CEEE hosts workshop in collaboration with DTU

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The DTU-UMD Workshop on Energy-Efficient Cooling and Dehumidification Technologies on March 16th had over 50 registrants both in person and online. The workshop was led by CEEE's Dr. Yunho Hwang and Dr. Menghao Qin, Professor of Environmental and Resource Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, and included five presentations.

Dr. Menghao Qin is a Professor of Building Physics and Materials at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He received his Ph.D. in Built Environment at the National Laboratory of Engineering Sciences for the Environment at ULR, France in cooperation with Lund University, Sweden in 2007. He is currently the co-leader of the Building Physics Group at DTU. Prof. Qin's current research topics include smart materials for built environment control (e.g., PCM, MOFs, polymer hydrogel, etc.); hygrothermal performance of buildings; indoor environmental quality (IEQ); and energy-efficient building design.

Dr. Yunho Hwang is a research professor and co-director of the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE).  He is a world-recognized expert for energy efficiency and new innovative energy systems research in the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC). In addition to developing energy-efficient technologies such as two-stage CO2 split cycle, saturation cycle, and hybrid separate sensible and latent cooling technology, he has initiated new innovative research on "Not-in-kind" Refrigeration Systems beyond sorption technologies such as elastocaloric cooling systems and electrochemical compression for natural refrigerants. 


Schedule and Topics:

9:00-9:30 a.m. - "Metal-organic Frameworks (MOFs) for energy-efficient dehumidification and cooling" by Menghao Qin.

9:30-9:50 a.m. - "Development and optimization of novel metal-organic frameworks based humidity pump" by Kan Zu

9:50-10:10 a.m. - "Harnessing more efficient approaches to regulate humidity in the built environment by MOFs" by Shuqing Cui

10:10-10:30 a.m. - "Metal-organic frameworks as emerging candidates for the capture of polar volatile organic compounds" by Ding Dong

10:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.- "Sorption Dehumidification and Separate Sensible and Latent Cooling" by Yunho Hwang

Published March 28, 2023