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Dr Yiji Lu, BEng(Hons), Mphil, PhD

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Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Engineering
Room number: E268 Higginson

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Biography

Yiji is a Fellow in the Durham Energy Institute and an Assistant Professor in Durham University’s Department of Engineering with a research focus on the technological development of Low-Carbon Energy Systems including the following topics: Renewable and Clean Energy Conversion, Energy Storage and Cleaner/Alternative Fuels to tackle the Climate Change challenges.

Yiji obtained MPhil in Sustainability (2012) and PhD in Energy Systems (2016) at Newcastle University, being awarded a prestigious Outstanding Research Award towards his PhD project. Dr Lu has published over 60 articles in high-quality international journals and peer-reviewed conferences, and one book chapter, with currently (July 2020) over 500 citations and an H-index of 13 according to Google Scholar.

Yiji is the Principal Investigator/awardee from Royal Academy of Engineering under the Transforming Systems through Partnerships Scheme, which aims to study clean energy technologies in transport sector. He is Co-I in Energy Systems Integration – Case Study on Integrated Zero-Carbon Hub funded by the National Centre for Energy System Integration (EPSRC).

Previously at Sir Joseph SWAN Centre for Energy Research, Yiji played as a key member and driving force of various projects including a Study of carbon-based Nanomaterial to enhance heat transfer and efficiency in Chemisorption Cogeneration system (EPSRC), Thermal Energy Management of Industrial Processes (EPSRC), 5th Generation Intelligent Hybrid District Heat Networks (EU-H2020), Development of a hybrid thermal-to-power energy system from Royal Society (Royal Society), Centre for Energy System Integration (EPSRC).

Yiji is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and servers as an Editorial Members in various Energy Theme Journals such as Energy Reports (Elsevier), Thermal Science and Engineering Progress (Elsevier), Scientific Reports (Nature Research), Frontiers in Energy Research (Frontiers) and Sustainability (MDPI). Recently, he has guest edited SI: Energy Storage for "Energy Reports", SI: Fuels of the Future for "Energies" and SI: Organic Rankine Cycle for "Frontiers in Energy Research".

Indicators of Esteem

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

  • Lu, Yiji, Roskilly, Anthony Paul & Yu, Xiaoli (2018). The Development and Application of Organic Rankine Cycle for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery. In Organic Rankine Cycle Technology for Heat Recovery. InTechopen.

