Dr Tony Robinson

Trinity College Dublin 

Topic:

Research perspectives on heat transference for cooling ICT infrastructures (case study)

About Dr Tony Robinson:

Tony’s specific expertise is in experimental and computational thermal sciences. He has 15 years’ experience in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and applied energy research in Ireland, France, Canada and parts of Africa. He is the author of over 130 peer reviewed papers. Also author of 60 technical reports for industry, business and professional organizations and 7 patents. He is also the director of Confluent Research Ltd., a thermal consultancy focused on industrial product development and thermal trouble-shooting. In-line with national and global energy priorities, Tony and his team perform research that specifically targets the critical need for improved energy efficiency of thermal energy transport and conversion technologies as well as developing novel clean energy devices. The research underpins the rational use of energy with regard to the reduction of energy use as well as clean generation with their consequent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve this, the research focuses on both the fundamental science of enhanced heat transfer as well as innovative systems level engineering of clean technologies for biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, energy storage and waste heat recovery applications.

About Trinity College Dublin:

Trinity College  is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university in Ireland. The college was founded in 1592 as the “mother” of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, but, unlike these, only one college was ever established; as such, the designations “Trinity College” and “University of Dublin” are usually synonymous for practical purposes. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, and is Ireland’s oldest and top ranked university.

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