Third year student in Materials Science & Metallurgy
I research functional materials that undergo large reversible changes in temperature under application of pressure, and that can therefore be used for the purpose of refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumping. With my research I have demonstrated that inexpensive organic materials can be used as a more efficient, environment-friendly and compact alternative to vapor compression technology. This discovery has led to a filed patent with Cambridge Enterprise, and an Innovate UK - EPSRC funded project for the development of a cooling prototype based on my materials, in collaboration with Beko, the largest household appliance manufacturer in Europe.
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