Associate Professor Chris   Menictas
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Chris Menictas

Engineering
Sch: Mech & Manufacturing Eng

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.
Phone
+61 2 9385 6269

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Books | 2014
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Books | 2014
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    Various authors , 2014, Advances in Batteries for Medium and Large-Scale Energy Storage, Menictas C; Skyllas-Kazacos M; Lim TM, (eds.), Woodhead Pub Limited
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2011
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Journal articles | 1993
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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
    Conference Papers | 1997
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    Skyllas-Kazacos M; Menictas C, 1997, 'Vanadium redox battery for emergency back-up applications', in INTELEC, International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Proceedings), pp. 463 - 471
    Conference Papers | 1994
    Associate Professor Chris Menictas
    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

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