Newcastle University Singapore

Staff Profile

Dr Steven Tay

Assistant Professor

Background

Dr Tay is an Assistant Professor with Newcastle University Singapore.


Qualifications

PhD (Mechanical Engineering), University of South Australia

BEng (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering), University of South Australia


Awards

2016: Sir George Julius Medal (Mechanical College Awards)

2015: Winner, ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology (please click here for media release)

2014: Runners-up, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services (ARBS) Industry Awards (Refrigeration Project Excellence)

2012: Best PhD Thesis Award from the School of Engineering, University of South Australia

2012: Winner, Australia Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) Award (Excellence in HVAC and Refrigeration Research)

2012-2015: Australian Renewable Energy Agency Postdoctoral Fellowship

2009-2012: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

2009-2012: University of South Australia Postgraduate Award

2006 & 2007: University of South Australia Chancellor's Letters of Commendation


Patents

Innovation patent (AU2013101456), “A coolroom refrigeration arrangement and a method of operation thereof” (2014)


Research

Research Interests

·   Design and optimisation of thermal energy storage systems using phase change materials for refrigeration and solar power plant applications.

·   Investigation of transportable heat transfer enhancement techniques.

·   Development and analysis of phase change materials.

·   Integrating phase change materials into air-conditioning system to improve overall efficiency.

·  Computer Modelling and Simulation - Modelling and simulation of heat transfer process of phase change thermal energy storage systems.


 Current Projects

·  Maximising solar PV with phase change thermal energy storage, Australian Renewable Energy Agency, 2016-2019


Publications