Dr. Paul Sapin received his MEng degree in 2010 in Mechanical/Thermal Engineering from ISAE-ENSMA, a Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering School located in Poitiers, France. He completed his Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer at National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse in 2014. The topic of his Ph.D. thesis was convective boiling heat transfer in porous media.
As a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory, his research focuses on the use of reciprocating-piston devices in energy-storage (e.g. compressed air, liquid air and pumped thermal electricity storage) and waste-heat recovery (e.g. organic Rankine cycle) technologies. Through the use of joint experimental and numerical approaches, his research aims (i) at understanding and predicting loss mechanisms in such engines and (ii) at developing design tools and innovations to mitigate these losses.
et al., 2019, Thermoeconomic optimisation of small-scale organic Rankine cycle systems based on screw vs. piston expander maps in waste heat recovery applications, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol:200, ISSN:0196-8904
et al., 2019, Technoeconomic analysis of internal combustion engine - organic Rankine cycle systems for combined heat and power in energy-intensive buildings, Applied Energy, Vol:253, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:1-13
et al., 2019, Operational optimisation of a non-recuperative 1-kWe organic Rankine cycle engine prototype, Applied Sciences, Vol:9, ISSN:2076-3417, Pages:3024-3024
et al., THERMO-ECONOMIC COMPARISON OF ORGANIC RANKINE AND CO2 CYCLE SYSTEMS FOR LOW-TO-MEDIUM TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS, 5th International Seminar on ORC Power Systems
et al., Centralised vs distributed energy systems options: District heating for the Isle of Dogs in London, ICAE2019: The 11th International Conference on Applied Energy