Evan Bush

/Evan Bush
Evan Bush

Evan Bush

Postdoctoral Appointee

Email: hebush@sandia.gov
Phone: (505) 284-1237


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.
  • Gill, R., H. E. Bush, P. Haueter,  and P. Loutzenhiser, “Characterization of a 6 kW high-flux solar simulator with an array of xenon arc lamps capable of concentrations of nearly 5000 suns,” Review of Scientific Instruments 86, no. 12 (2015): 8.