Tabeel Jacob

Tabeel Jacob

Tabeel Jacob

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Tabeel Jacob joined Lawrence Berkeley National Lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the International Energy Analysis Department, after receiving his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 2020. As part of the Global Cooling Efficiency Program, Tabeel’s current efforts are focused on thermal modeling of air-conditioners utilizing low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, with the ultimate goal of reducing cost and increasing efficiency. He has extensive experience in the fields of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid flow relevant to HVAC&R and power generation industries. Broadly, his research interests include phase change heat transfer, thermal energy systems, waste heat recovery, and renewable energy conversion and storage. During his Ph.D., Tabeel investigated the phase-change heat transfer of low GWP refrigerant mixtures during condensation. He also participated in a research exchange with the Building Equipment Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where he worked on condensation and boiling of refrigerants. In 2019, Tabeel’s work on low GWP mixtures was recognized by ASHRAE through the Graduate Grant-In-Aid award. Tabeel received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Gonzaga University. He is an advocate of sustainable engineering design to address the challenges facing the modern world.