Energy Conversion

Grading policy:

First Exam 20%

Second Exam 20%

Homeworks 5%

Quizzes 7%

Project 8%

Final Exam 40%

Energy Conversion and Efficiency course by Dr. Hasan Maridi

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Energy Conversion and Efficiency

Course Topics

1-Introduction: Energy units, types, and sources

2- Energy conversion laws and thermal Energy, efficiency of energy conversion, Heat engines

3- Fossil Fuels: Coal, Petroleum, Natural gas

4- Nuclear: Energy from Fission

5- Renewable energy I: Hydro, Tidal, Wavepower,

Biomass, Geothermal

6- Renewable energy II: Solar: PV and thermal

7- Renewable energy III: Wind

8- Direct energy conversion methods, including, Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells, Thermoelectric conversion, Thermionics and MHD.

9- Energy storage categories: electrical, electromechanical, mechanical, direct thermal, and thermochemical

10-Energy Conservation, increasing of efficiency.


1. Energy: Production, Conversion, Storage, Conservation, and Coupling, by Yaşar Demirel, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2nd edition, 2016.

2. Energy Conversion, by Archie Culp, McGraw-Hill,1991

3. Energy Conversion, edited by D. Yogi Goswami and Frank Kreith, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group,©2008.

4. Energy Conversion: Systems, Flow Physics and Engineering, byReiner Decher. (Oxford Engineering Science Series),

5. Energy and Fuels in Society, by Ljubisa R. Radovic, McGraw-Hill,1997.

6. Lecture notes “Energy and Society”, by Professor Ani Aprahamian, 2012

7. Lecture notes “Energy Engineering”, by . Subramanian, 2010.

8. Lecture notes “Energy Conversion and utilization” Mohsen F.Morsi, 2014.


Homeworks: HW 1, HW 2, HW 3, HW 4