Undergraduate Institution: The Georgia Institute of Technology
Hometown: North Bend, OR
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, http://cfp.berkeley.edu/people/lauren-gagnon/, 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. http://cfp.berkeley.
Lauren’s other interests include playing the flute/piccolo, cross country running (or any kind of outdoor activity), origami, and cooking.