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Anthony Robinson
Associate Professor, Mechanical & Manuf. Eng

Biography

My specific expertise is in experimental and computational thermal sciences. I have 20 years experience in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and applied energy research in Ireland, France, Canada and parts of Africa. I am the author of over 100 peer reviewed papers. Also author of 60 technical reports for industry, business and professional organisations and 5 patents. In-line with national and global energy priorities, myself and my team perform research that specifically targets the critical need for improved energy efficiency of thermal energy transport and conversion technologies as well as developing novel clean energy devices. The research underpins the rational use of energy with regard to the reduction of energy use as well as clean generation with their consequent reduction of green house gas emissions. To achieve this, the research focuses on both the fundamental science of enhanced heat transfer as well as innovative systems level engineering of clean technologies for biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, energy storage and waste heat recovery applications.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Donoghue, D.B., Albadawi, A., Delauré, Y.M.C., Robinson, A.J., Murray, D.B., Mechanisms of heat transfer for axisymmetric bubble impingement and rebound, Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 2017, p1-12 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Battaglioli S, McFadden S, Robinson A.J, Numerical simulation of Bridgman solidification of binary alloys, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 104, 2017, p199 - 211 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

Gibbons M.J, Robinson A.J, Heat transfer characteristics of single cone-jet electrosprays, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 113, 2017, p70 - 83 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Battaglioli S, Robinson A.J, McFadden S, Axisymmetric front tracking model for the investigation of grain structure evolution during directional solidification, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 115, 2017, p592 - 605 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Robinson A.J, Tan W, Kempers R, Colenbrander J, Bushnell N, Chen R, A new hybrid heat sink with impinging micro-jet arrays and microchannels fabricated using high volume additive manufacturing, Annual IEEE Semiconductor Thermal Measurement and Management Symposium, 2017, 2017, pp179 - 186 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI URL

Razeeb K.M, Dalton E, Cross G.L.W, Robinson A.J, Present and future thermal interface materials for electronic devices, International Materials Reviews , 2017, p1-21- Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Miroslaw Seredyński, Sara Battaglioli, Robin Mooney, A Robinson, Jerzy Banaszek, Shaun McFadden, Code-to-code verification of an axisymmetric model of the Bridgman solidification process for alloys, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, 27, (5), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 URL DOI

C. de Brún, R. Jenkins, T. Lupton, R. Lupoi, R. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, Confined Jet Array Impingement Boiling, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 86, 2017, p224 - 234 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Robinson A.J, Lesage A.F.J, Reilly A, McGranaghan G, Byrne G, O'Hegarty R, Kinnane O, A new transient method for determining thermal properties of wall sections, Energy and Buildings, 142, 2017, p139 - 146 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

Byrne A, Byrne G, Robinson A, Compact facility for testing steady and transient thermal performance of building walls, Energy and Buildings, 152, 2017, p602 - 614 Journal Article, 2017 DOI URL

M.J. Deasy, N. Baudin, S. M. O'Shaughnessy, A.J. Robinson, Simulation-Driven Design of a Passive Liquid Cooling System for a Thermoelectric Generator, Applied Energy, 205, 2017, p499 - 510 Journal Article, 2017 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

K.J. Brown, R. Farrelly, S.M. O'Shaughnessy, A.J. Robinson, Energy Efficiency of Electrical Infrared Heating Elements, Applied Energy, 162, 2016, p581 - 588 Journal Article, 2016 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Robinson A.J, A thermal model for energy loss through walls behind radiators, Energy and Buildings, 127, 2016, p370 - 381 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Smith K, Byrne G, Kempers R, Robinson A.J, Electrohydrodynamic augmentation of a reflux thermosyphon, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 79, 2016, p175 - 186 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

R. Jenkins, R. Lupoi, R. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, Heat Transfer Performance of Boiling Jet Array Impingement on Micro-Grooved Surfaces, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 80, 2016, p293 - 304 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Gibbons M.J, Howe C.M, Di Marco P, Robinson A.J, Local Heat Transfer to an Evaporating Sessile Droplet in an Electric Field, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 745, (3), 2016, p032066- Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

R. Jenkins, C. De Brún, R. Kempers, R Lupoi, A. J. Robinson, Thermal-hydraulic performance of convective boiling jet array impingement , 745, 2016, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2016 DOI TARA - Full Text

Robinson A.J, Lyons A.M, Kempers R, Modelling the effective thermal conductivity of compressing structures including contact resistance, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 67, 2016, p74 - 88 Journal Article, 2016 URL DOI

Sara Battaglioi; Robin Patrick Mooney; Anthony Robinson; Shaun McFadden, Macroscale modelling of Bridgman furnace solidification for the prediction of texture evolution and columnar to equiaxed transition, 8th International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling, Dijon, France, 9/10/2016, Institute of Physics, 2016 Poster, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

S. Siedel, S. Cioulachtjian, A.J. Robinson, J. Bonjour, Lateral Coalescence of Bubbles in the Presence of a DC Electric Field, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 76, 2015, p127-132 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Robinson, A J, "Using cooking fires to generate electricity for charging LED lights and mobile phones in rural Malawi, Trinity Week Seminars: Light & Sustainability, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland., 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

A. Byrne, G. Byrne, G. O'Donnell, A.J. Robinson, Case studies of cavity and external wall insulation retrofitted under the Irish Home Energy Saving Scheme: Technical analysis and occupant perspectives, Energy and Buildings, 130, 2015, p420-433 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

G.P. Celata, F. Commisso, P. Di Marco, A.J. Robinson, L. Saraceno, and G. Zummo , Effect of Electric Field on Flow Boiling Heat Transfer at Microgravity and at Normal Gravity, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer, 9th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer, Boulder, Colorado, USA, April 26-30, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Smith K, Siedel S, Robinson A.J, Kempers R, The effects of bend angle and fill ratio on the performance of a naturally aspirated thermosyphon, Applied Thermal Engineering, 101, 2015, p455-467 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

S. Battaglioli, R. P. Mooney, M. Seredyñski, A. Robinson, S. McFadden, Computer Modelling of Manufacturing Processes: The Development of a 2D Axisymmetric Model of the Bridgman Casting Process, 32nd International Manufacturing Conference, Queens University Belfast, 3-4 September, edited by J. Butterfield, P. Hermon , 2015 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

