Research
Heat transfer, radiation, thermoelectrics, aerogels, solar thermal energy, selective surfaces, building technology, health diagnostics, design for the developing world.
Published Papers
Book Chapters
Conference Presentations
  • K. McEnaney, D. Kraemer, Q. Jie, T. Dahal, Z.F. Ren, and G. Chen. Concentrating solar thermoelectric generators. MRS Fall Meeting, Symposium B: Thermoelectric Materials Research and Device Development for Power Conversion and Refrigeration, Boston, Nov. 26 - 30, 2012.
  • K. McEnaney, D. Kraemer, and G. Chen. Modeling and optimization of concentrating solar thermoelectric generators. ASME IMECE 2011, Session 2-7-6: Solar 3, Denver, Nov. 11 - Dec. 17, 2011.
  • K. McEnaney, M.S. Dresselhaus, and G. Chen. Ideal selective surface properties for specific applications. MRS Fall Meeting, Symposium Z: Energy Harvesting - From Fundamentals to Devices, Boston, Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2009.
Published Conference Proceedings
  • G. Chen, D. Kraemer, A. Muto, K. McEnaney, H.P. Feng, W.-S. Liu, Q. Zhang, B. Yu, and Z.F. Ren. Thermoelectric energy conversion using nanostructured materials. Proceedings of SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference, Orlando, 2011.
Academic Scholarship
  • K. McEnaney. Thermoelectrics and Aerogels for Solar Energy Conversion Systems. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 2015.
  • K. McEnaney. Modeling of Solar Thermal Selective Surfaces and Thermoelectric Generators. Master's Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, August 2010. [dspace@mit]
Teaching/Mentoring
  • EC.711: D-Lab: Energy. Mentor, Spring 2013.
  • EC.711: D-Lab: Energy. Mentor, Spring 2012.
  • SP.775: D-Lab: Energy. Mentor, Spring 2011.
  • 2.58J: Radiative Heat Transfer. Teaching Assistant, Spring 2011.
Honors
  • 2009 Rohsenow Laboratory Distinguished Service Award
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2002.
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2010.
Work Experience
  • Solar/Thermal Consultant for GMZ Energy, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2009-2010.
  • Senior Engineer. Boston Flight Sciences, Woburn, Massachusetts, 2006-2008.
  • Field Ornithologist. Hawkwatch Interational, The Institute for Bird Populations, and The Peregrine Fund, 2004-2006.
  • Eighth Grade Science Teacher. Vista Del Sur Middle School, Phoenix, Arizona, 2002-2004.