Research Assistant, Department of The Built Environment
Two (2) research assistant positions are available in the project that research on an innovation in air-conditioning (AC) and fan systems to achieve low energy cooling at warmer indoor temperature setpoints without compromising occupant satisfaction. It involves the synergistic contribution from adaptability in AC design and operation in combination with 2 levels of fan control (at the ceiling level and at the individual level).
The project involves the design, implementation, evaluation of an adaptable cooling coil and its control, using multiple sensor information. This is envisaged to dynamically respond to a wide range of load conditions, and yet maintain an efficient energy performance and effective cooling, dehumidification and ventilation requirements.
The integration with occupant preferences is achieved via a common ceiling fan system that functions to mix the indoor air as the AC supply is envisaged to be delivered with minimum ductwork in the premises and relies on the ceiling fan to achieve requisite mixing. At the individual level, desk-based fans will be controlled to the preference on an as-preferred basis.
This first position is to focus on AC design, control, procurement, systems coordination, control and measurements. Several scenarios (involving interventions of load) are involved. Familiarity with thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, control, and data analytics are advantageous. Both laboratory and field work are involved.
This position require ability to work independently in their respective work scope, and in collaboration with the PI and the post-doctoral research fellow who would oversee their work.
- Bachelors in Engineering or equivalent
- M Eng (Engineering) or equivalent preferred
- Familiarity with thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, control, and data analytics are advantageous. Both laboratory and field work are involved.
- Some relevant work experience in AC design and control is preferred
Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: School of Design And Environment
Department : Building
Employee Referral Eligible: No