CEEE Alumnus Nehemiah Emaikwu Wins 2022 USNC/IIR Award

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CEEE Alumnus Nehemiah Emaikwu, Ph.D. who is a Future Technical Leader at Northrop Grumman, has won the prestigious 2022 USNC/IIR Outstanding Young Researcher Paper Award Competition. This annual award recognizes the outstanding research contributions of early-career scientists and engineers in the field of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pumps.

About Nehemiah Emaikwu

Nehemiah holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. His work focuses on energy systems and thermal engineering, with an emphasis on developing next-generation alternative heat pump technology, low SWaP-C communication solutions, and advancing integrated chip thermal management.

In addition to his technical contributions, Nehemiah is passionate about engineering education. He has pursued this interest through volunteer tutoring, workshop development, and lecturing.

Award-Winning Paper

Title: "Experimental Investigation of A Staggered-Tube Active Elastocaloric Regenerator"

Emaikwu, N., Catalini, D., Muehlbauer, J., Hwang, Y., Takeuchi, I., & Radermacher, R. (2022). Experimental investigation of a staggered-tube active elastocaloric regenerator. International Journal of Refrigeration.

In this groundbreaking paper, Nehemiah presents an innovative approach to thermal management by investigating a staggered-tube active elastocaloric regenerator. His research provides valuable insights and proposes advancements that push the state-of-the-art in the field, with promising implications for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Please join us in congratulating Nehemiah Emaikwu on this outstanding achievement. His dedication to research and innovation in the field of thermal engineering is truly inspiring. We look forward to following his future accomplishments and witnessing the impact of his work on the world of engineering and beyond.


This is an official press release from the IIR reposted by CEEE. Find the original posting here.

Published May 19, 2023