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Zhifeng Wang, Professor of Institute of Electrical Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEE-CAS).

Research Fields: Concentrating solar thermal power technology (CSP), Solar integrated building technology.

Full biography:

Zhifeng Wang is a professor of Institute of Electrical Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEE-CAS). He was born in 1963, got the Bachelor degree in inorganic non-metallic materials science from Wuhan University of Technology in 1985, Master degree from Department of Inorganic Nonmetal Material Engineering of Wuhan University of Technology in 1990, and the Ph.D. degree in Engineering Thermophysics from Tsinghua University in 1993.

He is the awardee of Ten Thousand Talent Program of China as well as 100 talents program of CAS, distinguished backbone professor of CAS since 2015. He has cultivated more than 60 graduate students. Scopus H-INDEX is 46. He presided 2 national standards compiling; published more than 200 papers, more than 60 ones collected into SCI in the past five years, CSP papers citation of more than 3,5000 times ; was awarded more than 90 invention patents.

Major innovative achievements

◐ Presided the R&D, design, construction, commission and operation of 1MW solar tower power plant located in Badaling, Beijing

◐ Addressed the core scientific problems in non-stable solar-thermal-electricity process of CSP, which was funded by the National Key Basic Research Program of China, with excellence evaluation in final project approval 

◐ Proposed Chinese solar thermal electricity development roadmap.

◐ Proposed building a zero-carbon Olympic Zone in Chongli for 2022 Winter Olympic application, and solving the building heating with cross-seasonal solar thermal collection/storage, which was published in 2022 Winter Olympic bidding report

◐ Deeply involved in the proposal of establishment of a renewable energy demonstration zone in Zhangjiakou city, which was approved by the State Council on July 29

◐ During the 13th Five-Year Plan period, he was the chief scientist of the national key research and development project of Study on the Key Technical Issues of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Solar Thermal Power Generation, and proposed the ultra-high temperature and high pressure fourth generation solar thermal power generation technology of flexible endotherm – supercritical carbon dioxide solar heat. Power generation technology.

◐ As the head of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' pilot project A, "Solar energy storage across the seasons", the company has organized a solar energy cross-season heat storage district heating project using 100,000m³ non-insulated large-scale thermal storage water body in the cold region using water stratification technology.

Social appointments:

◐ Energy Expert for National Key Basic Research Program of China (2013-2018)

◐ Leader of Renewable Energy Technology Expert Team of National Hi-Tech R&D Program of Ministry of Science and Technology (2012-2015)

◐ Vice Chairman of IEA-SolarPACES (2014-2018)

◐ Chairman of China National Solar Thermal Alliance

◐ Director of Key Lab of Solar Thermal Energy and Photovoltaic Systems of CAS (2009-)

◐ Member of the tenth academic working committee of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (2016-) 

◐ The part-time professor of University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xi`an Jiaotong University, Lanzhou University of Technology

Representative Achievements (Publications/Patents/Books/Award/honors)

published a monograph on solar thermal power in English<Design of Solar Thermal Power Plants>, which won the first prize of Excellent Publications of China Petroleum and Chemical Industry in 2020 - Book Award.

published articles on CSP with citations more than 3500 times.

[1]. WANG Zhifeng,HE Yaling,KANG Chongqing,WANG Weisheng,DU Fengli. Strategic positioning of solar thermal power generation to promote technological progress. Huadian Technology. DOI:10. 3969/j. issn. 1674-1951. 2021. 11. 001

[2]. Bei Yang, Chenyu Li, Zhifeng Wang*, Qing Dai*. Thermoplasmonics in Solar Energy Conversion: Materials, Nanostructured Designs, and Applications. Advanced Materials. 2022. IF:30.849. DOI: 10.1002/adma.202107351

[3]. Feng Hu, Zhifeng Wang, Fengwu Bai, Yupu Yu. Modeling study and experimental investigation of SPSR and solid

particles–sCO2 heat exchanger for concentrating solar power plant. Energy Reports 8(2022)1415-1423.

[4]. Ziwei Zhao, Yupu Yu, Fengwu Bai, Zhifeng Wang. The characteristics of flow and wall-to-bed heat transfer for vertical dense-phase transport flow. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. (2022)110686.

