KODY MERLIN POWELL portrait
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
801-581-3957

Publications

  • Landen Blackburn, Aaron Young, Pratt Rogers, John Hedengren & Kody Powell (2019). Dynamic optimization of a district energy system with storage using a novel mixed-integer quadratic programming algorithm. Springer US. Published, 01/08/2019.
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11081-0...
  • Brody Westberg, Derek Machalek, Stephen Denton, David Sellers & Kody Powell (2018). Proactive Automation of a Batch Manufacturer in a Smart Grid Environment. ASTM International. Vol. 2. Published, 06/06/2018.
    https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/SSMS...
  • A Continuous Formulation for Logical Decisions in Differential Algebraic Systems using Mathematical Programs with Complementarity Constraints. Published, 03/21/2016.
    http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9717/4/1/7/htm
  • Improved large-scale process cooling operation through energy optimization. Published, 11/22/2013.
    http://www.mdpi.com/2227-9717/1/3/312/htm
  • Jacob Immonen & Kody M Powell (2024). Dynamic Modeling of a Solar-To-Hydrogen Flexible High Temperature Steam Electrolysis Plant. SolarPACES. Published, 01/10/2024.
    https://doi.org/10.52825/solarpaces.v1i.745
  • Jacob Immonen & Kody M Powell (2023). Hydrogen from solar? A rigorous analysis of solar energy integration concepts for a high temperature steam electrolysis plant. Energy Conversion and Management. Vol. 298, 117759. Published, 12/15/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2023.117759
  • Javad R Mehrenjani, Ayat Gharehghani, Samareh Ahmadi & Kody M Powell (2023). Dynamic simulation of a triple-mode multi-generation system assisted by heat recovery and solar energy storage modules: Techno-economic optimization using machine learning approaches. Applied Energy. Vol. 348, 121592. Published, 10/15/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2023.121592
  • Elaheh Safaei Kouchaksaraei, Ali Khosravani Semnani, Kody M Powell & Kerry E Kelly (2023). Regional impacts on air quality and health of changing a manufacturing facility’s grid-boiler to a combined heat and power system. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association. Vol. 73, 760-776. Published, 10/03/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/10962247.2023.2248922
  • Keane Stewart, Connor Moran, Kody M Powell, Jacob F Tuttle & Andrew Fry (2023). Creating an Advanced Sensor Network to calculate real-time, mass-weighted flue gas composition and air heater leakage of a coal-fired utility boiler under dynamic operating conditions. Journal of Process Control. Vol. 129, 103051. Published, 09/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprocont.2023.103051
  • Xingzhen Bai, Xinlei Zheng, Leijiao Ge, Wenlong Liao, Kody M Powell & Jiaan Zhang (2023). Dynamic event-based forecasting-aided state estimation for active distribution systems subject to limited communication resource. Electric Power Systems Research. Vol. 221, 109417. Published, 08/01/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2023.109417
  • Mohamed Bahr, Jacob Immonen, Blake W Billings & Kody M Powell (2023). Intelligent Control of Thermal Energy Storage in the Manufacturing Sector for Plant-Level Grid Response. Processes. Vol. 11, 2202. Published, 07/22/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11072202
  • Jiwei Yao, John D Hedengren, Tao Gao & Kody M Powell (2023). A two-level optimization framework for battery energy storage systems to enhance economics and minimize long-term capacity fading. Journal of Energy Storage. Vol. 63, 106943. Published, 07/01/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2023.106943
  • Daniel Hill, Dawson McCrea, An Ho, Matthew Memmott, Kody M Powell & John D Hedengren (2023). A Multi-scale Method for Combined Design and Dispatch Optimization of Nuclear Hybrid Energy Systems Including Storage. e-Prime-Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy. Vol. 5, 100201. Published, 06/27/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prime.2023.100201
  • Matthew R.T. Williams, Michael Reynolds, Chris Parker, Jianli Chen & Kody Powell (2023). The impact of the electrification of buildings on the environment, economics, and housing affordability: A grid-response and life cycle assessment approach. Digital Chemical Engineering. Vol. 7, 100086. Published, 06/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dche.2023.100086
  • An Ho, Matthew Memmott, John Hedengren & Kody M Powell (2023). Exploring the benefits of molten salt reactors: An analysis of flexibility and safety features using dynamic simulation. Digital Chemical Engineering. Vol. 7, 100091. Published, 06/01/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dche.2023.100091
  • Fang Yao, Mingwei Li, Leijiao Ge, Wenlong Liao & Kody M Powell (2023). Two-line-same-phase AC standstill measurement method for obtaining accurate PMSM d–q-axis inductance values. Journal of Power Electronics. Vol. 23, 1353-1363. Published, 05/08/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s43236-023-00629-9
