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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 26 research projects, attracting funded with a total value of 2.7 million from bodies including the EU, EPSRC, Innovate UK, IEEA, National Science and Technology Committee of China, and industry

Dr Ma has published over 90 papers in scientific journals and international conferences, as well as 2 books and 3 book chapters. She has 2 patents.

Successful proposals and attracted grants:

-A Super Performance Dew Point Cooler for Data Center, Carbon trust (IEEA), Xiaoli Ma, Xudong Zhao and Zishang Zhu, 2019 (18 months), £692, 201

-A Novel Loop-Heat-Pipe (LHP)-based Data Centre Heat Removal and Recovery System Employing the Micro-channels Cold/Hot Plates, EU FP7, Xudong Zhao, Philip Rubini and Xiaoli Ma, 2019 (24 months), €225k

- 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:

-A super performance dew point cooler for Data Centre achieving 90% energy saving for data Centre cooling.

- 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).

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

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

Design and analysis of a novel dual source vapor injection heat pump using exhaust and ambient air

Li, J., Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Bai, X., Zhou, J., Badiei, A., …Ma, X. (2021). Design and analysis of a novel dual source vapor injection heat pump using exhaust and ambient air. Energy and Built Environment, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbenv.2020.11.004

Hourly performance forecast of a dew point cooler using explainable Artificial Intelligence and evolutionary optimisations by 2050

Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Aslansefat, K., Zhao, X., Sadati, S., Badiei, A., Xiao, X., …Ma, X. (2021). Hourly performance forecast of a dew point cooler using explainable Artificial Intelligence and evolutionary optimisations by 2050. Applied energy, 281, Article 116062. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116062

Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump

Fan, Y., Zhao, X., Li, J., Li, G., Myers, S., Cheng, Y., …Ma, X. (2020). Economic and environmental analysis of a novel rural house heating and cooling system using a solar-assisted vapour injection heat pump. Applied energy, 275, Article 115323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115323

Electrical and mechanical analysis of a segmented solar thermoelectric generator under non-uniform heat flux

Shittu, S., Li, G., Xuan, Q., Zhao, X., Ma, X., & Cui, Y. (2020). Electrical and mechanical analysis of a segmented solar thermoelectric generator under non-uniform heat flux. Energy, 199, Article 17433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117433

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

A Super Performance Dew Point Cooler for Data Centres

Funder

BEIS Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Grant

£300,502.00

Started

1 July 2019

Status

Complete

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)