Dr Jing Li

Dr Jing Li

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Summary

Dr Jing Li obtained his BSc degree in 2006 and PhD degree in 2011 from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). And thereafter he conducted two-year postdoctoral research at USTC and later became a researcher (equiv. lecturer/assistant professor). From December 2016 to January 2019, he worked at the University of Nottingham, supported by the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships grant. Since February 2019, he has been a senior research fellow at the University of Hull. He is an academic in the areas of renewable energy, energy storage, thermofluid, sustainable heating, and power generation with particular strength in advanced heat pump technology, organic Rankine cycle-driven energy conversion, solar photovoltaic and thermal generation, thermal energy storage and the integration of these technologies into low-carbon energy systems. He has teaching experience in 'Engineering Thermodynamics', 'Sustainable Heating Technologies and Systems' and 'Advanced Energy Engineering'. Over more than ten years of professional career, he has led or participated in 12 research projects funded by the EU, BEIS, EPSRC, Royal Society, Innovate-UK, China Ministry of Science and Technology, and National Natural Science Foundation of China, and has been a first inventor of 10 patents. Up to date, he has published one monograph, three books, and 80 peer-reviewed papers (as a first author or corresponding author of 54 of these papers) in high impact factor journals (with Google Scholar citations of 2678 and hi-index of 28, i10-index of 55). He has given keynote/plenary speeches at 5 international conferences. His research achievements include: (1) A vapor injection heat pump technology that tackles the challenge of defrosting in winter and has been successfully demonstrated in public buildings. (2) A novel storage technique that solves the thermal storage problem of direct steam generation solar thermal power systems with a potential increment in storage capacity of over 400%. (3) Innovative heat battery using cascade thermodynamic cycles. (4) An amorphous silicon cell-based photovoltaic/thermal system that overcomes the technical barrier of thermal stress of conventional PV/Ts.

Sustainable Heating Systems and Technologies

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Journal Article

Performance investigation of a novel low-carbon solar-assisted multi-source heat pump heating system demonstrated in a public building in Hull

Li, Y., Li, Z., Song, Z., Fan, Y., Zhao, X., & Li, J. (2024). Performance investigation of a novel low-carbon solar-assisted multi-source heat pump heating system demonstrated in a public building in Hull. Energy Conversion and Management, 300, Article 117979. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2023.117979

Thermodynamic Investigation and Economic Evaluation of a High-Temperature Triple Organic Rankine Cycle System

Li, P., Shu, C., Li, J., Wang, Y., Chen, Y., Ren, X., …Liu, X. (2023). Thermodynamic Investigation and Economic Evaluation of a High-Temperature Triple Organic Rankine Cycle System. Energies, 16(23), Article 7818. https://doi.org/10.3390/en16237818

Thermodynamic and techno-economic analysis of a direct thermal oil vaporization solar power system

Li, P., Ye, J., Li, J., Wang, Y., Jiang, X., Qian, T., …Liu, X. (2023). Thermodynamic and techno-economic analysis of a direct thermal oil vaporization solar power system. Energy, 282, Article 128963. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2023.128963

A novel solar-driven Organic Rankine Cycle system based on the two-stage solar thermal collection and accumulation

Gao, D., Li, J., Hao, Y., & Pei, G. (2023). A novel solar-driven Organic Rankine Cycle system based on the two-stage solar thermal collection and accumulation. Applied thermal engineering, 234, Article 121249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2023.121249

Simulation and economic analysis of an innovative indoor solar cooking system with energy storage

Zhou, C., Wang, Y., Li, J., Ma, X., Li, Q., Yang, M., …Zhu, Y. (2023). Simulation and economic analysis of an innovative indoor solar cooking system with energy storage. Solar Energy, 263, Article 111816. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2023.111816

Research interests

Thermodynamic cycle, heat pump, organic Rankine cycle, heat storage, solar thermal conversion, PV

Co-investigator

Project

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Grant

Started

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Project

A novel solar heat harvesting technology enabling the full-spectrum capture and enhanced building performance

Funder

Royal Society

Grant

£12,000.00

Started

31 March 2022

Status

Ongoing

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