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Name Dr Michael Tierney
Job title Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Bristol
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

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Qualifications BSc(UMIST), PhD(Birm), CEng, MIChemE
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Institution of Chemical Engineers
Chartered Engineer
Chartered Scientist
Keywords Heat operated refrigeration
Thermo-economics
Heat utilisation
heat and mass transfer
Computational Fluid Dynamics (proprietary codes)
Areas of expertise My current research areas are (1) adsorption chillers, including build of a solar chiller and development of calorimetric tests to assess performance of refrigerant-sorbent pairs (2) screening candate schemes for utilisation of heat/ waste heat, identifying the optimum scheme in terms of cost, thermodynamic efficiency, ecologcial impact, and user interaction. Before 2006, I was concerned with the use of CFD to optimise the performance of chemical and nuclear plant.