Jaka Tušek

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Jaka Tušek is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he works in the field of thermal and process engineering. In 2012, he obtained his Ph.D. on magnetic refrigeration at the University of Ljubljana. Later, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Denmark, working on the elastocaloric effect and its implementation in cooling and heating devices. His research interests include cooling and heat-pumping technologies based on caloric effects in ferroic materials. In 2018, he received a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for research in elastocaloric cooling.

Energy Research

Viewpoint: Cooling with a Squeeze

A newly designed alloy exhibits a “colossal” elastocaloric effect—a temperature change under strain—making it a good candidate for an environmentally friendly type of cooling. Read More »