  • Blake W Billings & Kody M Powell (2023). Are regulations enough to expand industrial demand response? A study of the impacts of policy on industrial demand response in the United States. The Electricity Journal. Vol. 36, 107270. Published, 05/01/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tej.2023.107270
  • Yunzhi Chen, Blake Billings & Kody M Powell (2023). Industrial processes and the smart grid: overcoming the variability of renewables by using built-in process storage and intelligent control strategies. International Journal of Production Research. Vol. 62, 1686-1698. Published, 04/13/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2023.2199436
  • Ethan Gallup, Tyler Gallup & Kody M Powell (2023). Physics-guided neural networks with engineering domain knowledge for hybrid process modeling. Computers & Chemical Engineering. Vol. 170, 108111. Published, 01/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2022.108111
  • Yunzhi Chen, Lizzie Pinegar, Jake Immonen & Kody M Powell (2023). Conversion of food waste to renewable energy: A techno-economic and environmental assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 385, 135741. Published, 01/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.135741
  • Ali Khosravani, Elaheh Safaei, Michael Reynolds, Kerry E Kelly & Kody Powell (2023). Challenges of reaching high renewable fractions in hybrid renewable energy systems. Energy Reports. Vol. 9, 1000-1017. Published, 01/2023.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2022.12.038
  • Blake W Billings, An Ho, Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani & Kody M Powell (2022). System benefits of industrial battery storage: A comparison of grid and facility control and dispatch. Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks. Vol. 32, 100958. Published, 12/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.segan.2022.100958
  • Landen Blackburn, Jacob F Tuttle, Klass Andersson, John D Hedengren & Kody M Powell (2022). Dynamic machine learning-based optimization algorithm to improve boiler efficiency. Journal of Process Control. Vol. 120, 129-149. Published, 12/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprocont.2022.11.002
  • Blake Billings & Kody M Powell (2022). Grid‐responsive smart manufacturing: A perspective for an interconnected energy future in the industrial sector. AIChE Journal. Vol. 68, e17920. Published, 12/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.17920
  • Daniel Hill, Adam Martin, Nathanael Martin-Nelson, Charles Granger, Matthew Memmott, Kody Powell & John Hedengren (2022). Techno-economic sensitivity analysis for combined design and operation of a small modular reactor hybrid energy system. International Journal of Thermofluids. Vol. 16, 100191. Published, 11/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijft.2022.100191
  • Jiwei Yao, Kody M Powell & Tao Gao (2022). A two-stage deep learning framework for early-stage lifetime prediction for lithium-ion batteries with consideration of features from multiple cycles. Frontiers in Energy Research. Vol. 10, 1752. Published, 11/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2022.1059126
  • Blake W Billings, Philip J Smith, Sean T Smith & Kody M Powell (2022). Industrial battery operation and utilization in the presence of electrical load uncertainty using Bayesian decision theory. Journal of Energy Storage. Vol. 53, 105054. Published, 09/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2022.105054
  • Jacob Immonen & Kody M Powell (2022). Dynamic optimization with flexible heat integration of a solar parabolic trough collector plant with thermal energy storage used for industrial process heat. Energy Conversion and Management. Vol. 267, 115921. Published, 09/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2022.115921
  • Aaron Bame, Joseph Furner, Ian Hoag, Kasra Mohammadi, Kody Powell & Brian Iverson (2022). Optimization of solar-coal hybridization for low solar augmentation. Applied Energy. Vol. 319, 119225. Published, 08/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.119225
  • Derek Machalek, Jake Tuttle, Klas Andersson & Kody M Powell (2022). Dynamic energy system modeling using hybrid physics-based and machine learning encoder–decoder models. Energy and AI. Vol. 9, 100172. Published, 08/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyai.2022.100172
  • Kasra Mohammadi, Jacob Immonen, Landen D Blackburn, Jacob F Tuttle, Klas Andersson & Kody M Powell (2022). A review on the application of machine learning for combustion in power generation applications. Reviews in Chemical Engineering. Vol. 39, 1027-1059. Published, 08/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1515/revce-2021-0107
  • An Ho, Daniel Hill, John Hedengren & Kody M Powell (2022). A nuclear‑hydrogen hybrid energy system with large-scale storage: A study in optimal dispatch and economic performance in a real-world market. Journal of Energy Storage. Vol. 51, 104510. Published, 07/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2022.104510
  • Landen D Blackburn, Jacob F Tuttle, Klas Andersson, Andrew Fry & Kody M Powell (2022). Development of novel dynamic machine learning-based optimization of a coal-fired power plant. Computers & Chemical Engineering. Vol. 163, 107848. Published, 07/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2022.107848
