Head of the research group

Professor Michel De Paepe (Bibliography)

Michel De Paepe (°1972) is professor of Thermodynamics in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University.

He graduated as Master of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering at Ghent University in 1995. In 1999 he obtained the PhD in Electro-Mechanical Engineering at Ghent University, graduating on ‘Steam Injected Gas Turbines with Water Recovery’. In 2005 he spent 3 months as a visiting professor at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), doing research on flow regime detection.


        Scientific staff & PhD students

        • Zaaquib Ahmed - 3D modeling of the slab in a walking-beam furnace
        • Wim Beyne - 3D modeling of PCM-foam thermal storage systems
        • Marijn Billiet - gas-liquid distribution of refrigerants in compact heat exhangers (Bibliography)
        • Filip Bronchart - development of efficient dehumidification device for greenhouses (Bibliography)
        • Lien De Backer – Heat, Air and Moisture (HAM) transfer in buildings (Bibliography)
        • Willem Faes - Strategies for the design and predictive maintenance of heat exchangers used in geothermal applications
        • Alihan Kaya - heat transfer and pressure drop of working fluids in subcritical ORCs (Bibliography)
        • Marija Lazova - heat transfer and pressure drop of working fluids in supercritical ORCs (Bibliography)
        • Hugo Monteyne - methodology for affordable sustainable building design for hot and humid climates
        • Jasper Nonneman - test engineer
        • Asal Sharif - composite heat exchangers (Bibliography)
        • Katarina Simić - Development of dynamic heat pump and TES models
        • Ilya T'Jollyn - advanced cooling of power electronics (Bibliography)

        Supporting staff

        • Thomas Blancke
        • Patrick De Pue
        • Frederik Martens

        Former scientific staff