Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies

Renewable Energy and Storage Technologies Group (REST)

Professor Jim Gilbert
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Dr James Gilbert
Lecturer in Zoology/ Deputy Programme Leader, Zoology

The Challenge

The drive to reduce carbon emissions worldwide and the UK’s commitment to net zero requires a rapid adoption of renewable energy technologies for power generation and action to reduce energy usage. In addition, the intermittent nature of some renewable energy technologies means that large-scale energy storage, integrated with dispatchable generation technologies is needed to maintain supply. Our research aims to improve the performance and reduce the cost of marine renewable energy (offshore wind, wave and tidal), develop bioenergy, biofuel and bioproduction technologies for integration into future energy systems, establish new technologies for efficient large-scale energy storage and introduce innovative techniques to manage heat and air flow in the built environment to reduce energy use.

The Approach

We undertake research from fundamental concepts through the commercial exploitation using a wide range of experimental and modelling techniques. We work with academic and industry collaborators in the UK and worldwide to bring together teams with world leading expertise an in their respective fields to tackle these challenges.

 

Impact

By improving our understanding of renewable energy devices and the wider energy system, we are able to support more efficient utilisation of renewable energy resources at lower cost to users and with less environmental impact. Innovations in the design, manufacture, control and integration of wind, wave and tidal devices allows them to be used more widely in harsher environments where maintenance can be very challenging. Improved energy storage, at the scale of individual buildings or whole networks, make energy systems more resilient and reduce costs for consumers while improved understanding of the heating and cooling of buildings allows users to have a conformable, healthy working environment while minimising or eliminating the need for energy supply. Together these innovations can make a significant contribution to reducing carbon emissions in the UK and worldwide.

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OUR AIMS

  • Improve design and control of wind, wave and tidal energy systems,
  • Improve manufacturing processes and structural health monitoring of renewable energy devices,
  • Develop energy storage systems for short and long term storage using phase change materials,
  • Explore novel district heating systems to reduce energy use and costs,
  • Design and evaluate natural heating and cooling systems for buildings to minimise energy use,
  • Develop the role of bioprocessing systems in the energy and industrial production of future bioenergy, biofuels, biorefineries and industrial symbiosis systems,
  • Develop integrated energy systems capable of on-demand and flexible delivery of low-carbon energy vectors including electricity, fuels, heating and cooling

Projects

Thermal image Marathon des Sables

Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund - Integrating Passive Ventilation into Air-Tight Building Envelopes

BEIS

green-building

FREEHEAT: Revolutonising Natural Ventilation through heat recovery.

