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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Efficient, Smart, and Reliable HVAC&R Equipment


Engineering Laboratory, Energy and Environment Division

opportunity location
50.73.21.B6152 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 improve the efficiency and reliability of vapor compression refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. The scope of the research program includes (1) system and component studies through laboratory measurements and computer simulations, (2) development of advanced simulation tools for optimized component and system design using evolutionary computation optimization schemes, (3) development of fault detection and diagnostic methodologies, (4) implementation of MicroElectroMechanical Systems in HVAC&R equipment as sensors for fault detection and diagnostics schemes, and (5) experimental investigation into heat transfer enhancements for refrigerant/lnanolubricant mixtures.


key words
Air conditioning; Fault detection; 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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