K.J. Brown, R. Farrelly, S.M. O'Shaughnessy, A.J. Robinson, Energy Efficiency of Electrical Infrared Heating Elements, Applied Energy, 162, 2015, p581-588 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Seamus M O'Shaughnessy, Maurice Deasy; Vincent Doyle; Anthony Robinson, Performance analysis of a prototype small scale electricity-producing biomass cooking stove, Applied Energy, 156, 2015, p566 - 576 Journal Article, 2015 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

K. Smith, R. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, Boiling and Condensation in Small Diameter Closed two-Phase Thermosyphons, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer, 9th International Conference on Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer, Boulder, Colorado, USA, April 26-30, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Robinson, A J, Keynote Lecture "Engineering Metal Micro-Structured Thermal Interface Materials: A Harmonized Design Approach.", Numerical Heat Transfer 2015: EUROTHERM Seminar 109, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland., Warsaw Poland, 2015 Invited Talk, 2015

S. M. O'Shaughnessy, M.J. Deasy, V. Doyle, A.J. Robinson, Adaptive Design of a Prototype Electricity-Producing Biomass Cooking Stove, Energy for Sustainable Development , 28, 2015, p41 - 51 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI TARA - Full Text

G. Byrne, S.M. O'Shaughnessy, A.J. Robinson, Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine using Biodiesel Fuel Blends, Applied Energy, 2015, p7122 - 37129 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Ravache E, Siedel S, Kempers R, Robinson A.J, Investigation of vapour chamber performance with a concentrated heat source, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 525, (1), 2014, p012005- Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

S.M. O'Shaughnessy, A.J. Robinson, Convective heat transfer due to thermal Marangoni flow about two bubbles on a heated wall, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 78, 2014, p101 - 110 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

McGranaghan, G, Robinson, AJ, EHD Augmented Convective Boiling: Flow Regimes and Enhanced Heat Transfer, Heat Transfer Engineering, 35, (5), 2014, p517-527 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

F.J. Lesage, S. Siedel, J.S. Cotton, A.J. Robinson, Mathematical Model for Predicting Bubble Growth for Low Bond and Jakob Number Nucleate Boiling, Chemical Engineering Science, 112, 2014, p35-46 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

D. B. Donoghue, A. Albadawi, Y. M. C. Delauré, A.J. Robinson, D. B. Murray, , Bubble Impingement and the Mechanisms of Heat Transfer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 71, 2014, p439-450 Journal Article, 2014 DOI TARA - Full Text

S. M. O'Shaughnessy, M.J. Deasy, J.V. Doyle, A.J. Robinson , Field Trial Testing of an Electricity-Producing Portable Biomass Cooking Stove in Rural Malawi, Energy for Sustainable Development, 20, (1), 2014, p1 - 10 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Siedel, S, Cioulachtjian, S, Di Bari, S, Robinson, AJ, Bonjour, J, Analysis of the Interface Curvature Evolution During Bubble Growth, Heat Transfer Engineering, 35, (5), 2014, p528-536 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

G. McGranaghan, A.J. Robinson, The Mechanisms of Heat Transfer during Convective Boiling Under the Influence of AC Electric Fields, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 73, 2014, 376-388 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

C.E. Kinsella, S.M. O'Shaughnessy, M.J. Deasy, M. Duffy, A.J. Robinson, Battery Charging Considerations in Small Scale Electricity Generation from a Thermoelectric Module, Applied Energy, 114, 2014, p80 - 90 Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Lesage F.J, Siedel S, Cotton J.S, Robinson A.J, A mathematical model for predicting bubble growth for low Bond and Jakob number nucleate boiling, Chemical Engineering Science, 112, 2014, p35 - 46 Journal Article, 2014 URL DOI

Kempers, R, Lyons, AM, Robinson, AJ, Modeling and Experimental Characterization of Metal Microtextured Thermal Interface Materials, JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 136, (1), 2014, p011301- Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Siedel S, Robinson A.J, Kempers R, Kerslake S, Development of a naturally aspired thermosyphon for power amplifier cooling, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 525, (1), 2014, p012007- Journal Article, 2014 DOI URL

Albadawi, A., Donoghue, D.B., Robinson, A.J., Murray, D.B., Delauré, Y.M.C. , On the assessment of a VOF based compressive interface capturing scheme for the analysis of bubble impact on and bounce from a flat horizontal surface, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 65, 2014, p82-97 Journal Article, 2014 TARA - Full Text DOI

S. Siedel, S. Cioulachtjian, A.J. Robinson, J. Bonjour, Bubble distortion due to EHD stress, International Journal of Plasma, Environmental Science & Technology, 7, (1), 2013, p37 - 43 Journal Article, 2013

K. Smith, S. Siedel, R.S. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, Investigation of Thermosyphon Performance with Changing Adiabatic Section Geometry, 17th International Heat Pipe Conference (17th IHPC), Kanpur, India, October 13-17, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

F.J. Lesage, J.S. Cotton, A.J. Robinson, Modelling of quasi-static adiabatic bubble formation, growth and detachment for low Bond numbers, Chemical Engineering Science, 104, 2013, p742 - 754 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

A. Albadawi, D. B. Donoghue, A.J. Robinson, D. B. Murray, Y. M. C. Delauré, Influence of surface tension implementation in Volume of Fluid and coupled Volume of Fluid with Level Set methods for bubble growth and detachment, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 53, 2013, p11 - 28 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

A. Byrne, G. Byrne, A. Davies, A.J. Robinson, Thermal behaviour of a building envelope due to retrofitted cavity wall and ceiling insulation, Energy and Buildings, 61, 2013, p356 - 365 Journal Article, 2013

R. Farrelly, K. Brown, S. Nolan, S. Siedel, G. O'Donnell, C. Wilson, A.J. Robinson, A Test Facility for Characterizing Infrared Heaters, International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 8-10, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

R. Kempers, A.M. Lyons, A.J. Robinson, Modelling and experimental characterization of metal micro-textured thermal interface materials, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 136, 2013, p011301 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

