Dr Xiaohui She obtained his PhD in 2016 on energy-efficient building cooling with liquid desiccant dehumidification at Southeast University in China. During his PhD, he studied two years (2013-2015) on fundamental mechanisms of evaporation heat transfer with molecular dynamics simulation at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the USA. He later received Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award from Southeast University in 2018.
From 2016 to 2018, he worked in Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES) at University of Birmingham as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the supervision of Prof Yulong Ding. He found the excess heat energy in Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) for the first time and improved the LAES efficiency by ~12% through efficient thermal energy storage and utilization.
Since June 2018, he has started a new position as an ERA Fellow in Thermal Energy Conversion, Transportation and Storage at University of Birmingham. Later, he joined the editorial board of an International Journal: ES Energy & Environments (ESEE). His current research is focused on smart cold generation, storage and utilization, including fundamental mechanisms and system integration.