I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to joining PolyU in 2020, I worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar from 2018 to 2020 in the Center for Energy Research at University of California San Diego. My postdoctoral work and Ph.D. dissertation research was advised by Prof. Carlos F. M. Coimbra. I have worked on various research projects such as high-fidelity solar irradiance forecasting using physical and machine learning models; spectral modeling of longwave and shortwave radiative transfer in the atmosphere; and physics-based estimation of cloud optical properties from cutting-edge remote sensing data (e.g., GOES satellite imaging). Currently, my research areas are expanded to large-scale thermal energy storage, hybridizing different renewable sources for power production, passive cooling and desalination.
PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 2018
University of California San Diego
MS in Mechanical Engineering, 2013
University of Pennsylvania
BEng in Building Science, 2011