Dr. Thomas D. Tran

Thomas D. Tran
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

College of Engineering

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 3478

Email: ThomasDTran@indianatech.edu

Office: Zollner Engineering Center, Room Z015


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Office Hours:

MWF: 9 – 10 am
MTWRF: 2 – 3 pm


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Class Information

  • ME 3200: Thermodynamics
  • ME 3405: Finite Element Analysis
  • ME 4260: Heat Transfer
  • ME 4270: Heat Transfer Lab
  • ME 4950: ME Internship

Academic Advisor Roles

Energy Engineering


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Academic Degrees

Ph.D., University of Utah
M.S., University of Utah
B.S., Cal Poly Pomona


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Professional Experience

Energy Consultant, Intermountain Industrial Assessment Center
Research Assistant, University of Utah
Teaching Assistant, University of Utah


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Selected Publications/Presentations

T. D. Tran and A. D. Smith, “Thermo-economic Analysis of Residential Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems with Integrated Energy Storage and Their Impacts toward Electrical Distribution Networks,” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, vol. 29, pp. 92-105, 2018.

T. D. Tran and A. D. Smith, “Incorporating Performance-based Global Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis into LCOE Calculations for Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies,” Applied Energy, vol. 216, pp. 157-171, 2018.

T. D. Tran and A. D. Smith, “Evaluation of renewable energy technologies and their potential for technical integration and cost-effective use within the U.S. energy sector,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 80, pp. 1372-1388, 2017.

T. D. Tran, K. Park, and A. D. Smith, “System Scaling Approach and Thermoeconomic Analysis of a Pressure Retarded Osmosis System for Power Production with Hypersaline Draw Solution: A Great Salt Lake Case Study,” Energy, vol. 126, pp. 97-111, 2017.


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Additional Information

LinkedIn: tinyurl.com/LinkedInTTDT
Google Scholar: tinyurl.com/ScholarTTDT