Dr. Akos LakatosHead of Building Physics Laboratory, Department of Building Services and Building Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Speech Title: Thermal Performance of Super Insulation Materials
Abstract: In the world, nearly 40% of all energy consumption comes from buildings, while another 20-40% comes from vehicles. Energy losses in these sectors must be reduced in the European Union. To achieve this, thermal insulation provides an opportunity to increase energy savings. Today, in many cases, it is no longer possible to use traditional insulation materials (polystyrene or wool sheets), but new solutions and new types of thermal insulation materials are needed, such as aerogel or vacuum thermal insulation panels as well as thermal insulation materials doped with graphite. The use of these insulations is especially recommended for vehicles. Nowadays, these materials are often referred to as "Super Insulation Materials" in foreign literature. The mentioned products have much better thermal insulation properties, but the results achieved with these materials must be compared with the results for the thermal insulation materials that are very often used on the market and already mentioned above, in terms of actual applicability.
Biography: Dr. Ákos Lakatos, is a physicist, building engineer and environmental engineer, working at the University of Debrecen Faculty of Engineering in Hungary as an Associated Professor. He is author of more than 100 scientific papers and 4 books, having about 1000 citations in google scholar. He is the leader of the Building Physics Laboratory. His research topics are the investigation of the thermal and structural properties of insulation materials and building energetics.