Fuel Cells, Modelic Modeling
Kevin Davies (PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech; BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon) specializes in applying novel dynamic, systems-oriented modeling and simulation techniques to renewable energy. He has 4 years of product development experience at Ford Motor Company on several alternative powertrain vehicles including the Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicle and the Ford Focus fuel cell electric vehicle. Previously as an Assistant Specialist at HNEI (2005-2007), he analyzed energy/power systems for unmanned underwater vehicles. His PhD involved modeling fuel cells using acausal language in multiple domains considering mixed advection and diffusion. Currently, his research emphasis is in modeling the effects of contaminants on proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) at multiple scales as a bridge between segmented single-cell testing at HiSERF and fuel cell vehicle evaluation in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. He is also evaluating the effects of intermittent renewables on islanded electric grids through the GridSTART program.
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa