Renewable Energy and Thermal Systems Laboratory


RETherms Lab at the New Mexico State University focuses on the following research areas with a goal of developing novel economic solutions to make energy generation, storage, and transmission more efficient. Our highly interdisciplinary research combines the fundamentals of thermal sciences, materials, and physics.

Recovery, Renewable, and Alternative Energy Systems
(a) Thermal/Thermochemical Energy Storage Technologies for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Plants – System Integration, Energy and Exergy Efficiency, Economic Analysis
(b) Hydrogen Storage Systems for Fuel Cells and Automobiles
(c) Water Desalination
(d) Supercritical Thermodynamic Power Cycles
(e) Low Temperature Heat Recovery and Utilization

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

Enhanced Heat Transfer Fluids, Micro/Nano Phase Change Material Slurries

Two-Fluid/Two-Phase Separation 


REThermS Lab is located in Jett Hall, Lab 248. Some of the major facilities/equipment/tools in our lab include two high performance computing workstations (16 parallel cores, 128 GB RAM, 4 TB HDD, 64-bit AMD Opteron 3.40 GHz), multiphysics software, statistical optimization software, three NI 16 channel DAQ systems, glove box, and a certified fume hood to carry out numerical simulations and experimental research work.


We sincerely thank our sponsors for their generous support.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Water Resources Research Institute

The National Center for Hydrogen Research

New Mexico Small Business Association

Maxik Labs

NMSU College of Engineering