  • Kevin Ellingwood (2022). Thermoeconomic analysis of flexible heat integration in concentrated solar power plants Relative to geographical location. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, 030006. Published, 05/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0086318
  • Kasra Mohammadi & Kody M Powell (2022). Proposal and assessment of a novel multigeneration system based on a supercritical CO2 Brayton cycle driven by a solar power tower plant. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1, 030016. Published, 05/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0089228
  • Wenlong Liao, Yusen Wang, Yuelong Wang, Kody M Powell, Qi Liu & Zhe Yang (2022). Scenario generation for cooling, heating, and power loads using generative moment matching networks. CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems. Vol. 8, 1730-1740. Published, 05/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.17775/CSEEJPES.2021.00680
  • Jacob Immonen, Kasra Mohammadi & Kody M Powell (2022). Simulating a solar parabolic trough collector plant used for industrial process heat using an optimized operating scheme that utilizes flexible heat integration. Solar Energy. Vol. 236, 756-771. Published, 04/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2022.03.044
  • Yunzhi Chen, Blake Billings, Sammy Partridge, Brittany Pruneau & Kody M Powell (2022). Grid-Responsive Smart Manufacturing: Can the Manufacturing Sector Help Incorporate Renewables?. IFAC-PapersOnline. Vol. 55, 637-642. Published, 01/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2022.09.473
  • Ethan Gallup, Titus Quah, Derek Machalek & Kody M Powell (2022). Enhancing Fault Detection with Clustering and Covariance Analysis. IFAC-PapersOnline. Vol. 55, 258-263. Published, 01/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2022.04.203
  • Zachariah Steven Baird, Dmitri Neshumayev, Oliver Järvik & Kody M. Powell (2021). Comparison of the most likely low-emission electricity production systems in Estonia. PLOS ONE. Vol. 16(12). Published, 12/30/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0261780
  • NS Gates, Daniel C Hill, Blake W Billings, Kody M Powell & John D Hedengren (2021). Benchmarks for Grid Energy Management with Python Gekko. 2021 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). Vol. 60. Published, 12/14/2021.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9683...
  • Derek Machalek, Titus Quah & Kody M Powell (2021). A novel implicit hybrid machine learning model and its application for reinforcement learning. Computers & Chemical Engineering. Vol. 155. Published, 12/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2021.107496
  • Anne Dougherty, Blake Billings, Nestor Camacho & Kody Powell (2021). Improving the economics of battery storage for industrial customers: Are incentives enough to increase adoption?. The Electricity Journal. Vol. 34(9). Published, 11/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tej.2021.107027
  • Kasra Mohammadi & Kody M Powell (2021). Thermoeconomic Evaluation and Optimization of Using Different Environmentally Friendly Refrigerant Pairs for a Dual-Evaporator Cascade Refrigeration System. Processes. Vol. 9(10). Published, 10/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9101855
  • Derek Machalek, Kasra Mohammadi & Kody M Powell (2021). State-by-State comparison of combined heat and power to photovoltaic installations at manufacturing facilities with heat and power loads. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. Vol. 47. Published, 10/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2021.101502
  • Kasra Mohammadi, Saber Khanmohammadi, Jake Immonen & Kody Powell (2021). Techno-economic analysis and environmental benefits of solar industrial process heating based on parabolic trough collectors. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. Vol. 47. Published, 10/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2021.101412
  • An Ho, Kasra Mohammadi, Matthew Memmott, John Hedengren & Kody M Powell (2021). Dynamic simulation of a novel nuclear hybrid energy system with large-scale hydrogen storage in an underground salt cavern. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Vol. 46(61). Published, 09/03/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.07.027
  • Kody M Powell & Kasra Mohammadi (2021). Modeling, Control, and Optimization of Multi-Generation and Hybrid Energy Systems. Vol. 9(7). Processes. Published, 07/01/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.3390/pr9071125
  • Jacob F Tuttle, Landen D Blackburn, Klas Andersson & Kody M Powell (2021). A systematic comparison of machine learning methods for modeling of dynamic processes applied to combustion emission rate modeling. Applied Energy. Vol. 292. Published, 06/15/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116886
  • Kasra Mohammadi, Jon G McGowan & Kody Powell (2021). Thermoeconomic analysis of a multigeneration system using waste heat from a triple power cycle. Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 190. Published, 05/25/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2021.1167...
