Cal State L.A.

Dr. David Blekhman

David Blekhman

Professor
College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology
Department Technology

Office: ET 137A
Phone: (323) 343-4569
Fax: (323) 343-4571
E-mail: blekhman@calstatela.edu

CSULA


INTRODUCTION

Power, Energy and Transportation

Read: CSULA Is Building The Hydrogen Fueling Facility

Read articles on the job demand in the energy and transportation sectors

We are standing in the doorway of the next technical revolution in transportation and renewable energy sectors. Striving for energy independence, electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles are making a quantum leap and are strongly positioning themselves in manufacturing and service over the next 20-30 years.

Wind and solar technologies have reached the development and affordability levels to compete with coal burning. These are the jobs of today and tomorrow, where I see my students taking technology leadership positions.

California, and especially Southern California, is like none other state in the union. Here is the prime market for new mobile and renewable technologies. The Power, Energy and Transportation program enjoys the support of dozens world wide known Research & Development and manufacturing companies. Students are regularly taken on field trips or have guest lectures. Among our supporters are:

US-Hybrid

Northrop- Grumman

Honda

General Motors

Fortner Engineering

Department of Energy

Southern California Edison

SEMPRA

AAA

CARB

AQMD

Persu Mobility


Solar panel team members Cesar Cardenas, Jesse Morales, Edgar Avalos, Jacob Dayneko, Jimmy Hoo and Jeovany Aguilar gauge the output of their panels on top of the Engineering and Technologybuilding. There are two, 77-panel grid systems that will power lab experiments and research, as well as supply energy to a hydrogen fueling station.
Description: CSULA students working on PV installation


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TEACHING INTERESTS

The program offers the following courses:

TECH 100  Introduction to Automotive Mechanisms
TECH 370  Power, Energy and Transportation
TECH 405  Advanced Engine Design
TECH 470  Electric, Hybrid and Alternatively Fueled Vehicles
TECH 474  Power Generation, Distribution and Utilization (+Smart Grid)
TECH 476  Electronic and Computer Control Systems
TECH 478  Fuel Cells, Emerging Technologies MCFC Course Project
TECH 478  Photovoltaics, Emerging Technologies
TECH 488  Fluid Power

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RESEARCH

Alternative and Renewable Energy, Fuel Cells, Automotive Applications, Fuel Reforming, Combustion, Thermal and Fluid Systems, CFD, Data Acquisition and Instrumentation, Rotating Machinery.

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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS


Title

Date

"National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Education Program Part I: Curriculum," Blekhman, D., J. Keith, A. Sleiti, E. Cashman, P. Lehman, R. Engel, M. Mann, and H. Salehfar,  2010 ASEE Annual Conference &Exposition, Louisville, KY. *Best paper award (2nd place) in the Energy Conversion and Conservation Division.

2010

"National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Education Program Part II: Laboratory Practicum," Blekhman, D., J. Keith, A. Sleiti, E. Cashman, P. Lehman, R. Engel, M. Mann, and H. Salehfar, 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY.

2010

"Mathematical Modeling of a Molten-Carbonate Fuel Cell Using MathCAD" Blekhman D. and McClain S., ASME Fuel Cell Conference, Denver, CO, June 16 " 18.

2008

"Laboratory Practicum in Combustion" Blekhman D., 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 23-27.

2007

"Lessons Learned in Adopting a CFD Package" Blekhman D., 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 23-27.

2007

"Introducing Finite Element Analysis in the First Course of Statics and Solid Mechanics" Chaphalkar P. and Blekhman D., 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 23-27.

2007

"A Fuel Cell Project for Advanced Thermodynamics Courses", Blekhman D, Proc. of IMECE 2006: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Chicago, Illinois, Nov 5-10.

2006

"Clearance Analysis and Leakage Flow CFD Model of a Two Lobe Multi-Recompression Heater," 2006. Joshi AM, DI Blekhman, JC Mollendorf, JD Felske and JA Lordi, International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Vol 2006, Article ID 79084, 10 pages.

2006

"Do Fuel Cell Topics Belong in a Combustion Course?" Blekhman D., A. Mohammadzadeh. 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, June 20-23.

2006

"Grasping Material Properties and Multiple Failure Mode Analysis through Design and Testing Project" Blekhman D., P. Chaphalkar, Poster Presentation, 2005 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, Oregon, June 12-15.

2005

"Roots Compressor: High-Temperature Testing and Modeling", Blekhman DI, JC Mollendorf, JD Felske, JA Lordi and AM Joshi. Proc. of IMECE 2004: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Anaheim, California, Nov 13-19.

2004

"Connecting Rod Design Competition: Solid Mechanics Multiple Failure Mode Design and Testing Project," Reffeor, W., D. Blekhman, 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 20-23. Best Presentation in Session Award. Paper was nominated for the Best Paper Award.

2004

"Multi-Control-Volume Analysis of the Compression Process in a High-Temperature Root's Type Compressor", 2004. Blekhman DI, JC Mollendorf, JD Felske and JA Lordi, International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Jan-Feb.

2004

"Analysis of High-Pressure-Ratio Roots-Type Compressor Producing a Very High-Temperature Outlet Gas Stream", Blekhman DI, JC Mollendorf, JD Felske and JA Lordi, 2002. International Journal of Transport Phenomena, Vol 4 (#4) 275-283.

2002

"Multi-Control-Volume Analysis of the Compression Process in a High-Temperature Root's Type Compressor", Blekhman DI, JC Mollendorf, JD Felske and JA Lordi, 2002. Proc. of the 9th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 10-14.

2002

"Analysis of High-Pressure-Ratio Root's Type Compressor Producing a Very High-Temperature Outlet Gas Stream", Blekhman DI, JC Mollendorf, JD Felske and JA Lordi, 2000. Proc. of the 8th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 26-30.

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D.  Mechanical Engineering 2002
University at Buffalo, SUNY
"A Theoretical and Experimental Study of High-Temperature Compressive Gas Heating."

B.S. M.S.  Thermal Physics and Engineering 1995

St Petersburg State Technical University, Russia
"Mathematical Design of a High-Temperature Vertical Kiln," thesis internship at the Institute of Flame-Resistant Materials, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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COURSE LISTING


Course

Course Title

Day & Time

Room

Quarter

TECH-476

Electronic and Computer Control Systems

MW 1:30pm-4:00pm

ETB12

Fall 2012

TECH-370

Power, Energy and Transportation

MW 9:30am-12:00pm

ETB 12

Fall 2012

TECH-478

Fuel Cell Applications


ETB 12

Spring 2012

TECH-100

Introduction to Automotive Mechanisms


ETB 12

Winter 2013

TECH-488

Fluid Power


ETB 12

Winter 2013

TECH-370

Power, Energy and Transportation

MW 1:30pm-4:00pm

ETB 12

Fall 2009

TECH-478

Photovoltaics

TTH 1:30pm-4:00pm

ETB 12

Fall 2009

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