Xudong Zhao University of Hull

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Xudong Zhao University of Hull

Xudong Zhao University of Hull

Xudong Zhao

BEng, MSc, PhD, CEng, MCIBSE

Xudong Zhao

Professor of Engineering

School of Engineering and Computer Science

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Xudong Zhao, Male, BEng. MSc. DPhil. CEng. MCIBSE, is a Professor at the University of Hull (UK), and has enjoyed the global reputation as a distinguished academia in the areas of sustainable building services, renewable energy, and energy efficiency technologies. Over the 30 years of professional career, he has led or participated in 45 research projects funded by EU, EPSRC, Royal Society, Innovate-UK, China Ministry of Science and Technology and industry with accumulated fund value in excess of £7.5 million, 40 engineering consultancy projects worth £5 million, and claimed five patents. Up to date, he has supervised 21 PhD students and 12 postdoctoral research fellows, published 136 peer-reviewed papers in high impact journals and referred conferences; involved authorization of three books, chaired, organized, gave keynote (invited) speeches in 20 international conferences. His research in PV/T (photovoltaic/thermal) and sustainable heating & cooling has achieved world-class standards, having received the ‘European Dragon-STAR Innovation Silver Award (2nd place)’, being nominated as a candidate for ‘2014 & 2016 World Eni-awards’ and the ‘2015 UK Energy Awards’. He is currently undertaking a number of important national and international roles, including: (1) Executive Board Membership of the ‘World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies’; (2) Executive Management Board of the ‘International Conference Series for Sustainable Energy Technologies’; (3) Steering Committee Member of the ‘European District Heating and Cooling Technology Platform’ involving development of work documents for European Commission in this subject; (4) Guest Lead Editor of the ‘International Journal of Photo-energy’, and Editorial Board Member of seven other international journals including ‘Future Cities and Environment’,‘Frontiers in Built Environment and Mechanical Engineering’, ‘Heat Exchangers’, ‘Sustainable Cities and Society’, ‘Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning’ and ‘Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering’ ; (5) The referee for EU FP7 programme, colleague member of EPSRC (UK), referee of ESRC (UK), French National Agency (ANR), Kazakhstan National Science and Technology Ministry, Portugal Science and Technology section and Hong Kong Research Grant Council; and (6) UK Newton Fund Programme Advisor focusing on China related research collaboration.