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Yulong Ding

University of Birmingham, UK
Yulong Ding

Professor Yulong Ding holds founding Chamberlain Chair of Chemical Engineering. He has research interests in energy materials and energy processes with a focus on understanding multi-length-scale phenomena and applying the understanding to new materials development and manufacturing. He has published over 450 papers in peer-reviewed journals and filed ~100 patents. He invented liquid air energy storage technology and led the initial stage of technology developments (commercialised by Highview Power). He developed composite phase change materials for thermal energy storage and associated large-scale manufacture technologies, leading to large scale commercial applications with a total installation of >400MW / >1.5GWh so far (Jinhe Energy). His work on passively cooled container technology has been on large scale commercial demonstration for cold chain applications (CRRC). His work has been recognised by election to Royal Academy of Engineering (2020); IChemE Clean Energy Medal (2021); ESIE Outstanding Achievement Award & Medal (2022); and IChemE Global Awards in three categories of Energy, Research Project and Outstanding Achievement (2019).

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