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Jo Darkwa

Professor of Energy Storage Technologies, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Professor Jo Darkwa is part of the Architecture, Energy and Environment Research Group.

Research Summary

My research interests cover the following areas:

Energy Storage in Phase Change Materials (PCM), Thermochemical Energy storage systems, Energy Conversion and Sustainable systems, Low Carbon Construction Materials, Integrated Environmental Energy Management, Low Energy Buildings, Desiccant Technology, Integrated PV/PCM/Thermoelectric systems, Indoor Air Quality, Green roofs, Energy modelling, Green Transport Technology, Total Quality Environmental Management, Green Refrigeration and Air Conditioning systems.

I welcome inquiries from potential PhD candidates with an outstanding academic record and an interest in the above or related topics.

Selected Publications

  • WEIGUANG SU, JO DARKWA and GEORGIOS KOKOGIANNAKIS, 2017. Development of microencapsulated phase change material for solar thermal energy storage Applied Thermal Engineering. 112, 1205-1212
  • DARKWA J and SU W., 2017. Multiphase-Change Materials for Energy Storage Application in Buildings Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer.
  • LI, Y., DARKWA, J. and KOKOGIANNAKIS, G., 2017. Heat transfer analysis of an integrated double skin façade and phase change material blind system Building and Environment. 125, 111-121
  • WEIGUANG SU, JO DARKWA, GEORGIOS KOKOGIANNAKIS, TONGYU ZHOU and YILIN LI, 2017. Preparation of microencapsulated phase change materials (MEPCM) for thermal energy storage Energy Procedia. 12, 95-101
  • SHAO J, DARKWA J and KOKOGIANNAKIS G, 2016. Development of a novel phase change material emulsion for cooling systems Renewable Energy. 87, 509-516
  • YEBOAH, S. K. and DARKWA, J., 2016. A critical review of thermal enhancement of packed beds for water vapour adsorption Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 58, 1500-1520
  • BOURIKAS L, PATRICK A.B. JAMES, ABU BAKR S. BAHAJ, MARK F. JENTSCH, TIANFENG SHEN, DAVID H.C. CHOW and DARKWA J, 2016. A simplified 3D urban unit representation for urban micro-climate simulations and the transformation of typical hourly simulation-ready weather data files for locations inside a city Future Cities and Environment.
  • DARKWA, J. and SU, W., 2016. Multiphase change materials for energy storage application in buildings In: 14th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference.
  • DARKWA J, SU W and ZHOU T, 2015. Evaluation of Thermal Energy Dynamics in a Compacted High-Conductivity Phase-Change Material Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. 24-34
  • ZHOU, T., DARKWA, J. and KOKOGIANNAKIS, G., 2015. Thermal evaluation of laminated composite phase change material gypsum board under dynamic conditions Renewable Energy. 78, 448-456
  • SHAO, J., DARKWA, J. and KOKOGIANNAKIS, G., 2015. Review of phase change emulsions (PCMEs) and their applications in HVAC systems Energy and Buildings. 94, 200-217
  • SU, W., DARKWA, J. and KOKOGIANNAKIS, G., 2015. Review of solid-liquid phase change materials and their encapsulation technologies Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 48, 373-391
  • SHAO J, DARKWA J and KOKOGIANNAKIS G, 2015. Numerical study of laminar heat transfer and pressure drop of Phase Change Material Emulsion (PCME) in Coiled Tubes In: 14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2015, Nottingham UK.
  • YILIN L, DARKWA J and KOKOGIANNAKIS G, 2015. Experimental Evaluation of an Integrated Phase Change Material Blind System for Double Skin Façade Buildings In: , 14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2015, Nottingham UK.
  • SU W, DARKWA J and KOKOGIANNAKIS G, 2015. Simulation of thermal performance of laminated microencapsulated multiphase change material in buildings In: 14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2015, 25th - 27th of August 2015, Nottingham, UK¬.
  • YEBOAH S and DARKWA J, 2015. Numerical Investigation of the Thermal Performance of Water Based Closed Loop Oscillating Heat Pipe (CLOHP) In: 14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies – SET 2015, 25th - 27th of August 2015, Nottingham, UK¬.
