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Todd Otanicar PhD

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
918-631-3148
todd-otanicar@utulsa.edu
http://personal.utulsa.edu/~tpo011
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Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.S., University of Cincinnati
B.S., University of Kansas


Heat Transfer
Nanoparticles
Optics
Solar Energy
Building Energy

Heat Transfer
Thermodynamics
Alternative Energy
Heating and Refrigeration
Building systems


The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.

Journal Articles


Telang, Chinmay et al. “Controllable Optical Properties of Polystyrene/PNIPAM-Gold Composite Nanoparticles.” Plasmonics 10.1 (2015): 17–25. Print.

Fahar, Maryam, and Todd Otanicar. “Experimental and Theoretical Description of a Technique for the Concentration Measurement of Binary Liquids Containing Nanoparticles.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 85 (2015): 561–567. Print.

Saroha, Siddharth et al. “Theoretical Analysis and Testing of Nanofluids-Based Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal Hybrid Collector.” Journal of Heat Transfer 137.9 (2015): 091015. Print.

Hewakuruppu, Yasitha et al. “Limits of Selectivity of Direct Volumetric Solar Absorption.” Solar Energy 114 (2015): 206–216. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Applicability of Controllable Nanoparticle Radiative Properties for Spacecraft Heat Rejection.” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (2015): 1–6. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Envisioning Advanced Solar Electricity Generation: Parametric Studies of CPV/T Systems with Spectral Filtering and High Temperature PV.” Applied Energy 140 (2015): 224–233. Print.

DeJarnette, Drew et al. “Selective Spectral Filtration with Nanoparticles for Concentrating Solar Collectors.” Journal of Photonics for Energy 5.1 (2015): 057008. Print.

Otanicar, Todd, and Drew DeJarnette. “Nanoparticle Selective Absorber for Concentrating Solar and Thermal Power.” SPIE Newsroom (2015): 2. Print.

Norwood, Z et al. “A Geospatial Comparison of Distributed Solar Heat and Power in Europe and the US (Vol 9, e112442, 2014).” PLOS ONE 10.6 (2015): n. pag. Print.

Khullar, Vikrant et al. “Harvesting Solar Thermal Energy through Nanofluid-Based Volumetric Absorption Systems.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 77 (2014): 377–384. Print.

Zhang, Mingmeng et al. “Thermo-Responsiveness and Tunable Optical Properties of Asymmetric Polystyrene/PNIPAM-Gold Composite Particles.” Journal of colloid and interface science 425 (2014): 12–9. Print.

Norwood, Zack et al. “A Geospatial Comparison of Distributed Solar Heat and Power in Europe and the US.” PloS one 9.12 (2014): e112442. Print.

Zhang, Mingmeng et al. “Core-Shell and Asymmetric Polystyrene-Gold Composite Particles via One-Step Pickering Emulsion Polymerization.” Langmuir 30.1 (2014): 75–82. Print.

Duquette, Brandon, and Todd Otanicar. “Comparative Economic Analysis of Concentrating Solar Technologies.” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 135.2 (2013): 024504. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Experimental and Numerical Study on the Optical Properties and Agglomeration of Nanoparticle Suspensions.” Journal of Nanoparticle Research 15.11 (2013): 2039. Print.

Florita, Anthony et al. “Classification of Commercial Building Electrical Demand Profiles for Energy Storage Applications.” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 135.3 (2013): 031020. Print.

Phelan, Patrick et al. “Trends and Opportunities in Direct-Absorption Solar Thermal Collectors.” Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications 5.2 (2013): 021003. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Feasibility of Nanofluid-Based Optical Filters.” Applied optics 52.7 (2013): 1413–22. Print.

Khullar, Vikrant et al. “Solar Energy Harvesting Using Nanofluids-Based Concentrating Solar Collector.” Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine 3.3 (2013): 031003. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Small Particles, Big Impacts: A Review of the Diverse Applications of Nanofluids.” Journal of Applied Physics 113.011301 (2013): n. pag. Print.

Lv, Wei et al. “Multifunctional Core-Shell Nanoparticle Suspensions for Efficient Absorption.” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 135.2 (2013): n. pag. Print.

Otanicar, Todd, R. Taylor, and C. Telang. “Photovoltaic/Thermal System Performance Utilizing Thin Film and Nanoparticle Dispersion Based Optical Filters.” Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 5.3 (2013): 033124. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Socioeconomic Impacts of Heat Transfer Research.” International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 39.10 (2012): 1467–1473. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Characterization of Light-Induced, Volumetric Steam Generation in Nanofluids.” International Journal of Thermal Sciences 56 (2012): 1–11. Print.

Otanicar, Todd, Robert Taylor, and Patrick Phelan. “Prospects for Solar Cooling – An Economic and Environmental Assessment.” Solar Energy 86.5 (2012): 1287–1299. Print.

Phelan, Patrick et al. “Light-Induced Energy Conversion in Liquid Nanoparticle Suspensions.” Nanoparticle Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow 4 (2012): 123. Print.

Taylor, Robert, Todd Otanicar, and Gary Rosengarten. “Nanofluid-Based Optical Filter Optimization for PV/T Systems.” Nature: Light Science & Applications 1 (2012): n. pag. Print.

