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Dr Siegfried Yeboah

Dr Siegfried Yeboah

yeboahs5@lsbu.ac.uk

Civil and Building Services Engineering

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4308-9829

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Building Services Engineering at the School of the Built Environment and Architecture. I teach and coordinate undergraduate building services engineering modules in the Division of Civil and Building Services Engineering. Prior to undertaking this role, I was an Assistant Professor in Building Services Engineering/Building Physics at the University of Nottingham’s overseas campus in Ningbo China where I held various academic leadership roles as Course Director, Senior Tutor and the Director of Teaching and Learning. I also previously worked as a lecturer in Building Services/Building Technology and a Research Assistant respectively at Nottingham Trent University.

My research activities involve numerical and experimental investigations into fluids and thermal engineering systems, primarily focused on sustainable energy technologies. I specialize in adsorption systems for dehumidification and heat pipes for passive heat dissipation and thermal management. I welcome PhD candidates looking to work on topics in Thermofluids, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Building Services Engineering.

Courses taught

Building Services Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Building Services Engineering - BTEC HND

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering

The University of Nottingham

2009
2017
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)

Nottingham Trent University

2007
2008
Post Graduate Certificate in Research Practice

Nottingham Trent University

2006
2008
Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management

University of Wolverhampton

2005
2005
MSc Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)

De Montfort University

2003
2004
BSc Physics

University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

1996
2000
Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Engineering Council UK

2016
2016
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Advance HE

2019
2019
AdvanceHE Certificate of Completion - Professional Development Course for External Examiners

Advance HE

2020
2020
Assistant Professor in Building Physics/Building Services Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering (FoSE), The University of Nottingham Ningbo China

2008
2021
Education
Lecturer in Building Services / Building Technology
School of Architecture, Design, and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University

2006
2008
Education
Project Coordinator
Training and Development Unit (TDU), Nottingham Trent University

2006
2006
Education
Research Assistant
Institute for Sustainable Development in Business (ISDB), Nottingham Trent University

2005
2006
Education
Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
2013
The Energy Institute
2004
Energy Saving Materials and Technologies for Low Carbon Buildings

Efficient utilization of energy saving materials and technologies is essential for reducing energy consumption in buildings, which has important practical significance and economic value in net zero transition. In recent years, with the decrease of the cost and the improvement of the technologies, the popularization of thermal energy storage (TES) materials, Photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal technologies, and digital technologies play an important role in low carbon building design and development.

The current special issue aims at gathering and inspiring research contributions and review papers focusing on energy saving materials and technologies for low carbon buildings, and providing readers with ideas and methods for devising solutions to practical applications, which can also serve as the reference for the future research direction. For instance, solar thermal (ST) technology, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) technology are regarded as the most feasible renewable solutions for building applications. Ground-coupled heat pump (GCHP) technology has been increasingly attracting attention as its environmentally friendly mechanism for space cooling and heating. Thermal energy storage (TES) technologies, including seasonal and short-term storage, are considered to be important in solving the problems of instability in renewable energy supply and the mismatching between energy demands and supplies. Phase change materials (PCMs), which are widely used in various thermal energy storage systems, are particularly attractive due to their high energy storage densities and stable phase change temperatures.

However, these technologies still need to overcome various limitations before they can be widely used in buildings. New material developments, integration technologies, mathematical simulation and control strategies are crucially important for promoting the applications of these new technologies.

The special issue aims to present new research findings, and new proven practices for reducing building energy needs and improving indoor environment quality. Review and research articles on practical, experimental, theoretical and simulation innovations are welcome.

The topics include, but are not limited to:

• Heat transfer in PCMs and enhancement techniques: phase change material, microencapsulated phase change material, characterization and development of new PCMs

• Renewable energy for buildings: geothermal, heat pump, PV, solar thermal technology, wind energy, biotechnologies

• Digital technologies in buildings: HVAC control systems, IoT technologies, digital technologies, occupant behaviors

• Building simulation

• Zero CO2 emission - zero energy and energy plus buildings

Web link: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/35846/energy-saving-materials-and-technologies-for-low-carbon-buildings

Other
Guest Associate Editor
2022

Experimental data on water vapour adsorption on silica gel in fully packed and Z-annulus packed beds
Yeboah, S. K. and Darkwa, Jo. (2021). Experimental data on water vapour adsorption on silica gel in fully packed and Z-annulus packed beds. Data in Brief. 34 (106736). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.106736

Dataset on Helically Coiled Oscillating Heat Pipe (HCOHP)
Yeboah, S. K. and Darkwa, J. (2020). Dataset on Helically Coiled Oscillating Heat Pipe (HCOHP). Mendeley Data. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/wnf5jwzp3c.2

Simulation Study on the Spreading of Fire-Induced Smoke in Natural-Ventilated Double-Skin Facade Buildings
Shao, J., Yeboah, S. K., Zhu, T. and Li, Y. (2020). Simulation Study on the Spreading of Fire-Induced Smoke in Natural-Ventilated Double-Skin Facade Buildings. 11th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Harbin, China 12 - 15 Jul 2019 Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-9528-4_102

Adsorption Dataset on a Fully Packed Silica Gel Bed and three Z-Annular Flow Silica Gel Packed Beds
Yeboah, S. K. and Darkwa, J. (2020). Adsorption Dataset on a Fully Packed Silica Gel Bed and three Z-Annular Flow Silica Gel Packed Beds. Mendeley Data. https://doi.org/10.17632/xzss43z4fw.2

Experimental data on Helically Coiled Oscillating Heat Pipe (HCOHP) design and thermal performance
Yeboah, S. K. and Darkwa, J. (2020). Experimental data on Helically Coiled Oscillating Heat Pipe (HCOHP) design and thermal performance. Data in Brief. 33, p. 106505. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2020.106505

Experimental investigation into the integration of solid desiccant packed beds with oscillating heat pipes for energy efficient isothermal adsorption processes
Yeboah, S. K. and Darkwa, J. (2020). Experimental investigation into the integration of solid desiccant packed beds with oscillating heat pipes for energy efficient isothermal adsorption processes. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress. 21, p. 100791. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2020.100791

Thermal performance of a novel helically coiled oscillating heat pipe (HCOHP) for isothermal adsorption. An experimental study
Yeboah, S. and Darkwa, J. (2018). Thermal performance of a novel helically coiled oscillating heat pipe (HCOHP) for isothermal adsorption. An experimental study. International Journal of Thermal Sciences. 128, pp. 49-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2018.02.014

Experimental investigations into the adsorption enhancement in packed beds using Z-Annular flow configuration
Yeboah, S. and Darkwa, J. (2018). Experimental investigations into the adsorption enhancement in packed beds using Z-Annular flow configuration. International Journal of Thermal Sciences . 136, pp. 121-134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2018.10.027

Investigations into the thermal performance of a helically coiled closed loop oscillating heat pipe
Yeboah, S. and Darkwa, J. (2016). Investigations into the thermal performance of a helically coiled closed loop oscillating heat pipe. AIAA 2016-4794- AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2016 - 14th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference. Salt Lake City, UT 25 - 27 Jul 2016 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-4794

A critical review of thermal enhancement of packed beds for water vapour adsorption
Yeboah, S. and Darkwa, J. (2016). A critical review of thermal enhancement of packed beds for water vapour adsorption. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 58, pp. 1500-1520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.134

Numerical investigation of the thermal performance of water based closed loop oscillating heat pipe (CLOHP)
Yeboah, S. and Darkwa, J. (2015). Numerical investigation of the thermal performance of water based closed loop oscillating heat pipe (CLOHP). 14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies. Nottingham, UK 25 - 27 Aug 2015 University of Nottingham & WSSET.

Thermal Enhancement of Solid Desiccant Packed Bed Dehumidifier Under Forced Convection in Subsonic Flow Regime
Yeboah, S. and Darkwa, J. (2014). Thermal Enhancement of Solid Desiccant Packed Bed Dehumidifier Under Forced Convection in Subsonic Flow Regime. AIAA 2014-3658 -Propulsion Energy Forum - 12th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference. Cleveland, OH 28 - 30 Jul 2014 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-3658

Numerical investigation of fire in the cavity of naturally ventilated double skin façade with venetian blinds
Huang, Y., Yeboah, S. and Shao, J. (2022). Numerical investigation of fire in the cavity of naturally ventilated double skin façade with venetian blinds. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1177/01436244221129763

Multiple-criteria optimization of residential buildings envelope toward nZEBs: simplified approach for Damascus post-war
Khaddour, L. A. and Yeboah, S. K. (2022). Multiple-criteria optimization of residential buildings envelope toward nZEBs: simplified approach for Damascus post-war. The 3rd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF) . Coventry University, UK 07 - 08 Sep 2022

Adsorption Dataset on a Fully Packed Silica Gel Bed and three Z-Annular Flow Silica Gel Packed Beds
Yeboah, S. Adsorption Dataset on a Fully Packed Silica Gel Bed and three Z-Annular Flow Silica Gel Packed Beds. https://doi.org/10.17632/xzss43z4fw.3

Dataset on Helically Coiled Oscillating Heat Pipe (HCOHP)
Yeboah, S. Dataset on Helically Coiled Oscillating Heat Pipe (HCOHP). https://doi.org/10.17632/wnf5jwzp3c.3

Investigation of a Thermoelectric Generator with PCM for Harvesting Solar Energy
Guo, Y., Ren, Y., Yan, Y. and Yeboah, S. (2021). Investigation of a Thermoelectric Generator with PCM for Harvesting Solar Energy. The 8th Asian Symposium on Computational Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Qingdao, Sep. 23-26, 2021. Qingdao, P. R. China 23 - 26 Sep 2021 MDPI.