School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Yiji Lu

BEng (Hons), MPhil, PhD

Background

Biography

Dr Yiji Lu obtained PhD from Newcastle University 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. His research focuses on the investigation of advanced waste heat recovery systems, thermal energy storage technology and heat-to-power generation using both simulation and experimental methods.

Yiji has a strong track record of high-quality research in energy conversion systems having published over 50 articles in high-quality international journals and peer-reviewed conferences, and one book chapter on the research topic of the Organic Rankine Cycle. Since 2011, he has successfully designed, constructed and tested four test facilities (a small-scale Organic Rankine Cycle rig for engine waste heat recovery, a dynamic adsorption/desorption performance rig using low-grade heat for upgraded heat and refrigeration, a scroll expander/compressor performance rig and a thermal conductivity rig) and have written several papers based on the experimental results.

 

Yiji has been regularly invited to review the manuscripts for the international journals including Applied Energy, Applied Thermal Engineering, Energy (the international Journal), Energy for Sustainable Development. Elsevier gave him several outstanding reviewer awards in October 2016 (Applied Thermal Engineering)January 2017 (Applied Energy) and May 2017 (Energy). Meanwhile, Yiji serves as a reviewer for Elsevier's Science and Technology book on the topic of Energy Engineering and Power Technology. He was an invited session chair at the 9th International Conference on Applied Energy, Cardiff, UK and at the 10th International Conference on Applied Energy, Hong Kong, China, which is the largest international conference organised by Elsevier’s prestigious Applied Energy journal (Impact Factor 7.900). Since 2018, Yiji serves as a Guest Editor of the international journal ‘Energiect Factor 1.52). Yiji 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, Yiji serves as a member of the EPSRC Associate Peer Review College to support the peer review process for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.    

Editorial Experience for International Journals

Guest Editor of the international journal: 'Energies' Impact Factor 2.676 (ISSN 1966-1073)

Associate Editor of the international journal: 'Frontiers in Energy Research' Impact Factor 1.52 (ISSN 2296-598X)

Editorial Board Member: ‘Energy Reports(ISSN 2352-4847 - Elsevier),  ‘Scientific Reports’(ISSN 2045-2322 – Nature), ‘Frontiers in Energy Research’ (ISSN 2296-598X), ‘International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering’, ‘Current Analysis on Energy and Environmental Sciences’ 

Reviewer experience for International Journals

Applied Thermal Engineering IF=3.771 (2018), Energy– (The International Journal) IF=4.968 (2018), Energy for Sustainable Development IF=2.658 (2018), Applied Energy IF=7.900 (2018), Energy Efficiency IF=1.634 (2018), Energy and Environment IF=0.568 (2018)

Awarded three outstanding reviewer awards from Elsevier on October 2016 (Applied Thermal Engineering)January 2017 (Applied Energy) and May 2017 (Energy)

Member of the EPSRC Associate Peer Review College

Member of 'UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre'

Education

Oct/2012-Jun/2016      PhD, Energy, Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research, Newcastle University, UK 

Sep/2011-Sep/2012     MPhil, Institute for Sustainability, Newcastle University, UK  

Sep/2007-Jul/2011       BEng. School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China 

Research

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Research Activities

Apr/2016-                    Lead researcher, Royal society (IE/151256) and National Natural Science Foundation of China, Scroll-type energy regeneration and waste heat recovery system for vehicles


Sep/2016-Mar/2017   Lead researcher, EPSRC Prosperity Outcomes Award 2016, Feasibility study of carbon based Nano-materials to Enhance heat transfer and efficiency for chemisorption cooling and power Cogeneration system (NE-Cogen)


Mar/2015-Jan/2017   Lead researcher, EPSRC (EP/K503885/1-IAA), Study of Engine Waste Heat Recovery technologies

Oct/2015-Dec/2015   Participant, Sponsored by Institution of Chemical Engineers through IChemE Awards 2015, Multifunctional concentrated solar adsorption for food preservation

Apr/2012-Mar/2013   Participant, EPSRC funded, Theme 3: Low grade heat driven cogeneration of power and cooling, Global Secure (EP/K004689/1)

Dec/2011-Feb/2014  Participant, EPSRC funded, LH Cogen: Low grade heat driven adsorption linear expander cycle for cogeneration of power and refrigeration (EP/I027904/1)

Mar/2011-Dec/2011  Participant, Marie Curie Fellowship project, A new type adsorption-resorption cycle for the combined power generation and refrigeration driven by low grade heat (Project No: 253106)

Other

22-25th/Aug/2018      Session chair of the 10th International Conference on Applied Energy, Hongkong, China

Chaired sessions • Organic Rankine cycle • Heat pumps and refrigeration systems • Future engines of high efficiency and low emissions


21-24th/Aug/2017      Session chair of the 9th International Conference on Applied Energy, Cardiff, UK

Chaired sessions • Thermodynamic analysis • Organic Rankine cycle • Micro- and nano-technologies


4-8th/Sep/2017      Committee member of the UK-Kenya-South Africa Trilateral Workshop, Stellenbosch, RSA

Teaching

Student Supervision

Sep/2015-                 Co-supervisor of a PhD student, Title: Low-Grade Heat drove adsorption cooling and power system, Sir Joseph SWAN Centre for Energy Research, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

Jan/2015-                 Co-supervisor of a PhD student, Title: Study of three novel pre-treatments for diesel engines - Alternative fuels, nano additives and supercritical fuel combustion, Sir Joseph SWAN Centre for Energy Research, School of Engineering, Newcastle University

Feb/2017-Aug/2017  Lead supervisor for MSc final project, Title: Study of engine heat driven Organic Rankine cycle, School of Mechanical and systems engineering, Newcastle University

Jan/2016-Jun/2016  Lead supervisor for MSc final project, Title: Design and optimization of a 15kW scroll expander-School of Mechanical and systems engineering, Newcastle University

Jan/2015-Jun/2015  Co-supervisor for MSc final project, Title: Solar Organic Rankine cycle using scroll expander-School of Mechanical and systems engineering, Newcastle University

Jan/2015-Jun/2015  Co-supervisor for MSc final project, Title: Modeling of scroll expander for Organic Rankine cycle using R245fa, Newcastle University

Publications