Thermal Science and Engineering

The objective of this division is to enable the most effective use of materials in carbon-neutral energy technologies, and to improve the energy efficiency of thermal processes by expanding our knowledge of material thermophysical properties and thermal science and engineering. More specifically, research in the division aims at: expanding our knowledge-base of thermophysical properties of hydrogen and alternative refrigerants to enable their most efficient use to reduce CO2 emissions; improving our understanding of the basic science of heat and mass transfer to enable the development of more efficient energy systems; and researching new thermal energy heat pump and refrigeration systems focused on the use of waste heat and new refrigerants for improved overall energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions.