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Dr Xiaoli Ma

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Summary

Dr Xiaoli Ma has research experience in the areas of sustainable building services, renewable/sustainable energy, energy efficiency technologies, energy in built environment and instrumentation technologies. She has conducted 22 research projects, attracting funded with a total value of ?1.5 million from bodies including the EU, EPSRC, Innovate UK, National Science and Technology Committee of China, and industry Dr Ma has published 56 papers in scientific journals and international conferences, as well as one book chapter. She has two patents. Recent successful proposals and grants: - Low Grade Waste Heat Driven CHP Combined with ejector System for Heating, Cooling and Power Generation in the Drink Supply Chain, Innovate UK Food Supply Chain, S B Riffat and Xiaoli Ma, 2015 (24 months), ?663,245. - High temperature PCM/Brayton cycle energy storage, Innovate UK, Energy Catalyst, S B Riffat and Xiaoli Ma 2014 (24 months), ?649,995. - Solar Collector and PCM Thermal Façade for Low Carbon Buildings, EU FP7 Programme, S B Riffat and Xiaoli Ma, 2014 (24 months) €190,000. - Photocatalytic Mop Fan Air Cleaning System for Industrial Applications, S B Riffat and Xiaoli Ma, EPSRC, 2010 (18 months), ?42,600 - A Novel Solar Façade Hot Water Heating System Using Loop Heat Pipe Technology, Xudong Zhao and Xiaoli Ma, Pikington Energy Efficiency Trust, UK, ?5000, 2009 (18 months) Recent research project achievements: - Super performance dew point cooling system achieving highest efficiency among the existing similar system (2017). - 5kW solar driven steam ejector cooling system has been successfully installed in ENIT in Tunis for office cooling (2011). - Highly efficient mop fan system for air cleaning, 35.4W running power saving 1.3kW heating energy (2011). - Environmental friendly low grade waste heat (<120oC) power generation system achieving 15% of efficiency (2014).

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Journal Article

Preliminary experiment on a novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric system in summer

Li, G., Shittu, S., zhou, K., Zhao, X., & Ma, X. (2019). Preliminary experiment on a novel photovoltaic-thermoelectric system in summer. Energy, 188, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116041

Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems

Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Cheng, Y., Zhou, J., Yu, M., …Myers, S. (2019). Operational performance of a novel fast-responsive heat storage/exchanging unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems. Renewable energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.11.007

Comprehensive study and optimization of concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric considering all contact resistances

Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Ma, X., Akhlaghi, Y. G., & Fan, Y. (2020). Comprehensive study and optimization of concentrated photovoltaic-thermoelectric considering all contact resistances. Energy Conversion and Management, 205, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112422

Experimental study and exergy analysis of photovoltaic-thermoelectric with flat plate micro-channel heat pipe

Shittu, S., Li, G., Zhao, X., Zhou, J., Ma, X., & Akhlaghi, Y. G. (2020). Experimental study and exergy analysis of photovoltaic-thermoelectric with flat plate micro-channel heat pipe. Energy Conversion and Management, 207, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112515

Transient and non-uniform heat flux effect on solar thermoelectric generator with phase change material

Shittu, S., Li, G., Xuan, Q., Xiao, X., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Akhlaghi, Y. G. (2020). Transient and non-uniform heat flux effect on solar thermoelectric generator with phase change material. Applied thermal engineering, 173, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2020.115206

Project

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Grant

Started

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Project

A Super Performance Dew Point Cooler for Data Centres

Funder

BEIS Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Grant

£300,501.00

Started

1 July 2019

Status

Ongoing

Postgraduate supervision

Xiaoli welcomes applications around - Renewable / sustainable energy - Energy efficiency technologies - Energy in built environment Current PhD supervisions - Investigation of a Novel Dew Point Cooling System for Computer Data Centre Application (co-supervisor) - Development of Control System for Dew Point Cooler Combined with Dehumidify System for Computer Data Centre Application (co-supervisor)