  • DARKWA J, LI Y and CHOW DHC, 2014. Heat transfer and air movement behaviour in a double-skin façade Sustainable Cities and Society. 10, 130-139
  • KOKOGIANNAKIS G and DARKWA J., 2014. A combined experimental and simulation method for appraising the energy performance of green roofs in Ningbo’s Chinese climate Building Simulation: An International Journal. 7, 13-20
  • DU D, DARKWA J. and KOKOGIANNAKIS G., 2014. Numerical modelling and simulation of an integrated TEG/PCM system for the enhancement of PV power output In: 12th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
  • WEIGUANG S, DARKWA J. and KOKOGIANNAKIS G., 2014. Development of high melting temperature microencapsulated phase change material for compacted thermal energy storage bed In: 12th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
  • KOKOGIANNAKIS G, DARKWA J. and DECRUZ A, 2014. Simulating thermochromic and heat mirror glazing systems in hot and cold climates In: 5th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, Cardiff, UK.
  • ZHOU T., DARKWA J. and KOKOGIANNAKIS G., 2014. Numerical and experimental analysis into the thermal performance of a novel phase change material gypsum board In: 12th International Energy Conversion Engineering; Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
  • YEBOAH SK and DARKWA J., 2014. Thermal Enhancement of Adsorption in A Solid Desiccant Packed Bed Dehumidifier In: 12th International Energy Conversion Engineering; 28-30 July, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
  • KOKOGIANNAKLIS G., DARKWA J. and LIU X., 2014. Green living wall types and development of coupled energy and moisture balance models for whole building energy performance assessments. In: The World Sustainable Building 2014 Conference. Barcelona, Spain..
  • DECRUZ A., KOKOGIANNAKIS G., DARKWA J., YUAN K. and STRACHAN P, 2014. Development of databases for facilitating green roof energy simulation assessments In: 2nd International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM2). Aberdeen, UK.
  • ZHOU T. and DARKWA J., 2014. Experimental evaluation of non-deform phase change material gypsum board In: The 6th International Conference on Applied Energy, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • DARKWA J, SUBA G. and KOKOGIANNAKIS G, 2013. Investigation into the thermopysical properties and energy dynamics of an intensive green roof JP Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 7(1), 65-84
  • DARKWA, J, SU W. and CHOW DHC, 2013. Heat dissipation effect on a borehole heat exchanger coupled with a Heat Pump Applied Thermal Engineering. 60(1-2), 234-241
  • DARKWA J. and LI Y., 2013. Thermal simulation and evaluation of a double skin façade system In: 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC), San Jose, USA, 14 July – 17 July.
  • DARKWA J and SU W, 2013. Thermal modelling and simulation of composite high conductivity laminated microencapsulated phase change material JP Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 11(2), 113-128
  • DU D, DARKWA J and KOKOGIANNAKIS G, 2013. Thermal management systems for Photovoltaics (PV) installations: A critical review Solar Energy. 97, 238-254
  • QU Y, QUAN C, DARKWA J and CHOW DHC, 2013. A Survey on the Influential Factors in Energy Performance Contracting Process in China, Applied Mechanics and Materials. 357-360, 2768-2774
  • DARKWA J, 2013. Novel composite microencapsulated phase change tablet In: 40th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release SocietyJuly 21-24, Hawaii Convention Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • SHEN T, CHOW DHC, CUIT T and DARKWA J, 2013. Generating a modified weather data file for the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. In: 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (26th-29th August, 2013), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK.
  • CHOW DHC., DARKWA J. and KELLY M, 2013. The Effects of Future Climate Change on Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings in China Power and Energy Engineering. 1, 16-24
  • BOURIKAS L., SHEN T., JAMES PAB., CHOW DHC, JENTSCH MF., DARKWA J. and BAHAJ AS., 2013. Addressing the Challenge of Interpreting Microclimatic Weather Data Collected from Urban Sites Power and Energy Engineering. 7-15
  • DARKWA J and FRAZER S, 2012. Performance of an integrated Solar Absorption Cooling System in a Sub-tropical Region International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies. 7(3), 199-207
  • KOKOGIANNAKIS. G, DARKWA J and TUOHY P., 2012. Impact of material surface properties on building performance across a variety of climates International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies. 7(3), 188-186
  • DARKWA J, SU O. and ZHOU T, 2012. Development of Non-Deform Micro-Encapsulated Phase Change Energy Storage Tablets Applied Energy. 98, 441-447
  • CHOW DHC and DARKWA J, 2012. Climate Change and the Development of Low-Carbon Buildings in the Yangtze River Delta Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology (New Series). 18(2), 21- 27
  • KOKOGIANNAKIS G. and DARKWA J, 2012. A simulation-based framework for a mapping tool that assesses the energy performance of green roofs In: Proceedings of International Congress on Informatics, Environment, Energy and Applications (IEEA 2012). Singapore.
