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Durham University

Department of Engineering

Staff Profile

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

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

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Dr Yiji Lu is an energetic and enthusiastic Early Career Researcher working on Energy and Climate Change research. Dr Lu obtained PhD from NU in 2016 and was awarded a prestigious Chinese Government Award from the China Scholarship Council for his PhD study in May 2016 by the Chinese Ambassador to the UK. Dr Lu's research interests mainly focus on innovative integrated energy systemsenergy conversion and energy storage technologies. 

Dr Lu has an excellent track record in energy engineering research with over 60 articles in high-quality international journals and peer-reviewed conferences, and one book chapter, with over 400 citations, and an H-index of 12 and i10-index of 15 (Google Scholar). 

Dr Yiji Lu carries out modelling and analysis of dynamic energy systems and experimental research in the field of thermal energy and power generation systems. Dr Lu has played as a key member and driving force of various projects inducing Study of carbon-based Nanomaterial to Enhance heat transfer and efficiency in Chemisorption Cogeneration system (EP/P511201/1), Thermal Energy Management of Industrial Processes (EP/G056706/1), Intelligent Hybrid Thermo-Chemical District Networks (H2020-EE-2015-2-RIA-695780), and Royal Society-NSFC Joint Project for the development of a new heat recovery system under the grant number IE/151256 and No. 5151101443.

Dr Yiji Lu's research achievements have been noticed and recognised by international academics. Dr Lu was an invited session chair at the 9th, 10th and 11th International Conference on Applied Energy. Since 2018, he is the Guest Editor of the international journal ‘Energies’ (IF 2.676) and an Associate Editor of the international journal ‘Frontiers in Energy Research’ (IF 1.52). Elsevier gave him several outstanding reviewer awards in October 2016 (Applied Thermal Engineering), January 2017 (Applied Energy) and May 2017 (Energy). Dr Lu is serving as the editorial board member in an Elsevier Journal ‘Energy Reports’ ISSN 2352-4847 and a Nature Research Journal ‘Scientific Reports’ ISSN 2045-2322. From 2019, Dr Lu is a member of the EPSRC Associate Peer Review College to support the peer review process for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. From 2019, Dr Lu is leading a Special Issue on the topics of Energy Storage (as the Lead Editor and Managing Editor) for the Elsevier journal ‘Energy Reports’. 

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