Innovate UK

Offshore wind

Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub

EPSRC, 2018 - 2022

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  • BEIS Thermal Efficiency Innovation Fund - Integrating Passive Ventilation into Air-Tight Building Envelopes.
  • Innovate UK - FREEHEAT: Revolutionising Natural Ventilation through heat recovery.
  • 2017-2022, EPSRC Prosperity Partnership: A new partnership in Offshore wind, with Sheffield and Durham University, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and Ørsted.
  • 2018 – 2022, EPSRC Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub.
  • 2018 – 2027, EPSRC/NERC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Wind and the Environment.
  • EPSRC INTEGRATE: Integrating seasoNal Thermal storagE with multiple enerGy souRces to decArbonise Thermal Energy.
  • EPSRC, A versatile PCM energy storage system for building applications (Versatile PCM).
  • EU Horizon 2020, An Industrial Symbiosis Incubator for Maximizing Waste Heat/Cold Efficiency in Industrial Parks and Districts (INCUBIS).
  • 2017-2019, Hull City Council, Visiting Appointments and Post-Graduate Placements in Offshore Wind.
  • 2020 2021, THYME Teesside, Hull and York Mobilising Bioeconomy Knowledge Exchange, Digital Optimisation of Mammalian Process Control.
  • 2018 -2019, Green Port Hull, Evaluation of TurbineGRID.
  • 2018 Mocean Energy, Edinburgh, CFD for a Wave Energy Convertor.
  • 2013-2016 QNRF National Priorities Research Program (NPRP 6-461-2-188). Thermal Comfort of Spectators in Qatari Stadiums.
  • 2016-2019 British Council Newton Links. Development of Wind Belt Technology.
  • 2016-2019 British Council Newton Links. Title: Artificial Neural Networks for Outdoor Air Quality.
  • 2016-2019 EPSRC Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology (CASE). Energy Mapping and Modelling Using Cloud Data (BMW).
  • 2016-2019 EPSRC Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA). Munich Energy Modelling and Mapping of Production Plant (BMW Munich).
  • 2016-2020 The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures. Solar Irrigation from Stirling Engines.
  • 2017-2019 Innovate UK. Energy Catalyst Late Stage Development of Energy Free Cooling.
  • 2017-2020 IDC Machining Science. Reducing Manufacturing Energy Consumption.
  • 2018-2021 Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Thermal Efficiency Challenge Heat Recovery in Commercial Buildings.
  • 2019-2021 Innovate UK. FREEHEAT: Natural Ventilation Through Heat Recovery.
  • 2019-2020 Expert Witness (Collaboration with Hong Kong Government). Investigation on Tunnel Ventilation Fan Failure at HK Central Wanchai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link.
  • 2019-2023 Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) - Industrial Doctorates Collaboration with Heriot Watt University on The National Library of Scotland.
  • 2019-2022 Hong Kong General Research Fund (GRF). Enhancement of Air Movement Across Plenum Windows Using Aerodynamic Sonic Crystals.
  • 2020-2023 Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering Industry Doctorate Programme (SRPe-IDP): Investigating A Novel Heat Transfer Loop Integrated into A Seasonal Passive Heat Recovery and Ventilation System.
  • 2020-2023 EPSRC. INTEGRATE: Integrating Seasonal Thermal Storage with Multiple Energy Sources to Decarbonise Thermal Energy.
  • 2020-2023 A versatile PCM energy storage system for building applications (Versatile PCM).
  • 2020 Innovate UK - Continuity Grant. FREEHEAT: Revolutionising the Viability of Natural Ventilation Through Heat Recovery.
  • 2020-2022 Research Council UK. Title: COVID Study Using Ultraviolet Cleansing in Airports.
  • 2020-2021 Expert Witness.
  • 2020-2024 EU H2020 - ROBINSON - Smart Integration of Local Energy Sources and Innovative Storage for Flexible, Secure and Cost-efficient Energy Supply on industrialized islands.
  • 2020-2021 IBioIC Feasibility Study - Feasibility of decarbonisation of energy networks from flexible energy from AD of distillery co-products – investigating the environmental metrics at the Ecosse North Coast Energy Network.
  • 2020-2021 Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund II SOURCE UK – A circular bio-economy approach to decentralised food-energy-waste management.
  • 2017-2019 Newton-Mosharafa British Council award, A novel membrane water desalination pilot plant driven by a hybrid solar-biogas energy sources.
  • 2015-2020 EPSRC/Innovate UK, Biomethanisation of CO2 in anaerobic digestion plants.
  • 2013-2015 Waste Resources Action Program (WRAP) feasibility study and demonstration project, Optimising community urban micro AD networks,
  • 2012-2016 RCUK/DST Development and Integration of Biomass and Concentrating Photovoltaic System for Rural and Urban Energy Bridge BioCPV.

Funders and collaborators

Funders: EPSRC, Innovate UK, NERC, China Scholarship Council, BEIS, EU, Hull City Council, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, CPI (Darlington), Perceptive Engineering Ltd. Innovate UK, IBioIC, Newton-Mosharafa British Council, H2020.

Collaborators: Universities: Sheffield, Durham, Newcastle, Plymouth, Oxford, Manchester, Strathclyde, Warwick, Southampton, Exeter, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Reading, Glasgow, Teesside, Cranfield, Swansea, Maynooth University, RoI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Industry collaborators: Abbey Ecosse Ltd. Leap Micro AD

Externally funded PhD studentships:

SrPE Energy Programme

Scottish Energy Programme

British Council

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Hull-China Scholarship Council

Members
Outputs and publications

Guo, B, Patton, R, Jin, S, Gilbert, J, and Parsons, D. (2017). Nonlinear Modeling and Verification of a Heaving Point Absorber for Wave Energy Conversion. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 9(1), 453-461. https://doi.org/10.1109/tste.2017.2741341.

