Materials and Manufacturing

O’Brien, Paul

Assistant Professor,
PhD

Research:

The Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies Laboratory (AM-SET-LAB) is currently focused on the design and development of spectrally selective, photothermal, and thermal energy storage materials that control and utilize solar energy and radiant thermal energy for the advancement of sustainability.

Research areas include: (1) thermal photonic materials designed to control the directionality and spectral distribution of the emissivity and absorptivity of thermal radiation with applications in solar thermal energy utilization and radiative day-time cooling, (2) windows that harvest radiant infrared radiation, and (3) thermal energy storage materials that store sensible heat, latent heat, or the heat of adsorption to subsequently be used to provide building heating, cooling, or power generation.

Laboratory: Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies Laboratory (AM-SET-LAB)

Email: paul.obrien@lassonde.yorku.ca

Office: Bergeron 435F