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Cheng-Gong Sun

Associate Professor of Clean Energy Technologies, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Dr Sun received his PhD in applied chemistry and chemical technology from the University of Strathclyde in 2001. He then moved to the University of Nottingham, first as a research fellow and then since 2006, as senior research fellow. In 2009 he joined Doosan Babcock Energy in Renfrew, Scotland as senior engineer, undertaking industrial R & D projects in the general field of clean fossil energy technologies and related energy policy and emissions legislation, with particular focuses on carbon capture technologies and multi-pollutants control. In early 2013, he was appointed to his current position of Lecturer in Clean Fossil Energy Technologies at the University of Nottingham. Dr Sun also serves as the MSc programme director of Midland Energy Graduate School (MEGS) and the UK associate director of International Doctoral Innovation Centre (IDIC) at Nottingham's Ningbo campus.

Dr Sun is a part of the Cleaner Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies (CFE&CCT) Research Group.

Expertise Summary

Dr Sun has worked in the general field of clean fuel and energy technologies for nearly 20 years, with comprehensive research expertise on clean fossil & biomass fuel technologies, fluidized beds, catalysis & adsorption materials, activated carbon materials, and source apportionment and environmental process diagnostic studies of persistent environmental contaminants. He also has considerable industrial research experience as senior engineer at the Global R & D Centre of Doosan Babcock Energy, where he participated in the world's then largest demonstration of 40MWth oxy-fuel firing system. His current research areas include development of solid adsorbents looping technology for pre- and post-combustion carbon capture, oxy-fuel combustion, integrated process for multi-pollutant control (e.g. SOx, NOx, Hg and As etc.), and carbon materials for advanced technologies.

Teaching Summary

Dr Sun has been involved in the delivery of taught courses at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Joint with other academics he has developed and is currently lecturing a multidisciplinary… read more

Research Summary

Dr Sun's present research is principally focused on developing carbon capture technologies and related advanced gas clean-up systems, including both materials and process developments. The following… read more

Selected Publications

Dr Sun has been involved in the delivery of taught courses at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Joint with other academics he has developed and is currently lecturing a multidisciplinary Energy Storage module (H84ENS) to MSc/MEng students at Nottingham. His previous teaching experience mostly at postgraduate level, including advanced analytical science, fuel chemistry and technologies, combustion fundamentals, and energy catalysis. Currently, Dr Sun is also the MSc programme director of Midland Energy Graduate School (MEGS) and the UK associate director of the International Doctoral Innovation Centre (IDIC) at Nottingham's campus in Ningbo, China. He has supervised and/or co-supervised a dozen of postgraduate projects at MSc and PhD levels in particular.

Current Research

Dr Sun's present research is principally focused on developing carbon capture technologies and related advanced gas clean-up systems, including both materials and process developments. The following list highlights some of his current and recent research projects.

  • CO2 post-combustion capture using amine impregnated synthetic zeolites. EPSRC, EP/L020777/1. Co-investigator.
  • Experimental investigation and CFD modelling of oxy-coal combustion on PACT facility with real flue gas and vent gas recycling. UKCCSRC. Co-investigator.
  • Effective adsorbents for establishing solids looping as a next generation NG PCC technology. EPSRC, EP/J020745/1. Co-investigator.
  • The Next Generation of Activated Carbon Adsorbents for the Pre-Combustion Capture of CO2. EPSRC, UK- China Res Projects in Carbon Capture/Storage, EP/I010955/1. Co-investigator.
  • Innovative Adsorbent Materials and Processes for Integrated Carbon Capture and Multi-pollutant Control for Fossil Fuel Power Generation. EPSRC, Collaborative Research with China. EP/G063176/1. Co-Investigator.
  • Fundamental studies of oxy-PF combustion using a high temperature entrained flow reactor. EPSRC-E ON, EP/G062153. Co-investigator.
  • Development and Sub-pilot Demonstration of an Innovative Carbon Capture Adsorbent Technology Based on a Hydrothermal Process. ICUK. Principal investigator.
  • Feasibility study of developing Innovative carbon capture technologies. ICUK. Principal Investigator

Future Research

Continued development of current research programme, with a particular interest of technology scale up and applications at larger scales.

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