Alta Knizley

knizleyAssistant Clinical Professor
Office: 304 Carpenter
Email: knizley@me.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-3260
Google Scholar Citation

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2013.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2011.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering; Minor, Foreign Language (French); Mississippi State University, 2008.

Experience Record

Assistant Clinical Professor, Mississippi State University, 2017-Present
Instructor, Mississippi State University, 2012-2016
Graduate Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, 2008-2012
Mechanical Engineering Co-op, Hydropower Division, US Army Corps of  Engineers, 2005-2006

Specialty Areas

Thermodynamics, Combined Heat and Power Systems, Energy Sustainability, Engineering Education

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding New Teacher Award, ASEE-SE, March 2016
  • 2015 Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Organized MSU Mechanical Engineering Ladies Organization, 2014
  • ASME member, 2012-present
  • ASEE member, 2012-present
  • MSSGC Graduate Fellowship Recipient, 2011-2012
  • Co-Chair of Graduate Women in Science and Engineering, 2011-2012
  • MSU Women’s Club Graduate Scholarship, Summer 2010
  • Bagley College of Engineering Graduate Fellowship, Fall 2008 – Spring 2010
  • MSU Society of Scholars
  • Awarded Most Outstanding Senior in Mechanical Engineering, 2007

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Mago P. J., Luck, R., & Knizley, A. (2016). “Effect of Thermal Energy Storage on Combined Heat and Power System Applications.” Advances in Energy Research – Volume 24, Morena J. Acosta (Eds.), New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 129-148. ISBN: 978-1-63485-515-0 (Invited).

Journal Papers

  • Warren, H., Mago, P.J., Knizley, A., and Luck, R. “Performance Enhancement of a Power Generation Unit-Organic Rankine Cycle System through the Addition of Electric Energy Storage.” Journal of Energy Storage, 2017.
  • Zhang, J., Cho, H., and Knizley, A. “Evaluation of financial incentives for combined heat and power (CHP) systems in U.S. regions.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2016.
  • Knizley, A., Mago, P. J., Tobermann, J., & Warren, H. R. “Performance characterization of a power generation unit–organic Rankine cycle system based on the efficiencies of the system components.” Energy Conversion and Management, 2015.
  • Knizley, A., Mago, P.J., and Tobermann, J. “Evaluation of the operational cost savings potential from a D-CHP system based on a monthly power-to-heat ratio analysis.” Cogent Engineering, 2015.
  • Knizley, A. A., Mago, P. J., and Smith, A. D. “Evaluation of the performance of combined cooling, heating, and power systems with dual power generation units.” Energy Policy, 2013
  • Mago, P. J., Luck, R., and Knizley, A. “Combined heat and power systems with dual power generation units and thermal storage.” Int. J. of Energy Res., 2013
  • Knizley, A. and Mago, P.J. “Potential emissions reductions from the use of dual-combined heat and power systems in different climate conditions.” Int. J. Ambient Energy, 2013
  • Knizley, A. and Mago, P.J., “Evaluation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems performance with dual power generation units for different building configurations.”  Int. J. Energy Res., 2012
  • Knizley, A. A., Krishnan, S. R., Srinivasan, K. K., and Ciatti, S., “Fuel and diluent effects on entropy generation in a constant internal energy-volume (UV)-combustion process.” Energy, 2012

Conference Papers

  • Knizley, A., Luck, R., and Smith, A., “Multi-Disciplinary Approach to an Undergraduate Engineering Analysis Course.” 2017 ASEE Zone 2 Conference, March 2017, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Smith, A., Knizley, A., and Luck, R., “The impact of student presented concept maps on conceptual knowledge acquisition in a Thermodynamics Course.” 2017 ASEE Zone 2 Conference, March 2017, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Warren, H., Knizley, A., Mago, P., “Effect of Electric Energy Storage on the Performance of a Power Generation Unit-Organic Rankine Cycle System,” International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Nov 2016, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Spayde, D.L., Knizley, A.A., and Mago, P.J. “Integration of Interactive Print Media into Thermal Fluids Laboratory Equipment to Aid in Laboratory Instruction.” 2016 ASEE Southeast Section Conference, March 2016, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Knizley, A.A. and Mago, P.J. “Computational Tools to Enhance the Study of Gas Power Cycles in Mechanical Engineering Courses.” 2015 ASEE Southeast Section Conference, April 2015, Gainesville, FL.
  • Knizley, A., Mago, P.J., and Tobermann, J., “Optimization of a D-CHP System Based on Monthly Power-to-Heat Ratio.”  ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, June-July 2014, Boston, MA.
  • Knizley, A.A. and Coleman, T.A., “Implementing Service-Learning into an Introductory Mechanical Engineering Course.”  2014 ASEE Southeast Section Conference, March 2014, Macon, GA.
  • Knizley, A. and Mago, P.J., “Evaluation of combined heat and power (CHP) systems performance with dual power generation units.”  ASME 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 2012, San Diego, CA.
  • Knizley, A.A. and Mago, P.J., “Implementation of Computational Tools in Energy-Related Mechanical Engineering Courses.”  2014 ASEE Southeast Section Conference, March 2014, Macon, GA.
  • Knizley, A. A., Krishnan, S. R., Srinivasan, K. K., “Fuel and diluent effects on entropy generation  in a constant internal energy-volume (UV)-combustion process.”  Technical Meeting of the Central States Section of the Combustion Institute, March 2011, Atlanta, GA.

Workshops

  • Howard, E., Minear, A., and Knizley, A. “Magnificent Thingamajigs” (Instruction into the incorporation of engineering themes into elementary education.) 8th Annual Northeast Alabama Early Childhood Conference, July 2016, Big Spring Lake Kindergarten School, Albertville, AL.