Energy Systems and Transport Phenomena Lab (ESTP) – Djilali Group

Arash Ash studying jet-in-crossflow using PIV

Arash Ash studying jet-in-crossflow using PIV

Our researchers develop safety measures for hydrogen based renewable energy systems.

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Wind integration and smart grid simulation

Wind integration and smart grid simulation

Our researchers investigate the impact of smart grid technologies on the integration of wind power.

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ESTP retreat at Pearson College/Race Rocks

ESTP retreat

The ESTP group retreat of 2014 at Pearson College/Race Rocks

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Fuel cell technology

Dr. Djilali and Hamed Akbari discuss installing fibre sensors to fuel cells

ESTP researchers investigate transport processes related to fuel cell operation, including mass transport, heat transfer, and electrochemical/chemical reactions

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Experimental characterization using focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopy

Pore scale modeling of PEMFC catalyst layers

A central focus of our lab is the transport of mass, heat, and charged species (ions, electron) in various porous media

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Welcome to the ESTP Lab

The Energy Systems and Transport Phenomena lab is part of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) at the University of Victoria. Our work focuses on energy conversion technologies and energy systems analysis. We specifically explore: fundamental transport phenomena (fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, charged species transport and electrochemistry) relevant to emerging energy technologies, fuel cells and hydrogen systems; demand response strategies in electricity grids to facilitate large scale integration of renewable energy and electric vehicles; and long term impacts of climate change on energy and water systems.We investigate fundamental transport phenomena (fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, charged species transport and electrochemisty) relevant to emerging energy technologies, fuel cells and hydrogen systems.

We explore novel technologies to promote the large-scale integration of renewable energy. The current themes of research under investigation are:

  • Fuel cells
  • Transport in porous media
  • Hydrogen dispersion and safety
  • Wind energy integration

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Director Ned Djilali explains his central research area: transport phenomena