Stephen Terry

Research Assistant Professor

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Dr. Terry’s long-term goal is to contribute to the practice and awareness of energy conservation.

Dr. Terry is the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) in MAE. The members of the IAC visit manufacturing plants in North Carolina to show them how to save energy. On average, each visit results in a 50K$ energy savings per year. The assessments at the manufacturing plants are performed by students who, through this experience, also learn how different plants operate.

Dr. Terry teaches Advanced Air Conditioning Design (MAE 540). This course provides the students with both a fundamental and practical understanding of air conditioning design.

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Terry teaches Design of Thermal Systems (MAE 412). He brings industrial experience to this class and has the students visit a manufacturing plant each semester (Dr. Terry has visited over 400 manufacturing plants in his career). He particularly enjoys providing the students with a large number of applications that the students would never before have seen.

Dr. Terry looks for students to work in the IAC who enjoy the practical side of engineering with an interest in energy conservation. The IAC is involved in a wide range of research topics in the energy field, but the topics always involve a high level of interaction with an industry so Dr. Terry looks for students who also have good written and verbal communication skills.

When not in the office, Dr. Terry spends time with his family, volunteers for the boy scouts, and plays the trumpet on occasion.

Education

Ph.D.

Mechanical Engineering

North Carolina State University

M.S.

Mechanical Engineering

North Carolina State University

B.E.

Mechanical Engineering

North Carolina State University

Research Description

Dr. Terry is involved in a wide range of research topics in the energy field.

Publications

The development of a dynamic single effect, lithium bromide absorption chiller model with enhanced generator fidelity
Misenheimer, C. T., & Terry, S. D. (2017), Energy Conversion and Management, 150, 574-587.
Modeling hybrid nuclear systems with chilled-water storage
Misenheimer, C. T., & Terry, S. D. (2017), Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 139(1).
Modeling hybrid nuclear systems with chilled-water storage
Misenheimer, C. T., & Terry, S. D. (2017), Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 139(1).
Flame hysteresis effects in methane jet flames in air-coflow
Moore, N. J., Terry, S. D., & Lyons, K. M. (2011), Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 133(2).
Low Reynolds number turbulent lifted flames in high co-flow
Terry, S. D., & Lyons, K. M. (2005), Combustion Science and Technology, 177(11), 2091-2112.
Evaporative air conditioning in a manufacturing facility
Brown, C. D., Leach, J. W., & Terry, S. D. (1999), Energy Engineering, 96(4), 40-58.

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Grants

Industrial Assessment Center program
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(9/01/16 - 8/31/18)
Hybrid Nuclear Systems LDRD and NUC Projects
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(1/06/15 - 9/30/17)
Energy Solutions Partnership with NCSU IES
NCSU Industrial Extension Service(7/01/14 - 6/30/15)
Randolph College Energy Management Program
Randolph College(2/15/13 - 2/14/14)
Town of Cary Energy
Cary, NC(1/10/13 - 9/30/16)
State Energy Internship Program - Morris & Associates with Whitehead
Morris & Associates(1/09/12 - 4/20/12)
State Energy Internship Program - ElectriCities with Greyson Rogers
ElectriCities(1/02/12 - 4/20/12)
State Energy Internship Program - Holocene with Bryan Peele
Holocene, LLC(12/05/11 - 4/20/12)
State Energy Internship Program - Southern Energy Mgmt with Matthew Adamo
Southern Energy Management(11/28/11 - 4/20/12)
State Energy Internship Program - Southern Energy Mgmt with Greg Hughes
Southern Energy Management(11/22/11 - 4/20/12)