S. Siedel, S. Cioulachtjian, A.J. Robinson, J. Bonjour, Integral Momentum Balance on a Growing Bubble, Physics of Fluids, 25, 2013, p123301 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

D.B. Donoghue, A. Albadawi, Y.M.C Delauré, A.J. Robinson, D.B. Murray, Wake effects from a Rising Air Bubble Impacting a Horizontal Heated Surface, 8th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Lisbon, Portugal, June 16-20, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

S. Siedel, S. Cioulachtjian, A.J. Robinson, J. Bonjour, Experimental Investigation on the Local Curvature of the Bubble Interface during Boiling on a Single Nucleation site, Heat Transfer Engineering, 35, (5), 2013, p528 - 536 Journal Article, 2013

S. Di Bari, D. Lakehal, A.J. Robinson, A Numerical Study of Quasi-Static Gas Injected Bubble Growth: Some Aspects of Gravity, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 64, 2013, p468 - 482 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

K. Smith, S. Siedel, R.S. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, Visual Study of Fluid Dynamics in Wickless Transparent Heat Pipes, 17th International Heat Pipe Conference (17th IHPC), Kanpur, India, October 13-17, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

G. McGranaghan, A.J. Robinson, EHD Augmentation of the Heat Transfer Rates for Convective Boiling of HFE7000, Heat Transfer Engineering , 35, (5), 2013, p517 - 527 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

S. Di Bari, A.J. Robinson, Adiabatic Bubble Growth in DC Electric Fields, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 44, 2013, p114 - 123 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

K. Kerrigan, G.E. O'Donnell, H. Jouhara, A.J. Robinson, A naturally aspirated convector for domestic heating application with low temperature sources, Energy in Buildings, 67, 2013, p187 - 194 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

M. Gibbons, S. Finnegan, M. Maguire, S. O'Dea, A.J. Robinson, Heat Transfer Characterization of a Single Source Ultra-Low Flow Rate Electrospray, 8th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Lisbon, Portugal, June 16-20, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

K. Smith, S. Siedel, L. Akalanne, R.S. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, Investigation of a Naturally Aspirated Thermosyphon for Power Amplifier Cooling, 8th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics, Lisbon, Portugal, June 16-20, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

J. Brix Due, A.J. Robinson, Reliability of Thermal Interface Materials: A Review, Applied Thermal Engineering, 50, 2013, p455-463 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Albadawi, A, Donoghue, DB, Robinson, AJ, Murray, DB, Delaure, YMC, On the analysis of bubble growth and detachment at low Capillary and Bond numbers using Volume of Fluid and Level Set methods, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 90, 2013, p77-91 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

F. Lesage, J.S. Cotton, A.J. Robinson, Analysis of quasi-static vapour bubble shape during growth and departure, Physics of Fluids, 25, (6), 2013, p067103-1-21 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

G. McGranaghan, A.J. Robinson, The Effect of Vapour Quality on EHD Augmented Flow Boiling, International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 8-10, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

A. Albadawi, D. B. Donoghue, A.J. Robinson, D. B. Murray, Y. M. C. Delauré, An assessment of Volume of Fluid and Level Set methods for low capillary bubble growth and detachment, Chemical Engineering Science, 90, (7), 2013, p77 - 91 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

S.M. O'Shaughnessy, A.J. Robinson, Heat Transfer near an isolated gas bubble: The Combined Influence of Thermocapillarity and Buoyancy, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, 62, 2013, p422 - 434 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

S.M. O'Shaughnessy, M. Deasy, C. Kinsella, V. Doyle, A.J. Robinson, Small Scale Electricity Generation from a Portable Biomass Cookstove: Prototype Design and Preliminary Results, Applied Energy, 102, (0), 2013, p374 - 385 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

S. Di Bari, A.J. Robinson, Experimental Study of Gas Injected Bubble Growth from Submerged Orifices, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 44, 2013, p123 - 137 Journal Article, 2013 DOI TARA - Full Text

S.M. O'Shaughnessy, M.J. Deasy, C.E. Kinsella, V. Doyle, A.J. Robinson, Prototype Design and Testing of a Portable Biomass Cookstove Electricity Generator In Rural Malawi,, National Research Dissemination Conference, Lilongwe, Malawi, May 16-18, 2012, pp5pp Conference Paper, 2012

Kempers, R, Ahern, P, Robinson, AJ, Lyons, AM, Modeling the compressive deformation of metal micro-textured thermal interface materials using SEM geometry reconstruction, COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES, 92-93, 2012, p216-228 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

R. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, A. Lyons, Modelling the Compressive Deformation of Metal Micro-Textured Thermal Interface Materials using SEM Geometry Reconstruction, Computers and Structures, 92-93, 2012, p216-228 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

S. Siedel, S. Cioulachtjian, A.J. Robinson, J. Bonjour, EHD effects on bubble shape when boiling, International Symposium on Electrohydrodynamics, Gdańsk, Poland, September 23-26, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

G. McGranaghan, J.S. Cotton, A.J. Robinson, EHD augmentation and control of heat transfer rates during convective boiling, International Symposium on Electrohydrodynamics, Gdańsk, Poland., September 23-26, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Di Bari, S., Cotton, J.S., Robinson, A.J., Numerical simulation of exhaust gas cooling in channels with periodic elbows for application in compact heat recovery systems, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 6th European Thermal Sciences Conference, Eurotherm 2012, Poitier, France, 4-7 Sept, 2012, pp012041- Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

J.S. Cotton, A.J. Robinson, M. Shoukri, J.S. Chang, AC Voltage Induced Electrohydrodynamic Two-Phase Convective Boiling Heat Transfer in Horizontal Annular Channels, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 41, 2012, p31-42 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Donnelly, A.J. Robinson, Y.M.C. Delaure, D.B. Murray, Sliding bubble dynamics and the effects on surface heat transfer, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, EUROTHERM 2012, Potiers, France, Sept. 4-7, 2012, pp012180- Conference Paper, 2012 DOI URL TARA - Full Text

Donoghue, D.B., Delaure, Y.M.C., Robinson, A.J. and Murray, D.B., Bouncing bubble dynamics and associated enhancement of heat transfer, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 6th European Thermal Sciences Conference, Poitiers, France, September 2012, edited by IoP Conference Series , 395, (1), 2012, pp012167- Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

