Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Worek William, Ph. D.


Professor

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
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MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
email: william.worek@tamuk.edu

Research Interests

  • Heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, thermodynamics as applied to energy efficiency, renewable and sustainable energy systems

  • Single and multicomponent absorption and adsorption processes in liquid and solid desiccants, heating and cooling components and systems

  • Energy policy factors that impact implementation of energy systems, energy utilization and energy procurement

Education

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology

M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology

B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • F. Warnakulasuriya and W.M. Worek, Drop Formation of Pressurized Atomizers a in Low Pressure Environment, In: Sprays: Types, Technology and Modeling, Nova Publishers, 2011.
  • M. Golubovic and W.M. Worek, Recent Advances in Boiling of Nanofluids, In: Advances in Heat Transfer, Volume 41, Elsevier Ltd., 2011.
  • W.M. Worek and A. Lowenstein, Status of Liquid Desiccant Technologies and Systems, Desiccant-Assisted Cooling, Fundamentals and Applications, Nobrega and Brum, Editors Springer, 2014

Recent Publications

  • M. Jagirdar, D. Pandelidis, A. Pacak, W.M. Worek and S. Cetin, “Performance Evaluation of an Air Conditioning System Based on Quasi Isothermal Dehumidification,” Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 217, (113009), 2020.
  • D. Pandelidis, A. Cichon, A. Pacak, M. Drag, W. Worek and S. Cetin, “Performance Study of the Cross-flow Maisotsenko Cycle in Humid Climate Conditions,” International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol 115, (104581), 2020.
  • D. Pandelidis, M. Drag, P. Drag, W. Worek and S. Cetin, “Comparative Analysis Between Traditional and M-Cycle Based Cooling Tower,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 159, (120124), 2020.
  • D. Pandelidis, A. Cichon, A. Pacak, M. Drag, W. Worek and S. Cetin, “Performance Study of a Novel Dew Point Evaporative Cooler in Retail Building in the Climate of Central Europe using Building Simulation Tools,” Building and Environment, Vol. 181, (107101), 2020.
  • D. Pandelidis, S. Anisimov, W.M. Worek and P. Drag, “Analysis of Different Applications of Maisotsenko Cycle Heat Exchanger in the Desiccant Air Conditioning Systems,” Energy and Buildings, Vol. 140, pp. 154-170, 2017.
  • W. Gao, W.M. Worek, V. Konduru and K. Adensin, “Numerical Study on Performance of a Desiccant Cooling System with an Indirect Evaporative Cooler,” Energy and Buildings, Vol. 86, pp. 16-24, 2015.
  • D. Pandelidis, S. Anisimov and W.M. Worek, “Comparison Study of the Counter-Flow Regenerative Evaporative Heat Exchangers with Numerical Methods,” Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 84, pp. 211-224, 2015.
Worek William, Ph. D.