Victor Graham

Assoc. Professor Prof Practice

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Dr. Victor Graham is an associate professor in practice in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. His areas of specialization include thermal energy systems, solar energy, fuel cells, hydrogen production and storage, thermochemical heat pumps, and energy efficiency technologies. Dr. Graham's professional experience also includes positions as professor/associate professor of mechanical engineering at Walla Walla University, WA, and Lecturer/assistant professor at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. He has taught a number of course in mechanical engineering and has research experience in solar energy, metal hydride thermal energy storage, solid oxide fuel cells, energy efficiency. He has published a number of articles in leading scientific journals and conference proceedings related to solar energy and energy efficiency. Dr. Graham's professional experience also includes contractual work for the NASA/Stanford University Gravity Probe-B space experiment. He is the founder and president of Capella Energy, Inc, a company specializing in energy efficiency, combined heat and power, and solar energy conversion systems.


1985Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering University of Waterloo
1982M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Guelph
1976B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of the West Indies

Professional Experience

2014 - Associate Professor in Practice, University of Miami
2011 - 2013Adjunct Professor, University of Miami
2009 - 2013Principal, Capalla Energy, Inc.
2000 - 2008Chief Technical Officer, Global Dialtone, Inc.
2000 - 2003Adjunct Professor, Indian River State College
1996 - 1999Founder, Sage Research and Technologies
1996 - 1997Contract Researcher, Stanford University
1996 - 1996Professor, Walla Walla University
1991 - 1996Associate Professor, Walla Walla University
1994 - 1995Research Scientist, Stanford University
1993 - 1993Visiting Research Scholar, Stanford University
1986 - 1991Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of the West Indies
1985 - 1986Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo
1982 - 1985Part-Time Research Associate, University of Guelph
1976 - 1979Manager, Ministry of Agriculture

Research Interests

Electric propulsion, Spacecraft thermal control, Renewable energy, Intelligent virtual assistants in engineering education, and Machine Learning systems.