Allsop T, Al AraimiM, NealR, Wang C, Culverhouse P, Ania-Castañón J D, Webb D J, Davey P, Gilbert J M and RozhinA, (2020) Detection of nitrous oxide using infrared optical plasmonics coupled with carbon nanotubes, Nanoscale Advances, 2, 4615 – 4626 DOI: 10.1039/D0NA00525H.

Simani S and Patton R J. (2008). Fault diagnosis of an industrial gas turbine prototype using a system identification approach, Control Engineering Practice, 16(7), 769-786.

Patton R J, Uppal F J, Simani S and Polle B. (2010). Robust FDI applied to thruster faults of a satellite system, Control Engineering Practice, 18(8), 1093-1109.

Patton R J, Putra D and Klinkhieo S. (2010), Friction compensation as a fault-tolerant control problem, Int. J. Sys. Sci., 41(8), 987-1001.

Patton R J, Chen L and Klinkhieo S, (2012). An LPV pole-placement approach to friction compensation as an FTC problem, Appl. Mathematics & Computer Science, 22:1, 149-160.

Shaker M and Patton R J, (2013), Active Fault Tolerant Control for Nonlinear Systems with Simultaneous Actuator and Sensor Faults, Journal of Control, Automation, & Systems, 11(6),1149-1161.

Shaker M and Patton R J, (2014), Active sensor fault tolerant output feedback tracking control for wind turbine systems via T–S model, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 34, 1–12.

Shaker M S and Patton R J, (2014), A Fault Tolerant Control Approach to Sustainable Offshore Wind Turbines, pp 157-190, in “Wind Turbine Control and Monitoring”, Luo, N, Vidal, Y and Acho, Leonardo (Eds.), Series on Advances in Industrial Control, Springer, London, ISBN 978-3-319-08413-8.

Shi F and Patton R J, (2014), Fault estimation and active fault tolerant control for linear parameter-varying descriptor systems, Journal of Robust & Nonlinear Control, 25(5), 689-706.

Shi F and Patton R J, (2015), An active fault tolerant control approach to an offshore wind turbine model, Renewable Energy, 75, March 2015, 788–798

Chen L, Patton R J and Goupil P, (2016). Robust fault estimation using an LPV reference model: ADDSAFE benchmark case study, Control Engineering Practice, 49,194–203.

Chen L, Patton R J and Goupil P, (2016). Application of model-based LPV actuator fault estimation for an industrial benchmark, Control Engineering Practice, 56, 60–74.

Lan J, Patton R J and Zhu X, (2016). Fault-tolerant wind turbine pitch control using adaptive sliding mode estimation, Renewable Energy, 116, 219-231.

Lan J and Patton R J, (2016), Integrated fault estimation and fault-tolerant control for uncertain Lipschitz nonlinear systems, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 27(5), 761-780.

Lan J and Patton R J, (2016). Integrated design of fault-tolerant control for nonlinear systems based on fault estimation and T-S fuzzy modelling, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 25(5), 1141-1154.

Lan J and Patton R J, (2016). A new strategy for integration of fault estimation within fault-tolerant control, Automatica, 69, 48–59.

Lan J and Patton RJ, (2017), A decoupling approach to integrated fault-tolerant control for linear systems with unmatched non-differentiable faults, Automatica, 89, 290-299.

Lan J, Patton R J and Zhu X, (2017), Integrated fault-tolerant control for a 3-DOF helicopter with actuator faults and saturation, IET Control Theory & Applications, 11, (14), 2232-2241.

Liu C, Jiang B, Patton R J and Zhang K, (2018), Hierarchical structure-based fault estimation and fault-tolerant control for multi-agent systems, IEEE Trans. On Control of Network Systems, DOI 10.1109/TCNS.2018.2860460.