  • IANAKIEV A and DARKWA J, 2012. Fast algorithm for modelling fluid flow in rotomoulding International Journal of Design Engineering. 5(2), 142-157
  • DARKWA J, KOKOGIANNAKIS J and SUBA G, 2012. Effectiveness of an intensive green roof in a sub-tropical region Building Services Engineering Research and Technology. 34(4), 417–432
  • KOKOGIANNAKIS G. and DARKWA J, 2011. A simulation-based framework for a mapping tool that assesses the energy performance of green roofs Journal of Energy Procedia. 1-5
  • DARKWA J and ZHOU T, 2011. Enhanced laminated composite phase change material for energy storage Energy Conversion and Management. 52, 810–815
  • DARKWA J, KOKOGIANNAKIS G, MAGADZIRE CL and YUAN K, 2011. Theoretical and practical evaluation of an Earth-tube (E-tube) ventilation system Energy and Buildings. 43((2-3)), 728-736
  • KOKOGIANNAKIS G, DARKWA J and TIETJE A, 2011. The role of green roofs on reducing heating and cooling loads: a database across Chinese climates Procedia Environmental Sciences. 11, 604 – 610
  • DARKWA J, KOKOGIANNAKIS G and YUAN K, 2011. Evaluation of energy saving potential of green roofs in sub-tropical regions. In: Proceedings of Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC), San Diego, California, USA 641-650
  • DARKWA J and SU O, 2011. Simulation of geometric shapes of microencapsulated phase change materials (MEPCM) particles for thermal enhancement. In: Proceedings of Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC), San Diego, California, USA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 88-98
  • DARKWA J, 2010. Novel Multipart Phase Change Energy Storage Material. In: 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit and 7th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference 2009 12. Curran Associates, Inc.. 8,294
  • CHOW DHC. and DARKWA J, 2010. Climate Change and the Development of Low-Carbon Buildings in the Yangtze River Delta In: LCCA 2010: 1st China-UK Forum on Low Carbon Cities and Architecture, Harbin, PR China, December 2010.
  • DARKWA J, 2010. Road Map for Low Carbon Buildings in China. In: International Construction Symposium, Ningbo-China, November 2010.
  • DARKWA J, 2010. Strategies for Low carbon buildings in China- Which Way? In: International Seminar on Sustainable Energy and Construction, Shanghai August 29, 2010..
  • DARKWA J, 2010. Sustainable energy technologies for Green Buildings. In: International Conference on Urban Development, Shanghai, April 2010.
  • DARKWA J, 2009. Development of a composite laminated phase change material (PCM) for energy storage in buildings Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 1-5
  • XIAO Y., YAN YY., MULEN D and DARKWA J, 2009. Experiments and molecular dynamics simulation of droplets behaviour and phase change in magnesium heat pipe American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 55-61
  • TIETJE C., GINDY N., MILES NJ., DARKWA J. and RUDD CD., 2009. Sustainable Technologies for Sustainable Cities. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (ICMEM), Beijing, P. R. China, October, 2009
  • DARKWA J, 2008. Quasi-Isotropic Laminated Phase Change Material System Applied Energy. 84, 599-607.
  • DARKWA J., 2008. Energy Fact Sheets 2006-2008 for Sweden Research Journal of Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors. 1-16
  • DARKWA J., 2008. Energy Fact Sheets 2006-2008 for Norway Research Journal of Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors. 1-16
  • DARKWA J., 2008. Energy Fact Sheets 2006-2008 for Denmark Research Journal of Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors. 1-22
  • KHADOUR L. and DARKWA J, 2008. Total Quality Environmental Management (TQEM) in the UK construction industry. In: RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA) 2008
  • DARKWA J., 2008. Laminated composite high conductivity phase change material drywall system In: Proc. 6th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC) 28 – 30 Jul 2008, Cleveland Oh, USA.. 1200-1209
  • DARKWA, K., 2007. Theoretical assessment of an integrated phase change concrete-linked cooling system In: 3rd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC), St. Louis, USA.
