Neil Hewitt


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 2995 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
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Neil J Hewitt was appointed Professor of Energy in 2008 and is Director of the Centre for Sustainable Technologies from 2008 until present. He is a Chartered Physicist and Chartered Engineer and is a member of the Institute of Physics, Institute of Refrigeration and the Energy Institute.Professor Hewitt has initiated and worked on numerous significant European and UK Research Council funded research projects that have engaged academia, public and private bodies.Professor Hewitt is an acknowledged expert in the field of heat pumps, both in their development and in their end-use, especially with energy storage in the emerging sector of demand side management.  He has over 100 publications and is a regular invited conference speaker both nationally and abroad.Professor Hewitt, in addition to membership of a number of editorial boards, is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Ambient Energy and is a UK representative of the International Institute of Refrigeration Commission B2 Refrigerating Machinery

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Research Output 2006 2019

Demand-side management study for cascade air-water heat pump coupled with thermal energy storage in the UK domestic sector

Le, K., Huang, M. & Hewitt, N., 31 May 2019, Thermal Energy Challenge Network. 10 p.

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

Open Access
Cascades (fluid mechanics)
Thermal energy
Energy storage

Electricity autoproduction, storage and billing: A case study at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

Hewitt, N., MacArtain, P., Byrne, R. & Ruth, C., 11 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wind turbines

Energy saving potential of high temperature heat pumps in the UK Food and Drink sector

Cooper, S., Hammond, G., Hewitt, N., Norman, J., Tassou, S. & Youssef, W., 31 Mar 2019, 161, p. 142-149 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
Energy conservation

Techno-economic analysis of coal to liquids based on direct coal liquefaction technology

Huang, Y., Rezvani, S., Rolfe, A., Franco, F., Snape, C. & Hewitt, N., 15 May 2019, p. 15-16. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Coal liquefaction
Economic analysis
Cascades (fluid mechanics)