Jin S, Patton R J & Guo B, (2018), Enhancement of wave energy absorption efficiency via geometry and power take-off damping tuning, Energy, 169, 819-832.

Jin S, Patton R J and Guo B, (2018), Viscosity effect on a point absorber wave energy converter hydrodynamics validated by simulation and experiment, Renewable Energy, 129, 500-512.

Guo B, Patton R J, Jin S and Lan J, (2018), Numerical and experimental studies of excitation force approximation for wave energy conversion, Renewable Energy, 125, 877-889.

Abdelrahman M and Patton R J, (2019), Observer-Based Unknown Input Estimator of Wave Excitation Force for a Wave Energy Converter, IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology , https://doi.org/ 10.1109/TCST.2019.2944329.

Liu C , Bin J, Patton R J and Zhang K, (2020), Hierarchical structure‐based adaptive fault‐tolerant consensus control for multiple 3‐DOF laboratory helicopters, 3 June 2020, J. Adaptive Control & Signal Processing, https://doi.org/10.1002/acs.3120.

Liu Y, Patton R J and Shuo S, (2020), Wind turbine asymmetrical load reduction with pitch sensor fault compensation, Wind Energy, March 2020, https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2496.

Liu C, Bin J, Patton R J and Zhang K, (2020), Integrated Dault-Tolerant Control for Close Formation Flight, IEEE Trans. On Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 56, (2) , April 2020.

Shariq, M H; Hughes, B R, 2020, Revolutionising building inspection techniques to meet large-scale energy demands: A review of the state-of-the-art, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 130, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.109979.

Mawson, V J; Hughes, B R, 2020, Thermal modelling of manufacturing processes and HVAC systems, Energy, 204, doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.117984.

Cabaneros, S M; Calautit, J K; Hughes, B, 2020, Spatial estimation of outdoor NO2 levels in Central London using deep neural networks and a wavelet decomposition technique, Ecological Modelling, 424, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109017.

Calautit, J K; Tien, P W; Wei, S Y; Calautit, K; Hughes, B, 2020, Numerical and experimental investigation of the indoor air quality and thermal comfort performance of a low energy cooling windcatcher with heat pipes and extended surfaces, Renewable Energy, 145, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.06.040.

Barnes, A; Hughes, B, 2019, Determining the impact of VAWT farm configurations on power output, Renewable Energy, 143, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2019.05.084.

Alobaid, M; Hughes, B; Heyes, A; O'Connor, D, 2018, Determining the Effect of Inlet Flow Conditions on the Thermal Efficiency of a Flat Plate Solar Collector, Fluids, 3, doi: 10.3390/fluids3030067.

Garwood, T L; Hughes, BR ; O'Connor, D; Calautit, J K; Oates, M R; Hodgson, T, 2018, A framework for producing gbXML building geometry from Point Clouds for accurate and efficient Building Energy Modelling, Applied Energy, 224, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.04.046.

Shahzad, S; Calautit, J K; Calautit, K; Hughes, B; Aquino, AI, 2018, Advanced personal comfort system (APCS) for the workplace: A review and case study, Energy and Buildings, 173, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.008.

Aquino, A; Calautit, J K; Hughes, B R, 2017, Evaluation of the integration of the Wind-Induced Flutter Energy Harvester (WIFEH) into the built environment: Experimental and numerical analysis, Applied Energy, 207, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.06.041.

Nasir, D S N M; Hughes, B R; Calautit, J K, 2017, Influence of urban form on the performance of road pavement solar collector system: Symmetrical and asymmetrical heights, Energy Conversion and Management, 149, doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2017.03.081.

Alobaid, M; Hughes, B; Calautit, J K; O'Connor, D; Heyes, A, 2017, A review of solar driven absorption cooling with photovoltaic thermal systems, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 76, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.081.

Chaudhry, H N; Calautit, J K; Hughes, B R, 2017, Optimisation and analysis of a heat pipe assisted low-energy passive cooling system, Energy and Buildings, 143, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.02.002.