  • DARKWA, K., IANAKIEV, A. and O'CALLAGHAN, P.W., 2006. Modelling and simulation of adsorption process in a fluidised bed thermochemical energy reactor Applied Thermal Engineering. 26(8-9), 838-845
  • DARKWA, K. and O'CALLAGHAN, P.W., 2006. Simulation of phase change drywalls in a passive solar building Applied Thermal Engineering. 26(8-9), 853-858
  • DARKWA. K, O''CALLAGHAN, P.W, 2006. Phase change drywalls in a passive solar building Applied Energy. 83(5), 413-536
  • DARKWA, K., 2006. Agitated fluidised bed thermochemical energy storage for industrial waste heat recovery system In: Proc. Ist International Energy 2030 Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • AL-HABAIBEH, A., REDGATE, J. and DARKWA, K., 2006. Investigation into thermal performance of buildings in the UK Using Infrared Thermography. In: A collection of technical papers: 4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC): San Diego, California, 26-29 June 2006, Volume 1: Direct energy conversion Power resources 1. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 1550
  • DARKWA, K., 2006. Mathematical Modelling of a Composite Quasi-Isotropic Laminated PCM System,. In: A collection of technical papers: 4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC) : San Diego, California, 26-29 June 2006, Volume 1: Direct energy conversion Power resources 1. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 1550
  • AL-HABAIBEH A., REDGATE J. and DARKWA K., 2006. Optimum efficiency induction motor drives for the electric vehicle application. In: A collection of technical papers: 4th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC) : San Diego, California, 26-29 June 2006, Volume 1: Direct energy conversion Power resources 1. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 1550
  • DARKWA, K. and KIM, J.S., 2005. Thermal analysis of composite phase change drywall systems Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. 127, 352-356
  • DARKWA, K. and KIM, J.-S., 2005. Dynamics of energy storage in phase change drywall systems International Journal of Energy Research. 29(4), 335-343
  • IANAKIEV A. and DARKWA K, 2005. Modelling of Novel Energy Efficient Passive Vent system Journal of Applied Energy. 67, 45-52
  • DARKWA J., 2005. Effective Energy Management Practices towards Sustainable Development In: European Union Conference on Development of Integrated Energy Data Management in South-East Europe, Tirana, Albania, December 2005.
  • DARKWA K., 2005. Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Phase Change Drywalls for Heating Application in a Passive Solar Building. In: A Collection of Technical Papers: 3rd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Francisco, California, USA, 15-18, August 2005, Volume 2, ISBN:1563477343, 9781563477348 2. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 1972
  • DARKWA, K. and KIM, J-S, 2004. Heat Transfer in Neuron-composite Laminated Phase Change Drywall Journal of Power and Enery, Proc Instn. Mech Engrs. Part A. 218, 83-88
  • DARKWA K., 2004. Evaluation of fluidized bed thermochemical energy reacto. In: 3rd International Conference on Heat Powered Cycles, Larnaca, Cyprus 14-25
  • DARKWA K., 2004. Novel development of Fluidised Bed Thermochemical Energy Reactor In: Annex 17, International Energy Agency (IEA) – Advance Thermal Energy Storage through Phase Change Materials and Chemical Reactions, Tsinghua October 2004, University of Beijing, China..
  • DARKWA K., 2004. Modelling of an Agitated Fluidised Bed Thermochemical Energy Storage System. In: Proc. 2nd International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, August 2004, Providence, USA, American Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics, ISBN 81- 7736-225-9
  • DARKWA K., 2004. Evaluation of non-grid AC/DC Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system for small and medium enterprises sector. In: 2nd World Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection. held in Rome, Italy, 10-14 May 2004. ISBN: 88-89407-04-
  • KIM JS. and DARKWA J, 2003. Simulation of an Integrated PCM-Wallboard System International Journal of Energy Research. 27(3), 215-223
  • DARKWA K., 2003. Thermal Assessment of Integrated Phase Change Drywall Systems. In: Proc. 1st International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, 17-21 Aug. 2003, Portsmouth, USA. ISBN: 1-4244-0391- X
  • KIM JS. and DARKWA J., 2002. Enhanced Performance of Laminated PCM Wallboard for Thermal Energy Storage in Buildings Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 647-651
  • DARKWA K and PRICE G., 2002. Theoretical and experimental Evaluation of Low energy liquid-based dehumidifier Journal of Energy Research. 56, 1005-12
  • DARKWA K., 2002. Numerical investigation into encapsulated composite PCM for under floor heating system in buildings International Journal of Energy Research. 24-30
  • DARKWA K., 2002. Enhanced Performance of Laminated PCM Wallboard for Thermal Energy Storage in Buildings. In: Proceedings of the 37th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference 2002, July 29-31, Washington DC, USA Piscataway, N.J. : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, c2002..
