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.
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
Thermal Analysis of Near-Isothermal Compressed Gas Energy Storage System, Applied Energy (2016)
An Economic Analysis of Residential Photovoltaic Systems with Lithium Ion Battery Storage in the United States, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2018)
Near-Isothermal-Isobaric Compressed Gas Energy Storage, Journal of Energy Storage (2017)