Parker LaMascus

 

Contact Information:

email: lamascus@seas.upenn.edu
office: 112 Towne
personal website: parkerlamascus.com

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude), Oklahoma Christian University, 2018

Research Interests:

My research is united by its telos — contributing to sustainability with rigorous science. My current project involves fundamental research in nano-scale and macro-scale tribology to develop a mechanistic understanding of friction and wear, especially with respect to anti-wear tribofilms, which has the potential to greatly augment our understanding of lubrication in machinery gears and automobiles.

Publications & Intellectual Property:

P. LaMascus, A. Shodunke, R. Douglas-Miller. Wind-for-Water Trade: Mathematical Validation of a Novel Policy Initiative in Wind Energy. Aletheia, 2018.

Co-Inventor: Impulse Rotor Wind Turbine with Optimal Blade Area, provisional patent, 2018.

Presentations:

L.Lee, P. LaMascus, S. Rubinstein. “Exploring the State Variable of Crumpling Paper: Scaling and Machine Learning.” New England Complex Fluids Workshop, Boston, MA, 2018.

P. LaMascus, D. Wood, M. Battles, M. Ferringer, M. Owino. “Field Testing of Miniature Wind Turbines.” American Society of Mechanical Engineers Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, 2018.

P. LaMascus, A. Shodunke, R. Douglas-Miller. “A New Sustainability Initiative: Assessing the Wind Resource of Southwest Kansas.” American Wind Energy Association “Windpower” Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2017

P. LaMascus, P.W. Whaley. “Wind Innovation, Next Designs: Experimental Validation of Wind Turbine Design.” Oklahoma EPSCoR “Research Day at the Capitol” Competition: Second Place, Regional Universities Category, March 27, 2017