Evaluation of renewable energy technologies and their potential for technical integration and cost-effective use within the U.S. energy sector,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 80, pp. 1372-1388, 2017.

T. D. Tran, K. Park, and A. D. Smith, “System Scaling Approach and Thermoeconomic Analysis of a Pressure Retarded Osmosis System for Power Production with Hypersaline Draw Solution: A Great Salt Lake Case Study,” Energy, vol. 126, pp. 97-111, 2017.


Additional Information

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