  • Powell B.K.M., Machalek D. & Quah T. (2020). Real-time optimization using reinforcement learning. Computers and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 143. Published, 12/05/2020.
  • Derek Machalek, Moriah Henning, Kasra Mohammadi & Kody M Powell (2020). Economic and environmental impacts of a non-traditional combined heat and power system for a discrete manufacturing facility. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 265, 121816. Published, 08/20/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Derek Machalek, Titus Quah & Kody M Powell (2020). Dynamic Economic Optimization of a Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor Using Reinforcement Learning. Proceedings of the 2020 American Control Conference. 2955-2960. Published, 07/01/2020.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9147...
  • Kasra Mohammadi, Saber Khanmohammadi, Hossein Khorasanizadeh & Kody Powell (2020). A comprehensive review of solar only and hybrid solar driven multigeneration systems: Classifications, benefits, design and prospective. (pp. 114940). Vol. 268. Applied Energy. Published, 06/15/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Mohammad Saghafifar, Kasra Mohammadi & Kody Powell (2020). Design and analysis of a dual-receiver direct steam generator solar power tower plant with a flexible heliostat field. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. Vol. 39, 100698. Published, 06/01/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Kasra Mohammadi, Yazhou Jiang, Soheyl Borjian & Kody Powell (2020). Thermo-economic assessment and optimization of a hybrid triple effect absorption chiller and compressor. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. Vol. 38, 100652. Published, 04/01/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • P. Brimley, D. Machalek & K.M. Powell (2019). Smart Scheduling of a Batch Manufacturer’s Operations by Utilization of a Genetic Algorithm to Minimize Electrical Demand . Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems. Vol. 3. Published, 11/14/2019.

Research Statement

My research is on automation and optimization of energy and chemical systems. My work focuses on integrated systems with many components and using the tools of optimization and process control to automate the system in a way that ensures efficiency and reliability. I have a special emphasis on energy storage, combined heat and power, and district energy systems. My work also includes advanced control techniques such as model predictive control, dynamic optimization, machine learning for abnormal event detection and process modeling. I am also particularly interested in solar power and hybrid energy systems, where multiple energy sources can be used in a synergistic way to achieve results that are globally beneficial. 

Research Keywords

  • Solar Energy
  • Smart Grid
  • Process Simulation and Control
  • Optimization
  • Gas Turbines
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Batteries
  • Automation

Presentations

  • “Effective Control of High Temperature Steam Electrolyzer Modules That Use Variable, Renewable Electricity” J. Immonen, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov. 2023. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/07/2023.
    https://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2023/meetingapp.cgi...
  • “Operational, Economic, and Environmental Comparisons of Solar Energy Integration Methods for a High Temperature Steam Electrolysis Plant” J. Immonen, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, Nov. 2023. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/07/2023.
    https://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2023/meetingapp.cgi...
  • “Workforce Needs for the Future” N. Luke, K.M.Powell, R. Hammond, T. Lewis U.S. Department of Energy - Industrial Heat Shot Summit (Virtual), October 2023. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2023.
    https://www.energy.gov/eere/iedo/events/industrial...
  • “Working Smarter, Not Just Harder: Improving Energy Performance Using Intelligent Operation” K.M.Powell Energy and Geoscience Institute Corporate Associates Annual Meeting, Sept. 2023. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2023.
