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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 Sklodowska-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. (5) 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

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Parametric and economic analysis of high-temperature cascade organic Rankine cycle with a biphenyl and diphenyl oxide mixture

Ren, X., Li, J., Pei, G., Li, P., & Gong, L. (2023). Parametric and economic analysis of high-temperature cascade organic Rankine cycle with a biphenyl and diphenyl oxide mixture. Energy Conversion and Management, 276, Article 116556. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2022.116556

A novel direct steam generation system based on the high-vacuum insulated flat plate solar collector

Gao, D., Li, J., Ren, X., Hu, T., & Pei, G. (2022). A novel direct steam generation system based on the high-vacuum insulated flat plate solar collector. Renewable energy, 197, 966-977. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.07.102

Analysis of a direct vapor generation system using cascade steam-organic Rankine cycle and two-tank oil storage

Li, P., Lin, H., Li, J., Cao, Q., Wang, Y., Pei, G., …Zhao, Z. (2022). Analysis of a direct vapor generation system using cascade steam-organic Rankine cycle and two-tank oil storage. Energy, 257, Article 124776. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.124776

An innovative concentrated solar power system driven by high-temperature cascade organic Rankine cycle

Ren, X., Li, J., Gao, G., & Pei, G. (2022). An innovative concentrated solar power system driven by high-temperature cascade organic Rankine cycle. Journal of Energy Storage, 52, Article 104999. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2022.104999

A proof-of-concept study of a novel ventilation heat recovery vapour injection air source heat pump

Fan, Y., Li, J., Zhao, X., Myers, S., Cheng, Y., Yu, M., …Yu, S. (2022). A proof-of-concept study of a novel ventilation heat recovery vapour injection air source heat pump. Energy Conversion and Management, 256, Article 115404. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2022.115404

Research interests

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

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Project

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Grant

Started

Status

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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