Jo, J.H., and Todd Otanicar. “A Hierarchical Methodology for the Mesoscale Assessment of Building Integrated Roof Solar Energy Systems.” Renewable Energy 36.11 (2011): 2992–3000. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Spatially Varying Extinction Coefficient for Direct Absorption Solar Thermal Collector Optimization.” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 133.2 (2011): 024501. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Nanofluid Optical Property Characterization: towards Efficient Direct Absorption Solar Collectors.” Nanoscale Research Letters 6.1 (2011): 225. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Band-Gap Tuned Direct Absorption for a Hybrid Concentrating Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal System.” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 133.4 (2011): 041014. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Applicability of Nanofluids in High Flux Solar Collectors.” Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 3.2 (2011): 023104. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Nanofluid-Based Direct Absorption Solar Collector.” Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2.3 (2010): 033102. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Impact of the Urban Heat Island on Light Duty Vehicle Emissions for the Phoenix, AZ Area.” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 4.1 (2010): 1–13. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Parametric Analysis of a Coupled Photovoltaic/Thermal Concentrating Solar Collector for Electricity Generation.” Journal of Applied Physics 108.11 (2010): 114907. Print.

Otanicar, Todd, and Jay Golden. “Comparative Environmental and Economic Analysis of Conventional and Nanofluid Solar Hot Water Technologies.” Environmental science & technology 43.15 (2009): 6082–7. Print.

Otanicar, Todd, Patrick Phelan, and Jay Golden. “Optical Properties of Liquids for Direct Absorption Solar Thermal Energy Systems.” Solar Energy 83.7 (2009): 969–977. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Experimental Testing and Modeling of a Micro Solar Thermal Collector with Direct Absorption Nanofluids.” Proceedings of the Inaugural US-EU-China Thermophysics Conference (2009): 371–380. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Vapor Generation in a Nanoparticle Liquid Suspension Using a Focused, Continuous Laser.” Applied Physics Letters 95.16 (2009): 161907. Print.

Tibaquira, JE et al. “Mediciones De Potential Zeta De Microspferas De Vidrio En Glicol De Etileno Y En Soluciones Tampon De Fosfato.” Scientia et Technica 35 (2007): 219–224. Print.

Conference Proceedings


Otanicar, Todd, and Ross Smith. “Controllable Nanoparticle Radiative Properties for High-Turndown Ratio Heat Rejection.” AIAA, 2014. Print.

Dowd, WW et al. “Behavioral and Biophysical Contributors to Variation in Body Temperatures of Intertidal Mussels and Their Role in Micro-Scale Physiological Variation.” INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY. Vol. 54. 2014. E52–E52. Print.

DeJarnette, Drew et al. “Plasmonic Nanoparticle Based Spectral Fluid Filters for Concentrating PV/T Collectors.” SPIE Solar Energy+ Technology. 2014. 917509–917509. Print.

Mittal, Tarun et al. “Numerical Study of Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T) Hybrid Collector Using Nanofluids.” ASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. 2013. V001T02A007–V001T02A007. Print.

Lv, Wei et al. “Plasmon-Enhanced Properties of Metallic Nanostructures and Their Application to Direct Solar Absorption Receivers.” ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2012. 135–143. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Temperature Dependent Optical Properties of Nanoparticle Suspensions.” ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. 2012. 145–150. Print.

Taylor, R et al. “Tunable Optical Filtration Using Liquid Nanofluids.” ICNFA 2012. 2012. 249–1. Print.

Lv, Wei et al. “Surface Plasmon Resonance Shifts of a Dispersion of Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Efficient Solar Absorption.” ASME 2012 Third International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. 2012. 191–199. Print.

Vishwakarma, Vivek et al. “Space Cooling Using the Concept of Nanofluids-Based Direct Absorption Solar Collectors.” ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 2012. 2769–2777. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Critical Review of the Novel Applications and Uses of Nanofluids.” ASME 2012 Third International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. 2012. 219–234. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Nanofluid Extinction Coefficients for Photothermal Energy Conversion.” ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference. 2011. T30073–T30073. Print.

Otanicar, Todd. “Enhancing the Heat Transfer in Energy Systems from a Volumetric Approach.” ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference. 2011. T30074–T30074. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Characterization of a Nanofluid Volumetric Solar Absorber/Steam Generator.” ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. 2011. 1927–1936. Print.

Chowdhury, Ihtesham et al. “Enhanced Efficiency in a Coupled Photovoltaic/Thermal Concentrating Solar Collector.” ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. 2010. 529–536. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Tuning the Extinction Coefficient for Direct Absorption Solar Thermal Collector Optimization.” ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. 2010. 819–824. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Applicability of Nanofluids in Concentrated Solar Energy Harvesting.” ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. 2010. 825–832. Print.

Phelan, PE et al. “Photothermal Energy Conversion in Liquid Nanoparticle Suspensions.” ASME 2010 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels Collocated with 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting. 2010. 781–787. Print.

Taylor, Robert et al. “Experimental Results for Light-Induced Boiling in Water-Based Graphite Nanoparticle Suspensions.” ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference Collocated with the InterPACK09 and 3rd Energy Sustainability Conferences. 2009. 155–163. Print.

Otanicar, Todd et al. “Impact of Size and Scattering Mode on the Optimal Solar Absorbing Nanofluid.” ASME 2009 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability Collocated with the Heat Transfer and InterPACK09 Conferences. 2009. 791–796. Print.


American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers


ES 2013 Statics
ME 3014 Thermofluids
ME 4353 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
ME 4863 Special Topics in Design
ME 7863 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
ME 7981 Research and Thesis
ME 9983 Research and Dissertation
PHYS 4982 Senior Thesis
TURC 1981 TURC Junior Scholar