Albadawi, A. , Delauré, Y. , Donoghue, D.B., Robinson, A., Murray, D.B, Numerical investigation of volume of fluidand level set interface capturing methods for bubble growth and detachment, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Poitier, France, 4-7 Sept, 395, (1), 2012, pp012166- Conference Paper, 2012 DOI

B.P. Whelan, R.S. Kempers, A.J. Robinson, A Liquid-Based System for CPU Cooling Implementing a Jet Array Impingement Waterblock and a Tube Array Remote Heat Exchanger, Applied Thermal Engineering, 39, 2012, p86-94 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

S. Siedel, S. Cioulachtjian, A.J. Robinson and J. Bonjour, Electric field effects during nucleate boiling from an artificial nucleation site, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 35, (5), 2011, p762-771 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

K. Kerrigan, H. Jouhara, G.E. O'Donnell and A.J. Robinson, Heat pipe-based radiator for low grade geothermal energy conversion in domestic space heating, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 19, (4), 2011, p1154-1163 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

S.M. O'Shaughnessy, M. Deasy, C. Kinsella, W. O'Connell, A.J. Robinson, Micro-generation of electricity from a biomass cooking stove using a thermoelectric generator,, The Intel European Research and Innovation Conference, Ireland, 2011, 2011, pp5pp Conference Paper, 2011

Donoghue, D.B., Delaure, Y.M.C., Robinson, A.J. and Murray, D.B., Heat Transfer Enhancement from Bouncing Bubble Dynamics, Proceedings of the 6th Baltic Heat Transfer Conference, Tampere, Finland, August 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011 TARA - Full Text

A.J. Robinson, G.E. O'Donnell, J. Verheggen, P.R. Selvaganapathy, C.Y. Ching, Development of a novel Electrohydrodynamic Micropump with 3D Electrode Geometry, International Journal of Heat and Technology , 28, (1), 2010, p89 - 94 Journal Article, 2010

H. Jouhara, A.J. Robinson, Experimental Investigation of Small Diameter Two-Phase Closed Thermosyphons Charged with Water, FC-84, FC-77 & FC-3283, Applied Thermal Engineering, 30, (2-3), 2010, p201-207 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Robinson, A.J., O'Connell, W., Sustainable Distributed Electricity Generation for Off-Grid Electrification of Developing Countries, The Intel European Research and Innovation Conference, Ireland, 2010, 2010, pp5pp Conference Paper, 2010

F. Lesage, R.L. Judd and A.J. Robinson, Numerical Method for Spherical Bubble Growth in Superheated Liquids, Computational Thermal Sciences , 2, (1), 2010, p19-31 Journal Article, 2010 URL DOI

C. Radulescu, and A.J. Robinson, Mixed Convective Heat Transfer due to Forced and Thermocapillary Flow around Bubbles in a Miniature Channel: A 2D Numerical Study, Heat Transfer Engineering , 31, (5), 2010, p335- 343 Journal Article, 2010 URL

A.J. Robinson, Depressurization Effects on the Thermal Fields and Heat Transfer During Hemispherical Bubble Growth on a Heated Surface, Computational Thermal Sciences , 2, (4), 2010, p341 - 358 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

D. Nikolić, A.J. Robinson, Hot Spot Targeting with a Liquid Impinging Jet Array Waterblock, 15th International Workshop on Thermal investigations of ICs and Systems, Leuven, Belgium, 7-9 October, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Buckley, C.T., Thorpe, S.D., O'Brien, F.J., Robinson, A.J., Kelly, D.J. , The effect of concentration, cooling rate and cell seeding density on the initial mechanical properties of agarose hydrogels., Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials , 2, (5), 2009, p512 - 521 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

Roger Kempers, Paul Kolodner, Alan Lyons, and Anthony Robinson, A High-Precision Apparatus for the Characterization of Thermal Interface Materials, Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, (9), 2009, p095111-095111-11 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI

O'Shaughnessy, S.M., Robinson, A.J., Numerical Investigation of Marangoni Convection Caused by the Presence of a Bubble on a Uniformly Heated Surface, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1161, 2009, p304 - 320 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

K. Kerrigan, H. Jouhara, G.E. O'Donnell, A. J. Robinson, Heat pipe-based radiator for low grade geothermal energy conversion in domestic space heating, 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, August 12-15, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

R. Kempers, A.J. Robinson & A. Lyons , Characterization of Thermal Contact Resistance in Metal Micro-Textured Thermal Interface Materials using Electrical Contact Resistance Measurements, Defect and Diffusion Forum, 5th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids - Mass Transfer, Heat Transfer and Microstructure and Properties, Rome, Italy, 24-26 June, 297, (301), 2009, pp1190-1198 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

R. Kempers, A. Lyons, A.J. Robinson, Characterization of Metal Micro-Textured Thermal Interface Materials, 15th International Workshop on Thermal investigations of ICs and Systems, Leuven, Belgium, 7-9 October, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

F. J. Lesage, J.S. Cotton, A.J. Robinson, An equation of motion for bubble growth, ECI International Conference on Boiling Heat Transfer, Florianópolis, Brazil, 3-7 May , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Lupton, T., Robinson, A., and Murray, D. , Local heat transfer from micro impinging jet arrays, 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluids Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Krakow, Poland, June , 2009, pp8 Conference Paper, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Jouhara, H., Robinson, A.J., An Experimental Study of Wickless Heat Pipes operating in the Temperature Range 200ºC to 450ºC, Heat Transfer Engineering, 30, (13), 2009, p1041-1048 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

A. J. Robinson, A Thermal-Hydraulic Comparison of Liquid Microchannel and Impinging Liquid Jet Array Heat Sinks for High Power Electronics Cooling, IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, 32, (2), 2009, p347 - 357 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Sergio Di Bari, Anthony J. Robinson, Experimental study of bubble growth from a submerged orifice considering the dynamic pressure field, ECI International Conference on Boiling Heat Transfer, Florianópolis,Brazil, 3-7 May , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

O'Shaughnessy, S.M., Robinson, A.J., The Influence of the Magnitude of Gravitational Acceleration on the Marangoni Convection about an Isolated Bubble under a Heated Wall, Heat Transfer Engineering, 30, (13), 2009, p1096 - 1107 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

