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Wale Odukomaiya

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering

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Wale Odukomaiya joined NREL’s Building Energy Science group in 2018 as a Director’s Fellow. His research focuses on developing and characterizing novel low temperature combined thermal and moisture storage materials for buildings.

Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Odukomaiya was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Building Technologies Research and Integration Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he worked on developing energy storage and magnetocaloric refrigeration technologies. His research background includes applying fundamental heat transfer and thermodynamics to advanced energy technologies and building components, energy policy and economics, and thermal and electromechanical energy storage.

Research Interests

Thermal energy storage materials and systems

Electromechanical energy storage

Thermal and moisture control in buildings

Energy policy and economics


Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.S. in mechanical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

B.S. in mechanical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Featured Work

Thermal Analysis of Near-Isothermal Compressed Gas Energy Storage SystemApplied Energy (2016)

Experimental and Analytical Evaluation of a Hydro-Pneumatic Compressed-Air Ground-Level Integrated Diverse Energy Storage (GLIDES) SystemApplied Energy (2018)

An Economic Analysis of Residential Photovoltaic Systems with Lithium Ion Battery Storage in the United StatesRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2018)

Near-Isothermal-Isobaric Compressed Gas Energy StorageJournal of Energy Storage (2017)