Chris Menictas

Associate Professor

Chris Menictas is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and leads the Energy Storage and Refrigeration Research Laboratory.

His research areas include:

  • Air conditioning and refrigeration.
  • Building heat load estimation.
  • Energy harvesting using thermoelectric generators.
  • Thermal morphing and wearable thermo-modulating comfort systems.
  • Energy storage
  • Renewable energy
  • Microgrid system modelling
  • Redox flow battery systems (Modelling and Design)
  • Hybrid redox fuel cell systems

Chris Menictas is a member of:

  • AIRAH (Australian Institute of Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heating)
  • Electrochemical Society of USA.

publications

Journal articles
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Noack J; Roznyatovskaya N; Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Tübke J, 2021, 'Vanadium/Oxygen Systems for Energy Storage', ECS Meeting Abstracts, vol. MA2021-01, pp. 26 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/ma2021-01126mtgabs
2021
Keogh DF; Timchenko V; Reizes J; Menictas C, 2021, 'Modelling Rayleigh-Bénard convection coupled with electro-vortex flow in liquid metal batteries', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 501, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2021.229988
2021
Gilmore N; Hassanzadeh-Barforoushi A; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2021, 'Manifold configurations for uniform flow via topology optimisation and flow visualisation', Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2020.116227
2021
Gilmore N; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2021, 'Manifold microchannel heat sink topology optimisation', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2021.121025
2021
Baldry M; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2021, 'The Effect of Orientation on the Performance of Small Free-Convection Heat Sinks for Use with a Thermoelectric Cryotherapy Device', Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4048758
2021
Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Kay M, 2021, 'Impact of forecasting error characteristics on battery sizing in hybrid power systems', Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2021.102567
2021
Gilmore N; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2020, 'Open manifold microchannel heat sink for high heat flux electronic cooling with a reduced pressure drop', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2020.120395
2020
Gurieff N; Keogh DF; Baldry M; Timchenko V; Green D; Koskinen I; Menictas C, 2020, 'Mass transport optimization for redox flow battery design', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 10, pp. 2801 - 2801, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/APP10082801
2020
Gurieff N; Green D; Koskinen I; Lipson M; Baldry M; Maddocks A; Menictas C; Noack J; Moghtaderi B; Doroodchi E, 2020, 'Healthy power: Reimagining hospitals as sustainable energy hubs', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 12, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su12208554
2020
Gurieff N; Keogh DF; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2019, 'Enhanced reactant distribution in redox flow cells', Molecules, vol. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules24213877
2019
Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Kay M, 2019, 'A mixed receding horizon control strategy for battery energy storage system scheduling in a hybrid pv andwind power plant with different forecast techniques', Energies, vol. 12, pp. 2326 - 2326, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en12122326
2019
Baldry M; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2019, 'Optimal design of a natural convection heat sink for small thermoelectric cooling modules', Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.114062
2019
Li DD; Keogh DF; Huang K; Chan QN; Yin Yuen AC; Menictas C; Timchenko V; Yeoh GH, 2019, 'Modeling the response of magnetorheological fluid dampers under seismic conditions', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 9, pp. 4189 - 4189, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app9194189
2019
Risbud M; Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Noack J, 2019, 'Vanadium oxygen fuel cell utilising high concentration electrolyte', Batteries, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/batteries5010024
2019
Gurieff N; Cheung CY; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2019, 'Performance enhancing stack geometry concepts for redox flow battery systems with flow through electrodes', Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 22, pp. 219 - 227, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2019.02.014
2019
Cao L; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C; Noack J, 2018, 'A review of electrolyte additives and impurities in vanadium redox flow batteries', Journal of Energy Chemistry, vol. 27, pp. 1269 - 1291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2018.04.007
2018
Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Kay M, 2018, 'Battery energy storage system size determination in renewable energy systems: A review', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 91, pp. 109 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.03.047
2018
Gurieff N; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2018, 'Variable porous electrode compression for redox flow battery systems', Batteries, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/batteries4040053
2018
Baldry M; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2018, 'Thermal modelling of controlled scalp hypothermia using a thermoelectric cooling cap', Journal of Thermal Biology, vol. 76, pp. 8 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2018.06.008
2018
Gilmore N; Timchenko V; Menictas C, 2018, 'Microchannel cooling of concentrator photovoltaics: A review', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 90, pp. 1041 - 1059, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2018.04.010
