• Research

    Applications of Fuel Cell Systems for Building Cogeneration
    Solid Sorption Heat Pump Modeling
    Modeling and Analysis of Building Energy Consumption
    Analysis of Energy Uses in Industrial Processes
    Fuel Cell Performance Modeling
    Optimal Design of Hybrid Gas/Electric Chilled Water System
  • Publications

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  • Professional History

    2012–Present, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
    2007–2012, Virginia Tech, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor and John R. Jones Faculty Fellow
    2004–2007, Associate Professor
    1998–2004, Assistant Professor
  • Awards and Honors

    2006 – Excellence in Architecture Award, Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects
    2003 – X-Caliber Award, Virginia Tech
    2003 – College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Virginia Tech
    2003, 2001, 2000 – Engineering Dean’s List for Teaching Effectiveness, Virginia Tech
    2002 – Engineering faculty advisor for award winning entry in Solar Decathlon, Virginia Tech
    1995 – Woodruff Teaching Fellowship, Georgia Tech
    1991-1995 – Georgia Tech President’s Fellowship, Georgia Tech
    1994 – Saturn Corporation Award for Teamwork – Georgia Tech Graduate Symposium, Georgia Tech
    Tau Beta Pi Member


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1985

(540) 231-9102
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Blacksburg, VA 24061

Michael W. Ellis

Associate Professor