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Rydge B. Mulford

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

Contact

Email: Rydge B. Mulford
Phone: 937-229-5353
https://sites.google.com/a/udayton.edu/dtc
Kettering Laboratories Room 345F

Bio

Dr. Rydge Mulford, a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow 2015-2019, studies the use of dynamic geometry to achieve control of heat transfer.  His work applies to a variety of applications, including spacecraft thermal control and building envelopes. Dr. Mulford also has a vested interest in the intersection of personal behavior and sustainability, a topic that he writes about at joulethieves.com.

Selected Publications

  • Mulford, R. B., Jones, M. R., & Iverson, B. D. (2019). Heat transfer, efficiency and turn-down ratio of a dynamic radiative heat exchanger. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 143, 118441.
  • Mulford, R. B., Dwivedi, V. H., Jones, M. R., & Iverson, B. D. (2019). Control of net radiative heat transfer with a variable-emissivity accordion tessellation. Journal of Heat Transfer, 141(3), 032702.
  • Mulford, R. B., Collins, N. S., Farnsworth, M. S., Jones, M. R., & Iverson, B. D. (2018) Total hemispherical apparent radiative properties of the infinite V-groove with diffuse reflection. Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 32(4), 1108-1112.
  • Mulford, R. B., Collins, N. S., Farnsworth, M. S., Jones, M. R., & Iverson, B. D. (2018). Total hemispherical apparent radiative properties of the infinite V-groove with specular reflection. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 124, 168-176.
  • Mulford, R.B., Iverson, B.D., & Jones, M. (2016). Dynamic control of radiative surface properties with origami-inspired design. Journal of Heat Transfer, 138(3), 032701-032701-9.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • NASA Space Technology Research Fellow

Degrees

  • Ph.D., mechanical engineering, Brigham Young University
  • B.S., mechanical engineering, Brigham Young University

Courses Taught

  • Heat transfer (MEE 410)
  • Thermodynamics

Professional Activities

  • Chaired/co-chaired ASME conference sessions
  • Conference and journal paper reviewer

Research Interests

  • Thermal control through geometric manipulation
  • Heat transfer for sustainability