2018
Noack J; Roznyatovskaya N; Kunzendorf J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C; Tübke J, 2018, 'The influence of electrochemical treatment on electrode reactions for vanadium redox-flow batteries', Journal of Energy Chemistry, vol. 27, pp. 1341 - 1352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2018.03.021
2018
Roe S; Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2016, 'A high energy density vanadium redox flow battery with 3 M vanadium electrolyte', Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 163, pp. A5023 - A5028, http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0041601jes
2016
Cheung CY; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch BJ, 2015, 'Spatial thermal condition in aluminum reduction cells under influences of electrolyte flow', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, vol. 100, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2015.04.034
2015
Cheung CY; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch BJ, 2013, 'Characterization of individual anode current signals in aluminum reduction cells', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 52, pp. 9632 - 9644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie400296u
2013
Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2011, 'Performance of vanadium-oxygen redox fuel cell', Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, vol. 41, pp. 1223 - 1232, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10800-011-0342-8
2011
SKYLLAS-KAZACOS M; MENICTAS C; KAZACOS M, 2010, 'ChemInform Abstract: Thermal Stability of Concentrated V(V) Electrolytes in the Vanadium Redox Cell.', ChemInform, vol. 27, pp. no - no, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/chin.199633008
2010
Menictas C; Cheng M; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 1993, 'Evaluation of an NH4VO3-derived electrolyte for the vanadium-redox flow battery', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 45, pp. 43 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-7753(93)80007-C
1993
Gurieff N; Keogh DF; Bladry M; Timchenko V; Green D; Koskinen I; Menictas C, 'Mass Transport Optimization for Redox Flow Battery Design', , http://dx.doi.org/10.20944/preprints202003.0379.v1
Conference Papers
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Noack J; Nataliya R; Chris M; Maria S-K; Jens T, 2021, 'Vanadium/Oxygen Systems for Energy Storage', USA, presented at 239th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, USA, 30 May 2021
2021
Yang Y; Menictas C; Bremner S; Kay M, 2018, 'A Comparison Study of Dispatching Various Battery Technologies in a Hybrid PV and Wind Power Plant', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2018.8585803
2018
Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Meng K; Dong ZY; Kay M, 2018, 'An economic optimization for BESS sizing in a hybrid PV and wind power plant', in 2017 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia: Smart Grid for Smart Community, ISGT-Asia 2017, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2017.8378353
2018
Menictas C; Risbud M; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Noack J, 2018, 'Vanadium-oxygen hybrid fuel cell: Design and Performance', Lausanne, Switzerland, presented at The International Flow Battery Forum, Lausanne, Switzerland, 10 July 2018 - 12 July 2018
2018
Yang Y; Bremner S; Menictas C; Meng K; Dong ZY; Kay M, 2017, 'An Economic Optimization for BESS Sizing in a Hybrid PV and Wind Power Plant', in 2017 IEEE INNOVATIVE SMART GRID TECHNOLOGIES - ASIA (ISGT-ASIA), IEEE, Univ Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, pp. 220 - 225, presented at 7th IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT-Asia), Univ Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND, 04 December 2017 - 07 December 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000435854300040&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2017
Mostafavi S; Shoraka Y; Taylor R; Menictas C, 2017, 'Performance analysis of high temperature sensible heat thermal energy storage systems for concentrated solar thermal power plants', in ASME 2017 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2017, Bellevue, WA, USA, presented at ASME 2017 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Bellevue, WA, USA, 09 July 2017 - 14 July 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/HT2017-5091
2017
Menictas C; Timchenko V; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2016, 'New flow battery design concepts for increasing power density and market penetration', in New flow battery design concepts for increasing power density and market penetration, The International Flow Battery Forum, Karlsruhe, Germany, presented at The International Flow Battery Forum, Karlsruhe, Germany, 07 June 2016 - 09 June 2016
2016
Cheung CY; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch BJ, 2016, 'Impacts of anode set on the energy re-distribution of PB aluminum smelting cells', in Light Metals 2012, pp. 943 - 947, presented at Light Metals 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48179-1_164
2016
Cheung C; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch BJ, 2016, 'Frequency response analysis of anode current signals as a diagnostic aid for detecting approaching anode effects in aluminum smelting cells', in Minerals, Metals and Materials Series, pp. 887 - 892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65136-1_151
2016
Cheung W; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch BJ, 2014, 'Monitoring the Operation of Aluminium Smelter Cells using Individual Anode Current Measurements', in Rhamdhani M; Brooks G (ed.), Proceeding of 6th Annual High Temperature Processing Symposium, 2014, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, pp. 33 - 35, presented at 6th Annual High Temperature Processing Symposium, Melbourne, 03 February 2014 - 04 February 2014
2014
