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Jawad Sarwar

PhD Researcher


Jawad Sarwar is a PhD researcher in the Dublin Energy Laboratory based at the Focas Institute at the Dublin Institute of Technology. The PhD research, supervised by Dr Sarah McCormack, Dr. Ming Jun Huang and Prof Brian Norton, is focused on model development to simulate the evolution of temperature and its regulation in building integrated photovoltaics (PV) using phase change materials (PCM). Phase change material is integrated on the back of the PV to regulate temperature by absorbing latent heat of fusion during solid-liquid phase change to maintain characterization efficiency of the crystalline PV. It is hoped that developed and validated model will analyze the increase in efficiency of PV in different outdoor conditions, devise the methods to extract heat from PCM for water and space heating and optimize system for maximum solar to electrical conversion efficiency as well as cost effectiveness.

Jawad graduated from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan in 2001 with BSc in Mechanical Engineering and completed MSc in Computational Engineering from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany in 2008.Jawad did his master research thesis in collaboration of Dublin Energy Lab, DIT Ireland and Aerodynamik und Strömungsmechanik im Bauwesen, RUB, Germany. He has also worked as Assistant Manager in material research division of Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) prior to commencing the M.Sc.




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