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Heat and Mass Transfer in Built  Environment

Thermal Energy Storage for Efficient  Buildings and Service Systems

Sustainable Energy Application 



Ph.D.  Southeast University, China, 2001,  Major in Engineering Thermal Physics

B.Sc.  Southeast University, China, 1996,  Major in Engineering Thermal Physics



2004.12-present   Associate Professor 

                Department of Building  Science, Tsinghua University

2014.08-2016.08  Marie Curie Fellow

                Department of  Architecture and Built Environment

                Nottingham University

2003.07-2004.12  Assistant Professor

                Department of Building  Science, Tsinghua University,

2001.05-2003.06  Postdoctor

                Department of Building  Science, Tsinghua University



Ø        Research on Mechanism of  Regulation and Coupling of Phase Change Energy Storage in BCHP System,  National Nature Science Foundation of China, PI, 2014-2017

Ø        Solar Collector and PCM  Thermal Façade for Low Carbon, the Seventh Framework  Program-Marie Curie Actions, Co-PI, 2014-2016

Ø        Research and Demonstration  on Key Technology of Energy-efficient Buildings for Plateau Climate  Aadaption, Subproject of the 12th 5-year National Scientific and  Technical Supporting Program of China, PI, 2013-2015

Ø        Research on Thermal  Performance of Phase Change Energy Storage Building Envelope, Subproject  of the International Cooperation of China’s Ministry of Science and  Technology, Co-PI, 2011-2013

Ø        Energy Charge and Discharge  Progress and Active Energy Storage, Subproject of National Basic  Research Program of China (973), Co-PI, 2010-2014

Ø        Research on Inverse Heat  Transfer Problem of Non-liner Thermal Mass for Ideal Optimal Building  Envelope, National Nature Science Foundation of China, PI, 2010-2012

Ø        Research on A Novel Control  System for Indoor Heat and Humidity, the 11th 5-year National Scientific  and Technical Supporting Program of China, PI, 2006-2010

Ø        Research on A Kind of Novel  Building Material to Improve Indoor Thermal and Humid Environment,  Subproject of the 11th 5-year National Scientific and Technical  Supporting Program of China, PI, 2006-2010

Ø        Research on Preparation  Method and Enhanced Heat Transfer Mechanism of Micro-encapsulated Phase  Change Material, Subproject of Key Project of National Nature Science  Foundation of China, PI, 2005-2008




Ø        Award of New Century  Excellent Talents of Ministry of Education of China, 2009

Ø        First Prize in Science and  Technology Progress of Sichuan Province, 2011

Ø        Second Prize in Natural  Science Research of Ministry of Education of China, 2006

Ø        Wang Buxuan Excellent Paper  Award (Poster), 2013

Ø        Best Poster of ISHVAC2007,  2007




Ø        Indoor and Built  Environment,  Editorial Board Member, 2014 to present

Ø        The Scientific  World Journal,  Editorial Board Member, 2012 to present

Ø        Journal of Solar  Energy,  Editorial Board Member, 2012 to present

Ø        Advances in Energy  and Power Engineering,  Editorial Board Member, 2013 to present

Ø        Peer Reviewer for: Applied Energy,  Energy, Solar Energy, Building and Environment, Energy and Buildings,  International Journal of Heat and Mass transfer, Energy Conversion and  Management, Applied Thermal Engineering, Indoor and Built Environment,  Thermochimica Acta, Heat and Mass transfer, Heat Transfer Engineering,  Building Simulation, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly etc..





Energy Efficient Buildings: Principles  and Applications

Special English for HVAC

Advanced Heat Transfer in Built  Environment




1.       Hua J, Fan HM, Wang X, Zhang YP. A novel concept to  determine the optimal heating mode of residential rooms based on the  inverse problem method, Building and Environment, 2015,  85, 73-84.

2.       Ma T, Y HX, Zhang YP, Lu L, Wang X.  Using phase change materials in photovoltaic systems for thermal  regulation and electrical efficiency improvement: A review and outlook, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews2015,  43, 1273–1284

3.       Wang X*,  Cheng R, Zeng RL, Zhang YP. Ideal thermal physical properties of  building wall in an active room, Indoor and Built Environment,  2014, 23(6), 839–853     

4.       Teng XG, Wang X*,  Chen YL, Shi WX. A simple method to determine the optimal gas turbine  capacity and operating strategy in building cooling, heating and power  system, Energy and Buildings, 2014, 80, 623–630  

5.       Cheng R, Wang X,  Zhang YP. Analytical optimization of the transient thermal performance  of building wall by using thermal impedance based on thermal-electric  analogy, Energy and Buildings, 2014, 80, 598-612

6.       Cheng R, Wang X,  Zhang YP, Energy-efficient building envelopes with phase-change  materials: new understanding and related research, Heat Transfer  Engineering, 201435(11–12):970–984.

7.       Zhang Y, Chen Q, Zhang YP, Wang X.  Exploring building’s secrets: the ideal thermophysical properties of a  building’s wall for energy conservation, International Journal of  Heat and Mass Transfer, 2013, 65, 265-273.

8.       Zhang Y, Zhang YP, Wang X,  Chen Q. Ideal thermal conductivity of a passive Building wall:  Determination method and understanding, Applied Energy,  2013,112, 967-974.

9.       Cheng R, Pomianowski M*, Wang X*,  Heiselberg P, Zhang YP. A new method to determine thermophysical  properties of PCM-concrete brick, Applied Energy, 2013,  112, 988-998.

