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Rob Hovsapian, Ph.D.

Department Manager, Power and Energy Systems LRM - EERE Water Power Technologies Office LRM - Grid Modernization Lab Consortia

Research Areas:
Power and Energy Systems; Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Biography:
Dr. Rob Hovsapian is a research scientist at Idaho National Laboratory, holding the position of power and energy integration group lead, the principle investigator for advanced energy system research. He earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering – Energy Systems in 2009 from Florida State University with his dissertation “Thermodynamic Optimization of a Solar System for Cogeneration of Water Heating/Purification and Absorption Cooling.” Prior to joining INL he was a program manager for USNAVY – ONR’s The Electric Ship Research and Development Consortium (ESRDC) a $96Mil 10 year research & development program.  His industry experience has been with General Dynamics, as a computer integrated manufacturing manager developed one of the earlier integrated 3D printing; with Northrop-Grumman, as an integrated product team leader and system architect; and with Northrup-Grumman/TRW as a program manager in the Pacific Rim. He has been responsible for the successful establishment /deployment of several advanced flexible manufacturing startup facilities globally. While working for INL, from January 2012 to September 2013 he was stationed at the Energy Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., providing management and operating support to the Wind and Water program.

Digital Profiles:
Education:

​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - Florida State University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering - Florida State University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering - University of Alabama

A.S., Science - Gadsen State Jr. College

Affiliations:

​Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Engineers Without Borders (EWB)

Publications:

"Significance of Dynamic and Transient Analysis in the Design and Operation of Hybrid Energy Systems", Mayank Panwar, Manish Mohanpurkar, Julian D. Osorio, Rob Hovsapian, 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2015).

 

"Dynamic Modeling of Adjustable-Speed Pumped Storage Hydropower Plant", E. Muljadi, M. Singh, V. Gevorgian, M. Mohanpurkar, R. Hovsapian, IEEE PES General Meeting 2015.

 

"Wake Flow Simulations for a Mid-Sized Rim Driven Wind Turbine", Accepted - 32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference - Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition 2014.

 

"Temperature and Pressure Drop Model for Gaseous Helium Cooled Superconducting DC Cables", Ordonez, Juan C., Souza, Jeferson A,  Shah, Darshit R., Vargas, José V. C., Hovsapian, Rob, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (Print), v. 23, p. 5402005-5402005, 2013.

 

"Enhancing Senior Capstone Design Course Through International and Multidisciplinary Projects",  R. Hovsapian, C. Shih, O. Okoli, Florida A&M University/Florida State University 118th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2012 San Antonio, Texas.

 

"Variable Speed Direct Drive Wind Controller For a Rim Driven Wind Turbine", C. Hubbard, R. Hovsapian, S. Kosaraju, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability.

 

"Performance Evaluation of Experimental Rim-Drive Wind Turbine", S. Kosaraju, R. Hovsapian, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability.

 

"A Mesh Generation Strategy for Representing Hull Geometry in ESRDC Ship Thermal Simulation and Visualization", Dilay, Emerson, Vargas, José Viriato Coelho, Ordonez, Juan Carlos, Hovsapian, Rob, Chalfant, J., Chryssostomidis, C., 2012 Summer Simulation Multiconference - Grand Challenges in Modeling & Simulation 2012, Genova. GCMS 2012 - SCS, 2012. v.1. p.1-10.

 

"An Overview of Our Experience Integrating Multidisciplinary and International Design Projects within the Senior Capstone Design Course", R. Hovsapian, C. Shih, B. Harvey, O. Okoli, Florida A&M University/Florida State University 118th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, 2011 Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

"ESRDC Ship Notional Baseline Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) Architecture Thermal Simulation and Visualization", J. C. Vargas, J. Souza, R. Hovsapian, J. C.  Ordonez, T.  Chiocchio, J. Chalfant and C. Chryssostomidis, Grand Challenges in Modeling & Simulation Part of the 2011 Summer Simulation  Multiconference 2011 (SummerSim 2011) The Hague, Netherlands.

