Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Dr. Todd Bandhauer

Todd Bandhauer


Office: Engineering A106
Phone: 970-491-7357

Dr. Todd Bandhauer

Director of Research, End Market, and Commercialization Hub CoLab

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 Research, End Market, and Commercialization Hub CoLab​ 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