T. Lupton, A. Robinson, D. Murray , Local Heat Transfer from Micro Impinging Jet Arrays, ExHFT-7, Krakow, Poland, 28 June - 03 July, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

R. Kempers, R. Frizzell, A. Lyons, A.J. Robinson, Development of a Metal Micro-Textured Thermal Interface Material, Proceedings of the ASME InterPack Conference 2009, IPACK2009, InterPACK 2009-89366, San Francisco, California, USA, July 19-23, 2009, pp587 - 595 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Brian P. Whelan, Anthony J. Robinson, Nozzle Geometry Effects in Liquid Jet Array Impingement, Applied Thermal Engineering, 29, (11-12), 2009, p2211 - 2221 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Robinson, A.J., "Development of EHD Micropumps, NAP Annual Scientific Workshop , Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland., 2009 Invited Talk, 2009

Robinson, A.J., O'Connell, W., Nikolic, D., A Lantern, 2009 Patent, 2009

Cristina Radulescu and Anthony J. Robinson , The influence of gravity and confinement on Marangoni flow and heat transfer around a bubble in a cavity: A numerical study, Microgravity Science and Technology, 20, (3-4), 2008, p253 - 259 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Jouhara, H., and Robinson, A.J., A Heat Exchanger, 2008 Patent, 2008

Jouhara, H., Martinet, O., and Robinson, A.J., Experimental Study of Small Diameter Thermosyphons Charged with Water, FC-84, FC-77 & FC-3283, Eurotherm 2008, Eindhoven, Netherlands, May 18-22, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008 URL

K. Kerrigan x, H. Jouhara, A. J. Robinson, G.E. O¡"Donnell, Investigating the DFM Approach to the Development of a Thermally Optimised Finned Tube Heat Exchanger, International Manufacturing Conference, International Manufacturing Conference, Sept. 3-5, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Buckley, C.T., Kelly, D.J., Robinson, A.J., O'Brien, F., A Mixing Device, 2008 Patent, 2008

R. Kempers, P. Kolodner, A. Lyons, A.J. Robinson, Development of a high- accuracy thermal interface material tester, ITherm08, Orlando, Florida, May 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

A.J. Robinson, G. O'Donnell, J. Verheggen, C.Y. Ching, Development of a Novel Electrohydrodynamic Micropump with 3-D Electrode Geometry, Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Microfluidics , Bologna, Italy, December 10-12, 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Cristina Radulescu, Anthony J. Robinson, Numerical Study of Marangoni-Thermocapillary Convection Influence during Boiling Heat Transfer in Minichannels, ASME 6th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, Darmstadt Germany, edited by June 22-25, 2008 , 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Seamus M. O'Shaughnessy, Anthony J. Robinson, Numerical Investigation of Bubble Induced Marangoni Convection: Influence of Bubble Size and Shape, Third International Topical Team Workshop on Two-Phase Systems for Ground and Space Applications, Brussels, Belgium, September 10-12, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

O'Shaughnessy, S.M., Robinson, A.J., Numerical Investigation of Marangoni Convection around a Bubble, ICHMT International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, Marrakech, Morocco, May 11-16, 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Lupton, T.L., Murray, D.B., and Robinson, A.J., The Effect of Varying Confinement Levels on the Heat Transfer to a Miniature Impinging Air Jet, Eurotherm 2008, Eindhoven, Netherlands, May 18-22, 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Whelan, B., and Robinson, A.J., Effect of Nozzle Geometry on Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer to Both Free-Surface and Submerged Liquid Jet Arrays, Eurotherm 2008, Eindhoven, Netherlands, May 18-22, 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Lesage, F., Robinson, A.J. , Numerical Method for Spherical Bubble Growth in Superheated Liquids, ICHMT International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, Marrakech, Morocco , May 11-16, 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

R. Kempers, A. Robinson, D. Ewing and C.Y. Ching, Characterization of Evaporator and Condenser Thermal Resistances of a Screen Mesh Wicked Heat Pipe, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 51, (25-26), 2008, p6039 - 6046 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Cotton, J.S., Chang J.S., Robinson, A.J. and Shoukri, M., Electrohydrodynamically Enhanced Flow Boiling in an Eccentric Horizontal Cylindrical Channel, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, 15, (3), 2008, p1 - 16 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

O'Shaughnessy, S.M., Robinson, A.J., Numerical Investigation of Bubble Induced Marangoni Convection: Some Aspects of Bubble Geometry, Microgravity Science and Technology, 20, (3-4), 2008, p319 - 325 Journal Article, 2008 DOI TARA - Full Text URL

Lupton, T., Robinson, A.J and Murray, D.B., , Heat transfer from micro impinging jet arrays, ", ECI International Conference on Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow in Microscale, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Sept 21-26, 2008, 2008, pp8pp Conference Paper, 2008

Stephen D. Thorpe, Conor T. Buckley, Fergal J. O'Brien, Anthony J. Robinson and Daniel J. Kelly, Fabrication methodologies regulate the initial mechanical properties of cell seeded hydrogels, 16th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Lucern, Switzerland, July 6-9, 2008, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Kerrigan. K., Jouhara, H., Robinson, A., O'Donnell, G.E., Investigating the DFM approach to the development of a thermally optimised finned tube heat exchanger, 25th International Manufacturing Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland, 3 - 5 Sept, edited by Robert Simpson , 2008, pp539 - 548 Conference Paper, 2008

Robinson A.J. , Simulation Driven Design: Some Practical Uses of CFD, Glen-Dimplex Innovate & Create Workshop , Dublin, Ireland., 2008 Invited Talk, 2008

A.J. Robinson, G. O'Donnell, J. Verheggen, C.Y. Ching, Development of a Novel Electrohydrodynamic Micropump with 3-D Electrode Geometry, 1st European Conference on Microfluidics - uFlu 2008, Bologna, Italy, December 10-12, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Lee, C.K., Robinson, A.J., O'Donnell, G.E., Verheggen, J., Ching, C.Y., Development of Electrohydrodynamic micropump for microscale electronics cooling, 24th International Manufacturing Conference, Waterford, Ireland, 29th-30th August, edited by Phelan, J. , 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Robinson A.J., Jet Impingement Heat Transfer in High Power Electronics Thermal Management, Alcatel-Lucent & Bell Labs Seminar Series, Dublin, Ireland., 2007 Invited Talk, 2007

