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Burton Krakow

Burton Krakow

Sr. Research Scientist, Clean Energy Research Center, University of South Florida

Phone: (813) 974-4784

Fax: (813) 974-2050

Clean Energy Research Center
College of Engineering
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620



Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, M.I.T., 1962

Research Interests:

CERC Research Scientist Burton Krakow lends many years of fundamental research experience to the center while providing innovative engineering problem solving ideas. His current research interests include solar energy conversion (photovoltaics, rectennas, etc.), hydrogen production and storage, fuel cells, energy systems, electric/hybrid vehicles and alternative fuels. He holds 2 patents.

Publications List:

  • B. Krakow, M.M. Rahman, P. Chennapragada, S. Lakkakula, R. Mead, E.K. Stefanakos, and G. Moore, The National Hydrogen Association’s 15th Annual U.S. Hydrogen Conference , Los Angeles, CA , April 26-30, 2004. “Development of an Innovative and Low Cost Hydrogen Liquefaction System Using Metal Hydrides and Low Grade Heat.”
  • E.K. Stefanakos, B.Krakow, G. Moore, E. Todd and A. Pasley, 4th IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems, Rhodes, Greece , June 28-30, 2004. “Landfill Low Emission Micro Turbine Generator.”
  • B. Krakow, H. J. Babrov, G. J. Maclay, and A. L. Shabott, Appl. Optics 5, 1791 (1966). "Use of the Curtis-Godson Approximation in Calculations of Radiant Heating by Inhomogeneous Hot Gases."
  • B. Krakow, Northeastern Geology 5, 241 (1983). "Studies of Geothermal Energy Potential in Western New York."
  • M. Vaidya, E.K. Stefanakos, B. Krakow, H.C. Lamb, T. Arbogast and T. Smith, Record of the Twenty Fifth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference 25, 1505 (1996). "Direct DC-DC Electric Vehicle Charging with a Grid Connected Photovoltaic System."