Topic: Recent trends and future perspectives on the use of phase change materials for thermal energy storage

EIRES Lunch lecture

Friday June 3, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online | MS Teams

You are warmly invited to join our next online EIRES Lunch lecture scheduled as follows:

Friday 03 June 2022

12h00 - 13h00 CET

Recent trends and future perspectives on the use of phase change materials for thermal energy storage

Luisa F. Cabeza and Emiliano Borri | GREiA Research Group, Universitat de Lleida

Organized by
EIRES | Systems for Sustainable Heat principal scientists:

Thermal energy storage (TES) is fundamental to support the penetration of renewables and increase the efficiency of energy systems.  Latent heat TES has been the silver bullet of TES technologies for the last 20 years. This type of technology relies on the use of phase change materials, which are particularly attractive due to their high energy density and the ability to store thermal energy at nearly isothermal temperature. Furthermore, the large variety of PCMs makes latent heat TES suitable for different applications in a wide temperature range. The number of publications related to latent heat TES started to gain momentum in 2008 and today is still increasing attracting year by year the attention of more researchers that are putting effort into the development of new materials and innovative applications. This lecture aims to show the state of the art of the main applications of phase change materials highlighting the latest trend and the research gaps that could open the door to future studies.

About the speakers

Prof. Dr. Luisa F. Cabeza
Chemical engineer from the Institut Químic de Sarrià in 1992, industrial engineer from University Ramon Llull in 1993, master in industrial business management in 1995 and doctor industrial engineer in 1996 from the same university. Post-doctoral researcher at the Eastern Regional Research Center (ARS, USDA) in Philadelphia. Since 1999 at the University of Lleida, where she created the research group GREA, in 2004 (today GREiA) and with international prestige in the field of thermal energy storage. She has published more than 380 indexed articles and participated in more than 250 conferences. She has edited or co-edited 8 research books and is the author of one, in addition to publishing 14 book chapters. All her research career led her to become a Spanish representative in the Horizon 2020 Energy Challenge Committee 3, in the ECES Implementing Agreement of the International Energy Agency and she has participated in the drafting of 2 IPCC reports, participating in the currently, in the third, as chapter coordinator.

Dr. Emiliano Borri
He graduated from Università Politecnica delle Marche with a bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 2013. In 2015, he earned the master degree in Mechanical Engineering with honours with the final project developed at the Istanbul Teknik Universitesi (Turkey). In February 2019, he earned the Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Università Politecnica delle Marche. The research activity was focused on the study of liquid air energy storage and the thermal characterization of low-temperature phase change materials for high-grade cold storage applications. During his Ph.D. he spent 14 months at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and 3 months at the University of Birmingham (UK). Since April 2019 he is a post-doctoral researcher at the GREiA research group at the Universitat de Lleida working in the field of thermal energy storage.

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Target Audience

EIRES Lunch lectures are open for anyone interested in the latest developments in energy storage and conversion. Different keynote speakers from academia and industry will present their views, solutions and outlooks on the topic. The lectures leave plenty of room for discussion. We value your input. Looking forward meeting you!

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