Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

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Dr Xiangjie Chen

Lecturer in Clean Energy
PhD

Tel: +44 (0)1509 227558

Location: DAV.1.089, DAV Building

Dr Xiangjie Chen joined the Wolfson School in September 2019 as the Lecturer in Clean Energy and works at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST). Prior to her current position, she was a research fellow at University of Nottingham, with a wide range of industrial connections within UK and Europe.

Best Research Paper for Engineering Research Showcase 2019, University of Nottingham

Dec 2009- Dec 2013 Ph.D in Sustainable and Renewable Energy, University of Nottingham
Sept 2006- Oct 2008 Master in Building Engineering (First Class with Honour), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sept 2002- July 2006 Bachelor in Civil Engineering(First Class with Honour), Beijing Jiaotong University, China

 

Dr. Xiangjie Chen’s research interests are in the area of renewable and sustainable energy technologies, heat transfer process, particularly including which include the heating and cooling system design for building and electric vehicle applications, solar thermal energy storage system, building retrofit technology, polymeric plastic heat exchanger.

Grants and Contracts

2017-2019 EU Horizon 2020, project title “Refurbishment decision making platform through advanced technologies for near zero energy building renovation”,  RezBuild, project budget over €9M, Lead Innovator

2017-2018 Innovate UK, project title “A novel industrial waste heat recovery system for pollutant removal, water production and cooling (EarthSave)”, project budget £299,067, Co-Investigator

2018-2019 EPSRC funded Impact Acceleration Grant, project title “Polymer hollow fiber integrated battery cooler”, total project budget £10,000, Principle Investigator

2018-2019  British Council, PhD student and supervisor mobility programme, project title “Solar driven polymer hollow fiber water desalination system”, project budget £28,450, Principal Investigator

2014-2017 Innovate UK, project title “Micro-polymer hollow fiber heat exchanger”, project budget  £1,461,219, Lead Innovator

External Collaborators

  • Nottingham University
  • Ricardo Ltd.
  • PAB Coventry Ltd.
  • PAK Engineering Ltd.
  • Sunmap Ltd.
  • Sintef, Norway
  • Saint-Gobain PLACO, Spain
  • Rimond Ltd., Italy

WS001 Renewable Energy

Recent Publications

  • N. Zhang, X. Chen, Y. Su, H. Zheng, O. Ramada, X. Zhang, S. Riffat, Numerical investigations and performance comparisons of a novel cross-flow hollow fiber integrated liquid desiccant dehumidification system, Energy, V. 182, Sep. 2019, p1115-1131
  • X. Chen, N. Zhang, Y. Su, D. Aydin, H. Zheng, H. Bai, S. Riffat, Performance analysis and design implementation of a novel polymer hollow fiber liquid desiccant dehumidifier with aqueous potassium formate, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, V.13, Oct. 2019, 100366
  • H. Bai, J. Zhu, J. Chu, X. Chen, Y. Yan, Influences of the mixed LiCl-CaCl2 liquid desiccant solution on a membrane-based dehumidification system: Parametric analysis and mixing ratio selection, Energy and Building, V. 185, January 2019, p592-606
  • X. Chen, Y. Su, D. Aydin, D. Reay, R. Law, S.B. Riffat. Experimental Investigation of a Polymer Hollow Fibre Integrated Liquid Desiccant Dehumidification System with Aqueous Potassium Formate Solution, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol 142, Sep 2018, p 632-643

Selected Publications

  • N. Zhang, X. Chen, Y. Su, H. Zheng, O. Ramada, X. Zhang, S. Riffat, Numerical investigations and performance comparisons of a novel cross-flow hollow fiber integrated liquid desiccant dehumidification system, Energy, V. 182, Sep. 2019, p1115-1131
  • X. Chen, N. Zhang, Y. Su, D. Aydin, H. Zheng, H. Bai, S. Riffat, Performance analysis and design implementation of a novel polymer hollow fiber liquid desiccant dehumidifier with aqueous potassium formate, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, V.13, Oct. 2019, 100366
  • H. Bai, J. Zhu, J. Chu, X. Chen, Y. Yan, Influences of the mixed LiCl-CaCl2 liquid desiccant solution on a membrane-based dehumidification system: Parametric analysis and mixing ratio selection, Energy and Building, V. 185, January 2019, p592-606
  • X. Chen, Y. Su, D. Aydin, D. Reay, R. Law, S.B. Riffat. Experimental Investigation of a Polymer Hollow Fibre Integrated Liquid Desiccant Dehumidification System with Aqueous Potassium Formate Solution, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol 142, Sep 2018, p 632-643
  • Y. Gu, X. Zhang, J. Myhren, M. Han, X. Chen, Y. Yuan, Techno-economic analysis of a solar photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) concentrator for building application in Sweden using Monte Carlo method, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol 165, June 2018, p8-24
  • X. Chen, Y. Su, D. Aydin, Y. Ding, D. Reay, R. Law, S.B. Riffat. A Novel Evaporative Cooling System with a Polymer Hollow Fibre Spindle, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol 132, March 2018, p 665-675
  • D. Aydin, S. Casey, X. Chen, S. Riffat. Numerical and experimental analysis of a novel heat pump driven sorption storage heater, Applied Energy, Vol 211, Feb. 2018, p 954-974
  • X. Chen, Y. Su, D. Aydin, Y. Ding, D. Reay, R. Law, S.B.Riffat. Experimental investigations of polymer hollow fibre integrated evaporative cooling system with the fibre bundles in a spindle shape. Energy and Buildings, Vol. 154, Sep. 2017, pages 166-174.
  • X. Chen, Y. Su, D. Aydin, D. Reay, R. Law, S.B.Riffat. Experimental investigations of polymer hollow fibre heat exchangers for building heat recovery application. Energy and Building, Vol. 125, Sep. 2016, p99-108.
  • D. Aydin, S. Casey, X. Chen, S. Riffat. Novel "open-sorption pipe" reactor for solar thermal energy storage. Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 121, Aug. 2016, p 321-334.
  • X. Chen, Y.Su, D. Reay, S.B.Riffat. Recent development of polymer heat exchanger. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 60, July 2016, p1367–1386
  • X. Chen, S.A. Omer, Y. Su, S.B.Riffat. Theoretical Investigations on Combined Power and Ejector Cooling System Powered by Low Grade Energy Source. International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, Vol.1, July 2015, p 1-10.
  • X. Chen, M. Worall, S.A. Omer, Y. Su, S.B. Riffat. Experimental investigation on PCM cold storage integrated with ejector cooling system. Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol.63, Issue 1, February 2014, pages 419-427.
  • X. Chen, S.A. Omer, M. Worall, S.B. Riffat. Recent developments in ejector refrigeration technologies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 19, March 2013, p 629-651.
  • X. Chen, M. Worall, S.A. Omer, Y. Su, S.B. Riffat. Theoretical studies of a hybrid ejector CO2 compression cooling system for vehicles and preliminary experimental investigations of an ejector cycle. Applied Energy, Vol. 102, February 2013, p 931-942.