Phase change materials for improvement of thermal comfort and energy efficiency in buildings

Researchers of Laboratory for Refrigeration and District Energy (LAHDE, process engineering) participated in a research on improving thermal comfort and energy efficiency in buildings using phase-change materials. The research was carried out in Laboratory for Heating, Sanitary, Solar and Air Conditioning Engineering (LOSK, process engineering), also by participation of researchers Read more…

Design and comparison of electro-permanent magnetic field sources for magnetocaloric heat pumps

Researchers at the Laboratory for Refrigeration and District Energy (LAHDE, Process Engineering), in collaboration with researcher from the Laboratory for Structure Evaluation (LAVEK), have conducted a comprehensive study of the design, numerical analyses and experimental validation of various electro-permanent magnetic structures that can be used in magnetocaloric refrigeration. The research Read more…

A conceptual design of a thermal switch capacitor in a magnetocaloric device

Researchers at the Laboratory for Refrigeration and District Energy (LAHDE, Process Engineering), in collaboration with researchers from the Laboratory for Tribology and interface nanotechnology (TINT), have conducted a comprehensive study of the thermal properties of thermal switch capacitors used in magnetocaloric devices. The research results were published in the Journal Read more…

International Conference SZE 2023

The Slovenian Energy Association (SZE) organized the International Conference SZE 2023 in Portorož between June 4th and June 6th, 2023. The main theme of the conference was Energy efficiency and sustainable, secure, and accessible energy supply. We participated in the conference with the following contribution:Developments on thermoelectric heat pump booster Read more…

LAHDE annual report: 2021

LAHDE Scientific annual report: Published papers MAIORINO, Angelo, DEL DUCA, Manuel Gesù, TOMC, Urban, TUŠEK, Jaka, KITANOVSKI, Andrej, APREA, Ciro. A numerical modelling of a multi-layer LaFeCoSi active magnetic regenerator by using artificial neural networks. Applied thermal engineering, ISSN 1359-4311. [Print ed.], Oct. 2021, vol. 197, str. 1-13, ilustr. https://www.sciencedirect. Read more…

We are hiring!

 We are hiring /job advertisementThe Laboratory for Refrigeration and District Energy at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (University of Ljubljana) is actively seeking qualified researchers with diverse experience and education levels (M.Sc. or PhD) to support its scientific (academic) and industry-related research and development projects. The group develops state-of-the-art and Read more…