Dr Jian Song PhD

Dr Jian Song

School of Chemical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Contact details

Address
School of Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Jian Song is Assistant Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham. His research focuses on clean and sustainable energy technologies, which covers thermal fluids, processes, devices and systems, with an emphasis on multi-scale integrated design and optimisation of energy conversion and storage options, aiming at enhancing energy utilisation efficiency across conventional and renewable resources, and contributing to energy harvesting and sustainability.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Tsinghua University, 2018
  • BEng in Energy and Power Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2013
  • BSc in Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, 2013

Biography

Dr Jian Song is Assistant Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, and Managing Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering.

Dr Jian Song has been acting as the Deputy Group Leader of Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory at Imperial prior to joining Birmingham in May 2023. Dr Jian Song received his PhD Degree from Tsinghua University in 2018 and has been awarded Zijing Scholar Fellowship, Outstanding PhD Thesis by Chinese Society for Internal Combustion Engines (CSICE), and Wu Zhonghua Outstanding Postgraduate Award. Dr Jian Song visited the Whittle Laboratory at University of Cambridge in 2016 and participated the internship in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in 2015.

Dr Jian Song’s research focuses on clean and sustainable energy technologies, which covers thermal fluids, processes, devices and systems, with an emphasis on multi-scale integrated design and optimisation of energy conversion and storage options, aiming at enhancing energy utilisation efficiency across conventional and renewable resources, and contributing to energy harvesting and sustainability.







Postgraduate supervision

Dr Jian Song is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

  • Thermo-mechanical energy conversion and storage
  • Thermal energy (heat and cold) storage
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Industrial decarbonisation
Please feel free to contact Dr Jian Song for more details if you are interested in studying any of these topics.

Research

Multi-scale integrated design and optimisation

  • Novel thermal fluids
  • High-performance energy devices/components
  • Effective integration and operation

Clean energy technologies

  • Waste-heat recovery
  • Hybrid renewable energy systems
  • Whole-system analysis

Other activities

  • Managing Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering
  • Member of Climate Growth Leadership Network

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Maghrabi, AM, Song, J, Sapin, P & Markides, CN 2023, 'Electricity demand reduction through waste heat recovery in olefins plants based on a technology-agnostic approach', Energy Conversion and Management: X, vol. 20, 100419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecmx.2023.100419

Jalili, M, Ghazanfari Holagh, S, Chitsaz, A, Song, J & Markides, CN 2023, 'Electrolyzer cell-methanation/Sabatier reactors integration for power-to-gas energy storage: Thermo-economic analysis and multi-objective optimization', Applied Energy, vol. 329, 120268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.120268

Maghrabi, AM, Song, J & Markides, CN 2023, 'How can industrial heat decarbonisation be accelerated through energy efficiency?', Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 233, 121092. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2023.121092

Zhao, Y, Song, J, Liu, M, Zhang, K, Markides, CN & Yan, J 2023, 'Multi-objective thermo-economic optimisation of Joule-Brayton pumped thermal electricity storage systems: Role of working fluids and sensible heat storage materials', Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 223, 119972. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2023.119972

Guo, J, Song, J, Narayan, S, Pervunin, KS & Markides, CN 2023, 'Numerical investigation of the thermal-hydraulic performance of horizontal supercritical CO2 flows with half-wall heat-flux conditions', Energy, vol. 264, 125845. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.125845

Zhu, S, Wang, K, González-Pino, I, Song, J, Yu, G, Luo, E & Markides, CN 2023, 'Techno-economic analysis of a combined heat and power system integrating hybrid photovoltaic-thermal collectors, a Stirling engine and energy storage', Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 284, 116968. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2023.116968

Zhou, X, Zhang, H, Rong, Y, Song, J, Fang, S, Xu, Z, Zhi, X, Wang, K, Qiu, L & Markides, CN 2022, 'Comparative study for air compression heat recovery based on organic Rankine cycle (ORC) in cryogenic air separation units', Energy, vol. 255, 124514. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.124514

Guo, J, Song, J, Han, Z, Pervunin, KS & Markides, CN 2022, 'Investigation of the thermohydraulic characteristics of vertical supercritical CO2 flows at cooling conditions', Energy, vol. 256, 124628. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2022.124628

Sun, F, Xie, G, Song, J & Markides, CN 2022, 'Proper orthogonal decomposition and physical field reconstruction with artificial neural networks (ANN) for supercritical flow problems', Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, vol. 140, pp. 282-299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2022.04.001

Peacock, J, Huang, G, Song, J & Markides, CN 2022, 'Techno-economic assessment of integrated spectral-beam-splitting photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) and organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems', Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 269, 116071. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2022.116071

Zhao, Y, Song, J, Liu, M, Zhao, Y, Olympios, AV, Sapin, P, Yan, J & Markides, CN 2022, 'Thermo-economic assessments of pumped-thermal electricity storage systems employing sensible heat storage materials', Renewable Energy, vol. 186, pp. 431-456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.01.017

Guo, J, Song, J, Zhao, Y, Pervunin, KS & Markides, CN 2022, 'Thermo-hydraulic performance of heated vertical flows of supercritical CO2', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 199, 123437. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2022.123437

Zhao, Y, Song, J, Zhao, C, Zhao, Y & Markides, CN 2022, 'Thermodynamic investigation of latent-heat stores for pumped-thermal energy storage', Journal of Energy Storage, vol. 55, 105802. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2022.105802

Wang, Y, Song, J, Chatzopoulou, MA, Sunny, N, Simpson, MC, Wang, J & Markides, CN 2021, 'A holistic thermoeconomic assessment of small-scale, distributed solar organic Rankine cycle (ΟRC) systems: Comprehensive comparison of configurations, component and working fluid selection', Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 248, 114618. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2021.114618

Chapter

Lee, JI, Song, J & Markides, CN 2023, CO2 cycles. in CN Markides & K Wang (eds), Power Generation Technologies for Low-Temperature and Distributed Heat. 1st edn, Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy, Elsevier, pp. 163-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818022-8.00008-9

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