Evan Bush


Evan Bush

Postdoctoral Appointee


Evan Bush is a Postdoctoral Appointee in the Concentrating Solar Technologies group. Evan was previously an NSF 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 group 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.