Sector coupling in urban districts – an opportunity towards decarbonisation

Sector coupling is a concept referring to the electrification of end-use sectors (e.g. heating and transport); it aims at increasing the share of renewable energy (solar, hydro, geothermal, wind, bioenergy, waste heat…) in these sectors.In practice, this is a strategy “to provide greater flexibility to the energy system so that decarbonisation can be achieved in… Read More Sector coupling in urban districts – an opportunity towards decarbonisation

The Tyger – a song of Experience

A dark, atmospheric tune with a horror vibe, where I whisper in the darkness. My little homage to William Blake (1757-1827). To appear in the Apskaft Present: Volume 5 compilation. https://apskaft.bandcamp.com/track/the-tyger — Quantum Prana: vocals, guitar, fretless bass, drum programming, lyrics adaptation Second Order Effects: keyboards Produced by Quantum Prana — Lyrics adapted from the… Read More The Tyger – a song of Experience

A new track, “Funky Matters”. An excursion into particle physics #nerdmetal

“Funky Matters” (a play with words) is a song/essay about the discoveries as well as the uncertainties of Particle Physics. Funk and jazz structures and rhythms develop on a metal arrangement, with clean singing and choruses to sing along with (lyrics below). #nerdmetal Quantum Prana: Vocals, guitar, bass; lyrics, production Second Order Effects: Keyboards Klas… Read More A new track, “Funky Matters”. An excursion into particle physics #nerdmetal

A new track, You (edit 2019) on my Soundcloud

So here is my final arrangement (at least until I find a producer) of You, an Odalisque song everybody loved. I wish to thank my collaborators Elisa Mucciarelli and Second Order Effects for their excellent work. Special thanks go to Tatu Hiltunen and Jussi Lindström for their earlier contribution. https://soundcloud.com/quantumprana/you-demo-2019 You can listen to the… Read More A new track, You (edit 2019) on my Soundcloud

Presentation at the Trondheim conference now available for download

A short and coincise presentation I gave in Trondheim (Norway) on 7.11.19, which summarizes the parametric study reported in the conference paper (see the link below). https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/352/1/012011 Here is the presentation: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337111301_Parametric_study_for_the_long_term_energetic_performance_of_geothermal_energy_piles  

Conference paper on geothermal energy now published

Here you can download the pdf (open access): https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1755-1315/352/1/012011 I will give the talk next week at the 1st Nordic nZEB+ conference in Trondheim, Norway! Abstract: Geothermal energy constitutes an important renewable resource that will become increasingly prominent in future constructions. A common method of extraction and usage consists of installing, inside the foundation piles… Read More Conference paper on geothermal energy now published

For a change…paper published in nuclear medicine

This Summer I started a collaboration with the University of Messina (Italy), on a totally different subject from my physics-related research: nuclear medicine and oncology! Here is the first paper in our series (open access): https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40336-019-00342-3 Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) constitute a diverse group of cancers characterized by heterogeneous biological hallmarks and variable behaviour, from slow-growing… Read More For a change…paper published in nuclear medicine

Two conference papers now published

The two conference papers on #energy efficiency in buildings I presented last May at the conference CLIMA 2019, #Bucharest are now published, with open access: Experimental study of radiator, underfloor, ceiling and air heater systems heat emission performance in TUT nZEB test facility Annual performance analysis of heat emission in radiator and underfloor heating systems… Read More Two conference papers now published