£30,395 to £39,609 p.a.
The purpose of the job is to develop new formulations of thermal (cold) storage materials particularly phase change and thermochemical materials, devices based on the materials, and associated large scale manufacture methods. The work will involve the following:
Theoretical predictions of thermophysical properties of cold storage materials particularly phase change and thermochemical storage materials;
Formulation, characterisation, analysis, optimisation and manufacture of the cold energy storage materials;
Investigation into crystalisation and supercooling behaviour of cold storage materials and development of a method to reduce the supercooling;
Design and testing of cold storage devices based on the cold storage materials;
Design and construction of an experimental system to measure the charge and discharge behaviour of the cold storage devices;
Interactions with both academic and industrial collaborators in the project team, and building internal and external contacts ad networks;
Helping with training PhD students and other group members who are working on similar areas;
Writing journal and conference publications;
Organising review meetings and seminars;
Supervising students projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
Assisting supervisors to train researchers and students new to the laboratories and to ensure the laboratories meet health and safety requirements.