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Yunhan Xiao, director
Chaoqun Nie, executive director
Yue Wang, associate director
Laboratory of Advanced Energy and Power
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Research Interests

The research meets the needs of the sustainable development of energy resources and based on scientific achievements in the field of thermal science merged with such interdisciplinary fields as environmental science, chemical engineering, systems science and computational science. The research is started at the source of energy conversion and focused on efficient energy conversion and minimization of environmental loadings to offer scientific foundation and new technological ways to overcome efficient, environmental and economic obstacles in energy conversion.

Research fields

1. Strategies for innovations of energy technologies 

The research team aims at short-, medium- and long-term energy developments in this country, analyzes demands of energy and environments, evaluates key technologies and measures for energy, investigates key technologies, developments, strategies and supporting systems for energy devices and forms maps for research and development in science and technology in the fields of energy and power. 

2. Power cycles and systems

The research in the Laboratory involves simulations, optimizations and integrations of advanced energy and power systems by investigating holographic performances and laws of the systems to find methods of improving the systems and inventing new systems with efficient, clean and economical utilizations of energy. The researchers optimize such systems as the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC), integrated nearly zero emission systems, advanced thermal-power cycle and distributed energy suppliers to form advanced technical schemes.

3. Clean conversions of solid fuels

The researchers involve fundamental research and development of key technologies and processes for fuel-flexible gasification, new principles and technologies of gasification without oxygen or air separations, integrated gasification and clean fuels, gasification with CO2 removal, thermo-chemical approaches for advanced separation processes, and adaptations and optimizations of gasification in IGCC/cogeneration. The research covers disposals and comprehensive utilizations of solid wastes. 

Evaluations of key Academic laboratory construction proposals

4. Flow dynamics and combustion in gas turbines

The researchers seek for solutions to direct and inverse dynamical problems, optimizations and designs in/of turbomachinery, and physical mechanisms and control strategies for flow instabilities in axial compressors. The researchers investigate questions, technologies, designs and manufactures of devices and full systems for combustion and aero-dynamics in micro gas turbines. The staffs study, develop and manufacture combustors in medium- and low-caloric gas turbines, explore mechanisms for combustion with hydrogen-rich fuels, and test and verify integrated heavy-duty gas turbines. 

5.  Light gas turbines 

The researchers design overall aerodynamics and performances of small-scale turbojet engines, design and debug overall structures, components and rotor dynamics, install and debug full systems. The researchers develop design technologies of axial, centrifugal and mixed-flow compressors and short annular counter-flow combustors, study and manufacture such small turbojet engines as those with weights of 20, 80 and 400 kilograms.

Research staffs

In the Laboratory, there are 11 research professors inclusively of 3 research professors supported by the Hundred Talent Plan, 11 associate research professors or senior engineers, 6 postdoctoral research fellows, 50 graduate students including 24 graduate students for doctoral degrees, 3 visiting researchers inclusively of 2 research professors and 10 technicians. 
The granted research projects in 2008

The Laboratory newly had 17 projects granted, including a special 863 project, four normal and an innovation projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation, two Academic instrument development projects, a key Academic laboratory project, an international project and 7 projects entrusted by companies in 2008.

A bench rig for three-stage low-speed axial compressors

Researchers were conducting a coal gasifi cation experiment.

The main achievements and progresses in 2008

The Laboratory has kept studies of key technologies for three sub-projects in a key 863 project, the demonstration of a coal gasification-based poly-generation system, and made great efforts on the research of the relevant demonstration of the project. The Laboratory has been orientated with the scientific view of development, has regarded the national and Academic energy and power innovations as our own duty, trained, attracted and united educated talents, built up scientific teams and platforms, kept clear understanding to difficulties, questions and disparities, advanced the research forward in appearances of difficulties, planned meticulously, and step by step implemented the project. Actively supported and driven by the relevant higher-level divisions in charge, concerned by the Institute and supported and cooperated with associate institutions, the Laboratory accomplished all research tasks in 2008.

The Laboratory has actively fulfilled the duties for the overall group leader and project office of a state 863 project, the demonstration of coal gasification-based poly-generation system, proposed and set up a working system by tightly combining administration, manufacture, research and teaching, managed the project processed, and overall advanced the execution of the project tasks from technical route, policies to measures.

A state 973 project presided by a research professor in this Laboratory, Weiguang Huang, passed the midterm examination in December, including six sub-projects led and participated in by the Laboratory. With the comments of the specialist committee in the midterm report, we have partially adjusted some research contents, a director of a sub-project and the cooperative manners for the 973 project, and finished the relevant financial work. In addition, the key projects undertaken by the Laboratory are being advanced smoothly and the annual reports have been accomplished.

In constructing the Zhongguan Village Material Science Center for Large-scale Facilities in the Academy, on the basis of a completed and examined three-dimensional turbulent combustion measuring system with planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF), three proposed construction systems in the Laboratory, a three-dimensional phase Doppler particle analyzer (3D PDPA), a three-dimensional global sizing velocimetry (3D GSV) and a three-dimensional particle image velocimetry and laser Doppler velocimetry (PIV/LDV), have successfully been granted. A proposal for an Academic instrument development project, the research and development of a high-pressure pipe combustor, has successfully been funded.

In 2008, a project in the tenth-five-year plan led by the Laboratory, the development and demonstration of efficient clean coal-based methyl alcohol and power co-generation, won the first-grade Award in the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association and the first-grade Scientific and Technological Progress Award in Shandong Province (ranking the second organization). A research team in the Laboratory, the pollution control and resource-like utilization of municipal waste of the Olympic Games, won the National Outstanding Team for Scientific and Technological Olympics. A course offered by the Laboratory, Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics, taught at the Graduate School, has been selected as one of the 2008 Outstanding Courses at the Graduate School in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The instructor, a research professor in the Laboratory, won the 2008 Zhuli Yuehua Award for Outstanding Teacher.

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