[5]. Ziwei Zhao, Yupu Yu , Fengwu Bai, Zhifeng Wang. Experimental study on heat transfer of dense phase flow through a horizontal tube under constant wall flux conditions. International Journal of Thermal Sciences. (2022)107728.

[6]. Mingfei He, Zhifeng Wang, Jianjun Zhang, Guofeng Yuan,Junfeng Yang, Ming Yang, Dongqiang Lei, Huibin Zhu.

Study on heat transfer process of insulated floating cover of water pit for solar seasonal thermal storage. Energy Reports 8(2022)1396-1404.

[7]. Ming Yang, Zhifeng Wang, Junfeng Yang, Guofeng Yuan, Weisheng Wang, Wenhui Shi. Thermo-economic analysis of solar heating plant with the seasonal thermal storage in Northern China. Solar Energy 232(2022)212-231.

[8]. Yupu Yu, Feng Hu, Fengwu Bai, Zhifeng Wang. On-sun testing of a 1 MWth quartz tube bundle solid particle solar receiver. Renewable Energy 193(2022) 383-397.

[9]. Minghuan Guo#, Zhifeng Wang. Interpolation vector formulas for reflection and refraction of metasurface. AIP Conference Proceedings. 2445. 060002:1-8.

[10]. Yu Zhang, Mingfei He, Guofeng Yuan, Yan Wang, Taiheng Zhang, Tingyu Wen, Penghui Gao, Zhifeng Wang. Effect of compact fin structure on heat transfer performance of ice storage unit during freezing. Applied Thermal Engineering. 230(2023) 120775.

[11]. Yan Wang, Zhifeng Wang, Guofeng Yuan. Control strategy effect on storage performance for packed-bed thermal energy storage. Solar Energy. 253(2023) 73-84.

[12]. Mingfei He, Penglin Huang, Bo Gong, Chuncheng  Zang, Zhifeng Wang. Wind tunnel test study on the wind load variation law of a point focus solar furnace. Frontiers in energy research.

[13]. Fuliang Nie, Fengwu Bai, Zhifeng Wang, Xiaobo Li, Ronggui Yang. Solid particle solar receivers in the next-generation concentrated solar power plant. EcoMat. 2022; e12207.

[14]. Minghuan Guo, Hao Wang, Zhifeng Wang. Model for measuring concentration ratio distribution of a dish concentrator using moonlight as a precursor for solar tower flux mapping. AIMS Energy, 2021, 9(4): 727–754.

[15]. Fuliang Nie, Fengwu Bai, Zhifeng Wang, Ronggui Yang. A CPFD simulation on the particle flow characteristics in a packed moving bed solar receiver with an added insert. Solar Energy 224 (2021) 1144–1159.

[16]. Zhifeng Wang, Jiani Wu, Dongqiang Lei, Hong Liu, Jinping Lia, Zhiyong Wu. Experimental study on latent thermal energy storage system with gradient porosity copper foam for mid-temperature solar energy application. Applied Energy 261 (2020) 114472.

[17]. Zhiyong Wu, Siqi Xu, Lixin Yang, Zhifeng Wang. Numerical investigation of single-blow transient testing technique. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. 2020.

[18]. Dongqiang LEI, Yucong REN, Zhifeng WANG. Numerical study of conduction and radiation heat losses from vacuum annulus in parabolic trough receivers. Front. Energy.

[19]. Ming Yang, Zhifeng Wang, Longfei Chen, Wenxue Tang. Dynamic heat transfer model of flat plate solar water collectors with consideration of variable flow rate. Solar Energy 212 (2020) 34–47.

[20]. Qiang Yu, Xiaolei Li, Zhifeng Wang, Qiangqiang Zhang. Modeling and dynamic simulation of thermal energy storage system for concentrating solar power plant. Energy 198 (2020) 117183.

[21]. Bei Yang, Aikifa Raza, Fengwu Bai, Tiejun Zhang, Zhifeng Wang. Microstructural evolution within mushy zone during paraffin’s melting and solidification. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.24 Jul 2019, 141C.

[22]. Yan Wang, Peiwen Li, Zhifeng Wang, Bei Yang, Guofeng Yuan. Influence of biochar addition on nitrogen transformation during co-pyrolysis of algae and lignocellulosic biomass. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering: Including Wind Energy and Building Energy Conservation 2019.


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