Edward K. Levy
Phone: (610) 758-4090
Fax: (610) 758-5959
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Director of the Energy Research Center
Appointed to Lehigh Faculty: 1967
Sc.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1963
Related Experience - Teaching, Industry, etc.:
Engineer, U.S. Naval Ordinance Laboratory, February to August, 1965
Engineer, Thermo Electron Corporation, Summers 1967 and 1968
Member of Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Summer 1969
Professional Associater with Integrated Utility Systems Board of National Academy of Engineering, January to August 1973
Director, Energy Research Center, 1973 to present
Research of fundamental fluid mechanics and heat transfer phenomena; techniques for process optimization of large coal-fired power plants; emissions control from coal-fired boilers and power plant efficiency improvements.
Significant Honors and Awards:
Lindback Award, Lehigh University (1972)
US Patent 6,422,392B1 "Ammonia Removal From Fly Ash in an Acoustically Enhanced Fluidized Bed," July 23, 2002
Recent PhD and MS Thesis and/or Projects Supervised:
(contact department for a copy)
2008 - Ricardo Moreno, MS Thesis, "Development of a LIBS System for Prediction of Ash Fusion Temperature in Coal-Fired Power Plants"
2008 - Christopher Samuelson, MS Thesis, "Recovery of Water from Boiler Flue Gas"
2008 - Wei Zhang, PhD Thesis, "Modeling of Continuous Fluidized Bed Drying of Coal"
2007 - Yao Shen, MS Thesis, "Feasibility of Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrograph for Coal Analysis for Slagging Propensity Prediction"
2007 - Wei-Cheng Wei, MS Thesis, "Laboratory Investigation of Drying Rates of Illinois Coals"
2006 - Aly Abdelaziz Elshabasy, PhD Thesis, "Dispersed-Phase Flow Control in Boilers with Pressurized Vertical Spindle Mills"
2006 - Jiefeng Shan, PhD Thesis: "Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis by Principal Component Analysis and Nonlinear PCA"
2005 - Xiaodong Bian, PhD Thesis: "Adaptive Nonlinear Modeling and Optimization with Application to Power Plant Boiler Emissions"
2005 - Zheng Yao, MS Thesis: "Investigation of Fly Ash and Activated Carbon Obtained from Pulverized Coal Boilers"
2005 - Matthew Dubrovich, MS Thesis: "Ash Separation from Lignite Using a Bubbling Fluidized Bed"
2004 - Brian M. Celeste, MS Thesis: "The Combined Effects of Mechanical and Acoustic Vibrations on a Fluidized Bed of Geldart C Particles"
2004 - Feng Gu, MS Thesis: "Coal Drying in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed"
2004 - Ying Li, MS Thesis: "Impact of Boiler Operation on Mercury Emissions in Coal-Fired Boilers"