Yulong Ding holds the founding Chamberlain chair of Chemical Engineering and Highview-RAEng chair of cryogenic energy storage and is director of Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage. His research has been cross-disciplinary in particular at the interface of chemical engineering, chemistry, energy engineering, materials science & engineering. He has been a principal and a co-investigator of projects with a total exceeding £20M over the past 10 years. He has published over 400 technical papers with over 9000 citations (H index ~42) and 10 book chapters. He has filed over 15 patents and was named by the Thomson Reuters as a top 1% highly cited researcher in the engineering category over 2002-2012. He was an in inventor of the cryogenic energy storage technology, which was awarded the 2011 ‘The Engineer’ magazine Energy & Environmental and Grand Prix awards, and 2012 Rushlight Energy Environmental and Power Generation and Transmission awards.