Cheung CY; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch BJ, 2012, 'Impacts of Anode Set on the Energy Re-distribution of PB Aluminum Smelting Cells', in Light Metals 2012, pp. 943 - 947, presented at Light Metals 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118359259.ch164
2012
Cheung C; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch B, 2012, 'Impacts of anode set on the energy re-distribution of PB aluminum smelting cells', in TMS Light Metals, Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Orlando, FL, pp. 943 - 947, presented at Light Metals 2012 - TMS 2012 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Orlando, FL, 11 March 2012 - 15 March 2012
2012
Cheung C; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch B, 2011, 'Simulation of Local Cell Conditions in Hall-Heroult Process Based on Individual Anode Currents', in Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Aluminium Smelting Technology Conference, The Australian Aluminium Industry, Launceston Tasmania, pp. 1 - 10, presented at Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Aluminium Smelting Technology Conference, Launceston Tasmania, 09 October 2011 - 14 October 2011
2011
Cheung C; Menictas C; Bao J; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Welch B, 2011, 'Dynamic Modelling of An Operating Aluminium Reduction Cell', in Chemeca 2011, Engineers Australia, Sydney, pp. 1 - 9, presented at Chemeca 2011, Sydney, 18 September 2011 - 21 September 2011
2011
Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C, 1997, 'Vanadium redox battery for emergency back-up applications', in INTELEC, International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Proceedings), pp. 463 - 471
1997
Menictas C; Hong DR; Yan ZH; Wilson YJ; Kazacos M; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 1994, 'Status of the vanadium redox battery development program', in National Conference Publication - Institution of Engineers, Australia, pp. 299 - 303
1994
Conference Presentations
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Gurieff N; Menictas C; Timchenko V; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Noack J, 2019, 'Performance enhancing stack geometry concepts', presented at The International Flow Battery Forum, Lyon, France
2019
Noack J; Menictas C; Roznyatovskaya N; Risbud M; Gurieff N; Fischer P; Schäffer M; Tübke J; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2019, 'An Overview Of Current Developments And Challenges Of Redox Flow Batteries', presented at International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation and Pacific Power Source Symposium, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
2019
Noack J; Roznyatovskaya N; Fischer P; Menictas C; Tübke J; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2018, 'Today’s Challenges for Redox-Flow Batteries', presented at Meeting of The Materials Research Society (MRS), Phoenix, AZ, USA
2018
Menictas C; Risbud M; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Noack J, 2018, 'Design and Development of a Vanadium Oxygen Fuel Cell', presented at Meeting of The Material Research Society (MRS), Boston, MA, USA
2018
Noack J; Roznyatovskaya N; Gurieff N; Menictas C; Tübke J; Skyllas-Kazacos M, 2018, 'Current Development Trends and Challenges for Redox-Flow Batteries', presented at ModVal, Aarau, Switzerland
2018
Risbud M; Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Noack J, 2018, 'Vanadium – Oxygen Hybrid Fuel cell: Design & Performance', presented at The International Flow Battery Forum, Lausanne, Switzerland
2018
Book Chapters
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Corcuera S; Estornés J; Menictas C, 2015, 'Chapter 2 Economics of batteries for medium- and large-scale energy storage', in Advances in Batteries for Medium and Large-Scale Energy Storage, pp. 29 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-1-78242-013-2.00002-9
2015
Skyllas-Kazacos M; McCann J, 2014, 'Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries', in Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Lim T (ed.), Advances in batteries for medium- and large-scale energy storage, Woodhead Pub Limited
2014
Corcuera S; Estornes J; Menictas C, 2014, 'Economics of batteries for medium- and large scale energy storage', in Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Lim TM (ed.), Advances in Batteries for Medium- and Large-scale Energy Storage, Woodhead Publishing, pp. 29 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-78242-013-2.00002-9
2014
Melhem Z; Willis HL; Bell K; Booth C; Kauhaniemi K; Bessède J-L; Van Hertem D; Delimar M; Wang K; Crow ML; Stevens GC; Vaughan A; Hassenzahl W; Oberschmidt J; Klobasa M; Genoese F; Tsai P-J; Chan SLI; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C; Lim T; Tixador P, 2013, 'Contributor contact details', in Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems, Elsevier, pp. xi - xiii, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-1-84569-784-6.50016-0
2013
Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C; Lim T, 2013, '12 Redox flow batteries for medium- to large-scale energy storage', in Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems, pp. 398 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1533/9780857097378.3.398
2013
Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C; Lim T, 2013, 'Redox Flow Batteries for Medium to Large Scale Energy Storage', in Melhem Z (ed.), Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems, Woodhead Pub Limited, pp. 398 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1533/9780857097378.3.398
2013
Books
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Various authors , 2014, Advances in Batteries for Medium and Large-Scale Energy Storage, Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Lim TM, (eds.), Woodhead Pub Limited
2014
Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Lim TM, 2014, Advances in Batteries for Medium and Large-Scale Energy Storage: Types and Applications, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/C2013-0-16429-X
2014