Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Solar Thermal Vacuum Engineering

Saim Memon

London South Bank University


Vacuum Glazing Vacuum Insulation Panel Evacuated Tube Collector Vacuum Thermionics Smart Windows Solar Heating Technologies Building Integrated Photovoltaics Vacuum Science Vacuum Systems Phase Change Materials Energy Storage Hermetic Sealing Materials Solar Absorber Concentrated Solar Power Heat Transfer Analysis Advanced Heating System Solar Thermoelectric Generator Concentrating Optics Building Insulation Zero-Energy Buildings Renewable Energy Solar Architecture Intelligent Energy Systems

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The global challenge of climate change, impacting the weather temperatures and sea levels, is a generally accepted concept. There is a great desire to reduce our carbon footprint and make our infrastructure smart and energy-efficient and also an aspiration to mitigate the global energy supply-demand gap.

There is a need to develop a multidisciplinary book that will allow undergraduate/postgraduate students to grow their multidisciplinary knowledge in the area of solar thermal vacuum engineering. The aim of this book is to comprehensively and critically tackle the topics of vacuum glazing, vacuum insulation panel, evacuated tube collector, flat plate collectors, vacuum thermionics, smart windows, solar heating technologies, building integrated photovoltaics, vacuum science, vacuum systems, phase change materials, solar thermal energy storage technologies, hermetic glass sealing materials, solar absorbers, concentrated solar power, applied heat transfer analysis to solar thermal technologies, advanced heating systems, vacuum insulated solar thermoelectric generator, concentrating optics, building insulation, zero-energy buildings, renewable energy technologies that involves solar radiation and vacuum science, solar architecture and intelligent smart energy buildings.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 14th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: April 15th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: June 15th 2020

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Review results due: August 31st 2020

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Expected publication date: October 30th 2020

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About the editor

Saim Memon

London South Bank University

Dr Saim Memon is Senior lecturer and Course Director in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at London South Bank University, London, UK. He studied BEng(Hons) Electrical Engineering, MSc Mechatronics (Staffordshire University, UK), PhD in School of Mechanical, Electrical & Manufacturing Engineering (Loughborough University, UK) and PGCert Teaching Qualification (University-of-Aberdeen, UK). He is Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy having Qualified Teacher status by General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). He teaches BEng/MSc modules, supervises BEng/MSc/PhD students. He has multi-disciplinary research/academic experiences in Electrical, Electronic, Solar-Thermal-Vacuum and Renewable-Energy Engineering. His research experiences are on energy-materials for vacuum-insulated-smart-windows, renewable energy technologies, thermoelectric-materials with vacuum-insulation and smart-grid integration to electric-vehicles. He develops collaboration with researchers in the UK, Europe, USA, UAE, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Kenya, Peru, Russia and China.

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