Dr. Michael Adams is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the G.W.W. School of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Adams joined STEEL in 2020 after completing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University, where he researched new materials and applications for thermoelectric energy conversion. Under the advisement of Prof. Joseph P. Heremans, Michael published experimental demonstrations of novel composite materials for refrigeration and active thermal components for thermal switching and active cooling. He also performed heat transfer analyses and finite element modeling of a waste heat recovery generator with support from a Ford-OSU alliance program. Since arriving at Georgia Tech, Dr. Adams has expanded into new research topics including thermal transport in semiconducting polymers, thermal load shifting for building heat management, and high-temperature materials for concentrated solar power systems.
Hobbies: I love to cook, and I can usually be found hiking in north Georgia, jogging on the Freedom Trail, or drinking along the Beltline.