Journal Article

  • Li, Zhi, Yu, Xiaoli, Wang, Lei, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Rui, Chang, Jinwei & Jiang, Ruicheng (2020). Effects of fluctuating thermal sources on a shell-and-tube latent thermal energy storage during charging process. Energy 199: 117400.
  • Qian, Gao, Yu, Xiaoli, Li, Zhi, Wu, Jiarong, Huang, Rui & Lu, Yiji (2020). Experimental investigation of a U-tube thermocell under various Fe(CN)63−/4− concentration. Energy Conversion and Management 217: 113005.
  • Li, Zhi, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Rui, Wang, Lei, Jiang, Ruicheng, Yu, Xiaonan & Yu, Xiaoli (2020). Parametric study on melting process of a shell-and-tube latent thermal energy storage under fluctuating thermal conditions. Applied Thermal Engineering 180: 115898.
  • Huang, Yuqi, Mei, Pan, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Rui, Yu, Xiaoli, Chen, Zhuolie & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2019). A novel approach for Lithium-ion battery thermal management with streamline shape mini channel cooling plates. Applied Thermal Engineering 157: 113623.
  • Li, Zhi, Huang, Rui, Lu, Yiji, Roskilly, Antony Paul & Yu, Xiaoli (2019). Analysis of a combined trilateral cycle - organic Rankine cycle (TLC-ORC) system for waste heat recovery. Energy Procedia 158: 1786.
  • Chen, Longfei, Li, Guangze, Huang, Dongqi, Zhang, Zhichao, Lu, Yiji, Yu, Xiaoli & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2019). Experimental and numerical study on the initial tip structure evolution of diesel fuel spray under various injection and ambient pressures. Energy 186: 115867.
  • Yu, Xiaoli, Yi, Dong, Huang, Yuqi, Lu, Yiji & Paul Roskilly, Anthony (2019). Experimental investigation of two-phase flow and heat transfer performance in a cooling gallery under forced oscillation. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 132: 1306.
  • Yu, Xiaoli, Li, Zhi, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Rui & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2019). Investigation of organic Rankine cycle integrated with double latent thermal energy storage for engine waste heat recovery. Energy 170: 1098.
  • Fang, Yidong, Lu, Yiji, Yu, Xiaoli, Su, Lin, Fan, Zhipeng, Huang, Rui & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2019). Study of a hybrid pneumatic-combustion engine under steady-state and transient conditions for transport application. International Journal of Engine Research 146808741986032.
  • Lu, Yiji, Roskilly, Anthony Paul, Huang, Rui & Yu, Xiaoli (2019). Study of a novel hybrid refrigeration system for industrial waste heat recovery. Energy Procedia 158: 2196.
  • Fang, Yidong, Lu, Yiji, Yu, Xiaoli & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2018). Experimental study of a pneumatic engine with heat supply to improve the overall performance. Applied Thermal Engineering 134: 78.
  • Jiang, Long, Lu, Yiji, Roskilly, Anthony Paul, Wang, Ruzhu, Wang, Liwei & Tang, K. (2018). Exploration of ammonia resorption cycle for power generation by using novel composite sorbent. Applied Energy 215: 457.
  • Yu, Xiaoli, Li, Zhi, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Rui & Roskilly, Anthony (2018). Investigation of an Innovative Cascade Cycle Combining a Trilateral Cycle and an Organic Rankine Cycle (TLC-ORC) for Industry or Transport Application. Energies 11(11): 3032.
  • Lu, Yiji, Roskilly, Anthony Paul, Yu, Xiaoli, Jiang, Long & Chen, Longfei (2018). Technical feasibility study of scroll-type rotary gasoline engine: A compact and efficient small-scale Humphrey cycle engine. Applied Energy 221: 67.
  • Chen, Longfei, Feng, Liuyang, Liu, Zhixin Li, Guangze Li, Yanfei, Lu, Yiji & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). QUANTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF FUEL COMPOSITIONS AND PROCESS VARIABLES ON PLANAR SURFACE AREA AND SPRAY NONUNIFORMITY VIA COMBINED MIXTURE-PROCESS DESIGN OF EXPERIMENT. Atomization and Sprays 27(8): 707.
  • Lu, Yiji, Roskilly, Anthony Paul & Ma, Chi (2017). A techno-economic case study using heat driven absorption refrigeration technology in UK industry. Energy Procedia 123: 173.
  • Lu, Yiji, Roskilly, Anthony Paul, Jiang, Long, Chen, Longfei & Yu, Xiaoli (2017). Analysis of a 1 kW organic Rankine cycle using a scroll expander for engine coolant and exhaust heat recovery. Frontiers in Energy 11(4): 527.
  • Jiang, Long, Roskilly, Anthony Paul, Wang, Ruzhu, Wang, Liwei & Lu, Yiji (2017). Analysis on innovative modular sorption and resorption thermal cell for cold and heat cogeneration. Applied Energy 204: 767.
  • Chen, Longfei, Ding, Shirun, Liu, Haoye, Lu, Yiji, Li, Yanfei & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Comparative study of combustion and emissions of kerosene (RP-3), kerosene-pentanol blends and diesel in a compression ignition engine. Applied Energy 203: 91.
