Evan Bush


Evan Bush

Postdoctoral Appointee


Evan Bush is a postdoctoral appointee in the Concentrating Solar Technologies Program. Evan was previously an National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Solar Fuels & Technology Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he researched the design and characterization of materials and reactors for solar thermochemistry. While he was an undergraduate at the University of Louisville, Evan joined the CSP Program at Sandia National Laboratories as a student intern working on photographic methods for glare prediction and optical characterization of CSP collector systems.


  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville, May 2014
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2017
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2019

Research Interests

  • Solar thermochemistry
  • High-Flux solar simulators
  • Computational heat and mass transfer modeling
  • Image processing for CSP applications
  • Radiative heat transfer
  • Thermodynamic modeling
  • Energy storage technologies
  • High temperature systems


  • Bush, H. E., R. Datta, P. G. Loutzenhiser, “Aluminum-doped strontium ferrites for a two-step solar thermochemical air separation cycle: Thermodynamic characterization and cycle analysis,” Sol. Energy 188, (2019): 775-786.
  • Bush, H. E., P. G. Loutzenhiser, “Solar electricity via an Air Brayton cycle with an integrated two-step thermochemical cycle for heat storage based on Fe2O3/Fe3O4 redox reactions: Thermodynamic and kinetic analyses,” Sol. Energy 174, (2019): 617-627.
  • Bush, H. E., K. P. Schlichting, R. J. Gill, S. M. Jeter, and P.G. Loutzenhiser, “Design and Characterization of a Novel Upward Flow Reactor for the Study of High-Temperature Thermal Reduction for Solar-Driven Processes,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 139, no. 5 (2017): 051004-051004-051011.