Susan Krumdieck

Susan Krumdieck

Adjunct Professor
Civil Mechanical E509
Internal Phone: 92210
Co-Leader Global Association for Transition Engineering Director Advanced Energy and Material Systems Lab

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Energy Transition Engineering: I am very interested in the new methodologies and tools needed to change existing systems to rapidly shift away from fossil fuels. I have carried out research on every type of renewable and alternative energy technology, and sustainable energy systems. I have developed the Interdisciplinary Transition Management Engineering (InTIME) Methodology and lead an international group in the emerging field. Like Safety Engineering, Transition Engineering actions social responsibility and sound science to deliver change projects that down-shift the exposure to fossil fuel supply and climate change risks. I am interested in research in energy transition of buildings, cities, transportation and freight. I have also worked with rural and remote communities on sustainable development. www.transitionengineering.org

Antimicrobial Coatings: I discovered a new mass transport regime that uses pulsed pressure during my PhD. I have been carrying out fundamental processing and materials science for the past 20 years. A new nano-structured TiO2 coating has been discovered that has excellent durability on stainless steel and high photo-catalytic activity in visible light. I am currently interested in understanding the mechanisms that produce the unique structure and properties, and commercial development of the coating technology. www.kotitechnologies.com

Recent Publications

  • Gallardo P., Murray R. and Krumdieck S. (2021) A sequential optimization-simulation approach for planning the transition to the low carbon freight system with case study in the North Island of New Zealand. Energies 14(11) http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en14113339.
  • Wasa A., Land J., Gorthy R., Krumdieck S., Bishop C., Godsoe W. and Heinemann J. (2021) Antimicrobial and biofilm-disrupting nanostructured TiO2 coating demonstrating photoactivity and dark activity. FEMS Microbiology Letters Accepted.
  • Bai M. and Krumdieck S. (2020) Transition engineering of transport in megacities with case study on commuting in Beijing. Cities 96 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.102452.
  • Gorthy R., Krumdieck S. and Bishop C. (2020) Process-Induced Nanostructures on Anatase Single Crystals via Pulsed-Pressure MOCVD. Materials 13(7) 1668 http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ma13071668.
  • Gorthy R., Wasa A., Land J., Yang Z., Heinemann J., Bishop C. and Krumdieck S. (2020) Effects of post-deposition heat treatment on nanostructured TiO2-C composite structure and antimicrobial properties. Surface and Coatings Technology Accepted.