  • “Dynamic Optimization of Complex Combustion Systems with Transformer Neural Networks” E. Gallup, J.F. Tuttle, B. Billings, J. Immonen, K.M. Powell Foundations of Process Analytics and Machine Learning, Davis, CA, Aug. 2023. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2023.
    https://oxford-abstracts.s3.amazonaws.com/8e084568...
  • “Industrial Assessment Centers: Working with States to Make an Impact on Decarbonization” K.M.Powell National Association of State Energy Offices Webinar Series, May 2023. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2023.
  • “Opportunities for Industrial Demand Response: A Survey of Grid-Responsive Smart Manufacturing Applications” B. Billings, K.M. Powell Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations, San Antonio, TX Jan. 2023 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2023.
  • “Grid-Responsive Smart Automation Methods to Incorporate Renewable Energy Sources – a Case Study” Y. Chen, B. Billings, S. Partridge, B. Pruneau, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2022. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2022.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2022/event/0fe0894...
  • “Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of a Novel Nuclear-Hydrogen Hybrid Energy System with Large-Scale Storage in an Underground Salt Cavern” A. Ho, K. Mohammadi, M. Memmott, J.D. Hedengren, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2022 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2022.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2022/event/d98cb6e...
  • “A Two-Level Optimization Framework with Consideration of Economic Benefits and Long-Term Capacity Fading for Battery Energy Storage Systems” J. Yao, T. Gao, J.D. Hedengren, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2022. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2022.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2022/event/c8794e6...
  • “Techno-Economic and Environmental Analysis of the Conversion of Food Waste to Renewable Energy” Y. Chen, E.G. Pinegar, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2022 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2022.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2022/event/970ee5a...
  • “An Optimal Dispatch and Economic Performance Study of a Nuclear-Hydrogen Hybrid Energy System with Large-Scale Storage in Underground Salt Cavern” A. Ho, D. Hill, J.D. Hedengren, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2022. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2022.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2022/event/970ee5a...
  • “A Physics-Informed Machine Learning Model for Battery Capacity Fading Prediction with Early Cycling Data” J. Yao, B. Jiang, K.M. Powell, T. Gao American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2022 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2022.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2022/event/970ee5a...
  • “Inspiring a Clean Energy Workforce” J. Smegal, E. Languri, K.M. Powell, P. Kiser, K. Cetin U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Webinar Series, November 2022. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2022.
    https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/w...
  • “Grid-Responsive Smart Manufacturing: A Perspective for an Interconnected Energy Future in the Industrial Sector” B. Billings, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2022 Futures Session of AIChE. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2022.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2022/event/0fe0894...
  • “Getting more from solar by finding synergies in hybrid systems with combustible fuels” K.M. Powell Clearwater Clean Energy Conference, Clearwater, FL, Aug. 2022 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2022.
  • “Dynamic optimization of power plants using machine learning models” J.F. Tuttle and K.M. Powell Clearwater Clean Energy Conference, Clearwater, FL, Aug. 2022 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2022.
  • “Grid-responsive smart manufacturing: can the manufacturing sector help incorporate renewables?” Y. Chen, B. Billings, S. Partridge, B. Pruneau, and K.M. Powell 10th IFAC Conference on Manufacturing, Modelling, Management, and Control Nantes, France, June 2022. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2022.
  • “Sustainable Manufacturing: What Is It and Why Is It Important?” M. Bogoshian, P. Langlois, K. Gordon, K.M. Powell, J. States, M. Ureste American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative, Virtual Briefing, June 2022. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2022.
    https://americanmcc.org/2022/07/01/additive-manufa...
  • “Enhancing fault detection with clustering and covariance analysis” E. Gallup, T. Quah, D. Machalek, and K.M. Powell 14th IFAC Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Tel Aviv, Israel (Virtual), March 2022 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2022.
  • “Benchmarks for grid energy management with Python Gekko” | N.S. Gates, D.C. Hill, B.W. Billings, K.M. Powell, J.D. Hedengren | 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Austin, TX, Dec. 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2021.
    https://2021.ieeecdc.org/
  • “Economic Analysis and Environmental Impact of a Novel Solar Parabolic Trough Plant Used for Industrial Process Heat That Utilizes Flexible Heat Integration” | J. Immonen, K. Mohammadi, K.M. Powell | American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Boston, MA, Nov. 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2021.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2021/event/002309c...
