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Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.

  • Assistant Professor and Research Associate
  • Academic Program Coordinator, RESS Online Master's Program
Daniel Ciolkosz, P.E.
222 Agricultural Engineering
University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-863-3484
Fax: 814-863-1031

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioenergy
  • Biomass Energy Systems
  • Thermochemical Conversion
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Solar Energy Resource Evaluation

Education

  1. B.A.E., Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1992
  2. M.S., Agricultural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1994
  3. Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, Cornell University, 2000

Teaching

  • A B E 589 - Management and Design of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems (SP)

Publications

  • Ciolkosz, D., Jacobson, M., Heil, N., and W. Brandau.  2017.  An Assessment of Farm Scale Biomass Pelleting in the Northeast.  Renewable Energy (108)85-91.  
  • Covelli C., H. Yi, A. Karamchandani, D. Ciolkosz, and V. M. Puri, 2017. Evaluation of dry steam preconditioning on switchgrass pellet quality metrics.  Transactions of the ASABE (under review).  
  • Ciolkosz, D., and M. Jacobson.  2016.  Pennsylvania Wood Energy Prospectus.  The Pennsylvania State Wood Energy Team.  Penn State Extension.  University Park, PA.  
  • Ciolkosz, D., Hilton, R., Swomley, D., Yi, H., Puri, V., and G Roth. 2015.  Farm-Scale Biomass Pelletizer Performance for Switchgrass Pellet Production.  Applied Engineering in Agriculture  31(4)559-567.  
  • Yi, H., Karamchandani, A., Ciolkosz, D., and V. Puri.  2015.  Mechanical Quality Assessment of Compacts Using Powder Properties.  Bulk Solids. 01 June, 2015.  
  • Ciolkosz, D., and J. Babcock.  2013.  Commercial Scale Combustion Systems.  In Jacobson, M., and D. Ciolkosz (eds).  2013.  Wood Energy in the Northern Forests.  pp 125-142.  Springer Scientific.  New York, NY.   
  • Podschelne, C., and D. Ciolkosz.  2013.  Residential Wood Heat in the Northeast.  In Jacobson, M., and D. Ciolkosz (eds).  2013.  Wood Energy in the Northern Forests.  pp 111-124.  Springer Scientific.  New York, NY.   
  • Hilton, R., Ciolkosz, D., Swomley, D., Yi, H., Puri, V., and G Roth. 2013.  Farm-Scale Biomass Pelletizer Performance for Switchgrass Pellet Production.  Presented at the 2013 ASABE Annual International Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri.  July 21 - 24, 2013.  ASABE Paper # 1598515.  
  • Karamchandani, A., Yi, H, Puri, V. M., and Ciolkosz, D., 2013, Predictive relationships among mechanical properties of corn stover grind and quality of densified biomass pellets, The Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference, Altoona, PA, ASABE Paper Number: 13-004
  • Jacobson, M., and D. Ciolkosz.  2012.  Transformative Regional Approaches for Northeast Bioenergy.  Presented at the 2012 Sun Grant National Conference, October 2-4, New Orleans, LA.  
  • Yi, H., Karamchandani, A., Puri, V., and D. Ciolkosz.  2012.  Determination of Mechanical Properteis of Pelletized Biomass and Fundamental Mechanical Properties of Granular Biofeedstock.  Presented at the 2012 Sun Grant National Conference, October 2-4, New Orleans, LA.  
  • Ciolkosz, D. E., and R. Wallace.  2011.  Torrefaction of Biomass as a Bioenergy Feedstock. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining 5(3): 317-329.
  • Ciolkosz, D. E., Ray, C. D., and L. Ma.  2010.  Modeling of Forest Biomass Energy Potential in Pennsylvania.  Presented at the 2010 Annual International Meeting of the ASABE. June, 2010.  Paper #1008984.