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Dr Lu Xing

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

I completed my master and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Oklahoma State University, the United States between 2008 and 2014. During these 6 years, I worked as a research assistant and participated in projects related to renewable energy systems and were funded by the United States Department of Energy. From 2014 to 2015, I joined ACCENTURE as software engineering at Tampa Florida, performed detailed building energy analyses and delivered energy-saving strategies. Since 2015, I was employed as an assistant professor in the Institute of Energy and Power Engineering and in China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy at the top 10 university in China - Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). Being an assistant professor in the energy department in HUST, I had been the principal investigator for several scientific or engineering projects. In 2020, I joined the academic team of the Faculty of Engineering & Environment at Northumbria University to continue research work on hydrogen and fuel cell technology, renewable energy system.

Lu Xing

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My specialty is investigating the simultaneous interaction of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid dynamics physical processes for hydrogen and fuel cell technology, renewable energy systems. My research motivation is the deepen understand of such physical processes through the development of model methodology and applications of innovative solutions methods to optimize the utilization of clean renewable energy.

Key Publications

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  • An experimental study of the behavior of a model variable refrigerant flow system with common faults, Zhou, Z., Chen, H., Xing, L., Li, G., Gou, W. 5 Feb 2022, In: Applied Thermal Engineering
  • Assessment of concentrated solar power generation potential in China based on Geographic Information System (GIS), Chen, F., Yang, Q., Zheng, N., Wang, Y., Huang, J., Xing, L., Li, J., Feng, S., Chen, G., Kleissl, J. 4 Apr 2022, In: Applied Energy
  • Load changing characteristics of the hydrogen‐air and hydrogen‐oxygen proton exchange membrane fuel cells, Huang, Z., Xing, L., Tu, Z. 1 Feb 2022, In: International Journal of Energy Research
  • Modeling and dynamic characteristic simulation of air-cooled proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack for unmanned aerial vehicle, Gong, C., Xing, L., Liang, C., Tu, Z. 1 Apr 2022, In: Renewable Energy
  • Modeling and optimization of combined cooling, heating and power systems with integrated biogas upgrading, Castley, J., Azimov, U., Combrinck, M., Xing, L. 16 Mar 2022, In: Applied Thermal Engineering
  • Modeling and thermal management of proton exchange membrane fuel cell for fuel cell/battery hybrid automotive vehicle, Xing, L., Xiang, W., Zhu, R., Tu, Z. 8 Jan 2022, In: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • Performance improvement in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell with an innovative flow field design, Huang, Z., Xing, L., Tu, Z. 1 Apr 2022, In: International Journal of Energy Research
  • Simulations and analysis of high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell and its cooling system to power an automotive vehicle, Zhu, R., Xing, L., Tu, Z. 1 Feb 2022, In: Energy Conversion and Management
  • A breakthrough hydrogen and oxygen utilization in a H2-O2 PEMFC stack with dead-ended anode and cathode, Fan, L., Xing, L., Tu, Z., Chan, S. 1 Sep 2021, In: Energy Conversion and Management
  • Research on low-carbon campus based on ecological footprint evaluation and machine learning: A case study in China, Zheng, N., Li, S., Wang, Y., Huang, Y., Bartoccid, P., Fantozzid, F., Huang, J., Xing, L., Yang, H., Chen, H., Yang, Q., Li, J. 10 Nov 2021, In: Journal of Cleaner Production


  • Mechanical Engineering PhD October 18 2014
  • Mechanical Engineering MSc December 08 2010
  • English BA July 06 2008
  • EnvironmentalEngineering BSc June 20 2008

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