Ayyoub Mehdizadeh Momen
R&D Staff, Joint Faculty University of Tennessee
Dr. Ayyoub M. Momen is the subprogram manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), responsible for providing subprogrammatic management and technical leadership for the HVAC&R, Water Heating, and Appliances program (annual program budget ~$15M) at ORNL’s Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC). He interacts with the Department of the Energy (DOE) and industrial partners to develop, demonstrate, and deploy technologies that facilitate energy efficiency and grid integration for buildings and refrigeration systems—which account for 40% of US energy consumption. Dr. Momen has invented many cutting-edge technologies, including the ultrasonic clothes dryer and GLIDES (ground-level integrated diverse energy storage). In 2015, he received the highly competitive Early Career Researcher Award at ORNL and an appreciation certification from the assistant US Secretary of Energy. In 2017, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Energy Engineering, awarded annually by DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office. In 2018, he received the ORNL Technology Commercialization Award in recognition of the successful licensing of the ultrasonic drying technology to Ultrasonic Technology Solutions LLC. Dr. Momen has provided extensive leadership to large interdisciplinary research projects and is currently the principal investigator for multiple projects. He has more than 50 publications, 7 patents, and several invention disclosures.