Lauren Gagnon

Undergraduate Institution: The Georgia Institute of Technology

Hometown: North Bend, OR


Research Interests:

Lauren studies multi-scale modeling of power plant air-cooling system performance enhancement using asynchronous thermal energy storage (TES) in conjunction with a phase change material (PCM) and heat rejection.

Lauren also researches in the CFP Lab,, where she studies combustion of various wire insulation materials in space exploration atmospheres (SEA), which include environments with micro-gravity, external radiant flux, low velocity flows, reduced pressures, and elevated oxygen concentrations.  She does this through experimental work and computation/theoretical tools to aid in interpretation of test results.

Outside Interests:

Lauren’s other interests include playing the flute/piccolo, cross country running (or any kind of outdoor activity), origami, and cooking.