 

"POWER CURVE DATA ANALYSIS FOR RIM DRIVEN WIND TURBINE", Rankin, R. Hovsapian, S. Poroseva, ASME 2011 Early Career Technical Journal - Vol. 10.

 

"Thermal Modeling of Helium Cooled High-Temperature Superconducting DC Transmission Cable", J.A. Souza, J.C. Ordonez, R. Hovsapian, J.V.C. Vargas, Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on , vol.21, issue 3, no.99, pp. 947-952, 2011.

 

"Cross-Platform Validation of Notional Baseline Architecture Models of Naval Electric Ship Power Systems", H. Ali, R. Dougal, A.Ouroua, R. Hebner, M. Steurer, M. Andrus, J.Langston, K. Schoder, R. Hovsapian University of South Carolina, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, Alexandria, Virginia, 2011, pp78-83.

 

"Control Volume based Thermodynamic Modeling Applied to the Thermal Management of a Notional All-Electric Ship", J.A. Souza, J.C. Ordonez, J.V.C. Vargas, R. Hovsapian, IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, Alexandria, Virginia, 2011.

 

"ESRDC Ship Notional Baseline Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) Architecture Thermal Simulation and Visualization," J.V.C. Vargas, J.A. Souza, R. Hovsapian, J.C. Ordonez, T. Chiocchio, J. Chalfant and C. Chryssostomidis, Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation Conference, The Hague, The Netherlands, June 2011.

 

"Thermal Modeling of High-Temperature Superconducting DC Transmission Cable", J. A. Souza, J. C. Ordonez, R. Hovsapian and J. C. Vargas, Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC), Washington, D.C 2010, August 1- 6, 2011.

 

"Notional All-Electric Ship Systems Integration Thermal Simulation and Visualization", Vargas, J.V.C., Souza, Jeferson Ávila,  Hovsapian, R., Ordonez, Juan Carlos, Chiocchio, T., Chalfant J.,  Chryssostomidis, C.,  Dilay, Emerson, Simulation (San Diego, Calif.), v. 88, p. 1116-1128, 2012.

 

"Visualization tool for notional all-electric ships data bases", Souza, Jeferson, Ávila, O`Lary, Franklin, Hovsapian, R , Ordonez, Juan Carlos, Vargas, J.V.C., Chalfant, J., Summer Simulation Multiconference, 2010, Ottawa, Canada. Grand Challenges in Modeling & Simulation, July 11-14, 2010. v.1. p.1-10.

 

"Notional All-Electric Ship Thermal Simulation and Visualization", F. Dias, J. Sauza, J. Ordonez, J. Vargas, R. Hovsapian, Amy Jr, J. V., IEEE Electric Ship Technologies Symposium. Baltimore, MD 2009.

 

"Notional Thermal Database Visualization Tool for All-Electric Ships", Souza, Jeferson Ávila, Hovsapian R., Ordonez, Juan Carlos, Vargas, J.V.C, The Huntsville Simulation Conference, 2009, Huntsville, Alabama, USA. HSC Proceedings 2009, 2009. v.1. p.1-1.

 

"Modeling and Simulation of the Thermal and Psychrometric Transient Response of All Electric Ships, Internal Compartments and Cabinets", J.C. Ordonez, J.V.C. Vargas, R. Hovsapian, Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International Manuscript v. 84, p. 427-439, March 2008.

 

"Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of a Solar System for Water Heating and Absorption Cooling", J.C.Varga, J.C. Ordonez, R. Hovsapian, F. G. Dias, Energy Sustainability 2008, Jacksonville, FL 2008, Proceedings of ES2008, New York, ASME, 2008. v. 1. p. 1-10.       

 

"All electric ships, internal compartments and cabinets thermal and psychrometric Simulation", J.C.Vargas, J.C. Ordonez, R. Hovsapian, F. G. Dias, Grand Challenges in Modeling & Simulation (GCMS'08)  Edinburgh, Scotland 2008.

