Michael Bryant

Graduate Student Researcher



Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering - University of California, Irvine - In Progress
Emphasis in Thermal Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering -

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - 2011
Emphasis in Astronautics

Research and Work

Stored Solar Energy Cook Stove Project, Lasers, Flames, and Aerosols Lab, University of California, Irvine,  August, 2014 - Present

  • Developing Multi-Phase heat flow thermal models and tests for a Stored Solar Energy Cook Stove supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Leading undergraduate students in their thermal science senior design projects

W.M. Keck Deep Ocean Physics Laboratory
Ð University of California, Irvine, April 2014 - August 2014

  • Built a test apparatus to take high quality volume and flow rate measurements


Teaching AssistantÑMAE 151: Mechanical Engineering Design, University of California, Irvine, Winter 2014

  • Teach fundamentals of engineering design to over 200 seniors
  • Closely oversee 9 groups of 5 and two lab sessions totaling 39 students.

Other Achievements

Won 3rd Place with hydrotraq, Beall Engineering Design Competition, University of California Irvine, Fall 2014

  • Conceptualized a product and lead a mixed engineering and business team to win 43rd 3rd place and $2500


  • ANSYS, Mathematica, MatLab DAQ, Excel
  • Triathlete, Pilot, Loves breakfast of all kinds


For my complete work history please visit me on LinkedIn:


Email: bryantmj@uci.edu