Department of
Architecture and Built Environment

Image of Yuehong Su

Yuehong Su

Associate Professor, Institute of Sustainable Energy Technology, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Yuehong Su is a member of the Buildings, Energy & Environment Research Group.

Expertise Summary

Dr Yuehong Su is an associate professor at the Institute of Sustainable Energy Technology, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham. He has experience in air conditioning, adsorption/absorption/ejector cooling, energy efficiency, heat storage, daylighting, solar concentration, CFD modelling and building simulation. Dr Su has worked on a number of projects funded by the EPSRC, EU, UK Government and industry and has published over 60 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He is the supervisor/co-supervisor of several PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, and the Course Director for MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship. Dr Su has a current research focus on daylighting and natural ventilation in a close collaboration with UK companies to develop various renewable energy solutions for daylighting and natural ventilation in low/zero emissions buildings. Dr Su is experienced in experimentation and simulation of daylighting and solar concentration systems.

Research Summary

PV/Thermal: building-integrated solar concentration PV/Thermal

Daylighting: RADIANCE and PHOTOPIA simulation, measurement and monitoring of daylighting devices

Natural ventilation: evaluation and simulation of Monodraught windcatchers

Building simulation: EnergyPlus simulation of low energy designs

Selected Publications

Past Research

Cooling: adsorption/absorption/ejector cooling

Thermodynamic analysis

Heat storage

Advanced refrigeration and heat pump cycles

Future Research

Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC) for PV & daylighting

PHOTOPIA optical simulation

EnergyPlus simulation

Low temperature power generation


Advanced air conditioning

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: PV/Thermal, daylighting, solar concentration, natural ventilation, air conditioning, heat pump, adsorption/absorption/ejector cooling, heat storage, desalination, applied thermodynamics, building energy simulation.

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 14184