Jomehzadeh, F; Nejat, P; Calautit, J K; Yusof, M B M; Zaki, SA; Hughes, B R; Yazid, M N A W M, 2017, A review on windcatcher for passive cooling and natural ventilation in buildings, Part 1: Indoor air quality and thermal comfort assessment, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 70, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.254.

Ghani, S; ElBialy, E A; Bakochristou, F; Gamaledina, S M A; Rashwan, M M; Hughes, B, 2017, Thermal performance of stadium's Field of Play in hot climates, Energy and Buildings, 139, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.01.059.

Shahzad, S; Brennan, J; Theodossopoulos, D; Hughes, B; Calautit, J K, 2017, A study of the impact of individual thermal control on user comfort in the workplace: Norwegian cellular vs. British open plan offices, Architectural Science Review, 60, doi: 10.1080/00038628.2016.1235544.

Ghani, S; Bialy, E M; Bakochristou, F; Mahmoud, S; Gamaledin, A; Rashwan, M M; Hughes, B, 2017, Thermal comfort investigation of an outdoor air-conditioned area in a hot and arid environment, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 23, doi: 10.1080/23744731.2016.1267490.

Calautit, J K; Hughes, B R; O'Connor, D; Shahzad, S S, 2017, Numerical and experimental analysis of a multi-directional wind tower integrated with vertically-arranged heat transfer devices (VHTD), Applied Energy, 185, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.02.025.

Shahzad, S; Brennan, J; Theodossopoulos, D; Hughes, B; Calautit, J K, 2017, Energy and comfort in contemporary open plan and traditional personal offices, Applied Energy, 185, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.02.100.

Nejat, P; Calautit, J K; Majid, M Z A; Hughes, B R; Jomehzadeh, F, 2016, Anti-short-circuit device: A new solution for short-circuiting in windcatcher and improvement of natural ventilation performance, Building and Environment, 105, doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2016.05.023.

Nejat, P; Calautit, J K; Abd Majid, M Z; Hughes, B R; Zeynali, I and Jomehzadeh, F, 2016, Evaluation of a two-sided windcatcher integrated with wing wall (as a new design) and comparison with a conventional windcatcher, Energy and Buildings, 126, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.05.025.

Shahzad, S S; Brennan, J; Theodossopoulos, D; Hughes, B and Calautit, J K, 2016, Building-Related Symptoms, Energy, and Thermal Control in the Workplace: Personal and Open Plan Offices, Sustainability, 8, doi: 10.3390/su8040331.

Sofotasiou, P; Calautit, J K; Hughes, B R and O'Connor, D, 2016, Towards an integrated computational method to determine internal spaces for optimum environmental conditions, Computers and Fluids, 127, doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.12.015.

Calautit, J K; O'Connor, D and Hughes, B R, 2016, A natural ventilation wind tower with heat pipe heat recovery for cold climates, Renewable Energy, 87, doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.08.026.

Calautit, J K and Hughes, B R, 2016, A passive cooling wind catcher with heat pipe technology: CFD, wind tunnel and field-test analysis, Applied Energy, 162, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.10.045.

Chaudhry, H N; Calautit, J K; Hughes, B R and Sim, L F, 2015, CFD and Experimental Study on the Effect of Progressive Heating on Fluid Flow inside a Thermal Wind Tunnel, Computation, 3, doi: 10.3390/computation3040509.

Chaudhry, H N; Calautit, J K; Hughes, B R, 2015, Computational Analysis to Factor Wind into the Design of an Architectural Environment, Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, 2015, doi: 10.1155/2015/234601.

Calautit, J K; Hughes, B R, 2014, Measurement and prediction of the indoor airflow in a room ventilated with a commercial wind tower, Energy and Buildings, 84, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.08.015.

Chaudhry, H N and Hughes, B R, 2014, Analysis of the thermal cooling capacity of heat pipes under a low Reynolds number flow, Applied Thermal Engineering, 71, doi: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.07.029.

O'Connor, D; Calautit, JK; Hughes, BR, 2014, A study of passive ventilation integrated with heat recovery, ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, 82, doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.05.050

Calautit, J K; Chaudhry, H N; Hughes, B R and Sim, L F, 2014, A validated design methodology for a closed-loop subsonic wind tunnel, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 125, doi: 10.1016/j.jweia.2013.12.010.

Hughes, B R; Chaudhry, H N and Calautit, J K, 2014, Passive energy recovery from natural ventilation air streams, Applied Energy, 113, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.07.019.

Michailos S, Walker M, Moody A, Poggio D and Pourkashanian M (2020). A techno-economic assessment of implementing power-to-gas systems based on biomethanation in an operating waste water treatment plant. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (In-press). ( 10.1016/j.jece.2020.104735).

Michailos S, Walker M, Moody A, Poggio D and Pourkashanian M (2020). Biomethane production using an integrated anaerobic digestion, gasification and CO2 biomethanation process in a real waste water treatment plant: A techno-economic assessment. Energy Conversion and Management, 209, 112663. (10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112663).

Walker M, Theaker H, Yama, R, Poggio D, Nimmo W, Bywater A, Blanch G and Pourkashanian M. (2017). “Assessment of micro-scale anaerobic digestion for management of urban organic waste: A case study in London, UK”. Waste Management. 61:258-268.

Poggio D, Walker M, Nimmo W, Ma L and Pourkashanian M. (2016). “Modelling the anaerobic digestion of solid organic waste–Substrate characterisation method for ADM1 using a combined biochemical and kinetic parameter estimation approach”. Waste Management. 53:40-54.

Owhondah R, Walker M, Ma L, Nimmo W, Ingham DB, Poggio D and Pourkashanian M (2016). “Assessment and parameter identification of simplified models to describe the kinetics of semi-continuous biomethane production from anaerobic digestion of green and food waste”. Bioprocess and biosystems engineering. 39(6):977-92.

Castellanos J, Nimmo W, Walker M, Poggio D and Pourkashanian M. (2014). “Modelling an off-grid integrated renewable energy system for rural electrification in India using photovoltaics and anaerobic digestion”. Renewable Energy, 74, 390-398.

Nock WJ, Walker M, Kapoor R and Heaven S. (2014). “Modelling the Water Scrubbing Process and Energy Requirements for CO2 Capture to Upgrade Biogas to Biomethane”. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 53(32), 12783-12792.

Walker M, Iyer K, Heaven S and Banks C J. (2011). “Ammonia removal in anaerobic digestion by biogas stripping: An evaluation of process alternatives using a first order rate model based on experimental findings”. Chemical Engineering Journal. 178(15), 138-145.

Qin Y and Fancey K S. (2018) Towards "green" viscoelastically prestressed composites: Cellulose fibre reinforcement. Composites Part B, 154 439-448.

Xu P, Ma X L, Zhao X D and Fancey K. (2017) Experimental investigation of a super performance dew point air cooler. Applied Energy, 203, 761-777.

Xu P, Ma X L, Zhao XD and Fancey KS. (2016) Experimental investigation on performance of fabrics for indirect evaporative cooling applications. Building and Environment, 110, 104-114.

Xu P, Ma X L, Diallo T M O, Zhao X D, Fancey K, Li D Y and Chen H B. (2016). Numerical investigation of the energy performance of a guideless irregular heat and mass exchanger with corrugated heat transfer surface for dew point cooling. Energy, 109, 803-817.

Research Students

Aananthy Sarma

Fibre optic sensors for structural health monitoring of turbine blades

James Gilbert and Ron Patton

Oliver Morgan-Clague

Numerical modelling of wind turbine blade manufacturing

James Gilbert and Robert Dorrell

Howe Ha

Energy efficiency for agricultural process optimisation

James Gilbert and Stephanie Haywood

Jason Harrison

Fibre optic sensors for cable lifetime performance monitoring

James Gilbert and Thomas Allsop

Yongjie Zhao

Modelling and control of combined wind and wave energy structures

Ron Patton and James Gilbert

Doudou Li

Wave excitation force estimation and control for wave energy arrays

Ron Patton and James Gilbert

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