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Christopher Wilson

Dr

  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20152020
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Personal profile

Biography

Chris is a research associate working in the Centre for Sustainable Technologies in the School of the Built Environment. Chris has worked in research since completing his Masters in Environmental Engineering in 2011 at Queen's University Belfast, subsequently working as a research assistant until 2014 in the area of aquifer characterisation, borehole monitoring and geophysical data acquisition. After this Chris commenced his PHD at Ulster University which focussed on the integration of heat pumps coupled with thermal energy storage into domestic houses as a retrofit for oil or gas boilers. The research focussed on designing a low cost smart grid capable controller allowing dynamic charging and discharging of the energy store in response to real-time and forecast electricity grid demand. The system was installed in an occupied test house on the University campus and operational performance was monitored and analysed. Chris took up the position of research associate in 2018 with current research focussing on the provision of instantaneous domestic hot water using a heat pump.

Chris's research interests lie in the sustainable use of energy and water resources through the efficient and effective use of technology. Particular interests lie in the electrification of domestic heating, thermal and electrical energy storage, demand side management, smart grids, internet of things, smart cities, renewable energy and electrification of transport.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

Aug 2014Mar 2019

Master, Queen's University Belfast

Sep 2010Oct 2011

Bachelor, Queen's University Belfast

Sep 2005Jun 2008

External positions

Research Assistant, Queen's University Belfast

Mar 2012Jul 2014

Graduate Engineer

Nov 2011Mar 2012

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Research Output 2015 2020

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter

Domestic Demand-Side Response: The Challenge for Heat Pumps in a Future UK-Decarbonised Heat Market

Hewitt, N., Shah, N., Cotter, D., Wilson, C., Le, K., Byrne, R., MacArtain, P. & Huang, M., 2019, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings: Selected Papers from the WREC2018. Sayigh, A. (ed.). p. 735-745

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

wind power
energy efficiency
Wind power
Energy efficiency
Pumps
1 Citation (Scopus)
Cascades (fluid mechanics)
Pumps
Economics
air
Air
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
Thermal energy
Energy storage
Pumps
Temperature
Radiators

High Temperature Air Source Heat Pump Coupled with Thermal Energy Storage: Comparative Performances and Retrofit Analysis

Le, K., Huang, M., Shah, N., Wilson, C., MacArtain, P., Byrne, R. & Hewitt, N., 31 Aug 2018, ICAE2018: conference proceedings . Elsevier, 8 p. (Energy Procedia).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Air source heat pumps
Thermal energy
Energy storage
Pumps
Temperature