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HVAC&R Equipment for High Performance Buildings


Engineering Laboratory, Energy and Environment Division

RO# Location
50.73.21.B7567 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


Name E-mail Phone
Domanski, Piotr A. 301.975.5877


Research focuses on ways and means that reduce energy consumption for comfort cooling, heating, and refrigeration equipment in new and existing buildings. The scope of the research program includes (1) assessment of low-GWP refrigerants and alternative cooling technologies; (2) experimental and analytical studies of novel/integrated systems and components; (3) development of advanced modeling and optimization tools for efficiency improvement; and (4) development, implementation, and assessment of commissioning procedures and fault detection and diagnostic schemes.



Brignoli R, Brown JS, Skye H, Domanski PA: Refrigerant Performance Evaluation Including Effects of Transport Properties and Optimized Heat Exchangers. International Journal of Refrigeration 80: 52-65, 2017.

McLinden MO, Brown JS, Kazakov AF, Brignoli R, Domanski PA: Limited options for low-global-warming-potential refrigerants. Nature Communications 8: 14476, 2017.

Kedzierski MA, Kang D: Horizontal convective boiling of R448A, R449A, and R452B within a micro-fin tube. Science and Technology for the Built Environment 22: 8, 1090-1103, 2016.

Du Z, Domanski PA, Payne WV: Effect of Common Faults on the Performance of Different Vapor Compression Systems. Applied Thermal Engineering 98: 61-72, 2016.


Air conditioning; Fault detection; Low-GWP refrigerants; Modeling; Optimization; Refrigeration; Thermal systems; Thermodynamics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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