Research

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In this paper, we present a novel robotic system for heliography, which literally refers to painting with the sun. In the context of …

Transpiring-wall reactors with hydrothermal flames are effective in preventing corrosion and salt deposition in supercritical water …

Semi-empirical satellite method is widely used in estimating global horizontal irradiance (GHI), where various clear-sky models, cloud …

This work presents a new method to estimate atmospheric turbidity with improved accuracy in estimating clear-sky irradiance. The …

A network of seven low-cost hemispheric sky-imaging cameras has been installed in the Los Angeles basin. This network of cameras …

News

In Aug 2022, XIE Yuying joined our team as a PhD student. Warm welcome!

In June 2022, a project named Novel Hybrid Approach for High-fidelity Intra-hour Forecasting of Directional Solar Irradiance was funded HKD 740,420 by Hong Kong Research Grant Council, Early Career Scheme. Dr. Li is the PI of this project.

In June 2022, CHEN Shanlin successfully advanced to candidacy. Congrats to Shanlin!

In Feb 2022, PolyU Central approved Dr. Li’s application to establish an Intelligent Energy Centre in PolyU Shenzhen Research Institude. The centre will be in operation in early 2023.

In Dec 2021, Mengying was invited to give a talk in College of Energy and Electrical Engineering at Hohai University. Her talk topic is ‘Short-term Solar Irradiance Forecast Methods’.

Meet the Team

Principal Investigator

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Mengying Li

Assistant Professor

Energy Meteorology, Solar Resourcing and Forecasting, Multi-Generation Renewable Power Systems, Energy Storage

Team Member

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Peixin Dong

Postdoctoral Fellow

Heat and Mass transfer, CFD, CO2 capture, PV/CSP hybrid block transients

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Shanlin Chen

PhD Student

Renewable Energy Systems, Solar Resourcing and Forecasting, Life Cycle Analysis in Energy Systems, Machine Learning

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Xinrui Guo

Msc Student

Robotics and Controls, Solar Resourcing, Advanced Material and Structural Design, Metal Material

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Yuying Xie

PhD Student

Renewable Energy Prediction, Deep Learning Techniques

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Zhaojian Liang

PhD Student

Renewable Energy Systems, Thermal Energy Storage, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics

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Zheheng Huang

Msc Student

Solar panels fault detection, UAV control and navigation, Deep Learning

Openings

 
 
 
 
 

Ph.D. Student

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Oct 2020 – Present PolyU
Students who are motivated to pursue a Ph.D. degree with a background in thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer or related fields are welcome to contact Dr. Li. Preference will be given to those students who obtained or are expected to obtain an M.S. degree and have publications in English. Students applying from mainland China may also wish to consult the 1point3acres forum for information on the program.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Oct 2020 – Present PolyU
Applicants who have a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Engineering or related fields are welcome to contact Dr. Li. Preference will be given to those who have publications in English and are familiar with numerical modeling in Python or Matlab.
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoc Researcher

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Oct 2020 – Present PolyU
Applicants who have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Engineering or related fields are welcome to contact Dr. Li. Preference will be given to those who have excellent publication records in the close fields.
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Scholars and More

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Oct 2020 – Present PolyU
Visiting scholars are welcome to contact Dr. Li to discuss collaborating projects. Highly motivated undergraduate students are welcome to participate in our research. Currently enrolled M.S. students who are willing to do MSc dissertation are strongly encouraged to discuss potential research projects with Dr. Li.

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