Faculty of Engineering

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Yuehong Su

Professor of Thermal Science and Building Technology, Faculty of Engineering



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

Expertise Summary

Yuehong Su is a Professor of Thermal Science and Building Technology at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham. He has over 30 years research experience in heat pump, air conditioning, adsorption/absorption/ejector cooling, desalination, energy efficiency, heat storage, solar concentration, PV/thermal, daylighting, natural ventilation and low carbon buildings. He has worked on a number of projects funded by the EPSRC, EU, Innovate UK, NSFC and industry and has published over 180 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He has been the supervisor/co-supervisor of over 30 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. He teaches Engineering Thermodynamics, Air Conditioning Technology, Daylighting and Solar Architecture Modelling, and he is the Course Director for MSc Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship. Prof Su has recently supervised several Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship projects and jointly managed one FP7 ICARUS project and several EPSRC and Innovate UK projects on sustainable energy technologies.

Research Summary

Photovoltaic-Thermal: low concentration PV/Thermal, multifunctional PV/Thermal integrated with daylighting, radiative cooling and natural ventilation

Daylighting: Radiance, Photopia and Grasshopper simulation, design and measurement of advanced daylighting devices

Thermal engineering: air conditioning, heat pump, power generation, heat storage

Building simulation: EnergyPlus simulation of sustainable energy technologies in buildings

Selected Publications

Past Research

Cooling: adsorption/absorption/ejector cooling

Thermodynamic analysis

Heat storage

Advanced refrigeration and heat pump cycles

Future Research

Multifunctional PV/Thermal technology

Advanced daylighting technology

Modelling and experimentation of thermal storage

Multi-source heat pump

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.

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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