Associate Professor John Pye

BE/BSc (Melb), PhD (UNSW)
Lecturer, Research School of Engineering
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
Project convenor, ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific

John Pye is a Lecturer in the Solar Thermal group of the Research School of Engineering.

His main research area is high-temperature solar thermal energy systems, with a focus on modelling and simulation. He also has interests in non-imaging optics, two-phase flow, thermoeconomic optimisation, and solar-chemical energy systems.

Associate Professor Pye is also convenor of the Renewable Metal Refining project in the ANU Grand Challenge: Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific.

Research interests

High-temperature solar thermal energy.
Energy systems analysis and modelling.
Thermodynamics and heat transfer.
Optical and structural optimisation of concentrators.
Two-phase flow boiling.
Solar gasification of biomass for fuel production.
Solar thermal electricity.
Cloud-tracking for solar thermal system performance prediction.
Grid integration of solar thermal electricity plants with storage.



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