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Nidia C. Gallego

Research Staff
Carbon & Composites Group
Materials Science & Technology Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O. Box 2008
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6086
Phone: (865) 241-9459
Fax: (865) 576-8424
e-mail: gallegonc@ornl.gov

 

 

Education:

  • 2000  Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University
  • 1996  M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University
  • 1993  B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, S.A.

Professional Employment:

  • 12/2000-Present, Research Staff Member, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 01/1995-12/2000, Graduate Research Assistant, Clemson University
  • 07/1994-12/1994, International Visitor, Clemson University
  • 09/1993-07/1994, Instructor, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, S.A.

Professional Activities and Awards:

  • 2004 UT-Battelle Science and Technology, Early Career Award.
  • Member of IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement Task 17 – Solid and Liquid State Hydrogen Storage Materials
  • Member Advisory Committee – IPHE International Hydrogen Storage Technology Conference, to be held in Barga, Italy, June 19-22, 2005
  • Member DOE’s Carbon Working Group
  • Secretary / Treasurer, American Carbon Society – 2004- to date.
  • Oak Ridge Chapter of ASM International: Chair (2004-2005); Vice-chair (2003-2004); Secretary (2002-2003).
  • Co-organizer Education Symposium “The Hydrogen Future” – March 2003
  • Co-organizer of 4th Annual Carbon Foam Workshop –October 2002
  • Member ASTM International, Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants
  • Member American Carbon Society
  • Member Materials Research Society

Journal Publications:

  1. Burchell T.D., Omatete O.O., Gallego N.C., Baker F.S., “Use of Carbon Fiber Composite Molecular Sieves for Air Separation,” Adsorption Science & Technology, In Press, 2004.
  2. Gallego N.C., Burchell T.D., Klett J.W., “Irradiation Effects on Graphite Foam,” Carbon, In Press, 2005.
  3. Klett J.W., McMillan A.D., Gallego N.C., Burchell T.D., Walls C.A., “Effects of Heat Treatment Conditions on the Thermal Properties of Mesophase Pitch-Derived Graphitic Foams,” Carbon, 42 (8-9): 1849-1852, 2004.
  4. Klett J.W., McMillan A.D., Gallego N.C., Walls C.A., “The Role of Structure on the Thermal Properties of Graphitic Foams,” J Mater Sci, 39 (11): 3659-3676 JUN 1 2004.
  5. Gallego N.C. and Klett J.W., “Carbon Foams for Thermal Management,” Carbon 41: 1461-1466, 2003.
  6. Gallego N.C., Edie D.D., “Structure-Property Relationships for High Thermal Conductivity Carbon Fibers,” Journal of Composites: Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 32, (8): 1031-1038, 2001.
  7. Gallego N.C., Edie D.D., Nysten B., Issi J.-P., Treleaven J.W., Deshpande G.V., “The Thermal Conductivity of Ribbon-Shaped Carbon Fibers,” Carbon, 38 (7): 1003-1010, 2000.
  8. Ryu S.K., Kim S.Y., Gallego N., Edie D.D., “Physical Properties of Silver-Containing Pitch-Based Activated Carbon Fibers,” Carbon, 37 (10), pp. 1619-1625, 1999.
  9. Dauche F.M., Barnes A.B., Gallego N.C., Edie D.D., Thies M.C., “Ribbon-Shaped Carbon Fibers from Supercritically Extracted Mesophase Pitches,” Carbon, 36 (7-8): 1231-1245, 1998.
  10. Barnes A.B., Dauche F.M., Gallego N.C., Fain C.C., Thies M.C., “As-Spun Orientation as an Indicator of Graphitized Properties of Mesophase-Based Carbon Fiber,” Carbon, 36 (7-8): 855-860, 1998.

Reports, Proceedings and Presentations:

  1. Burchell T.D., Omatete O., Gallego N.C., Baker F., “A Preliminary Assessment of the Use of Carbon Fiber Composite Molecular Sieves for Air Separation,” ORNL/TM-2004/182.
  2. Mays, G.T., O'Connor, D.G., Otaduy, P.J., Primm, III R.T., Gallego, N.C., Conklin, J.C., Difilippo, F.C., Klett, J.W., Burchell, T.D., “ Solid State Reactor Final Report,” ORNL/TM-2003/289.
  3. Burchell, T.D., Gallego N.C., Naus D., Romanoski G., “Nuclear Graphite Design Codes and Failure Criterion,” Report prepared for the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research.
  4. White S.B., Gallego N.C., Johnson D.D., Pipe K., Shih A.J., Jih E., “Graphite Foam for Cooling of Automotive Power Electronics,” 8th IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics in Transportation (WPET 2004), Detroit, MI, October 21-22, 2004.
  5. Gallego N.C., Shih A., Stinton D.P. and Jih E., “Graphite Foam for Cooling of Automotive Power Electronics,” Carbon 2004: An International Conference on Carbon, Providence, RI, July 11-16, 2004.
  6. Gallego N.C., Burchell T.D. and Clark A.M., “Carbon Materials for Hydrogen Storage,” Carbon 2004: An International Conference on Carbon, Providence, RI, July 11-16, 2004.
  7. Wu, X., Kercher, A.K., Schwartz, V., Gallego, N.C., Overbury, S.H., Armstrong, T.R., "Activated Carbons as Catalyst for Selective Partial Oxidation of Hydrogen Sulfide," Carbon 2004: An International Conference on Carbon, Providence, RI, July 11-16, 2004.
  8. Gallego N.C., and Burchell T.D., “Carbon Materials for Hydrogen Storage: Current Research at ORNL,” Workshop on Porous Carbons in Energy Applications, organized by the Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, July 7-9, 2004 (Invited talk).
  9. Burchell T., Omatete O., Gallego N., Baker F., “Novel Activated Carbon Composites for Air Separation,” 18th Annual Conference on Fossil Energy Materials, Knoxville, TN June 2-4, 2004.
  10. Mansur L.K., Frame B.J., Gallego N.C., Janke C.J., Johnson J.O.,  Townsend L.W., “Materials Science and Particle Transport Capabilities Applied to Novel and Multifunctional GCR Shielding Materials,” 3rd International Workshop on Space Radiation Research, Long Island, NY., May 2004.
  11. Gallego N.C. and Burchell T.D., “Carbon Materials for Hydrogen Storage,” ANS/ENS International Winter Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 16-20, 2003.
  12. Kercher, A.K., Wu, X., Gallego, N.C., Armstrong, T., Overbury, S., Shelton, W., Hathorn, B., "Use of Activated Carbons for the Removal of Sulfur Impurities from Gas Streams," Fuel Cell Seminar, Miami, FL, November 3–7, 2003.
  13. Gallego N.C., McMillan A.D. and Stinton S.K., “Effect of Heat Treatment on the Rheological Properties of Mesophase Pitch and Final Properties of Carbon Foam,” Carbon ’03: An International Conference on Carbon, Oviedo, Spain, July 6-10, 2003.
  14. Gallego N.C., Burchell T.D. and Klett J.W., “Neutron Irradiation Damage in Graphite Foam and its Effect on Properties,” Carbon ’03: An International Conference on Carbon, Oviedo, Spain, July 6-10, 2003.
  15. Gallego N.C. and Klett J.W., “Carbon Foams for Thermal Management,” International Seminar: Advanced Applications for Carbon Materials, Jeju, Korea, September 12-13, 2002 (Invited talk).
  16. Gallego N.C., Klett J.W. and McMillan A.D., “Effect of Procession Conditions on Properties of Graphite Foams,” Carbon ’02: An International Conference on Carbon, Beijing, China, September 15-19, 2002.
  17. Klett J.W., Gallego N.C., Burchell T.D. and Bailey J.L., “Irradiation studies of graphite foams and effects on properties for use in an solid state self-regulating nuclear heat source for small modular power units,” Carbon ’01: An International Conference on Carbon, Lexington, KY, July 14-19, 2001.
  18. Gallego N.C., Edie D.D., Ntasin L.N., Ervin V.J., “Modeling the Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Fibers,” Extended Abstracts of the International Conference on Carbon, Carbon ‘01.  Lexington, KY, July 14-19, 2001.
  19. Gallego N.C., Anderson D.P., Edie D.D., “X-Ray Measurement of Preferred Orientation in High Modulus Fibers: Comparison of Bundle and Single Filament Methods,” Extended Abstracts of the EuroCarbon 2000. Berlin, Germany, July 9-13, 2000.
  20. Gallego N.C., Edie D.D., “Transport Properties of Ribbon-Shaped Carbon Fibers,” Extended Abstracts of the 24th Biennial Conference on Carbon, Charleston, SC July 11-16, 1999.
  21. Gallego N.C., Edie D.D., Treleaven J.W., Deshpande G.V., “The Thermal Conductivity of Ribbon-Shaped Carbon Fibers,” Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Materials and Structures