Publications

Patents and Invention Disclosures

  1. A Heat Storage System using Storage Materials with Uncontrolled Thermo-physical Properties, Provisional Application # 63210948, 2021

  2. An Energy Storage and Retrieval Device using Waste Materials, Provisional Application # 63210941, 2021

  3. High-density, High-temperature Thermal Energy Storage and Retrieval, US 14/475,479, 2015

 

Invited Talks 

  1. Thermal Investigation of Using Desalination Concentrate as a Low-cost Thermal Energy Storage Medium, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of District of Colombia,Virtual,  2021 

  2. Effectiveness of the Metropolitan Water District’s Innovative Conservation Program (ICP), Metropolitan Water District Board Committee Meeting, Los Angeles, CA 2018

  3. Wastewater Treatment using Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy and Thermal Science: Materials, Design, and Applications, 99th Annual Meeting of American Association for Advancement of Science, Pomona, CA 2018

  4. Decentralized, Renewable Off-grid, Water Treatment, Annual Conference of CSU Water Resources and Policy Initiative (WRPI), San Jose, CA, 2017

 

Journal Articles

  1. Christopher N. Salerno, Justin Andrew Lee, Karen U. Girgis , Ulyses Aguirre, and Baghaei Lakeh, R., “Heat Transfer Effectiveness in Desalination Concentrate Salt for Thermal Energy Storage,” submitted to ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology (JERT), 2021

  2. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Salerno, C.,  Herlim, E.P., Kiriakos, J., Delagah, S., Repurposing Reverse Osmosis Concentrate as a Low-cost Thermal Energy Storage Medium, Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, Vol. 8(4), pp. 31-40, 2020

  3. Hakamian, K., Shafahi, M., Anderson, K., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Thermal Design and Analysis of a Solid-state Grid-tied Thermal Energy Storage for Hybrid Compressed Air Energy Storage Systems, ASME Journal of Energy Resources and Technology; Vol. 141(6), 061903,  2019 

  4. Nithyanandam, K., Barde, A., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R.E., Charge and Discharge Characteristics of Elemental Sulfur in Isochoric High Temperature Thermal Energy Storage System, Applied Energy, Vol. 214, 166-177, 2018

  5. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R. E., Kavehpour, H.P., Lavine, A.S., A Dimensionless Model for Transient Turbulent Natural Convection in Isochoric Vertical Thermal Energy Storage Tubes, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 10, 034501, 2018

  6. Anderson K.R., Shafahi, M., Shihadeh, S., Perez, P., Kampen, B., McNamara, C., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Sharbat, A., and Palomo, M., Case Study of a Solar Tower/Compost Waste-to-Energy Test Facility, Journal of Solid Waste Technology & Management, Vol. 42, 698-708, 2016

  7. Tse, L.A., Lavine, A.S., Baghaei Lakeh, R., and Wirz. R.E., Exergetic Optimization and Performance Evaluation of Multi-Phase Thermal Energy Storage Systems, Solar Energy, Vol. 122, 396-408, 2015 

  8. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine A.S., Kavehpour, H.P., and Wirz, R.E., Study of Turbulent Natural Convection in Vertical Storage Tubes for Supercritical Thermal Energy Storage, Numerical Heat Transfer – Part A, Vol. 67 (2), 119-139, 2015 

  9. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Enhancement of convective heat transfer by electrically-induced swirling effect in laminar and fully-developed internal flows, Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 71(6), 1086-1099, 2013 

  10. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine A.S., Kavehpour, H.P., Ganapathi, G.B., and Wirz, R.E.,  Effect of Laminar and Turbulent Natural Convection in Thermal Storage using Supercritical Fluids, Numerical Heat Transfer – Part A, Vol. 64 (12), 955-973,  2013 

  11. Mashadi, B. and Baghaei Lakeh R., Fuel economy improvement based on a many-gear shifting strategy, International Journal of Energy and Environment, Vol. 3(4), 577-590, 2012

  12. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Targeted Heat Transfer Augmentation in Circular Tubes using a Corona Jet, Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 33(1), 31-42, 2011

  13. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Patterns of Airflow in Circular Tubes Caused by a Corona Jet with Concentric and Eccentric Wire Electrodes, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 132(8), 081201., 2010

  14. Mashadi, B., Kazemkhani, A. and Baghaei Lakeh, R., An Automatic Gear Shifting Strategy for Manual Transmissions, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Vol. 221, 757-768, 2007

 

Conference Proceedings

  1. Brian C. Camey, Joseph Kiriakos†, Gauri Mhamunkar, Saied Delagah, Ali Sharbat, Aaron Mandell, and Reza Baghaei Lakeh, “Techno-Economics Of Using Concentrate Of Membrane Processes As A Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage Medium,” Proceedings of the ASME 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2021, November 1-5, 2021, Virtual, Online

  2. Justin Andrew Lee, Christopher N. Salerno, Karen U. Girgis, Ulyses Aguirre, and Reza Baghaei Lakeh, “Effect of Phase Change And Buoyancy-Driven Flows On an Roc-Based Thermal Energy Storage System,” ASME Conference on Energy Sustainability ES2021, June 16-18, 2021, Virtual, Online

  3. Rozina N. Nalbandian, Karen U. Girgis, Benjamin T. Kong, Ulyses Aguirre, Adrian Gil C. Victorio, Justin Andrew Lee, and Reza Baghaei Lakeh, “Simulation Of an ROC-Based Thermal Energy Storage System In Charge and Discharge Cycles,” ASME Conference on Energy Sustainability ES2021, June 16-18, 2021, Virtual, Online

  4. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Cornell, K., Ly, B., Chan, A., Jahankhah, S., Development and Testing of a Lab-scale Air-Gap Membrane Distillation Unit for Water Desalination, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Pittsburgh, PA, 2018 

  5. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Andrade, D., Miller, K., Modabernia, M., Nguyen, T., Nguyen, J., Flanagan, E., Jacobo, D., Lopez, L., Phun, B., Kest, J., Baradii, J., Delagah, S.,  Sharbatmaleki, M., Design and Testing of a Solar-Driven Wastewater Treatment Unit for Off-Grid Applications, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Pittsburgh, PA, 2018

  6. Hakamian, K., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Thermal Design and Analysis of a Solid-state Grid-tied Thermal Energy Storage for Hybrid Compressed Air Energy Storage Systems, submitted to ASME Power and Energy Conference, Lakeh Buena Vista, FL, 2018

  7. Suzuki, G., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Studying Heat Transfer Effectiveness in Cylindrical Thermal Energy Storage Elements with Internal Heat Source, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Tampa, FL, 2017

  8. Baghaei Lakeh, R, Andrade, D, Miller, KJ, Du, B., Pham, J., Modabernia, MM, Ng, PY, Nguyen, TN, Nguyen, JL,  Mena, C,  Anderson, KR , and Sharbatmaleki, M, A Case Study of Decentralized Off-grid Brackish Water Desalination using Reverse Osmosis, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Tampa, FL, 2017

  9. Houssainy, S., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Kavehpour, H.P., A Thermodynamic Model of a High Temperature Hybrid Compressed Air Energy Storage System for Grid Storage, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016

  10. Nithyanandam, K., Barde, A., Tse, L., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R.E., Heat Transfer Behavior of Sulfur for Thermal Storage Applications, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016

  11. Nithyanandam, K., Barde, A., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R.E., Design and Analysis of Low-Cost Thermal Storage System for High Efficiency Concentrating Solar Power Plants, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016

  12. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Villazana, I, Houssainy, S., Anderson, K., Kavehpour, H.P.,  Design of a Modular Solid-Based Thermal Energy Storage for a Hybrid Compressed Air Energy Storage System, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference,Charlotte, NC, 2016

  13. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Nithyanandam, K., Barde, A., Tse, L., Wirz, R.E., Effect of Viscosity Variations on Charge and Discharge Time of a Sulfur-based Thermal Energy Storage System, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016

  14. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Guerrero, Y.B., Wirz, R.E, Effect of Natural Convection on the Performance of an Isochoric Thermal Energy Storage System, The First Pacific Rim Thermal Engineering Conference, Waikoloa, HI, 2016

  15. Anderson, K.R., McNamara, C., Shafahi, M., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Experimental  and Numerical Investigation of Natural Convection in a  Compost Waste-to-Energy Solar Tower, The First Pacific Rim Thermal Engineering Conference, 2016

