Patrick Hubert Wagner
Fields of expertise
My general interests are in energy related topics, particularly all forms of renewable energies. That's the reason wherefore I wrote a diploma thesis, titled Thermodynamic simulation of solar thermal power stations with liquid salts as heat transfer fluid, at the Institute of Solar Research which is part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stuttgart, Germany.
Based on this research I wrote a paper on the influences of different operation strategies for the Vol.49 (2014) that I presented at the SolarPACES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For this research I won the Desert Energy Best Paper Award and presented a poster on the Dii Conference Desert Energy 2013 in Rabat, Marocco.
I worked for one year as research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg, Germany. Here I was involved in the Component Developement Group on the topic of sorption heat pumps. I was responsable for an in-house test rig that determines the kinetic of adsorption and absorption processes. I also was involved in the Solarück project on efficient heat rejection of solar driven chillers, and the EU-funded Merits project on a compact rechargeable thermal battery.
Other work experience I gained at the company CFD network engineering / CFturbo® during an internship in Munich, Germany. Here, I simulated a radial blower with the two commercial simulation codes Ansys CFX and Pumplinx. I post-processed the results with Ensight.
I also worked as research assistant at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) in Munich, Germany. I designed and constructed a solar simulator test rig comprising an artificial sky and sun, and different flat plate collectors to use with the test rig. In the experimental part, I used the test rig to measure the stagnation temperatures and thermal efficiencies of the different collector designs.
During my time as student, I gained practical experience as research assistant at the Institute for Machine Elements, Technische Universität München and as intern at the Kaspar Schulz Brauereimaschinenfabrik & Apparatebauanstalt e.K. in Bamberg, Germany. I maintained a test rig to characterize the temperature in ball-bearings, respectively I trained my basic mechanical skills (welding, milling, drilling, etc.).
I am interested in all sports that deal with water or mountains. I love to do photography and traveling.
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Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI)
American Society of Engineers (ASME)
|Diplom Ingenieur in Aerospace Engineering with areas of specialization in "Flight Propulsion and Turbomachinery" and "Numerical Simulation"||Faculty of Mechanical Engineering||Technical University Munich||2013|
Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of a Small-scale, High-speed, and Oil-free Radial Anode Off-gas Recirculation Fan for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems
Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbine and Power. 2019-10-01.
DOI : 10.1115/1.4045104.
Design and Experimental Realization of a Steam-Driven Micro Recirculation Fan for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems
2019-09-08. 16th Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC-XIV) , Kyoto, Japan , September 8-13, 2019. p. 187-193.
DOI : 10.1149/09101.0187ecst.
Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of a Small-Scale, High-Speed, and Oil-Free Radial Anode Off-Gas Recirculation Fan for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems
2019-06-17. ASME Turbo Expo 2019 , Phoenix AZ, USA , June 17-21, 2019. p. GT2019-91361.
DOI : 10.1115/GT2019-91361.
Integrated Design, Optimization, and Experimental Realization of a Steam-Driven Micro Recirculation Fan for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems
Lausanne, EPFL, 2019.
DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9337.
Modeling and Designing of a Radial Anode Off-Gas Recirculation Fan for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems
Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage. 2017.
DOI : 10.1115/1.4036401.
Towards the Next-Generation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems
2015. ECS Conference on Electrochemical Energy Conversion & Storage with SOFC-XIV , Glasgow, UK , July 26-31, 2015. p. 2373-2386.
DOI : 10.1149/06801.2373ecst.