  • “Improving the Economics of Industrial Battery Storage: A Proactive Policy and Management Approach” | B. Billings, A. Dougherty, N. Camacho, K.M. Powell | American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Boston, MA, Nov. 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2021.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2021/event/30d8924...
  • “Modeling and Optimization of a Novel Solar Parabolic Trough Plant Used for Industrial Process Heat That Utilizes Flexible Heat Integration” | J. Immonen, K. Mohammadi, K.M. Powell | American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Boston, MA, Nov. 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2021.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2021/event/002309c...
  • “Industrial Battery Storage Dispatch and Optimization Using Gaussian Process Regression and Bayesian Decision Theory” | B. Billings, P. Smith, S. Smith, K.M. Powell | American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, Boston, MA, Nov. 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2021.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2021/event/002309c...
  • “Optimizing the Use of Solar Industrial Process Heat through Flexible Heat Integration” | J. Immonen, K. Mohammadi, K.M. Powell | 3rd Solar Energy Systems Conference, Virtual Conference, Aug. 2021. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2021.
    https://www.aiche.org/cei/conferences/solar-energy...
  • Automation Opportunities in the Manufacturing Sector to Improve Smart Grid Participation | Trends in Invigoration of Manufacturing and Engineering (TIME) by AIChE. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2021.
    https://www.aiche.org/conferences/trends-invigorat...
  • Maximizing Renewable Energy Resource Utilization through Hybridization and Systems Engineering | Joint Graduate Research Seminar | Brigham Young University and University of Utah Departments of Chemical Engineering. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2021.
  • “Leveraging the Manufacturing Sector As a Grid Asset through Demand Response – Four Real-World Case Studies” D. Machalek and K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/20/2020.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2020/event/74d8cf7...
  • “State-By-State Comparison of the Economic, Environmental, and Energy Impacts of Manufacturing Facilities Integrating Solar Photovoltaic or Combined Heat and Power Systems” D. Machalek and K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/20/2020.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2020/event/9686881...
  • “Machine Learning Based Real-Time Optimization of Multi-Cell Industrial Evaporative Cooling Tower” L. Blackburn, J.F. Tuttle, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/18/2020.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2020/event/9686881...
  • “Comparison of Dynamic and Steady-State Machine Learning Based Optimization of a Coal-Fired Boiler” L. Blackburn, J.F. Tuttle, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/18/2020.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2020/event/9686881...
  • “Comparison of State-of-the-Art Dynamic Machine Learning Methods for MPC of Coal-Fired Utility Generator Performance” J.F. Tuttle, L. Blackburn, K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/17/2020.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2020/event/283ce3b...
  • “Long-Term Calibration Models to Predict Ozone Levels with a Metal Oxide Sensor” T. Sayahi, A. Garff, T. Quah, K. Le, T. Becnel, K.M. Powell, P.E. Gaillardon, A.E. Butterfield, K.E. Kelly American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/16/2020.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2020/event/9686881...
  • “Enhancing the Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Center Experience for Undergraduate Students through Real-World Problem Solving, Research, and Publication” D. Machalek and K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/16/2020.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2020/event/68343d7...
  • “Long-Term Hybrid AI-Expert Combustion Optimization System for Coal-Fired Electricity Generation NOx Reduction” J.F. Tuttle, R. Vesel, S. Alagarsamy, L. Blackburn, and K.M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/16/2020.
    https://plan.core-apps.com/aiche2020/event/74d8cf7...
  • “Geographical Impact on Solar Utility and Levelized Cost in Flexible Hybrid CSP Plants” K. Ellingwood and K.M. Powell SolarPACES International, Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2020.
    https://cms2020.solarpaces-conference.org/program
  • “Proposal and Assessment of a Novel Multigeneration System Based On A Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle Driven By a Solar Power Tower Plant” K. Mohammadi and K.M. Powell SolarPACES International, Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2020.
    https://cms2020.solarpaces-conference.org/program
  • “Dynamic Economic Optimization of a Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor Using Reinforcement Learning” D. Machalek, T. Quah, and K.M. Powell The American Control Conference 2020, Denver, CO, July 2020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2020.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9147...
  • Application of a Data-Driven Modeling Approach to a Large-Scale Power Plant. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/02/2018.
    https://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-mee...
  • Dynamic Real-Time Optimization of a Coal-Fired Power Plant Using an Artificial Neural Network Model. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/02/2018.
    https://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-mee...
