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Willem Mazzotti Pallard

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About me

PhD candidate at the Energy Technology department              

Science and technology enthusiast. Working mainly with Energy Technology and Energy Systems, with a focus on Ground-Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) and Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (BTES). Initiative taker. Like and practice sports.


  • Deep and coaxial borehole heat exchangers for GSHPs
  • Distributed temperature sensing with LASER and optical fibers (Raman-based, uncertainty, calibration)
  • Heat pumping and refrigeration (natural refrigerants)
  • Thermal energy storage (BTES, exergy, excess heat recovery, seasonal storage)
  • Performance monitoring of real, large-scale GSHP systems (data acquisition and analysis)
  • System identification applied to borehole heat exchangers
  • Energy systems
  • Heat transfer / Thermodynamics
  • Thermo-physical properties of heat carrier fluid
  • Dehumidification in ice rinks


Beyond Academia


Energy Storage Technology (MJ2386), teacher | Course web