Lawrence L. Ambs

Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

201C ELab
University of Massachusetts
160 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-2210

Phone: 
(413) 545-2539
Fax: 
(413) 545-1027
Education: 

B.S., University of Minnesota, 1960;
M.S., University of Minnesota, 1963;
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1968

Research Interests: 

Applied thermodynamics and energy conversion; emphasis on building systems, thermal power generation and industrial thermal processes.

Selected Publications: 
  • The Development of an Energy Evaluation Tool for Chilled Water Systems·; Twenty third National Industrial Energy Technology Conference Proceedings; Houston,  TX; Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University; May 2001, pp209-219 (w/ Dragoljub Kosanovic and Michael Stocki)
  • Quantifying Relative Energy, Economic and Environmental Impacts on Northeast Regional Industry·; 2001 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry; July 2001;July 2001, pp 507-520, (w/ Sharon Tracey, James Booker, and Hwei-ling Greeney)
  • Process parameters and energy use of gas and electric ovens in industrial applications·; 22nd Industrial Energy Technology Conference Proceedings; Houston, TX; Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M ·University; pp307-310; April 2000; (w/ Dragoljub Kosanovic)
  • Metal Casting Extended Assessments·;1999 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry; Saratoga, NY; American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, 1999, pp43-53; (w/ Dragoljub Kosanovic, Michael Muller and Donald Kasten) 
  • The use of variable speed drives to retrofit hydraulic injection molding machines; Energy Engineering; Vol 95 #1, 1998, p55-76·, (w/ Michael Frerker)
Honors & Awards: 

United Technologies Corporation Outstanding Teaching Award, 1990