In performing research, providing context to your contribution is a critical part of communication. We’ll be discussing literature reviews and literature searches as well as the first steps of writing. We will aim to set you on a course to be successful at following the research in your field and establishing your position in it.
Brian D. Iverson joined the faculty at Brigham Young University in 2012. His current interests include heat and mass transfer involving high aspect ratio structures for use in sensors, energy and thermal management applications. Prior to his current position, he worked as a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. While there his research included thermal storage integration in trough solar-thermal power plants, supercritical CO2 Brayton cycles for solar, thermocline energy storage, flux sensors for closed-loop tracking, among others. He has analyzed transport and interfacial phenomena in thermal, energy and bio-systems and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Purdue University. He completed his PhD in 2008 while investigating integrated micropumping techniques for electronics cooling and biodevices as a part of the Cooling Technologies Research Center also at Purdue. His micropumping work includes actuation techniques such as induction-type electrohydrodynamics and electroosmotic pumping. He obtained an MS degree in 2004 while studying wick structure performance and properties in flat heat pipes. He is also a graduate of Brigham Young University (BS 2002).