Tunde Bello-Ochende

University of Capetown, South Africa
Title: A Novel approach for the suppression of natural convection and radiation heat loss in Solar cavity receiver


Tunde Bello-Ochende is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research focuses on the theoretical, experimental and numerical optimization of heat transfer devices from macro to micro scales. These include compact heat exchanger, micro-channel heat sink, and heat transfer augmentation using micro-fins. His recent works are in the areas of sustainable/renewable energy (solar, geothermal and fuel cells), Sterling Engines and two-phase flow. He is the author and co-author of over 140 papers in referred journals and conference proceedings. He has successfully supervised over 22 postgraduate students (M and D students). Professor Bello-Ochende is a registered professional engineer of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). He is also a member of America Society of Mechanical Engineer (MASME). Professor Bello-Ochende received his Bachelor’s, master’s degree from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (1995, 1999) and doctorate from Duke University, USA (December 2004), all in Mechanical Engineering.

Research Interest

Heat Transfer/Renewable Energy

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