O'Shaughnessy, S.M., and Robinson, A.J., Numerical Investigation of Marangoni Convection caused by the Presence of a Bubble Situated under a Uniformly Heated Surface: Influence of Gravity Level, UK National Heat Transfer Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland , September 10-11, 200, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

O'Shaughnessy, S.M., and Robinson, A.J., Numerical Investigation of Marangoni Convection Caused by the Presence of a Bubble on a Uniformly Heated Surface, Interdisciplinary Transport Phenomena V: Fluid, Thermal, Biological, Materials and Space Sciences, Bansko, Bulgaria, October 14-19, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Jouhara, H., Kelly, C.H., and Robinson, A.J., An Experimental Study of Wickless Miniature Heat Pipes operating in the Temperature Range 200ºC to 450ºC, UK National Heat Transfer Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept 10-11, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Lee, C.K., A.J. Robinson, A.J., and Ching, C.Y, Development of EHD Ion-Drag Micropump for Microscale Electronics Cooling, 13th Workshop on Thermal Issues in ICs and Systems, Budapest, Hungary, Sept 17-19, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

A.J. Robinson, Heat Transfer Near the Contact Line During Boiling in Microgravity, Microgravity Science and Technology, 19, (3-4), 2007, p139 - 140 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Thomas L. Lupton Darina B. Murray Anthony J. Robinson, Confinement effects in heat transfer to a miniature compressible impinging air jet, 2007 Proceedings of the ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Summer Heat Transfer Conference - HT 2007, ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Summer, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA, July 8-12, 2, 2007, pp671-679 Conference Paper, 2007 DOI

Whelan, B., and Robinson, A.J., Effect of Nozzle Shape on Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer to Both Free-Surface and Submerged Liquid Jet Arrays, UK National Heat Transfer Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept 10-11, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Brian P. Whelan, Anthony J. Robinson, The effect of nozzle geometry on pressure drop and heat transfer to free surface liquid jet arrays, 2007 Proceedings of the ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Summer Heat Transfer Conference - HT 2007, ASME--JSME Thermal Engineering Summer, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA, July 8 - 12, 2007, pp747-756 Conference Paper, 2007 DOI

A.J. Robinson, Heat Transfer Near the Contact Line During Boiling in Microgravity, TWO-PHASE SYSTEMS FOR GROUND AND SPACE APPLICATIONS , Kyoto, Japan, October 26-28, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

2Lupton, T.L., Murray, D.B., and Robinson, A.J., IR Thermography Measurement of Impinging Jet Heat Transfer from a Heated Thin Foil, UK National Heat Transfer Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept 10-11, 2007, 2007 Conference Paper, 2007

Robinson, A.J., Schnitzler, E., An Experimental Investigation of Free and Submerged Liquid Miniature Jet Array Impingement Heat Transfer, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 32, (1), 2007, p1 - 13 Journal Article, 2007 DOI

Glynn, C., Robinson, A.J., Murray, D.B., Lupton, T.L. , Microscale heat transfer of confined miniature jets, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, ICNMM2006, 2006 A, 2006, pp319-328 Conference Paper, 2006

Glynn, C., Robinson A.J., Murray D.B. and Lupton T., "Microscale Heat Transfer of Confined Miniature Jets", ASME, 4th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, Limerick, Ireland, June, 2006, (ICNMM2006-96191 ), 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Sadek, H., Robinson, A.J., Cotton, J.S., Ching, C.Y. and Shoukri, M, Electrohydrodynamic Enhancement of In-Tube Convective Condensation Heat Transfer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 49, (9-10), 2006, p1647 - 1657 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Cotton, J., Robinson, A.J., Shoukri, M., Chang, J.S. , A two-phase flow pattern map for annular channels under a DC applied voltage and the application to electrohydrodynamic convective boiling analysis, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer , 48, (25-26), 2005, p5536 - 5579 Journal Article, 2005 DOI

Robinson, A.J. and Judd, R.L., The Dynamics of Spherical Bubble Growth, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 47, (23), 2004, p5101 - 5113 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Kempers, R., Robinson, A., Ching, C.Y., Ewing, D., Effect of Fluid Loading on the Performance of Wicked Heat Pipes, Proceedings of ASME Heat Transfer/Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, (HT-FED2004-56403), 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Petrovic, S., Robinson, A.J. and Judd, R.L., Marangoni Heat Transfer in Subcooled Nucleate Pool Boiling, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 47, (23), 2004, p5115 - 5128 Journal Article, 2004 DOI

Song, F., Home, D., Robinson, A., Ewing, D. and Ching, C.Y, Experimental Investigation of High-Speed Rotating Heat Pipes, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Washington, USA, (IMECE2003-42432), 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Robinson, A.J. and Judd, R.L., Bubble Growth in a Uniform and Spatially Distributed Temperature Field, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 44, (14), 2001, p2699 - 2710 Journal Article, 2001 DOI

Robinson, A.J. and Judd, R.L., Vapour Bubble Growth in Uniform and Non-Uniform Temperature Fields, CSME Forum , Montreal, Canada, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Robinson A. and Judd, R.L., Heat Transfer Enhancement Due to Marangoni Convection Around Gas Bubbles Attached to a Heated Surface, 17th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Hamilton, Canada, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Robinson, A., Gidi A., Judd R.L. and Bardeleben M., Development of an Optical Device for Measuring Tube Bundle Vibrations in Tube Bundles, CSME Forum , Hamilton, Canada., 1996 Conference Paper, 1996

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

A.J. Robinson, EHD Augmentation and Control of Heat Transfer Rates during Convective Boiling., 50th European Two Phase Flow Group Meeting, Udine, Italy, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Robinson, A.J., Bubble Growth With & Without Electric Fields: New Experiments & Simulations, Topical Seminars in Nucleate Boiling, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Robinson, A.J., Technologies for the Global South, Engineers Without Borders Seminar Series, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland., 2012 Invited Talk, 2012

