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Dr Alex Paurine

Dr Alex Paurine

paurina2@lsbu.ac.uk

Built Environment and Architecture

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I worked as an energy manager for the Houses of Parliament and as a mechanical design engineer for a number of consulting companies prior to joining London South Bank University in 2005, for my doctoral training. As part of my training, I designed, built and tested a novel absorption refrigeration system incorporating a thermally activated LiBr-H2O circulation device, for which I was awarded a doctor of philosophy degree (PhD) in 2008.

I am now working as an Associate Dean (Education and Students Experience) for SBEA. Amongst many innovations, I have researched the use of sustainable abrasive ice particles as an alternative to sandblasting technology for cleaning and restoring historical building facades. My work included developing a mathematical model, designing and manufacturing of components, and testing and commissioning the system.

I have worked tirelessly on many research and consulting projects including; cooling the London underground trains, designing and modelling innovative self-cooling roof structures for hot climates in particular Southern European countries, and investigating and developing food packaging materials with the potential to minimize energy associated with refrigeration of foodstuffs, particularly in supermarkets, carbon sequestration, use of sewage system as a source of energy, Low GWP alternative refrigerants for refrigeration and air conditioning systems, ground and air source heat pump systems, solar-driven cooling systems, adsorption systems and so many others.

I am an expert in the design and modelling of heat exchangers, energy sustainability in buildings and solar cooling systems; areas in which I have co-authored and authored and published a number of papers in conferences and peer-reviewed international journals.

I am passionate about raising awareness of climate change, particularly in developing countries. This involves advising policymakers on how best to reduce their carbon footprint.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Danny John Mccarthy-LawlessDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mrs Maryam GhaffariDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Gabriel Gbenga OjoDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Dr Mubarak Abdelrasoul Elnour IsmailOptimisation of Thermal Outputs from Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Based Heat Pump PhD
LSBU Panel Review TrainingPhD
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Office for Students (OfS)2021OFS Higher education short course trialCo-Investigator
Proton engineering Limited2020TESTING A ZEOLITE BASED ADSORPTION COOLING PROTOTYPEPrincipal Investigator
Core Manufacturing2020Cooling System - Consultancy Principal Investigator
European Commission (H2020)2016Refrigerant Emissions Alternatives and Leakage-blended learning for low GWP refrigerantsPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Cooling System - Consultancy Cooling System - Consultancy Principal InvestigatorCore ManufacturingOPEN Approved for submissionJun 2020
CIBSE
2007
IMechE
2009
InstR
2009
HEA
2017
Engineering Council
2010
Birmingham University
External examiner

Thermal Energy Systems

Fluid Mechanics

March 2015
University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica
External examiner

Adsorption Systems

March 2016

Experimental investigation of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes/Water Nanofluid Pool Boiling on Smooth and Groove Surfaces
Moghadam, A. V., Goshayeshi, H. R., Chaer, I., Paurine, A. and Zeinali Heris, S. (2022). Experimental investigation of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes/Water Nanofluid Pool Boiling on Smooth and Groove Surfaces. International Journal of Energy Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/er.8390

A review on the potential use of flammable gases from sewage systems as a source of energy
Ghaffari, M., Paurine, A., Ali, S. and Mavroulidou, M. A review on the potential use of flammable gases from sewage systems as a source of energy . 17th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology CEST2021. Athens, Greece 01 - 04 Sep 2021 Springer.

Understanding the market need for skills in alternative refrigerants with low global warming potential in the EU region - A comprehensive survey on Refrigerant Emissions And Leakage (REAL) alternatives programme
Paurine, A., Maidment, G., Rodway, M. and Yebiyo, M. (2020). Understanding the market need for skills in alternative refrigerants with low global warming potential in the EU region - A comprehensive survey on Refrigerant Emissions And Leakage (REAL) alternatives programme. International Journal of Refrigeration. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2020.11.014

Smart cities – Thermal networks for London
Chaer, I, Pope, I, Yebiyo, M and Paurine, A (2018). Smart cities – Thermal networks for London. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress. 8, pp. 10-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2018.07.011

Control strategy of a novel dry air ground source (DAGS) system
Yebiyo, M, Paurine, A and Maidment, GG (2018). Control strategy of a novel dry air ground source (DAGS) system. CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018, Stretching the Envelop. London 12 - 13 Apr 2018 CIBSE.

Reflective Glass Effect on Energy Consumption and Food Quality in Delicatessen Cabinets
Paurine, A, Maidment, GG and Chaer, I (2018). Reflective Glass Effect on Energy Consumption and Food Quality in Delicatessen Cabinets. CIBSE Technical Symposium. London, UK. 12 - 13 Apr 2018 CIBSE.

Improvement of the isolation of the air cavity for ventilated cladding systems for fire safety purposes
Gonzalo, C, Paurine, A and McCann, F (2018). Improvement of the isolation of the air cavity for ventilated cladding systems for fire safety purposes. CIBSE - Technical Symposium 2018. London 12 - 13 Apr 2018

Smart Cities – Thermal Networks
Chaer, I, Pope, I and Paurine, A (2018). Smart Cities – Thermal Networks. Eleven International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications. Doha, Qatar 25 - 28 Feb 2018

Metering measurement challenges & monitoring of a large scale ground source heat pump (GSHP) system
Yebiyo, M, Maidment, GG, Paurine, A and Day, A (2017). Metering measurement challenges & monitoring of a large scale ground source heat pump (GSHP) system. at American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) winter Conference. Las Vegas 28 Feb - 02 Mar 2017

Investigation of an integrated low carbon solar assisted heat pump
Godbold, R, Paurine, A and Maidment, GG (2016). Investigation of an integrated low carbon solar assisted heat pump. 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Conference on Natural Refrigerants. Edinburgh, United Kingdom 21 - 24 Aug 2016 IIR. https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.gl.2016.1193

Solar assisted heat pumps
Godbold, R, Paurine, A and Maidment, GG (2016). Solar assisted heat pumps. 12th Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids conference. Edinburgh 20 - 22 Aug 2016

Large scale cooling using mains water
Davies, G., Maidment, GG, Paurine, A, Rutter, P, Evans, T and Tozer, R (2016). Large scale cooling using mains water. 12th Institute of Refrigeration Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference. Edinburgh, UK 21 - 24 Aug 2016

Simulation of the heat recovery use of R744 systems in a supermarket
Colombo, I, Maidment, GG, Chaer, I and Paurine, A (2016). Simulation of the heat recovery use of R744 systems in a supermarket. 12th IIR Gustav Lorentzen Natural Working Fluids Conference. Edinburgh, UK 21 - 24 Aug 2016 IIR. https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.gl.2016.1180

Potential life cycle carbon savings with low emissivity packaging for refrigerated food on display
Davies, G., Man, CMD, Andrews, D, Paurine, A, Hutchins, MG and Maidment, GG (2012). Potential life cycle carbon savings with low emissivity packaging for refrigerated food on display. Journal of Food Engineering. 109 (2), pp. 202-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2011.10.018