Braun, James Edward

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MySmartE: An Eco-feedback and Gaming Platform for Residential Energy Management
  1. Green Technology
  2. Computer Technology
Karava, Panagiota
Smart Accumulator with Oil Circulation Ratio Sensing
  1. Mechanical Engineering
Groll, Eckhard Achim
More Effective Cooling Method for Oil-free Linear Compressor
  1. Mechanical Engineering
Zhang, Xinye
In-situ Oil Circulation Ratio Measurement using Separation Method in Systems Running Vapor Compression Cycle
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Civil Engineering
Shah, Vatsal Manilal
Automated Charge Testing and Accurate Dispersion for Refrigerants
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Materials and Manufacturing
Braun, James Edward
Highly Efficient Membrane Heat Exchanger for High Performance Building
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Green Technology
Warsinger, David Elan Martin
Virtual Refrigerant Charge Level Gauge
  1. Mechanical Engineering
Braun, James Edward


Dr. James Braun is the Herrick Professor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for High Performance Buildings at Purdue. He has a joint appointment in Civil Engineering and a courtesy appointment in Environmental and Ecological Engineering. Dr. Braun received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Wisconsin University. His research combines the use of computer modeling, optimization, and experiments to study and improve the performance of thermal systems.

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