Robinson, A.J., The Dynamics of Spherical Bubble Growth during Homogeneous Nucleate Boiling, CETHIL Seminar Series, Centre de Thermique de Lyon, INSA-Lyon, France, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

Robinson, A.J., Electrohydrodynamics, Jour de CETHIL, Centre de Thermique de Lyon, INSA-Lyon, France, 2010 Invited Talk, 2010

Robinson, A.J., Thoughts and Perspectives on Thermal Marangoni Convection, Réunion du GdR SYREDI, Institut de Méchanique des Fluids de Toulouse, Toulouse, France., 2010 Invited Talk, 2010

Tony Robinson, Liam Power, Gerry Byrne, Thermal Characteristics of a 100V CVP Space Heater, Technical Report, Ireland, Glen-Dimplex R&D, 2009 Report, 2009

R. O'Connor, K. Kerrigan, G. Vigna, H. Jouhara, A. J. Robinson, Finite Element Modelling Analysis of the Effective Thermal Conductivity in Liquid Saturated Wicks, Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Dublin, Ireland., Irish Mechanics Society, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Tony Robinson and Gerry Byrne, Performance Test on the Green Fuel Enhancer, Technical Report, Ireland, Fox Engineering, 2008 Report, 2008

Tony Robinson, Gerry Byrne, Gerard McGranaghan, Transient Performance of Oxyvent Tank: Tests #3, Technical Report, Ireland, Oxyvent Ltd, 2008 Report, 2008

Tony Robinson, Expert opinions regarding domestic fire/explosion, Technical Report, Ireland, Tony O'Keefe & Partners, 2008 Report, 2008

Radulescu C. and Robinson A.J., Numerical study of the confinement influence on Marangoni - thermocapillary convection around a bubble of fixed shape, Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Dublin, Ireland, Irish Mechanics Society, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Tony Robinson, Gerry Byrne, Gerard McGranaghan, Design of a Solar Water Storage Tank, Technical Report, Ireland, Ryshe Enterprises Ltd, 2008 Report, 2008

Sergio Di Bari and Anthony J. Robinson, Numerical Simulation of Bubble Growth from a Submerged Orifice Imbedded in a Flat Surface, Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Dublin, Ireland., Irish Mechanics Society, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Tony Robinson, Gerry Byrne, Gerard McGranaghan, Hot Water Storage Tank Thermal Testing, Technical Report, Ireland, Lycris and Byrne Ltd., 2008 Report, 2008

Tony Robinson, Gerry Byrne, Full Hydronic Central Heating System Performance Testing with and without Oxyvent Tank: Tests #2, Technical Report,, Ireland, Oxyvent Ltd, 2008 Report, 2008

K. Kerrigan, R. O'Connor, H. Jouhara, A.J. Robinson, G.E. O'Donnell, Thermal Performance Predictions of Finned-Tube Bundles Using Numerical Methods, Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Dublin, Ireland, Irish Mechanics Society, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Tony Robinson, Gerry Byrne, Oxyvent Tank Preliminary Tests: Tests #1, Technical Report, Ireland, Oxyvent Ltd., 2008 Report, 2008

Robinson, A.J., Geraghty, D. and Byrne, G., The Mechanism of Submersible Pump Failure, Technical Report, Ireland, Tony O'Keefe & Partners, 2007 Report, 2007

Hussam Jouhara, Tony Robinson, A New Towel Rail Design Based on Heat Pipe Technology, Technical Report, Ireland, Solas Technology, 2007 Report, 2007

Robinson, A.J., Geraghty, D. and Byrne, G., Analysis of a Full Sensor Failure of Domestic Water Supply, Technical Report, Ireland, Tony O'Keefe & Partners, 2006 Report, 2006

Robinson, A.J., Kempers, R.S. and O'Donovan, T., Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Aluminium Castings Alloys for BSR Heat Sinks, Technical Report, Ireland., Lucent Technologies-Bell Labs, 2006 Report, 2006

Robinson, A.J., Design of Compact Radiator with a Closed Two-Phase Thermosyphon Tube Bundle, Technical Report, Ireland., Solas Technology, 2006 Report, 2006

Robinson, A.J., Heat Transfer with Phase Change in Capillary Porous Media, Technical Report, Canada., Thermal Management Research Laboratory, McMaster University, 2003 Report, 2003

Ewing, D., Robinson, A.J. and Sun, H., Experimental Investigation of Jet Performance for Different Nozzle Geometries for Heat Treatment of Landing Gear Components, Technical Report, Canada., VAC AERO, 2000 Report, 2000

Robinson, A.J., Prediction of System Performance and Jet Velocities for Vacuum Furnace Heat Treatment of Landing Gear Components, Technical Report, Canada., VAC AERO, 1999 Report, 1999

Robinson, A.J., Prediction of Ballast Overheat for Vapour-Proof Light Fixtures, Technical Report, Canada., Koplastechs Inc, 1998 Report, 1998

Research Expertise

Description

My research interests centre around the thermo-fluid sciences. These include both experimental and computational investigations of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. I enjoy research topics which address fundamental issues in the thermal sciences as well as integrated technologies for real life thermal management problems. Specific topics of interest include Nucleate pool boiling Bubble dynamics Thermocapillary (Marangoni) convection Convective two phase flows Electrohydrodynamics (EHD) Electrosprays Heat pipes and thermosyphons Jet impingement heat transfer Thermal interface materials Thermal conductivity measurement Thermoelectricity Energy and buildings Efficient biomass technologies Phase change materials Energy for sustainable development

