Washington State University

Jacob Leachman - Associate Professor

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Jacob Leachman - Associate Professor

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Jacob Leachman

Contact Information:

office Sloan 217
telephone 509 335 7711
e-mail jacob.leachman@wsu.edu
Postal mail Jacob Leachman
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920
Research Website HYPER lab: www.hydrogen.wsu.edu

Joined MME in 2010;
PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 2010

Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER) Laboratory

Research Interests:

  • Hydrogen, Deuterium, Tritium and Mixtures
  • Small, Modular Hydrogen Liquefier Design
  • Thermophysical Property Modelling and Measurement
  • Rocket and Space Stage Vehicle Design
  • Cryogenics
  • Liquid Hydrogen Fueling of Unmanned Aerial Systems/Vehicles (UAS/UAV)

National & International Recognition:

  • ASME K7 Committee on Thermophysical Properties
  • Board of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference of the Cryogenic Society of America

Affiliations and Awards:

  • Western Association of Graduate Schools/University Manuscripts International Distinguished Thesis Award (2007)

Recommended Publications:

  • J. Bahrami, P. Gavin, R. Bliesner, S. Ha, P. Pedrow, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and J.W. Leachman, “Effect of Orthohydrogen-Parahydrogen Composition on Performance of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (In Press) DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.07.014
  • R. Bliesner, P. Adam, and J.W. Leachman, “Parahydrogen-orthohydrogen conversion for enhanced Vapor-Cooled Shielding of Liquid Oxygen Tanks,” AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, (In Press) DOI: 10.2514/1.T4366
  • I. Richardson, J.W. Leachman, and E.W. Lemmon, “Fundamental Equation of State for Deuterium,” Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 43 (2014) 013103.
  • J.W. Leachman, R.T Jacobsen, S.G. Penoncello, E.W. Lemmon, “Fundamental Equations of State for Parahydrogen, Normal Hydrogen, and Orthohydrogen.” Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data 38, 721-748 (2009).

Publications listed at Google Scholar:

