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Research interests

My research interests lie in renewables energy, energy conversion systems, heat transfer problems analysis,  enhacement of phase change materials and latent heat thermal energy storage for different applications.



Further Information

Dr Costa is a mechanical engineer who joined Northumbria as Marie Curie Research Fellow in 2016 to investigate phase change materials as latent heat thermal energy storages. She received her PhD in 2014 at Mondragon University (Basque Country, Spain) for her research in regenerative heat transfer in Stirling Engines for cogeneration. In 2018, she took a Senior Lecturer position in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering & Environment. Dr Costa previously worked for several years as a senior research/product engineer in an industrial R&D Centre and the automotive industry. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, PhD

30 Jun 201431 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Jun 2014


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