 

"Thermodynamic Optimization of a Solar System for Cogeneration of Heat and Cold", R. Hovsapian, J.C.Vargas, J.C. Ordonez, Krothapalli, Anjeneyulu, Parise, Jose and Berndsen, Julio, International Journal of Energy Research, v.32, p.1210-122, 2008

 

"Modeling and simulation of the heart's temperature distribution in cardiac surgeries as a function of the coronary blood flow", Dias, Fernando Gallego,  Vargas, J. V. C., Brioschi, Marcos Leal , Ordonez, Juan Carlos ; Hovsapian, R., 12th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Engineering and Sciences, 2008, Belo Horizonte, Proceedings of ENCIT 2008, Rio de Janeiro, ABCM, 2008. v.1. p.1-8.

 

 

"Modeling and Simulation of the Thermal and Psychrometric Transient Response of All Electric Ships, Internal Compartments and Cabinets", J.C.Vargas, J.C. Ordonez, and R. Hovsapian, Summer Computer Simulation Conference, SCSC2007, July 15-18, 2007, San Diego CA.

 

"Optimal electrical design of spherical photovoltaic cells", A.M. Morega, J.C. Ordonez, P.A. Negoias, M. Morega, and R. Hovsapian, COMSOL Conference Prague October 2006.

 

"Thermodynamic analysis of 5MW dynamometer set to simulate ship propulsion and propulsion load of an electrical ship", R. Hovsapian, J.C. Ordonez, J. V. C. Vargas, P. G. McLaren, The Brazilian Congress of Thermal Engineering and Sciences – ENCIT 06.

 

"The CAPS-SNL power system security testbed", J. Tang, R.Hovsapian, M. Sloderbeck, J. Langston, R. Meeker,P.G. McLaren, D.Becker, B. Richardson,  M. Baca, J. Trent, Z. Hartley, R. Parks, S. Smith, CRIS, Third International Conference on Critical Infrastructures, Alexandria, VA, September  2006.

 

"Spherical Photovoltaic Cells – A Constructal Approach to their Optimization", A.M.  Morega, J.C. Ordonez, A.P. Negoias, and R. Hovsapian, 10th International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Equipment OPTIM '06, May, 2006, Moeciu-Braşov, Romania.

 

"Military Products from Commercial Lines: Product Data Management (PDM)", Rob Hovsapian and Mark Myers, TRW Avionics System Division, Ref. Number: MI-CIM-LL003 (US-Air Force – AFRL Document), November 1998.

 

"Military Products from Commercial Lines: The Quality Model", Rob Hovsapian, TRW Avionics System Division, Ref. Number: MI-CIM-LL005 (US-Air Force – AFRL Document), November 1998 (US-Air Force – AFRL Document).

 

"Military Products from Commercial Lines CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) System Integration", Rob Hovsapian, TRW Avionics System Division, Ref. Number: MI-CIM-LL004 (US-Air Force – AFRL Document), November 1996.

 

"CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) High Level Design Documentation", Rob Hovsapian, TRW Avionics System Division, Ref. Number: MI-CIM-LL002 (US-Air Force – AFRL Document), July 1996.

 

"Non-intrusive Integration of CIM Upgrades", Rob Hovsapian, TRW Avionics System Division, Mary Kinsella, AF Wright Laboratory Man Tech Directorate, Ref. Number: MI-CIM-LL001 (US-Air Force – AFRL Document), October 16, 1995.

 

"Design of a Lightweight High Precision Robot ARM", Z. Rob (Ossib) Hovsapian and P.J. Hollis, The Second Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics. May 1989, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.

 

 

"The Design and Control of a Micron-Accuracy Robot Arm", Z. Rob (Ossib) Hovsapian and P.J. Hollis, IEEE 21st Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 1989, Tallahassee, Florida.

 

 

Patents:

Vargas, Jose Viriato Coelho, Gardolinski, Jose Eduardo Ferreira da Costa, Ordonez, Juan Carlos, Hovsapian, Zohrob, 2014, "Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cell," Pub. No. US 2014/0087275 A1, March 27, 2014.

 

Vargas, Jose Viriato Coelho Vargas, Balmont, Wellington, Stall, Alexandre Stall, Miaiano, Andre Bellin, Ordonez, Juan Carlos, Hovsapian, Zohrob, Dilay, Emerson, 2012, "Photobioreactor system," Pub. No. US 2012/0088296 A1, April 12, 2012.

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