53 Titles in date order
List format:
 Title (Link to document)
 Authors
 Source Publication
Cited by Year
Para-Orthohydrogen Conversion Using a Vortex Tube
JW Leachman, JW Leachman
US Patent App. 14/991,775 , 2016
  2016
Hydrogen fueling systems and methods
JW Leachman, JT Fisher, IA Richardson, , IA Richardson
US Patent App. 14/947,814 , 2015
  2015
Comparison of Measured and Computed Flight Performance of a 33-kg Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
CS Chaney, KI Matveev, JW Leachman
Journal of Aerospace Engineering 29 (3), 04015064 , 2015
1 2015
Improved Hydrogen Liquefaction via the Heisenberg Vortex
J Leachman, D McLarty
WSU ESIC Board Meeting , 2015
  2015
Merging engineering and art: What are the real lessons?
C Pezeshki, J Leachman, SC Creston
Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL), 2015 International Conference on ... , 2015
  2015
The HOW of a Hydrogen Organized Washington—Technical version
J Leachman
MME Symposium Series , 2015
  2015
The HOW of a Hydrogen Organized Washington—Business version
J Leachman
Avista Technical Seminar Series , 2015
  2015
Diagnostic Twin Screw Extruder: Initial Measurements of Continuous Ne, H 2, and D 2 Extrusions
JT Fisher, JW Leachman
Fusion Science and Technology 68 (2), 388-391 , 2015
  2015
Vapor Cooled Shielding Liner for Cryogenic Storage in Composite Pressure Vessels
JW Leachman, PM Adam, , PM Adam
US Patent App. 14/810,597 , 2015
  2015
Low-cost, transportable hydrogen fueling station for early market adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles
IA Richardson, JT Fisher, PE Frome, BO Smith, S Guo, S Chanda, ...
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 40 (25), 8122-8127 , 2015
3 2015
A Hydrogen Economy for Jefferson County
J Leachman
Jefferson County Washington Clean Energy Luncheon , 2015
  2015
On the threshold of a hydrogen economy: The HOW of a Hydrogen Organized World
J Leachman
  2015
Addressing Plug Power LH2 needs for expanding markets
J Leachman
Plug Power Executive Leadership , 2015
  2015
On the threshold of a hydrogen economy in Washington State
J Leachman
Washington Technology Alliance Science and Discovery Series , 2015
  2015
Tensile strengths of polyamide based 3D printed polymers in liquid nitrogen
P Cruz, ED Shoemake, P Adam, J Leachman
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 102 (1), 012020 , 2015
1 2015
HYdrogen Properties for Energy Research (HYPER)
J Leachman
WSU VCEA Executive Leadership Board , 2014
  2014
Drop-in Hydrogen Refueling Station
J Leachman, IA Richardson, J Fisher
DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office Webinar , 2014
  2014
Impact of Large Scale Hydrogen Liquefaction in the Pacific Northwest
J Leachman, K Casavant, A Mehrizi-Sani
WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC) Board Meeting , 2014
  2014
Effect of orthohydrogen–parahydrogen composition on performance of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell
J Bahrami, P Gavin, R Bliesner, S Ha, P Pedrow, A Mehrizi-Sani, ...
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39 (27), 14955-14958 , 2014
  2014
Parahydrogen–orthohydrogen conversion for enhanced vapor-cooled shielding of liquid oxygen tanks
RM Bliesner, JW Leachman, PM Adam
Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer 28 (4), 717-723 , 2014
2 2014
Fundamental equation of state for deuterium
IA Richardson, JW Leachman, EW Lemmon
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data 43 (1), 013103 , 2014
7 2014
Cryocompressed Hydrogen Storage & Liquid Delivery
J Leachman
Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Transmission and Distribution Workshop , 2014
  2014
Retrofit of a Rubotherm ISOSORP® 2000 for PVT-x and sorption measurements at cryogenic temperatures
IA Richardson, JW Leachman, TM Blackham, SG Penoncello
AIP Conference Proceedings 1573 (1), 1086-1091 , 2014
  2014
Design of a reconfigurable liquid hydrogen fuel tank for use in the Genii unmanned aerial vehicle
P Adam, J Leachman
AIP Conference Proceedings 1573 (1), 1299-1304 , 2014
  2014
Retrofit of a Rubotherm ISOSORP® 2000 for PVT-x and Sorption Measurements at Cryogenic Temperatures
J Leachman, IA Richardson, SG Penoncello, TM Blackham
Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference–CEC: Advances in ... , 2014
  2014
Design of a reconfigurable liquid hydrogen fuel tank for use in the Genii unmanned aerial vehicle
J Leachman, P Adam
Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference–CEC: Advances in ... , 2014
  2014
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Research at WSU
J Leachman
  2014
Development of a Diagnostic Twin Screw Extruder to Characterize Fuel Production for Tokamaks
JT Fisher, JW Leachman
Fusion Science and Technology 64 (3), 525-529 , 2013
1 2013
Novel concept for the conversion of wheat straw into hydrogen, heat, and power: a preliminary design for the conditions of Washington State University
