Vatsal Bhuva is a Research Associate, providing technical and analytical support to HARC’s Clean Energy team. He monitors the energy performance of HARC’s Living Lab, the organization’s certified LEED Platinum, certified LEED Zero Energy, and Energy Star rated 99/100 headquarters, documenting the building’s performance and recommending new energy conservation measures. He is also part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)’s Southcentral Onsite Energy Generation Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) where he helps identify, quantify, and overcome barriers to the deployment of distributed generation technologies.
Mr. Bhuva also leads the integration of technology models into Energy Fellow, a project funded by the DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), that helps non-technical users analyze the feasibility of community energy systems.
Prior to joining HARC, Mr. Bhuva worked for the Industrial Assessment Center at Texas A&M University, where he worked on eight no cost industrial energy assessments in the state of Texas.
Mr. Bhuva earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in India.
Authored Publications and Related Projects
Bhuva, V. J., Jani, J.P., Patel, A., Tiwari, N. (2021). Effect of bubble coalescence on two-phase flow boiling heat transfer in raccoon microchannel – A numerical study. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 182.
HARC hosts the U.S. Department of Energy's Southcentral Onsite Energy Technical Assistance Partnership, providing technical assistance and hosting webinars and workshops for industrial facilities and other large energy users (across Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico) to increase the adoption of onsite clean energy technologies.