Two plenary lectures of LAHDE members on Thermag IX 2020
On the international Conference on caloric cooling, which will be held in June 2020 in Maryland USA, prof. dr. Andrej Kitanovski (magnetoaloric cooling) and assist. prof. dr. Jaka Tušek (elastocaloric cooling – ERC project SUPERCOOL) will present their work in two pelnary lectures:
Kitanovski: The Future of the Magnetocaloric Energy Conversion
Tušek: From the Elastocaloric Effect Toward an Efficient Refrigeration and Heat Pumping Devices: State-of-the-art and future prospective
Andrej Kitanovski Ph.D., is head of the research group in the field of refrigeration and heat pumping at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. The scientific research activities of Prof. Kitanovski mainly involve investigations and the development of new caloric energy-conversion technologies and thermal control elements. In 2004, he was a co-founder of the IIR International Magnetic Cooling Working party, which established well-known IIR Thermag conferences, and which today cover with their topics the research and development of all caloric technologies worldwide. He is a member of several international associations, such are IIR, ASHRAE. ASME. and MRS.
Jaka Tušek, Ph.D., is an Assistant professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) in the field of Thermal and Environmental Engineering. In 2018, he received an ERC Starting Grant for research on elastocaloric refrigeration and heat-pumping. He is the co-author of 28 scientific papers, one book and two patents, all in the field of caloric cooling.