Controlling Thermal Radiation for Large Scale Energy Applications

Event Date: 01 Aug 2017 (Tuesday) - 01 Aug 2017 (Tuesday)

Kinesis Building, Seminar Room 1, Level 5

Time :01:30 - 02:30

Dr. Xiaobo Yin 
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Host: Dr. Kedar Hippalgaonkar (Materials Processing and Characterisation Department, IMRE)

Micro/nano-structured materials offer significantly new opportunities for high efficiency devices and systems for energy harvesting, conversion and storage. Fundamental understanding at the small scale enables us to design structures and materials with unprecedented performances. However, there is a tremendous gap between the proof-of-principle demonstration at small scale and the intrinsically large scale real-world thermal and energy systems. For example, energy used for cooling and air conditioning is poised to increase dramatically over the next several decades driven by population, climate and economics. 

The speaker and his team have demonstrated the scalable manufactured micro-optical composite with extreme light-material interaction provides a 24/7 continuous cooling power of 110 W/m2 without consuming electricity or water.In this talk, he will give an overview on the recent developments on thermal radiation control for large scale radiative cooling applications. 


Dr. Xiaobo Yin received his PhD from Stanford University in 2008 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on radiative heat transfer, high temperature materials, and scalable manufacturing. Dr Yin has authored and co-authored more than 60 journal publications with 1,800 citations annually. His research work has been featured on numerous media outlets including Physics Today, Scientific American, The Economist and Forbes.  



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