Research Interests: My research interests mainly fall within the macroscale thermodynamics field, and include renewable energy systems and thermal desalination. During my undergrad at the University of Illinois, I worked in an agricultural engineering lab that tested the effects of different thermal/chemical environments on egg production in controlled hen-houses. More recently, I worked in a pharmacology lab at the University of Pennsylvania where I tested the mechanical properties of arteries from a variety of mouse models and drug treatment protocols. Here at Tech, I’m doing a research-180 and focusing on next-generation molten salt technology for concentrating solar power systems.

Hobbies: Cooking, reading travel books, traveling, finding new cafes/hangouts around Atlanta to take my beagle Bud.

Sonja Brankovic
PhD Student
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