Dr John Pye

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Lecturer, Research School of Engineering
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Researcher - Solar Thermal
Researcher - Smart Grid
Researcher - Renewable Fuels
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BE/BSc (Melb), PhD (UNSW)


John Pye is a Lecturer in the Solar Thermal group of the Research School of Engineering.

His main research area is high-temperature solar thermal energy systems, with a focus on modelling and simulation. He also has interests in non-imaging optics, two-phase flow, thermoeconomic optimisation, and solar-chemical energy systems.


Research interests

High-temperature solar thermal energy.
Energy systems analysis and modelling.
Thermodynamics and heat transfer.
Optical and structural optimisation of concentrators.
Two-phase flow boiling.
Solar gasification of biomass for fuel production.
Solar thermal electricity.
Cloud-tracking for solar thermal system performance prediction.
Grid integration of solar thermal electricity plants with storage.

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