10.     Jiang F, Wang X*, Zhang YP.  Analytical optimization of specific heat for building internal envelope, Energy Conversion and Management, 2012, 63, 239–244.

11.     Jiang F, Wang X*, Zhang YP.  A new method to estimate optimal phase change material characteristic in  a passive solar room, Energy Conversion and Management,  2011,52, 24372441.

12.     Zeng RL, Wang X, Di HF,  Jiang F, Zhang YP. New concepts and approach for developing energy  efficient buildings: Ideal specific heat for building internal thermal  mass, Energy and Buildings, 2011, 43, 1081–1090. 

13.     Zhou GB, Yang YP, Wang X,  Cheng JM. Thermal characteristics of shape-stabilized phase change  material wallboard with periodical outside temperature waves. Applied Energy, 2010, 87(8), 2666-2672. 

14.     Wang X, Zhang YP, Xiao W, Zeng RL,  Zhang QL, Di HF. Review on thermal performance of phase change energy  storage building envelope, Chinese Science Bulletin, 2009,  54(6), 920-928.

15.     Zeng RL, Wang X*, Chen BJ,  Zhang YP, Niu JL, Di HF. Heat transfer characteristics of  microencapsulated phase change material slurry in laminar flow under  constant heat flux, Applied Energy, 2009,  86(12), 2661-2670.

16.     Xiao W, Wang X*, Zhang YP.  Analytical optimization of interior PCM for energy storage in a  lightweight passive solar room, Applied Energy,  2009, 86 (10), 2013-2018.

17.     Yang R, Zhang Y, Wang X,  Zhang YP, Zhang QW. Preparation of n-tetradecane-containing  microcapsules with different shell materials by phase separation method, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2009, 93,  1817–1822.

18.     Zhou GB, Yang YP, Wang X, Zhou SX. Numerical analysis of  effect of shape-stabilized phase change material plates in a building  combined with night ventilation. Applied Energy,  2009, 86(1), 52-59.

19.     Wang Y, Guo BH, Wan X, Xu J, Wang X, Zhang YP. Janus-like polymer particles prepared via internal  phase separation from emulsified polymer/oil droplets, Polymer, 2009, 50, 33613369.

20.     Xu J, Wan X, Zhang BQ, Wang Y, Guo BH, Zhang YP, Wang X.  Preparation of phase change material wax/p(MMA-co-AA) core-shell  microcapsules, Acta Polymerica Sinica, 2009. 20(11),  1154-1156. 

21.     Chen BJ, Wang X*, Zeng RL,  Zhang YP, Wang XC, Niu JL, Li Y, Di HF. An experimental study of  convective heat transfer with microencapsulated phase change material  suspension: laminar flow in a circular tube under constant heat flux, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2008, 32,  1638-1646.

22.     Wang XC, Niu JL, Li Y, Zhang YP, Wang X, Chen BJ, Zeng RL, Song QW. Heat transfer of  microencapsulated PCM slurry flow in a circular tube, AIChE  Journal, 2008, 54(4), 1110-1120.

23.     Zhou GB, Zhang YP, Wang X,  Lin KP, Xiao W. An assessment of mixed type PCM-gypsum and  shape-stabilized PCM plates in a building for passive solar heating, Solar Energy, 2007, 84(10), 1351-1360.

24.     Wang XC, Niu JL, Li Y, Wang X,  Chen BJ, Zeng RL, Song QW, Zhang YP. Flow and heat transfer behaviors of  phase change material slurries in a horizontal circular tube, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,  2007, 50, 2480-2491.

25.     Wang X, Liu  J, Zhang YP, Di HF, Jiang Y. Experimental research on a kind of novel  high-temperature phase change storage heater, Energy Conversion  and Management, 2006, 47, 2211-2222.

26.     Chen BJ, Wang X*, Zhang YP, Xu H, Yang R. Experimental  research on laminar flow performance of phase change emulsion. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2006, 26(11-12), 1238-1245.

27.     Zhang YP, Ding JH, Wang X, Yang  R, Lin KP. Influence of additives on thermal conductivity of  shape-stabilized phase change material, Solar Energy Materials and  Solar Cells, 2006, 90(11), 1692-1702.

28.     Xu H, Yang R,  Zhang YP, Huang Z, Lin J, Wang X. Thermal physical properties and  key influence factors of phase change emulsion, Chinese Science  Bulletin, 2005, 50(1), 88-93.

29.     Wang X, Zhang YP, Hu XX. Turbulent heat transfer  enhancement of microencapsulated phase change material slurries with  constant wall heat flux, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer,  2004, 11(1), 13-22.

30.     Shi MH, Wang X. Investigation on moisture transfer mechanism in porous media during  rapid drying process, Drying Technology, 2004, 22(1-2),  111-122.

31.     Zhang YP, Hu XX, Wang X. Theoretical analysis of  convection heat transfer enhancement of microencapsulated phase change  material slurries, Heat and Mass Transfer, 2003, 40 (1-2),  59-66.

32.     Zhang YP, Hu XX, Hao Q, Wang X. Convective heat transfer  enhancement of laminar flow of latent functionally thermal fluid in a  circular tube with constant heat flux: internal heat source model and  its application, Science in China (Series E), 2003,  46(2),131-140.

33.     Wang X,  Zhang YP. Solid-liquid phase change heat transfer enhancement analysis  in cylindrical and spherical wallsJournal  of Enhanced Heat Transfer, 2002, 9(3),  109-115.

Zhang YP, Wang X. Analysis of solid-liquid phase change heat  transfer enhancement, Science in China (Series E), 2002,  45(6), 569-575.

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