Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Dr. Todd Bandhauer

Todd Bandhauer


Office: Engineering A106
Phone: 970-491-7357

Dr. Todd Bandhauer

Director, Research, End market, And Commercialization Hub CoLab

Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies &

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Bandhauer has been a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since August 2013. 

He has ~6 years of experience in industry (Modine Manufacutring Co.) and at a national laboratory (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) developing components for energy systems, and his work has resulted in 8 refereed conference and journal papers and 21 issued and pending patents.

He is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Thermal Science Laboratory housed at the EECL, which currently includes 12 graduate and undergraduate students.


  • Ph.D. 2011, Georgia Institute of Technology – Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 2002, Iowa State University – Mechanical Engineering
  • B.S. 1999, Iowa State University – Mechanical Engineering


Research Interests

  • Thermal Energy Systems
  • Coupled Electrochemical Thermal Phenomena in Energy Storage and Conversion Systems
  • Microscale Phase Change Heat Transfer
  • High Flux Thermal Management of Electronics and Lasers
  • Thermal Activated Cooling Systems
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Nuclear Fuel Processing Systems

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 – LLNL Computational Engineering Division Award, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 2011,2010,2009,2008,2007 – Sandia Graduate Research Fellowship, Sandia National Laboratories
  • 2011 – Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholar, ARCS Foundation
  • 2001 – Department of Defense Fellowship Finalist, Department of Defense
  • 2000 – ASHRAE Grant-in-Aid Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • 2000 – PACE Award, Iowa State University