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Dr. Anthony Robinson

Associate Professor (Mechanical & Manuf. Eng)

My specific expertise is in experimental and computational thermal sciences. I have 20 years experience in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and applied energy research in Ireland, France, Canada and parts of Africa. I am the author of over 100 peer reviewed papers. Also author of 60 technical reports for industry, business and professional organisations and 5 patents. In-line with national and global energy priorities, myself and my 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 green house 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.
  Applied thermodynamics and energy   Computational Fluid Dynamics   Heat Transfer   Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning   Space technology   Thermal Engineering   Thermosciences Engineering
 Scalability Assessment of TEG-Stoves in Rural Off-The-Grid Malawi
 Solid State Thermal Interface Material
 Thermal Management of Remote Radio Heads
 Development of Infrared and Energy Assessment Methodologies and Tools
 Reliability of Thermal Interface Materials

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Centre for Telecomunications Value-Chain Research 2005 Present
M.J. Deasy, S. M. O'Shaughnessy*, L. Archer, A.J. Robinson, Electricity Generation from a Biomass Cookstove with MPPT Power Management and Passive Liquid Cooling, Energy for Sustainable Development, 43, 2018, p162 - 172, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Robinson A.J, Tan W, Kempers R, Colenbrander J, Bushnell N, Chen R, A new hybrid heat sink with impinging micro-jet arrays and microchannels fabricated using high volume additive manufacturing, Annual IEEE Semiconductor Thermal Measurement and Management Symposium, 2017, 2017, pp179 - 186, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Battaglioli S, McFadden S, Robinson A.J, Numerical simulation of Bridgman solidification of binary alloys, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 104, 2017, p199 - 211, Notes: [Export Date: 27 September 2016], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Razeeb K.M, Dalton E, Cross G.L.W, Robinson A.J, Present and future thermal interface materials for electronic devices, International Materials Reviews , 2017, p1-21-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Gibbons M.J, Robinson A.J, Heat transfer characteristics of single cone-jet electrosprays, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 113, 2017, p70 - 83, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Battaglioli S, Robinson A.J, McFadden S, Axisymmetric front tracking model for the investigation of grain structure evolution during directional solidification, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 115, 2017, p592 - 605, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Byrne A, Byrne G, Robinson A, Compact facility for testing steady and transient thermal performance of building walls, Energy and Buildings, 152, 2017, p602 - 614, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Robinson A.J, Lesage A.F.J, Reilly A, McGranaghan G, Byrne G, O'Hegarty R, Kinnane O, A new transient method for determining thermal properties of wall sections, Energy and Buildings, 142, 2017, p139 - 146, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
M.J. Deasy, N. Baudin, S. M. O'Shaughnessy, A.J. Robinson, Simulation-Driven Design of a Passive Liquid Cooling System for a Thermoelectric Generator, Applied Energy, 205, 2017, p499 - 510, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Miroslaw Seredyński, Sara Battaglioli, Robin Mooney, A Robinson, Jerzy Banaszek, Shaun McFadden, Code-to-code verification of an axisymmetric model of the Bridgman solidification process for alloys, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, 27, (5), 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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A.J. Robinson, EHD Augmentation and Control of Heat Transfer Rates during Convective Boiling., 50th European Two Phase Flow Group Meeting, Udine, Italy, 2012, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robinson, A.J., Technologies for the Global South, Engineers Without Borders Seminar Series, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland., 2012, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robinson, A.J., Bubble Growth With & Without Electric Fields: New Experiments & Simulations, Topical Seminars in Nucleate Boiling, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2012, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robinson, A.J., The Dynamics of Spherical Bubble Growth during Homogeneous Nucleate Boiling, CETHIL Seminar Series, Centre de Thermique de Lyon, INSA-Lyon, France, 2011, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robinson, A.J., Electrohydrodynamics, Jour de CETHIL, Centre de Thermique de Lyon, INSA-Lyon, France, 2010, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Robinson, A.J., Thoughts and Perspectives on Thermal Marangoni Convection, Réunion du GdR SYREDI, Institut de Méchanique des Fluids de Toulouse, Toulouse, France., 2010, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Tony Robinson, Liam Power, Gerry Byrne, Thermal Characteristics of a 100V CVP Space Heater, Technical Report, Ireland, Glen-Dimplex R&D, 2009, Report, PUBLISHED
Sergio Di Bari and Anthony J. Robinson, Numerical Simulation of Bubble Growth from a Submerged Orifice Imbedded in a Flat Surface, Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Dublin, Ireland., Irish Mechanics Society, 2008, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Radulescu C. and Robinson A.J., Numerical study of the confinement influence on Marangoni - thermocapillary convection around a bubble of fixed shape, Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Dublin, Ireland, Irish Mechanics Society, 2008, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
R. O'Connor, K. Kerrigan, G. Vigna, H. Jouhara, A. J. Robinson, Finite Element Modelling Analysis of the Effective Thermal Conductivity in Liquid Saturated Wicks, Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Joint Symposium on Advances in Mechanics, Dublin, Ireland., Irish Mechanics Society, 2008, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED


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Ontario Graduate Scholar 1994 - 1995
Ontario Graduate Scholar for Science and Technology 1998 - 2000
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Scholar 1996 - 1998
My research interests centre around the thermo-fluid sciences. These include both experimental and computational investigations of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid dynamics. I enjoy research topics which address fundamental issues in the thermal sciences as well as integrated technologies for real life thermal management problems. Specific topics of interest include Nucleate pool boiling Bubble dynamics Thermocapillary (Marangoni) convection Convective two phase flows Electrohydrodynamics (EHD) Electrosprays Heat pipes and thermosyphons Jet impingement heat transfer Thermal interface materials Thermal conductivity measurement Thermoelectricity Energy and buildings Efficient biomass technologies Phase change materials Energy for sustainable development