IES Seminar - Prof. Peter Vorobieff - Solar Energy Studies at University of New Mexico


Hudson Beare Lecture Theatre 2


Monday, September 25, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00

We are pleased to announce our next speaker, Prof. Peter Vorobieff, Regents' and Halliburton Professor, University of New Mexico, on Monday 25th September 1pm-2pm to present his work on "Solar Energy Studies at University of New Mexico". 

The talk will take place in the Hudson Beare Lecture Theatre 2. We will also use the video link below through MS Teams for those who prefer to join online (available on request).

Abstract: Renewable energy studies at the University of New Mexico have a long history going back to the 1980s. Among the directions we have pursued are smart buildings with solar thermal power generation for heating and cooling, as well as concentrating solar power. During one of our recent studies, we developed and validated diagnostics to quantify the mass and heat losses from the aperture of a falling particle receiver. We are also involved in Solar Splash - a national design competition to build a solar-electric speedboat. This talk will describe both past and current research.

Bio: Peter Vorobieff currently serves as Associate Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM). Peter Vorobieff has taught at UNM since 1999. Before joining the ranks of the academia, he worked in a variety of places - from International Association of Space Explorers to Los Alamos National Laboratory (not to mention odd jobs as a news photographer, newspaper columnist, construction worker, etc.). His primary research interests lie in the areas of fundamental hydrodynamic instabilities, nonlinear physics, and renewable energy.


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