  16. Anderson, K.R., Shafahi, M., Perez, P., Kampen, B., McNamara, C., Sharbat, A., Palomo, M., Baghaei Lakeh, Reza, Compost Waste Heat/Solar Tower Prototype Test Facility for a Sustainable Infrastructure, 7th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR 7), 2016  

  17. Anderson, K.R., Shafahi, M., Baghaei Lakeh, R.,Monemi, S., McNamara C., CFD Analysis of Hybrid Solar Tower Using Compost Waste Heat and Photovoltaics, proceedings of the IEEE SUSTECH 2015 Conference on Technologies and Sustainability, Ogden, UT, 2015

  18. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Guerrero, Y.B., Nithyanandam, K., Wirz, R.E., Assessment of Natural Convection Heat Transfer in an Isochoric Thermal Energy Storage System, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Houston, TX, 2015 

  19. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Kavehpour, H.P., Wirz, R. E., Lavine, A.S., Transient Turbulent Natural Convection In Vertical Tubes For Indirect Thermal Energy Storage, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, San Diego, CA, 2015

  20. Anderson, K.R., McNamara, C., Shafahi, M., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Monemi, S., McNamara, C. CFD Study of Compost Waste Heat for Use in a Hybrid Solar Tower, IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, Ogden, UT, 2015

  21. 18.  Tse, L.A., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz. R.E., and Lavine, A.S., Exergy-Based Optimization of Sub- and Supercritical Thermal Energy Storage Systems, ASME 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Boston, MA, 2014

  22. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine, A.S., Kavehpour, H. P., Wirz, R. E, Investigation of Transient, Turbulent Natural Convection in Vertical Tubes for Thermal Energy Storage in Supercritical CO2, 66th Annual Meeting of the Fluid Mechanics Division of the American Physical Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013

  23. Bran-Anleu, G., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine, A.S., Wirz, R.E., and Kavehpour, H.P., An Algorithm to Determine the Optimized Data Range in Transient Hotwire Thermal Property Measurement, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), San Diego, CA, 2013 

  24. Furst B., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R.E., Lavine, A.S., Isobaric, Isochoric and Supercritical Thermal Energy Storage in R134a,  ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), San Diego, CA, 2013 

  25. 22.  Baghaei Lakeh, R., Kavehpour H. P., Lavine, A.S., Ganapathi G. B., Wirz, R. E., Study of turbulent natural convection in vertical storage tubes for supercritical thermal storage, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition(IMECE), San Diego, CA, 2013 

  26. 23.  Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine, A.S., Kavehpour H. P., Ganapathi G. B., Wirz, R. E, Effect of natural convection on thermal energy storage using supercritical fluids, ASME 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

  27. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Heat Transfer Enhancement of Laminar Internal Flows using Electrically-induced Swirling Effect, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Houston, TX, 2012

  28. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Heat Transfer Enhancement in Rectangular Channels using a Corona Jet by Longitudinal Flat Electrodes, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Denver, CO,  2011

  29. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Targeted Enhanced Heat Transfer in Circular Tubes using a Corona Jet, 2010, 47th Annual Meeting of Society of Engineering Science, Ames, IA, 2010

  30. Molki, M. and Baghaei Lakeh, R., A Low-Speed Corona Jet for Internal Spot Cooling of Tubes, 63rd Annual Meeting of the Fluid Mechanics Division of the American Physical Society, Long Beach, CA, 2010

  31. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Patterns of Secondary Flow Field in a Circular Tube Caused by Corona Wind Using the Method of Characteristics, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Lake Buena Vista, FL., 2009

  32. Mashadi, B. and Baghaei Lakeh, R., A Fuel Economy Based Gear Shifting Strategy, Proceedings of EAEC2007,  11th European Automotive Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 2007

  33. Mashadi, B. and  Baghaei Lakeh, R., Gear Shifting Strategy of Conventional Automatic Transmissions (in Persian),  15th International Conference of Mechanical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 2007

  34. Mashadi, B., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Effect of controlling the working point  of Internal Combustion Engines near the SFC efficient zone (in Persian), 1st regional conference of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan, Iran, 2006