  • A Novel Dynamic Simulation Methodology for High Temperature Packed-Bed Thermal Energy Storage. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/01/2018.
    https://aiche.confex.com/aiche/2018/meetingapp.cgi...
  • Analysis of a Thermal Generator’s Participation in the Western Energy Imbalance Market and the Resulting Effects on Overall Performance and Emissions. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/07/2018.
    https://www.boisestate.edu/epi/home/eprc/
  • An Economic and Policy Case for Proactive Home Energy Management Systems with Photovoltaics and Batteries. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/07/2018.
    https://www.boisestate.edu/epi/home/eprc/
  • Design and Performance Evaluation of Solar Thermal and Natural Gas Hybrid Power Plants Boise State University Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/06/2018.
  • An Overview of DOE’s 50001 Ready Energy Management Program Professional Workshop for Energy Managers. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/27/2018.
  • The Faculty Champion’s Initiative: Why it Works. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/15/2018.
    https://www.careerleadershipcollective.com/product...
  • Dynamic Real-Time Optimization of Air Conditioning Systems in Residential Houses with Battery Energy Storage under Different Electricity Pricing Structures. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/03/2018.
    https://pse2018.org/index.cfm
  • Real-time optimization of a solar-natural gas hybrid power plant to enhance solar power utilization. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/28/2018.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8431220
  • Dynamic Real-Time Optimization of Air Conditioning Systems in Residential Houses under Different Electricity Pricing Structures. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/27/2018.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8430894
  • Synergistic Solar Hybrids Kody Powell Brigham Young University Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/28/2017.
  • Synergistic Solar Hybrids Kody Powell University of Utah Chemical Engineering Graduate Seminar. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/27/2017.
  • Overview of Industrial Energy Efficiency in Utah Energy Services Coalition Utah Chapter Meeting Salt Lake City, UT, USA . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/14/2017.
  • Maximizing the Output of a Solar and Natural Gas Hybrid Power Plant Using Real-Time Optimization Khalid Rashid and Kody M. Powell American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Conference 2017 Minneapolis, MN, USA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/02/2017.
    https://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-mee...
  • Design and Dynamic Simulation of a Solar and Natural Gas Hybrid Power Plant to Investigate the Synergies of Hybridization American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Conference 2017 Minneapolis, MN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/02/2017.
    https://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-mee...
  • Leveraging Storage and Hybridization to Maximize Renewable Utilization. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/14/2016.
    https://www.aiche.org/conferences/aiche-annual-mee...

Research Groups

  • Porter Nelson, Undergraduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 01/03/2022 - present.
  • Elizabeth Pinegar, Undergraduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 01/03/2022 - present.
  • Matthew R.T. Williams, Graduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 08/25/2021 - present.
  • Moriah Henning, Senior Associate. Chemical Engineering. 03/17/2021 - present.
  • Ethan Gallup, Undergraduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 03/01/2021 - present.
  • Paige Brimley, Undergraduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 01/01/2019 - 07/17/2019.
  • Dr. Kasra Mohammadi, Postdoc. Chemical Engineering. 11/01/2018 - 05/31/2021.
  • Titus Quah, Undergraduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 11/01/2018 - 06/30/2021.
  • Moriah Henning, Undergraduate Student. Mechanical Engineering. 08/15/2018 - 06/03/2019.
  • Julie Sieving, P.E., Senior Associate. Chemical Engineering. 05/02/2018 - present.
  • Derek Machalek, Graduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 01/08/2018 - 12/31/2021.
  • Dr. Seyed Mostafa Safdarnejad, Postdoc. Chemical Engineering. 12/01/2017 - 02/18/2019.
  • Landen Blackburn, Graduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 08/23/2017 - 08/31/2021.
  • Jake Tuttle, Graduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 01/04/2017 - 08/31/2020. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.
  • Dr. Helga Kovacs, Senior Associate. Chemical Engineering. 10/01/2016 - 04/30/2018.
  • Kevin Ellingwood, Graduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 08/24/2016 - 08/31/2020. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: College of Engineering Fellowship recipient.
  • Moataz Sheha, Graduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 08/24/2016 - 08/31/2020.
  • Khalid Rashid, Graduate Student. Chemical Engineering. 07/20/2016 - 02/15/2019.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • France
  • South Africa