Daniel Ciolkosz, Ph.D., P.E.

Daniel Ciolkosz, Ph.D., P.E.

  • Associate Research Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Academic Program Coordinator, RESS Online Master's Program
  • BRS Graduate Program Coordinator
306 Agricultural Engineering Building
Shortlidge Road

University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

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

Education

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

Teaching

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

For information about courses please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog.

Publications

  • Ciolkosz, D., Kukharets, S., and J. Tripathi. 2020. Torrefied Biomass in a Ukranian Biofuel Production System. Proceedings of IV International Scientific and Practical Conference on Bio-Energy Systems. May 29, 2020. Zhytomer, Ukraine.
  • Chahal, A., Ciolkosz, D., Jacobson, M., Liu, J., and V. Puri. 2020. Factors Affecting Wood-Bark Adhesion for Debarking of Shrub Willow. Biosystems Engineering. 196(2020). 202-209.
  • Nunes, L., Ciolkosz, D., and T. Causer. 2020. Biomass for energy: a review on supply chain models. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 120 (2020). 8pp.
  • Jacobson, M., and D. Ciolkosz. 2019. Plantation forestry and pellet production in Kenya. Biomass and Bioenergy. 135(2020). 4pp.
  • Ciolkosz, D., Desplat, J., and K. Schiffer. 2019. Raw, Torrefied, and Alkaline Treated Biomass as a Sorbent for Lead in Water. Bioresources. 14(4), 8530-8542.
  • Causer, T., and D. Ciolkosz. 2019. Thermal treatment of Biomass for the Circular Economy. in Nunes, L.J.R., Pimentel, C., Azevedo, S.G. and Matias, J.C.O. (Eds.), "New trends for the biomass energy development: from wood to circular economy", Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.
  • Chahal, A., and D. Ciolkosz. 2019. A Review of Wood-bark Adhesion: Methods and Mechanics of Debarking for Woody Biomass. Wood And Fiber Science, 51(3). 12pp.
  • McVey, M., Elkasabi, Y., and D. Ciolkosz. 2019. Separation of BTX chemicals from biomass pyrolysis oils via continuous flash distillation. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. 9(2019)1-9.
  • Covelli C., H. Yi, A. Karamchandani, D. Ciolkosz, and V. M. Puri, 2018. Evaluation of dry steam preconditioning on switchgrass pellet quality metrics. Transactions of the ASABE. 34(4) 637-644.
  • 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