Vijay Modi

238 S.W. Mudd, Mail code: 4703
Phone: (212) 854-2956
Fax:     (212) 854-3304
Spring '17 office hours: Mon 12-1pm

Vijay Modi is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University. (Ph.D. Cornell 1984, postdoctoral work MIT 1984–1986). His expertise is in the field of: energy sources and conversion, heat/mass transfer, and fluid mechanics. His current areas of research interest are related to: energy infrastructure, CO2 sequestration (with Prof. Lackner in Earth and Environmental Engineering), fuel cells, distributed sensing/control of flow, and heat transfer.

Recent Publications:

Kotsidas, P., Modi, V., Gordon, J.M. Realizable Planar Gradient-Index Solar Lenses. Optics Letters, April 1, 2012. 37(7): p. 1235-1237.

Howard, B., Parshall, L., Thompson, J., Hammer, S., Dickinson, J., Modi, V. Spatial Distribution of Urban Building Energy Consumption by End Use. Energy and Buildings, February 2012. 45(2012): p. 141-151.

Kocaman, A.S., Huh, T.W., Modi, V. Initial layout of power distribution systems for rural electrification: A heuristic algorithm for multilevel network design. Applied Energy (2012), doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2012.02.029

Sanoh, A., Parshall, L., Sarr, O.F., Kum, S., Modi, V. Local and national electricity planning in Senegal: Scenarios and policies. Energy for Sustainable Development (2012), doi:10.1016/j.esd.2011.12.005

Basinger, M., Chen, J., Jeffrey-Coker, F., Rodriguez-Sanchez, F.S., Singer, T., Modi, V. Jatropha Adoption: a statistical observational study of factors influencing Malian farmers’ decision to grow Jatropha. Agroforestry Systems, January 2012. 84(1): p. 59-72.

Nussbaumer, P., Bazilian, M., Modi, V. Measuring Energy Poverty: Focusing on What Matters. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, January 2012. 16(1): p. 231-243.

Kotsidas, P., Modi, V., Gordon, J.M. Gradient-index lenses for near-ideal imaging and concentration with realistic materials. Optics Express, August 1, 2011. 19(16): p. 15584-15595.

Ordonez, J., Modi, V. Optimizing co2 emissions from heating and cooling and from the materials used in residential buildings, depending on their geometric characteristics. Building and Environment (2011), doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.04.030

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