At the recent NZ Geothermal Workshop held in Taupo, Dr. Haiam Abbas, AGGAT Research Engineer won an award for best paper in Above Ground Technologies.

The prize was awarded as this piece of work enhanced fundamental understanding of science and engineering principles in the context of existing above-ground technology.

The paper titled ‘Development and Validation of Annular Finned Tubes Evaporator for Cross-flow co-current Exhaust Gas R245fa ORC System’ focused on heat exchanger design principles against best fit empirical heat transfer correlations.

The AGGAT team is proud of Haiam’s achievement which is an indication of the kind of commitment and hard work put in by all AGGAT team members that is deserving of such recognition. HERA is fortunate to have such talented individuals in its team and considers this a testament to quality of work being carried out in the AGGAT programme.

Research Engineer Dr Haiam Abbas with her Best Paper certificate.

Haiam commented that “It is really encouraging to see such appreciation of the hard work we are doing here at HERA. Plenty of ideas and plans are still in the pipeline, directed towards the same objective intended to bring the best to the geothermal and allied community, locally and internationally.”

Haiam’s paper is available through our library. To request a copy click here.