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Program Director, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio
Microtechnology-Based Energy and Chemical Systems, Nanoscale Metrology and Nanoelectronics
Dr. Hendricks is currently a Program Director at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, OH, directing efforts, programs and strategy development in commercial and military energy recovery. Prior to his current position, he was a Business Development Leader & Senior Program Manager at the MicroProducts Breakthrough Institute of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Corvallis, OR, where he was responsible for developing and managing programs and initiatives in Energy Recovery, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Technologies, Advanced Thermoelectric, Fuel Cell, and Piezoelectric Systems, and Advanced Nano-scale Heat Transfer.
He was the Program Manager on a recent project in Nano-Scale Surface Texturing to Enhance Boiling Heat Transfer with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. He was also the Program Manager for Advanced Thermoelectric Power Systems projects with U.S. Army program offices. Prior to joining PNNL in 2005, Dr. Hendricks was the Field Program Manager for the DOE Advanced Heavy Hybrid Propulsion Systems project and the Power & Propulsion Task Leader in the Center for Transportation Technologies and Systems at the DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory from 2000 - 2005. He was also the Systems Design & Analysis Manager on various solar and direct-thermal-energy spacecraft power systems with Advanced Modular Power Systems, Ann Arbor, MI from 1994 - 2000.
He has over 30 years of professional experience and expertise in the areas of thermal & fluid systems, energy conversion and energy storage systems, terrestrial and spacecraft power systems, co-generation systems, micro electro-mechanical systems, design optimization, probabilistic design techniques, and project management. His extensive thermoelectric expertise is cited in the Journal of Electronic Materials, Journal of Materials Research, and CRC Press Handbook entitled Modules, Systems, and Applications in Thermoelectrics, edited by D.M. Rowe, Chapter 22, (Taylor and Francis Group), 2012. His extensive thermal sciences and thermal management work is cited in the Handbook of Heat Transfer, 3rd Edition, Rohsenow, Hartnett, Cho, (McGraw-Hill) and Principles of Heat Transfer in Porous Media, 2nd Edition, Kaviany, (Springer-Verlag).
He was awarded the Midwest Research Institute / Battelle Memorial Institute Chairman’s Award in October 2003 for outstanding performance while at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the ASME Columbia Basin Engineer of the Year Award in February 2009 at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He was also awarded a University Fellowship at the University of Texas @ Austin in 1992. He has authored or co-authored more than 65 technical papers in heat transfer, power systems, thermoelectrics, and cryogenics for national and international conferences, ASME and Power and Electronic Materials journals, and IEEE transactions. He has served as reviewer for the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Journal of Electronic Materials, and AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer; holds 8 patents, and one ADVISOR software copyright. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of California and Texas.
Dr. Hendricks received his Ph.D. and Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Texas @ Austin and Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Physics from the University of Massachusetts @ Lowell.