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dr. A.K. Singh (Abhishek)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering (Thermal Engineering Group). I completed my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in August 2013. During my Ph.D., I developed various multi-physics models to study solar thermochemical fuel production process at multiple scales. My research was funded by US Dept. of Energy projects. During this period, I also received Marshall Plan Foundation fellowship to carry out research at FHV Austria as an exchange student.

After completion of my Ph.D., I received DAAD-DLR postdoctoral fellowship to perform research at the Institute of Solar Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Cologne, Germany. At DLR, I performed theoretical and experimental investigations of solar thermochemical fuel production and energy storage processes for US Dept. of Energy and EU-Horizon 2020 projects. After completion of my fellowship, I continued my research at the Colorado School of Mines, Golden in close collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as a postdoctoral fellow. As part of my research, I actively participated in the construction and the successful experimental demonstration of a prototype scale latent heat thermal energy storage system. After successful completion of my project, I joined the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA as a postdoctoral researcher. During this period, I led design, construction, and experimentation of a prototype scale high efficiency Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) power block supported by the US Dept. of Energy.

My research focuses on understanding thermal transport and reaction phenomena at the material scale and apply this knowledge to develop stable, scalable and efficient devices for high-temperature processes. At the application level, I am interested in investigating solar fuel generation, high-temperature thermochemical energy storage, electrochemical heat engines, carbon capture, energy-water nexus and micro combined heat and power systems for residential and commercial applications.

Expertise

Engineering & Materials Science
Heat Storage
Hot Temperature
Iron Oxides
Latent Heat
Oxidation-Reduction
Oxides
Temperature
Physics & Astronomy
Reactors

Publications

Recent
Rea, J. E., Oshman, C. J. , Singh, A., Alleman, J., Buchholz, G., Parilla, P. A., Adamczyk, J. M., Fujishin, H. N., Ortiz, B. R., Braden, T., Bensen, E., Bell, R. T., Siegel, N. P., Ginley, D. S., & Toberer, E. S. (2019). Prototype latent heat storage system with aluminum-silicon as a phase change material and a Stirling engine for electricity generation. Energy conversion and management, 199, [111992]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.111992
Rea, J. E., Oshman, C. J. , Singh, A., Alleman, J., Parilla, P. A., Hardin, C. L., Olsen, M. L., Siegel, N. P., Ginley, D. S., & Toberer, E. S. (2018). Experimental demonstration of a dispatchable latent heat storage system with aluminum-silicon as a phase change material. Applied energy, 230, 1218-1229. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.09.017
Rea, J. E., Oshman, C., Hardin, C. L. , Singh, A., Alleman, J., Glatzmaier, G., Parilla, P. A., Olsen, M. L., Sharp, J., Siegel, N. P., Ginley, D. S., & Toberer, E. S. (2018). Experimental demonstration of a latent heat storage system for dispatchable electricity. In R. Mancilla, & C. Richter (Eds.), SolarPACES 2017: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems [090022] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2033). American Institute of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5067116
Oshman, C., Rea, J., Hardin, C. , Singh, A., Alleman, J., Olsen, M., Glatzmaier, G., Parilla, P., Siegel, N., Ginley, D., & Toberer, E. S. (2018). Demonstration of a thermosyphon thermal valve for controlled extraction of stored solar thermal energy. In R. Mancilla, & C. Richter (Eds.), SolarPACES 2017: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems [090021] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2033). American Institute of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5067115
Tescari, S. , Singh, A., Agrafiotis, C., de Oliveira, L., Breuer, S., Schlögl-Knothe, B., Roeb, M., & Sattler, C. (2017). Experimental evaluation of a pilot-scale thermochemical storage system for a concentrated solar power plant. Applied energy, 189, 66-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.12.032
Singh, A., Tescari, S., Lantin, G., Agrafiotis, C., Roeb, M., & Sattler, C. (2017). Solar thermochemical heat storage via the Co3O4/CoO looping cycle: Storage reactor modelling and experimental validation. Solar energy, 144, 453-465. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2017.01.052
Tescari, S. , Singh, A., De Oliveira, L., Breuer, S., Agrafiotis, C., Roeb, M., Sattler, C., Marcher, J., Pagkoura, C., Karagiannakis, G., & Konstandopoulos, A. G. (2017). Experimental proof of concept of a pilot-scale thermochemical storage unit. In SolarPACES 2016: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems [090006] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1850). American Institute of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4984455
Karagiannakis, G., Pagkoura, C., Konstandopoulos, A. G., Tescari, S. , Singh, A., Roeb, M., Lange, M., Marcher, J., Jové, A., Prieto, C., Rattenbury, M., & Chasiotis, A. (2017). Thermochemical storage for CSP via redox structured reactors/heat exchangers: The RESTRUCTURE project. In SolarPACES 2016: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems [090004] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1850). American Institute of Physics. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4984453
Singh, A., Lapp, J., Grobbel, J., Brendelberger, S., Reinhold, J. P., Olivera, L., Ermanoski, I., Siegel, N. P., McDaniel, A., Roeb, M., & Sattler, C. (2017). Design of a pilot scale directly irradiated, high temperature, and low pressure moving particle cavity chamber for metal oxide reduction. Solar energy, 157, 365-376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2017.08.040

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Education

I am involved in below course

  • Energy Conversion Technology

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands