Professor Savvas Tassou
Director of the Institute of Energy Futures / Professor / Theme Leader for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Technologies
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Room: Michael Stirling 257 (Institute of Energy Futures); Elliott Jacques 087d (CSEF)
Brunel University London
Tel: +44 (0)1895 266865
Academic and Professional Qualifications
- BSc (1st Class Honours) Mechanical Engineering - University of Westminster
- PhD Department of Mechanical Engineering - University of Westminster, 1982. Thesis titled `An Investigation of the Criteria to Give Optimum Performance from a Variable Capacity Heat Pump'.
- MBA Master of Business Administration - University of Westminster, 1987.
- CEng Chartered Engineer, 1983.
- MIMechE Corporate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1983.
- MASHRAE Member of the American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, 1989.
- MIIR – Member of International Institute of Refrigeration
- MIOR –
- 1978 - 1981 Research Assistant - University of Westminster.
- 1981 - 1986 Lecturer in thermofluids and energy - University of Westminster.
- 1986 to date - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Thermodynamics and Building Services Engineering - Brunel University London.
- 2001 - 2004 Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering
- 2004 to date. Head of School of Engineering and Design
- Environmental control systems for buildings – both active and passive technologies (Refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump systems, heat recovery, systems driven by renewable sources).
- Development and application of modelling techniques and control strategies for the thermal design, performance prediction and control of refrigeration and HVAC equipment.
- Food refrigeration including supermarket refrigeration and environmental control systems and unitary equipment.
- Energy systems including tri-generation and renewable energy technologies.
- Heat transfer and heat exchangers.
- Wastewater filtration.
- Heat and Mass Transfer in CO2 refrigeration Systems, A&N Shilliday & Company Ltd, and the EPSRC. Doctor of Engineering Programme, EngD (2007-2012) £125000.
- Sandpit-Integration of active and passive indoor thermal environment control systems to minimise the carbon footprint of airport buildings. Funded by the EPSRC EP/H004181/1 (Oct 2009-Sept. 2012). £746,200. Brunel Lead Partner with Loughborough, De Montfort, City, and the University of Kent.
- Optimising Thermal Energy Recovery, Utilisation and Management in the Process Industries – OPTITHERM. Funded by the EPSRC, EP/GO59799/1, (Oct. 2009-Sept.2012), EPSRC funding £511,628. Brunel (lead), with Newcastle University and Northumbria University.
- Integrated thermal energy storage in food refrigeration equipment for energy and CO2 emissions reduction, Funded by Defra: Total cost of project £823376, Funding from Defra £395776, April 2010-September 2013.
- Development and implementation of energy efficient technologies and business practices for the refrigeration of food-Consortium project funded by DEFRA (June 2006 – May 2009). Total value of project £1,052,833. Value to Brunel £250,516. (July 2006 – June 2009)
- Integration of tri-generation and CO2 based refrigeration systems for energy conservation in the food industry. Funded by DEFRA and 15 Industrial partners (April 2007 – October 2010). Total value of project £682,350. Value to Brunel £337,600.
- Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Food Retailing – Investigation of the application of the PAS 2050 methodology to food distribution and retail, Funded by DEFRA, (December 2007-June 2009) £72,000.
- Investigation of the Application of the PAS 2050 methodology to assess the GHG emissions from service industries. Funded by DEFRA, (July 2008-June 2009), £20,000.
- Thermodynamics and heat transfer
- Air conditioning and refrigeration
- Building services design
- Energy Systems