• Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 1993 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
19992019
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Biography

Dr Mervyn Smyth obtained a 1st Class BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering and PhD for solar energy research both from Ulster University. Dr Smyth has over 7 years’ experience in the HVAC industry prior to taking up the position of Lecturer in Building Services Engineering at Ulster University, followed by a senior lecturer/teaching fellow position with the School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Dr Smyth has also held positions at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia and Domaine Carneros Estate, USA.He was promoted to Reader in Solar Thermal Technologies at Ulster University in 2008. Dr Mervyn Smyth was the NI Regional Chairman of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (2009 to 2012).Dr Smyth has a particular interest in solar thermal systems and has been involved in the design, development, fabrication and evaluation of various types of solar water heating units. He has over 17 years of experience in the experimental characterisation of solar energy technologies under real and simulated conditions and has over 9 years in the integration of passive solar systems and agri-frost protection, conducting numerous field experiments.In addition to his interest in solar thermal systems, he has also conducted research with PVs, energy and the wine industry, anaerobic digestion and building integrated solar.Dr Smyth is the current vice chair of the TU1205 EU COST action on Building Integrated Solar Thermal Systems and the Director of SolaForm Ltd. He has authored over 65 publications to date, including his recently published book investigating the design principles of energy usage and solar augmentation in winery operation.

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Research Output 1999 2019

Building-Integrated Photovoltaic/Thermal (BIPVT): LCA of a façade-integrated prototype and issues about human health, ecosystems, resources

Lamnatou, C., Smyth, M. & Chemisana, D., 10 Apr 2019, 660, p. 1576-1592 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Facades
Ecosystems
Life cycle
life cycle
Health
1 Citation (Scopus)
Solar water heaters
Diodes
Stainless steel
Phase change materials
Evaporators
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
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Developing countries
Energy utilization
Renewable energy resources
Health
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
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Solar water heaters
Facades
Hot Temperature
Space heating
Thermal insulation

Solar Desalination Potential Around the World

Pugsley, A., Zacharopoulos, A., Mondol, J. & Smyth, M., 10 Mar 2018, Renewable Energy Powered Desalination Handbook. Gude, G. (ed.). p. 47-90

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

Global Challenge Pump-Prime workshop: Sustainable Design and Shared Space

Saul Golden (Organiser), Mervyn Smyth (Organiser), John Byrne (Participant), Pilar Fernandez-Ibanez (Participant), Michael Brennan (Participant), David Turnbull (Participant), Francis Agyenim Boateng (Participant)
20 Nov 201721 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

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