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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

HVAC & R Equipment for High Performance Buildings


Engineering Laboratory, Energy and Environment Division

opportunity location
50.73.21.B7567 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
MARK A. KEDZIERSKI 301.975.5282


Research focuses on ways and means that reduce energy consumption for comfort cooling, heating, and refrigeration equipment in new and existing buildings. The scope of the research program includes (1) low-GWP refrigerants; (2) alternative cooling technologies (e.g., magnetocaloric cooling); (3) experimental and analytical studies of novel/integrated systems and components; (4) advanced modeling and optimization tools for efficiency improvement; (5) development, implementation, and assessment of commissioning procedures and fault detection and diagnostic schemes; and (6) energy storage technologies.



Domanski, P.A., Brignoli, R., Brown, J.S., Kazakov, A.F., McLinden, M.O., 2017. Low-GWP Refrigerants for Medium and High-Pressure Applications, Int. J. Refrig., 84:198-209, doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.08.01

Brignoli R, Brown JS, Skye H, Domanski PA: Refrigerant Performance Evaluation Including Effects of Transport Properties and Optimized Heat Exchangers. International Journal of Refrigeration 80: 52-65, 2017.

McLinden MO, Brown JS, Kazakov AF, Brignoli R, Domanski PA: Limited options for low-global-warming-potential refrigerants. Nature Communications 8: 14476, 2017.

Kedzierski MA, Kang D: Horizontal convective boiling of R448A, R449A, and R452B within a micro-fin tube. Science and Technology for the Built Environment 22: 8, 1090-1103, 2016.

Du Z, Domanski PA, Payne WV: Effect of Common Faults on the Performance of Different Vapor Compression Systems. Applied Thermal Engineering 98: 61-72, 2016.


key words
Air Conditioning; Alternative Cooling Technologies; Fault Detection; Low-GWP Refrigerants; Modeling; Optimization; Refrigeration; Thermal Systems; Thermodynamics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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