Dr Blaise Mempouo is a Research Fellow within Architecture, Climate and Environment Research Group. He has over 5 year's research experience in low carbon building energy technologies and sustainable building design. His research focuses on various aspects of sustainable building services and envelops with the aim of achieving high efficient low/zero carbon technologies and contributing to the development of effective and low carbon economic and energy systems. He is currently worked in the multidisciplinary consortium working on the DECC funder project: A High-performance Thermochemical Energy Storage Pumping Pipe (TESPP) for building application, he is also a CI on the DECC funded project on a High Performance Vacuum Tube Window, and a CI on the Royal Society-DFID funded project: Research Network for Sustainable Cooking, Cooling & Power Generation and Knowledge Transfer between the UK and Africa. He has worked with Professor Riffat on a number of projects funded by the EPSRC, iNET Sustainable Construction, EU, DECC and industry including whole building energy modelling, monitoring and evaluation, Ground Source Heat Pumps combine with solar roof/panels for heat ground storage, modelling and physical testing of the suspended PCM-honeycomb tiles and ceiling panels, vacuum tubes windows and Direct Expansion (DX) solar- air source heat pump using PCM storage tank and no frost evaporator. He has a particular interest in research, techniques and applications those enhancing residential/commercial/industrial buildings energy performances and Thermal energy storage (TES). From his degrees, he gained experience on evaluation of the carbon footprint from new and existing buildings and reduction using Low/Zero carbon technologies; He was awarded a PhD in Heat Pump Technologies and Low Carbon Homes, MSc in Renewable Energy from Newcastle University, and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering with First Class honours from Coventry University.
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Energy use in the Built Environment Building envelops (High Efficient Window, PCM-Panels) Modelling and Simulation (including heat transfer, heat pump cycle, heat storage) Renewable Energy Systems (Biogas, Gasification, Heat pump) Solar Energy Engineering Solar thermal systems (solar cooling) Solar thermal power Low Carbon Building End User Energy Management Community Energy Strategy and Policy, Sustainable Energy Policy Thermal Storage Systems (Sensible heat storage (solid of liquid), Latent heat storage, Chemical Storage) Ground Heat Storage (Ground, PCM Panels, PCM Tiles) Alternative Buildings Materials