B Pecha, E Chambers, C Levengood, J Bair, SS Liaw, J Leachman, ...
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38 (12), 4967-4974 , 2013
2 2013
Development of the Genii-UAS demonstrator: A small-class vehicle with low wing loading and fuel cell propulsion
C Chaney, P Adam, J Leachman, K Matveev
31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 3045 , 2013
2 2013
Catalytic pressurization of liquid hydrogen fuel tanks for unmanned aerial vehicles
J Leachman, MJ Street, T Graham
AIP Conference Proceedings 1434 (1), 1261-1267 , 2012
2 2012
Thermodynamic properties status of deuterium and tritium
IA Richardson, J Leachman
AIP Conference Proceedings 1434 (1), 1841-1848 , 2012
4 2012
Design of a solid hydrogen target cryostat for positron moderation studies
C Nixon, J Leachman
AIP Conference Proceedings 1434 (1), 384-390 , 2012
  2012
Dynamic shear stress and heat transfer of solid hydrogen, deuterium, and neon
J Leachman, J Pfotenhauer, G Nellis
Journal of Applied Physics 111 (8), 083513 , 2012
2 2012
Design of a solid hydrogen target cryostat for positron moderation studies
J Leachman, C Nixon
Proceedings of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference–CEC: Advances in ... , 2012
  2012
Thermodynamic properties status of deuterium and tritium
J Leachman, IA Richardson
Proceedings of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference–CEC: Advances in ... , 2012
  2012
Dynamic shear stress and heat transfer of solid hydrogen, deuterium, and neon
JM Pfotenhauer, J Leachman, GF Nellis
Journal of Applied Physics , 2012
  2012
A technique for producing large dual-layer pellets in support of disruption mitigation experiments
SK Combs, JW Leachman, SJ Meitner, LR Baylor, CR Foust, N Commaux, ...
Fusion Science and Technology 60 (2), 473-479 , 2011
2 2011
Visco-Plastic Flow Predictions of Solidified Deuterium-Tritium Mixtures
JW Leachman
Fusion Science and Technology 60 (2), 486-490 , 2011
2 2011
A Cryogenic Couette Viscometer to measure dissipation and heat transfer during solidification
JW Leachman, JM Pfotenhauer, GF Nellis, TJ Steiner
AIP Conference Proceedings 1218 (1), 329-336 , 2010
2 2010
Modeling of a Hydrogenic Pellet Production System
JW Leachman, JM Pfotenhauer, GF Nellis
AIP Conference Proceedings 1218 (1), 1570-1577 , 2010
2 2010
A cryogenic Couette viscometer for the measurement of dissipation and heat transfer during solidification
JM Pfotenhauer, J Leachman, GF Nellis, TJ Steiner
Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference–CEC: Advances in ... , 2010
  2010
Thermophysical property modeling of a hydrogenic pellet production system
JM Pfotenhauer, J Leachman, GF Nellis
Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference–CEC: Advances in ... , 2010
  2010
Thermophysical properties and modeling of a hydrogenic pellet production system
JW Leachman
10 2010
The future of hydrogen in Idaho--an overview
V Utgikar, RT Jacobsen, JW Leachman
Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science 45 (2), 21-33 , 2009
  2009
Fundamental equations of state for parahydrogen, normal hydrogen, and orthohydrogen
JW Leachman, RT Jacobsen, SG Penoncello, EW Lemmon
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data 38 (3), 721-748 , 2009
251 2009
Twin-screw extruder development for the ITER pellet injection system
SJ Meitner, LR Baylor, SK Combs, DT Fehling, JM McGill, DA Rasmussen, ...
Fusion Engineering, 2009. SOFE 2009. 23rd IEEE/NPSS Symposium on, 1-4 , 2009
1 2009
Model of a Twin-Screw Extruder Operating with a Cryocooler for the Solidification of Deuterium
JW Leachman, JM Pfotenhauer, GF Nellis
Cryocoolers 15, 671-679 , 2009
5 2009
Revised standardized equation for hydrogen gas densities for fuel consumption applications
EW Lemmon, ML Huber, JW Leachman
Journal of research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology ... , 2008
31 2008
Current status of thermodynamic properties of hydrogen
RT Jacobsen, JW Leachman, SG Penoncello, EW Lemmon
International Journal of Thermophysics 28 (3), 758-772 , 2007
23 2007
Current status of transport properties of hydrogen
JW Leachman, RT Jacobsen, SG Penoncello, ML Huber
International Journal of Thermophysics 28 (3), 773-795 , 2007
24 2007
A Review of the Status of the Thermophysical Properties of Hydrogen Including Thermodynamic Properties and Transport Properties
RT Jacobsen, JW Leachman
Center for Applied Thermodynamic Studies, College of Engineering, University ... , 2006
1 2006
A Tale of Three UAVs-or Design Lessons in Education for Projects Demand-ing Cross-Disciplinary Integration
C Pezeshki, JW Leachman
 

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Intellectual Property:

  • J.W. Leachman and P. Adam, “Vapor Cooled Shielding Liner for Cryogenic Storage in Composite Pressure Vessels,” Provisional Patent Application Number 62033028, 08/4/2014.

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