  • Li, Zhi, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Yuqi, Qian, Gao, Chen, Fenfang, Yu, Xiaoli & Roskilly, Anthony (2017). Comparison study of Trilateral Rankine Cycle, Organic Flash Cycle and basic Organic Rankine Cycle for low grade heat recovery. Energy Procedia 142: 1441.
  • Lu, Yiji, Paul Roskilly, Anthony, Zhang, Zhichao, Yu, Xiaoli, Li, Zhi & Jiang, Long (2017). Conceptual study of scroll-type rotary gasoline Internal Combustion Engine. Energy Procedia 142: 1545.
  • Chen, Xiaoqiang, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Rui, Sun, Zheng, Yu, Xiaoli & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Effect of Fire-Deck Thickness on thermal status of cylinder head. Energy Procedia 142: 4022.
  • Dou, Wenbo, Li, Daofei, Lu, Yiji, Yu, Xiaoli & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Evaluation of ideal double-tank hybrid pneumatic engine system under different compression cycle scenarios. Energy Procedia 142: 1388.
  • Shi, Haimin, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Rui, Yu, Xiaoli, Lu, Guodong, Liu, Zhentao, Chen, Xiaoqiang, Qian, Gao & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Experiment study of multi-fans cooling module using different shroud structures for advanced vehicle thermal management system. Energy Procedia 142: 3968.
  • Jiang, Long, Wang, Liwei, Wang, Ruzhu, Zhu, Fangqi, Lu, Yiji & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Experimental investigation on an innovative resorption system for energy storage and upgrade. Energy Conversion and Management 138: 651.
  • Chen, Longfei, Zhang, Zhichao, Lu, Yiji, Zhang, Chi, Zhang, Xin, Zhang, Cuiqi & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Experimental study of the gaseous and particulate matter emissions from a gas turbine combustor burning butyl butyrate and ethanol blends. Applied Energy 195: 693.
  • Jiang, Long, Lu, Huitong, Wang, Ruzhu, Wang, Liwei, Gong, Lixia, Lu, Yiji & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Investigation on an innovative cascading cycle for power and refrigeration cogeneration. Energy Conversion and Management 145: 20.
  • Jiang, Long, Wang, Ruzhu, Lu, Yiji, Roskilly, Anthony Paul, Wang, Liwei & Tang, Ke (2017). Investigation on novel modular sorption thermal cell with improved energy charging and discharging performance. Energy Conversion and Management 148: 110.
  • Jiang, Long, Gao, Jiao, Wang, Liwei, Wang, Ruzhu, Lu, Yiji & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Investigation on performance of multi-salt composite sorbents for multilevel sorption thermal energy storage. Applied Energy 190: 1029.
  • Chen, Fenfang, Lu, Yiji, Chen, Xiaoqiang, Li, Zhi, Yu, Xiaoli & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Numerical study of using different Organic Rankine cycle working fluids for engine coolant energy recovery. Energy Procedia 142: 1448.
  • Qian, Gao, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Yuqi, Li, Zhi, Yu, Xiaoli & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Simulation study of Ferricyanide/Ferrocyanide concentric annulus thermocell with different electrode spacing and cell direction. Energy Procedia 142: 374.
  • Chen, Xiaoqiang, Yu, Xiaoli, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Rui, Liu, Zhentao, Huang, Yuqi & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Study of different cooling structures on the thermal status of an Internal Combustion Engine. Applied Thermal Engineering 116: 419.
  • Huang, Yuqi, Lu, Yiji, Huang, Rui, Chen, Junxuan, Chen, Fenfang, Liu, Zhentao, Yu, Xiaoli & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2017). Study on the thermal interaction and heat dissipation of cylindrical Lithium-Ion Battery cells. Energy Procedia 142: 4029.
  • Lu, Yiji, Roskilly, Anthony Paul, Jiang, Long & Yu, Xiaoli (2017). Working fluid selection for a small-scale organic Rankine cycle recovering engine waste heat. Energy Procedia 123: 346.
  • Liu, Zhen, Tian, Guohong, Wei, Mingshan, Song, Panpan, Lu, Yiji, Ashby, Gregory & Roskilly, Anthony Pual (2015). Modellingand Optimisation on Scroll Expander for Waste Heat Recovery Organic Rankine Cycle. Energy Procedia 75: 1603.
  • Lu, Yiji, Bao, Huashan, Yuan, Ye, Wang, Yaodong, Wang, Liwei & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2014). Optimisation of a Novel Resorption Cogeneration Using Mass and Heat Recovery. Energy Procedia 61: 1103.
  • Hao, Xihuan, Ju, Yonglin & Lu, Yiji (2011). Experimental study on the performance of the labyrinth sealing displacer for 10K G-M refrigerator. Cryogenics 51(4): 187.
  • Hao, Xihuan, Ju, Yonglin & Lu, Yiji (2011). Experimental study on the sealing clearance between the labyrinth sealing displacer and cylinder in the 10K G-M refrigerator. Cryogenics 51(5): 203.

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