William Beckman

Ouweneel-Bascom Professor Emeritus

Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

William Beckman's research interests include solar energy, building energy analysis, and radiation heat transfer. His research analyzes complex energy systems through computer simulations. He is director emeritus of the Solar Energy Laboratory, which supports about 15 graduate students conducting research in energy systems analysis ranging from optimal control of large HVAC systems to assessing the impact on an electric utility of a large-scale implementation of solar water heating systems.

  • Solar energy applications
  • Radiation heat transfer
  • Systems analysis
  • Computer simulation-solar processes
  • Energy load calculation