Xili Duan Xili Duan

Dr. Xili Duan is a tenured Associate Professor in mechanical engineering at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. Professor Duan received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba, followed by postdoctoral training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Duan’s research interests include interfacial fluid mechanics and heat transfer, with applications in energy conversion and storage, thermal management, drag reduction, multiphase separation, and harsh marine environments. He has published 3 book chapters and over 120 journal and conference papers. Dr. Duan received numerous awards and honors, including the 2019 Terra Nova Young Innovator Award. Dr. Duan is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME) and serves as the chair of the CSME Technical Committee on Advanced Energy Systems. Dr. Duan is the associate editor of the CSME Transactions, and a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Green Energy.

报告题目:Thermal Energy Storage – Concepts and Applications


This lecture introduces the concepts and applications of thermal energy storage. It starts with the sensible and latent heat concepts, with a historical story about latent heat study. Then we will discuss the heat transfer principles for thermal energy storage, followed by several examples of thermal energy storage applications, including concentrated solar power, geothermal energy storage, and thermal management applications. The lecture will finish with a presentation of two recent research projects in Dr. Duan’s research lab on thermal energy conversion and storage, one on a wind-powered heat generator and the other for latent heat storage with advanced phase change materials (PCMs).