Kimberly Cook-Chennault

Kimberly Cook-Chennault

Associate Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Phone:848-445-0429
Email:kacook@jove.rutgers.edu
Office:ENG B-224
Office Hours: By appointment
Website: Hybrid Energy Systems Laboratory

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2005
  • M.S.E., Stanford University, 1995
  • B.S.E., University of Michigan, 1994

Research Interests

Design of hybrid energy systems for energy scavenging, generation and storage.

Selected Publications

1. Wang, C.-W., Cook, K.A. and Sastry, A.M. "Conduction in Multiphase Particulate/Fibrous Networks: Simulations and Experiments on Li-ion Anodes," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, v. 150 (3), 2003.

2. Cook, K.A. and Sastry, A.M., "An Algorithm for Selection and Design of Hybrid Power Supplies for MEMS with a Case Study of a Micro-Gas Chromatograph System," Journal of Power Sources, 140, 2005

3. Cook, K.A. and Sastry, A.M., "Influence of scaling effects on designing for power efficiency of a micro-preconcentrator," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 23 (2), 2005

4. Cook, K.A., F. Albano, and P. E. Nevius and Sastry, A.M., "POWER (Power Optimization for Wireless Energy Requirements): A MatLab Based Algorithm for Design of Hybrid Energy Systems,” Journal of Power Sources, 159 (1), 2006.

5. Cook-Chennault, K.A., N. Thambi and A.M. Sastry, “Powering MEMS Portable Devices – A Review of Non-regenerative and Regenerative Power Supply Systems with special emphasis on piezoelectric energy harvesting systems,” Smart Materials and Structures, 17, 2008.

6. Cook-Chennault, K.A., Thambi, N., Bitetto, M.A. and Hameyie, E., “Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: A Green and Clean Alternative for Sustained Power Production,” Bulletin of Science Technology Society, 28, 2008.

7. Banerjee, S. and Cook-Chennault, K.A., “An Analytical Model for the Effective Dielectric Constant of a 0-3-0 Composite ,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 113 (October 2011), 2001.

8. Banerjee, S. and Cook-Chennault, K.A.,  “Influence of Al Particle Size and Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) Volume Fraction on the Dielectric Properties of PZT-Epoxy-Aluminum Composites,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 113 (October 2011), 2011.

9. Banerjee, S. and Cook-Chennault, K.A., “Effective Dielectric Constant of a 0-3-0 Composite and the Effect of Conduct Inclusion Shape,” Proceedings of the 16th United States National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 27—July 2, 2010, State College, PA.

10. Cook-Chennault, K.A., Cosaboom, D., Whitzer, M and Castley, D, “Enhanced Output Voltage and Power from Aluminum-PZT-Portland Cement Composites,” Proceedings of the 16th United States National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 27—July 2, 2010, State College, PA.

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