Dr Nicholas Gurieff

Dr Nicholas Gurieff

NUW Postdoctoral Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Nicholas is an energy storage researcher focussed on the role that hydrogen can play in supporting Australia's gas and electricity networks which supply essential services to industry and the community. His doctoral research at the University of New South Wales concentrated on redox flow battery technology, improving energy efficiency with new cell designs developed using computer aided design and multiphysics finite element analysis. Outside university he has performed in a range of roles for industry and community groups, and served as an engineer officer in the Royal Australian Navy. He also served as a director of the Australian Institute of Energy and in an elected position on the UNSW Council.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • batteries
  • energy ecosystems
  • energy networks
  • energy storage
  • energy transitions
  • fuel cells
  • hydrogen
  • modelling and simulation

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/3/2016 -  Member Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Australia
17/6/2017 -  Member Australian Institute of Energy (AIE)
Australia
1/1/2014 -  Member Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust)
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
14/1/2020 - 16/11/2020 Non-Executive Director Australian Institute of Energy (AIE)
Australia
1/7/2018 - 30/6/2020 Non-Executive Director University of New South Wales
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Gurieff N, Green D, Koskinen I, Lipson M, Baldry M, Maddocks A, et al., 'Healthy power: Reimagining hospitals as sustainable energy hubs', Sustainability (Switzerland), 12 1-17 (2020) [C1]

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Human health is a key pillar of modern conceptions of sustainability. Humanity pays a considerable price for its dependen... [more]

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Human health is a key pillar of modern conceptions of sustainability. Humanity pays a considerable price for its dependence on fossil-fueled energy systems, which must be addressed for sustainable urban development. Public hospitals are focal points for communities and have an opportunity to lead the transition to renewable energy. We have reimagined the healthcare energy ecosystem with sustainable technologies to transform hospitals into networked clean energy hubs. In this concept design, hydrogen is used to couple energy with other on-site medical resource demands, and vanadium flow battery technology is used to engage the public with energy systems. This multi-generation system would reduce harmful emissions while providing reliable services, tackling the linked issues of human and environmental health.

DOI 10.3390/su12208554
Co-authors Elham Doroodchi, Behdad Moghtaderi
2020 Gurieff N, Keogh DF, Baldry M, Timchenko V, Green D, Koskinen I, Menictas C, 'Mass Transport Optimization for Redox Flow Battery Design', APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL, 10 (2020)
DOI 10.3390/app10082801
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2019 Gurieff N, Cheung CY, Timchenko V, Menictas C, 'Performance enhancing stack geometry concepts for redox flow battery systems with flow through electrodes', JOURNAL OF ENERGY STORAGE, 22 219-227 (2019)
DOI 10.1016/j.est.2019.02.014
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2019 Gurieff N, Keogh DF, Timchenko V, Menictas C, 'Enhanced Reactant Distribution in Redox Flow Cells', MOLECULES, 24 (2019)
DOI 10.3390/molecules24213877
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2018 Gurieff N, Timchenko V, Menictas C, 'Variable porous electrode compression for redox flow battery systems', Batteries, 4 (2018)

© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) offer great promise as a safe, cost effective means of storing electrical energy on... [more]

© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) offer great promise as a safe, cost effective means of storing electrical energy on a large scale and will certainly have a part to play in the global transition to renewable energy. To unlock the full potential of VRFB systems, however, it is necessary to improve their power density. Unconventional stack design shows encouraging possibilities as a means to that end. Presented here is the novel concept of variable porous electrode compression, which simulations have shown to deliver a one third increase in minimum limiting current density together with a lower pressure drop when compared to standard uniform compression cell designs.

DOI 10.3390/batteries4040053
Citations Scopus - 5
Gurieff N, Keogh DF, Bladry M, Timchenko V, Green D, Koskinen I, Menictas C, 'Mass Transport Optimization for Redox Flow Battery Design
DOI 10.20944/preprints202003.0379.v1
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Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Gurieff N, Keogh DF, Menictas C, Timchenko V, 'Static Mixers for Enhanced Reactant Distribution in Redox Flow Cells', Sydney, Australia (2020)
2019 Gurieff N, Menictas C, Timchenko V, Skyllas-Kazacos M, Noack J, 'Performance enhancing stack geometry concepts', Lyon, France (2019)
2018 Noack J, Roznyatovskaya N, Gurieff N, Menictas J, Tübke J, Skyllas-Kazacos M, 'Current Development Trends and Challenges for Redox-Flow Batteries', Aarau, Switzerland (2018)
DOI 10.3929/ethz-b-000240521
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Dr Nicholas Gurieff

Position

NUW Postdoctoral Research Associate
PRC-FETU
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email nicholas.gurieff@newcastle.edu.au
Links Twitter
Personal webpage
Research and Innovation Cluster
Research Networks

Office

Room G20
Building NIER C Block
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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