Sandia Energy > Programs > Renewable Energy > Concentrating Solar Power > Concentrating Solar Power Staff > Brantley Mills Brantley Mills R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineering Biography In February 2015, Brantley joined Sandia National Laboratories as a senior member of the technical staff in the Thermal Sciences and Engineering Program. He has worked in a broad range of heat transfer and fluids subject areas including thermal systems analysis, thermal-fluid cryogenics, reduced-order modeling, concentrated solar power, and nuclear energy. While having an experimental background, his most recent work has focused on developing high-fidelity, multi-physics models for high performance computing with a focus on verification and validation. Education Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, May 2009 Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2014 Research Interests Heat Transfer Thermal-fluid cryogenics Reduced-order modeling Concentrated Solar Power Nuclear Energy Publications Mills, B., C. K. Ho, “Numerical Evaluation of Novel Particle Release Patterns in High-Temperature Falling Particle Receivers.” Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition, 2017. Mills, B. H., J. R. Saylor, F. Y. Testik, “An experimental study of Mesler entrainment on a surfactant-covered interface: the effect of drop shape and Weber number,” AIChE Journal 58, no. 46 (2012). Mills, B. H., J. D. Rader, D. L. Sadowski, M. Yoda, and S. I. Abdel-Khalik, “Dynamically similar studies of the thermal performance of helium-cooled finger-type divertors with and without fins,” Fusion Science and Technology 62, no. 3 (2012): 379.