Director of Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage
University of Birmingham
Professor Yulong Ding holds the founding Chamberlain chair of Chemical Engineering and is founding director of Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage. His current research focuses on thermal and liquid air energy storage. He has published over 450 papers with ~250 in peer reviewed journals (H-Index of ~ 61) and filed 60+ patents. Part of his research on composite phase change materials has been commercialized and applied to 20+ engineering projects (~200MW/1.5GWh for heat storage; 50+ passively cooled containers for cold chain transportation). He invented liquid air energy storage technology, which has been commercialised by Highview Power. Professor Ding is a receiver of the Distinguished Energy Storage Individual Award (International Energy Storage and Expo, 2018, Beijing); Cryogenic Energy Storage Research Chair Award (Royal Academy of Engineering, 2014); Energy & Environment Award and Technology and Innovation Grand Prix Award (‘The Engineer’ Magazine, 2011).