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Biography 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.
Research Interests Thermodynamic cycle, heat pump, organic Rankine cycle, heat storage, solar thermal conversion, PV
Teaching and Learning Sustainable Heating Systems and Technologies
Scopus Author ID 56410533100