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Research area(s)

  • Heat pipes
  • Heat Energy Storage
  • Cryogenic heat transfer systems for freezing and storage of bio materials and food.
  • Single and two-phase heat transfer (experimental and numerical)
  • Waste heat recovery systems - low to high grades (from hot streams or from hot surfaces) including recuperators, steam generators and steam condensers.
  • Heat pipe based solar collectors (hybrid, concentrated and flat)
  • Development of sizing tools of heat exchangers
  • Energy active shelves for energy efficient supermarket chilled display cabinets

TEACHING

  • Heat transfer
  • Heat exchangers
  • Building air conditioning
  • Renewable energy
  • Building services design – HVAC

Research grants and projects

Research Projects

Grants

Investigation of a Flat Heat Pipe for high temperature waste heat recovery from metal slabs
Funder: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Duration: November 2021 - April 2022
CO2 cooled heat pipe heat exchanger
Funder: Air Products PLC
Duration: October 2020 - September 2023
Hybrid heat pipe cryogenic-freezer
Funder: Air Products PLC
Duration: October 2020 - October 2022
Black Liquor to Fuel by Efficient Hydro Thermal Application integrated to Pulp Mill
Funder: European Commission
Duration: April 2020 - March 2023
STEP WP5 - Heat Pipe Design Challenge
Funder: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Duration: November 2019 - April 2020
Cryogenic Hybrid heat pipe heat exchanger
Funder: Air Products PLC
Duration: October 2019 - September 2022
Heat Pipe based pyrolysis for waste to fuel in Brazil (HERU Commercial)
Funder: Innovate UK - Newton Fund
Duration: July 2018 - June 2020
IMproving Power bAttery Cooling Technologies (IMPACT)
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: March 2018 - March 2019
Design Validation of the HERU V5 Waste treatment system
Funder: Manik Venture Limited
Duration: February 2018 - January 2019
IMproving Power bAttery Cooling Technologies (IMPACT)
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: January 2018 - January 2019
HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY FOR THERMAL ENERGY RECOVERY IN INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS - ETEKINA
Funder: European Commission
Duration: October 2017 - September 2021
The hybrids heat pipe cryo-freezer
Funder: Air Products and Chemicals PLC
Duration: October 2017 - September 2020
Hybrid heat pipe cryogenic-freezer
Funder: Air Products PLC
Duration: October 2017 - September 2020
Heat Pipe Technology for Thermal Energy Recovery in Industrial Applications (ETEKINA)
Funder: European Commission
Duration: October 2017 - September 2021
Room temperature passive heat recovery with heat pipe
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: August 2017 - July 2018
Room temperature passive heat recovery with heat pipe
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: August 2017 - July 2018
Design Optimisation of the HERU Waste treatment system
Funder: Manik Ventures Limited
Duration: February 2017 - January 2018
Design Optimisation of the HERU Waste treatment System
Funder: Manik Ventures Ltd
Duration: February 2017 - January 2018
KTP with S and P Coils
Funder: Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP)
Duration: January 2017 - January 2019
Optimising Energy Management in Industry �OPTEMIN
Funder: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Duration: December 2016 - November 2019
Design for Resource and Energy efficiency in cerAMic kilns (DREAM)
Funder: European Commission
Duration: October 2016 - September 2019
Design for Resource and Energy efficiency in cerAMic kilns
Funder: European Commission
Duration: October 2016 - September 2019
Visiting Professors (VP1617/93)
Funder: Royal Academy of Engineering
Duration: October 2016 - September 2019
Erva Mate Drying
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: September 2016 - February 2018
Low Temperature Waste Heat to Power Generation
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: July 2016 - June 2019
Performance and design optimisation of the HERU waste treatment system
Funder: Manik Ventures
Duration: February 2016 - January 2017
Cryogenic freezing and storage of materials using cryogenically cooled eutectic heat exchange
Funder: Air Products PLC
Duration: October 2015 - September 2019
i-Therm
Funder: European Commission
Duration: October 2015 - March 2019
Active refrigeration shelf with thermal storage
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: June 2015 - September 2015
Thermal design characterization of the HERU waste treatment chamber
Funder: Manik Ventures Ltd
Duration: February 2015 - January 2016
Refrigerated Heat-pipe Shelf
Funder: Flint Engineering Limited
Duration: December 2014 - April 2015