William Travis Horton

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering with Courtesy Appointment in Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP G219 (Teaching) / HLAB 2030 (Research)
Phone: (765) 494-6098
Web: personal web site

Specialty Area(s)

Utah State University, Logan, UT
August 1989 - August 1995
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Utah State University, Logan, UT
August 1995 - March 1997
M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: A Lightweight, Semi-flexible, Composite Thermal Link
Thesis Advisor: J. Clair Batty

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
August 1996 - May 2002
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Thesis: Modeling of Secondary Loop Refrigeration Systems in Supermarket Applications
Thesis Advisor: Eckhard A. Groll

Professional Registration
Professional Engineer, P.E. Michigan License #6201052644
Universal Refrigerant Technician Certification, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Research Summary
Advanced thermal energy conversion systems, energy utilization in buildings, and the interactions between a building and its environment. Specifically include the development of advanced, highly integrated, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems; the role of renewable distributed power generation and combined heat and power (CHP) systems in residential and commercial buildings; and the integration of these technologies into high performance buildings