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David Vance

Energy Materials


Faculty Advisors: Mingzhou Jin, Dr. Sachin Nimbalkar, Dr. John Kobza, Dr. Tony Schmitz

David Vance developed an early interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency while working for his fathers EnergyRight focused construction company which prompted him to pursue a Bach at IUPUI. As a graduate student at UTK his research interests are now focused on energy efficiency through smart manufacturing. David is looking to join a company or research team after his expected graduation in 2024 that will help accelerate the US manufacturing industry towards Industry 4.0 with sustainability in mind.


Smart manufacturing for energy efficiency


Bachelors of Science in Energy Engineering from IUPUI (2016), Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Energy Systems from IUPUI (2019)


D. Vance, S. Nimbalkar, A. Thekdi, K. Armstrong, T. Wenning, J. Cresko, M. Jin, “Estimation of and Barriers to Waste Heat Recovery from Harsh Environments in Industrial Processes,” Accepted by Journal of Cleaner Production, 2019

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