Dr. Kingsley Oluah Research Associate
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK
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Kingsley obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, and his Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg, South-Africa. His research interests are mainly focused on design, analysis and optimization of renewable energy systems. A major niche of his research activities is on the development of autonomous energy systems to enhance utilization. He has worked on a couple of interesting projects such as the modelling of electricity generation potential of PV systems in Nigeria, numerical modelling of a multi-storey still in transient mode. A major highlight of his doctoral studies was the development of a hybrid model for integrating phase change materials in buildings for passive heating and cooling applications.
He is currently a Research Associate with the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions at Heriot-Watt University and his studies will focus on the upscaling of smart local energy systems.
Kingsley's main research areas are Low carbon technology, Numerical modelling, CFD, Molecular dynamics.
- Oluah Chukwumaobi.K, E.T. Akinlabi, Howard O. Njoku, “Selection of phase change materials for improved performance of Trombe wall systems using the entropy weight and TOPSIS methodology”. Energy and Building (2020).
- Oluah Chukwumaobi.K, E.T. Akinlabi, Howard O. Njoku. CFD study on performance of n-octadecane (PCM) Doped with graphene nanoparticles as a potential thermal energy storage medium for Trombe walls. Lecture notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer publication (2020).
- Onyishi H.O and Oluah Chukwumaobi.K . Effect of stretch ratio on the induced crystallinity and mechanical properties of biaxially stretched PET. Phase Transitions (2020).
- Oluah Chukwumaobi.K, E.T. Akinlabi, Howard O. Njoku. “A concise review of nano-enhanced phase change materials for cooling applications in buildings”. lecture notes in mechanical engineering. Springer publication (2019).