  • DARKWA K, 2001. Sustainable energy management practises in an energy-economy. In: International Society of Optical Engineering vol 4566 165-172
  • DARKWA K., 2001. Evaluation of an Encapsulated Neuron-Composite Phase Change Material (PCM) for Drywall System. In: Proceedings American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2001 1177-1180
  • DARKWA K and O'CALLAGHAN PW, 2001. Energy Management Strategy for a Sustainable Energy-Economy In: An International Conference on Sustainable Economic Development and Sound Resource Management in Central Asia; October 2001, Uzbekistan.
  • DARKWA K, 2001. Multimedia-based Energy Management Tool for Manufacturing System In: Symposium on Intelligent Systems for Advanced Manufacturing, 28-31 October 2001, Newton, Massachusetts, USA.
  • IDAN CK., YAHAYA YY. and DARKWA K., 2001. Quality Function Deployment – Past, Present and Future directions. In: 16th International Conference on Production Research ICPR-16; 292 July – 3 August 2001, Praha, Czech Republic,
  • IDAN CK., YAHAYA YY. and DARKWA K., 2001. A Framework for the application of QFD in Construction. In: 16th International Conference on Production Research ICPR-16; 292 July – 3 August 2001, Praha, Czech Republic
  • DARKWA K., 2001. Experimental Evaluation of Low energy liquid-based In: Renewable Energy Symposium, Institute of Sustainable Development in Business, Nottingham, UK. October, 2001..
  • DARKWA K., 2001. Effects of melting temperature and phase change zone of PCM in heating application. In: Annexe 10, International Energy Agency (IEA), June 2000, Stockholm – Sweden.
  • DARKWA K., 2000. Mathematical Evaluation of Phase Change Wall Systems for reducing energy consumption in buildings and CO2 emissions in the U.K Journal of Architectural Science Review. 43(4), 221-228
  • DARKWA K., 2000. Thermochemical Energy Storage in inorganic oxides: An Experimental Evaluation Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering. 18(6), 387-400
  • DARKWA K., 1999. Evaluation of regenerative phase change drywalls: Low energy buildings application International Journal of Energy Research. 23, 1205-1212
  • DARKWA K., 1999. Modelling of an Internal Combustion Engine-powered desiccant cooling system. In: 32nd International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation, June 1999, ISATA, Vienna, Austria, ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 0-7680-0305-9
  • DARKWA J., 1999. Development of Pressurised Hot water powered Engine In: Applied Energy Research Symposium, 1999, Nottingham, UK.
  • DARKWA J., 1998. Minimisation of pollutants and energy consumption in the road transport sector. In: Proceeding, East Midlands Region Environmental Conference, UK, 1998.
  • DARKWA K, 1997. Experimental studies of a thermochemical energy store for automobile application Journal of Automobile Engineering, IMechE D4.. 211, 347-360
  • DARKWA K. and O'CALLAGHAN PW., 1997. Green Transport Technology (GTT): Analytical studies of a thermochemical store for minimising energy consumption and air pollution from automobile engines. Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering. 17, 603-614
  • DARKWA J., 1997. Thermal Energy Storage in the Power Generation Sector In: East Midlands Energy Institute Symposium, Nottingham, UK, 1997.
  • DARKWA K., 1997. Modelling of human powered refrigeration system for vaccine storage In: Institute of Refrigeration Symposium, Cranfield, UK, 1997.
  • DARKWA K, 1997. Desiccant Cooling and dehumidification for the Built Environment In: Renewable Energy Symposium, Institute of Sustainable Development in Business, East Midlands, 1998.
  • DARKWA K and O'CALLAGHAN PW., 1996. Energy Usage and Environmental Pollution in the UK: Which Sector Dominates? Journal of Power and Energy. 210, 3-14
  • DARKWA K, 1996. Road Transport and Pollution Control. In: 29th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation, ISATA, Florence, Italy, 1996
  • DARKWA K and O'CALLAGHAN PW., 1995. Energy UK 2011? Give Us Just a Little More Time Journal of Energy World. 11-14
  • DARKWA J., 1995. Integrated environmental-energy technology for the road transport sector. In: Proceeding, East Midlands Region Environmental Conference, UK, 1995.
  • DARKWA J., 1995. Minimisation of pollutants and energy consumption in the road transport sector In: Proceeding, East Midlands Region Environmental Conference, Nottingham,UK, 1995..
  • DARKWA K., 1993. Thermal Energy Storage in the Transport Sector Journal of Energy World. 15-19
  • DARKWA K., 1993. Biomass Energy Application in a developed economy In: International Conference on Biomass Research, UK..
  • DARKWA K., 1993. Application of Thermal Energy Storage in the Building Sector In: International Symposium on Energy systems for the Built Environment, Cranfield University, 1993.

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