Projects

  • Title
    • Scalability Assessment of TEG-Stoves in Rural Off-The-Grid Malawi
  • Summary
    • The project involves the development of off grid electrical generating devices for remote regions of the developing world.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Aid
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Solid State Thermal Interface Material
  • Summary
    • This project involves the development of a new thermal interface material (TIM) technology for mitigating contact thermal resistance in electronic hardware.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Thermal Management of Remote Radio Heads
  • Summary
    • This project involves the development of aggressive cooling solutions for telecoms hardware, in particular Remote Radio Heads (RRHs).
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET & Alcatel Lucent
  • Date From
    • 2012
  • Date To
    • 2014
  • Title
    • Development of Infrared and Energy Assessment Methodologies and Tools
  • Summary
    • A novel measurement device is being designed to assess the performance of energy efficient infrared heating elements.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland & Ceramicx Ltd.
  • Date From
    • Sept 2012
  • Date To
    • Feb 2014
  • Title
    • Reliability of Thermal Interface Materials
  • Summary
    • Accelerated stress test facilities and associated tests are being performed on thermal greases.
  • Funding Agency
    • Siemens Wind Power
  • Date From
    • Feb 2012
  • Date To
    • Jan 2013
  • Title
    • The mPower Stove
  • Summary
    • This project has developed an electrical generator system tha uses the heat from efficient biomass cookstoves as the energy source. The generators have been tested in Malawi, africa.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Aid, Intel
  • Date From
    • Dec 2010
  • Date To
    • May 2012
  • Title
    • TaylorMed: Electrospray
  • Summary
    • This project is developing mediated delivery of biological molecules into mammalian cells
  • Funding Agency
    • FP7
  • Date From
    • Aug 2010
  • Date To
    • July 2014
  • Title
    • The Eternal Candle
  • Summary
    • This project involves the development of a novel renewable energy technology to provide affordable off-grid lighting for the developing world.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • Oct 2009
  • Title
    • The Mechanisms of Heat Transfer during Nucleate Pool Boiling
  • Summary
    • A Direct Numerical Simulation of bubble growth on a heated surface will be performed. The physical model will incorporate important aspects of boiling, such as thermocapillary convection, that have previously been ignored. The efficacy and accuracy of the physical model and solution technique will be assured by validation with new bubble growth measurements with spatially and temporally resolved surface measurements in the vicinity of the bubbles. The intricate coupling between the bubble growth and the mechanisms responsible for heat removal during boiling will be elucidated for different boiling conditions including terrestrial and microgravity environments.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • Oct. 2007
  • Date To
    • Sept. 2010
  • Title
    • The Development of Novel Thermal Interface Materials
  • Summary
    • Novel thermal interface materials (TIMs) are being developed to reduce the contact resistance between electronic components and the first level of thermal hardware
  • Funding Agency
    • Industry
  • Date From
    • Oct. 2006
  • Date To
    • Oct. 2009
  • Title
    • Variable Conductance Heat Pipe
  • Summary
    • Heat Pipes (HP) are efficient, low cost and simple phase change heat transfer devices. Recently they have been implemented in commercial applications to transfer heat from a centralized source and disperse it for cooling and heating applications alike. In addition to the advantages of the HP, the Variable Conductance Heat Pipe (VCHP) incorporates a non-condensable gas into the pipe to control the amount of heat that can be transferred through it.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • July 07
  • Date To
    • June 09
  • Title
    • Environmentally Green Medium Temperature Heat Pipes
  • Summary
    • Environmentally sound non-toxic heat pipes that operate in the temperature range of 200 degC to 500 degC are not commercially available. An experimental programme has been initiated whereby working fluid-wick-container combinations are being explored and heat pipes are being manufactured and tested for use in this temperature range.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • Oct. 2005
  • Date To
    • Oct. 2006
  • Title
    • The effect of thermocapillary convection on the heat transfer near a bubble growing on a heated surface
  • Summary
    • Thermocapillary driven flow around bubbles growing on a heated surface is being investigated. In particular, this investigation targets the effect of the surface tension driven flow on the heat transfer enhancement in the vicinity of the bubble. The influence of gravity on the heat transfer is also being investigated.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • Oct. 2006
  • Date To
    • Oct. 2009
  • Title
    • Liquid Microjet Array Heat Transfer
  • Summary
    • A fundamental study of the heat transfer to an impinging liquid microjet array is being performed with direct application to photonics thermal management.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • May 2005
  • Date To
    • May 2009
  • Title
    • Synthetic Miniature Jet Electronics Cooler
  • Summary
    • Thermal hardware will be developed that incorporates an array of micro impinging synthetic jets to cool electronic packages. The new thermal package is an economical, compact, efficient and reliable replacement for conventional rotary fan-based cooling units. Commercial potential for the novel cooling system is immense considering that an escalating number of electronic systems are becoming thermally limited.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • Oct. 2006
  • Date To
    • Oct. 2007
  • Title
    • Liquid jet impingement heat transfer to arrays of miniature jets
  • Summary
    • Liquid-based thermal management hardware is being developed based on the science of impinging liquid jet arrays. This work targets the optimisation of the heat tranfer with regard to minimum pumping power penalty by investigating the influence of orifice geometry on the heat transfer & pressur drop.
  • Funding Agency
    • SFI
  • Date From
    • Oct. 2006
  • Date To
    • Oct. 2009
  • Title
    • A novel device to control in situ the thermal gelation and concentration of cell-seeded hydrogels
  • Summary
    • It is believed that injuries to cartilage predispose a person to osteoarthritis in later life and eventually to a requirement for joint replacement surgery. Injectable chondrocyte-seeded hydrogels can potentially be used to fill cartilage defects with a functional repair tissue. Ensuring that the hydrogel has the appropriate mechanical properties in situ (e.g. stiffness, permeability, porosity) is critical for successful repair. The objective of this project is to develop a clinical device capable of controlling the hydrogel concentration and the rate of cooling during gelation in situ, which can be used to alter the depth dependant mechanical properties of the construct.
  • Funding Agency
    • Enterprise Ireland
  • Date From
    • Jan. 2007
  • Date To
    • Jan. 2009
  • Title
    • Distributed Micro-Power Generation for Africa based on an Ultra Low Cost Gasified Cook Stove
  • Funding Agency
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Irish Aid
  • Date From
    • 01/09/2010
  • Title
    • The Electric Cook Stove Project
  • Funding Agency
    • Electricity Supply Board of Ireland: Electric Aid
  • Date From
    • 01/09/2010

Keywords

Applied thermodynamics and energy; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Heat Transfer; Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning; Space technology; Thermal Engineering; Thermosciences Engineering

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Ontario Graduate Scholar 1994 - 1995

Ontario Graduate Scholar for Science and Technology 1998 - 2000

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Scholar 1996 - 1998

Memberships

Centre for Telecomunications Value-Chain Research 2005 – Present