Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate





B432ABCACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Jian Song is the Deputy Group Leader of the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory at Imperial College London, and he is the Managing Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering and Review Editor of Frontiers of Energy Research.

Dr Song received his PhD degree from Tsinghua University in 2018 (Outstanding PhD Thesis Award by CSICE, Beijing Outstanding Postgraduate Award, Wu Zhonghua Outstanding Postgraduate Award). He won Zijing Scholar Fellowship and joined CEP Laboratory in 2018. He visited the Whittle Laboratory at University of Cambridge in 2016 and gained engineering experience during the internship in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Takasago Japan in 2015.

Dr Song’s research focuses on clean energy technologies for sustainability, in particular the hybrid utilisation of renewable energies (solar, geothermal, biomass, etc.), innovative systems for heat and power provision and high-performance power conversion components, aiming to achieve efficient energy conversion and support sustainable development.



Song J, Wang Y, Wang K, et al., 2021, Combined supercritical CO2 (SCO2) cycle and organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system for hybrid solar and geothermal power generation: Thermoeconomic assessment of various configurations, Renewable Energy, Vol:174, ISSN:0960-1481, Pages:1020-1035

Sun F, Xie G, Song J, et al., 2021, Thermal characteristics of in-tube upward supercritical CO2 flows and a new heat transfer prediction model based on artificial neural networks (ANN), Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol:194, ISSN:1359-4311, Pages:1-13

Zhao Y, Liu M, Song J, et al., 2021, Advanced exergy analysis of a Joule-Brayton pumped thermal electricity storage system with liquid-phase storage, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol:231, ISSN:0196-8904, Pages:1-19


Song J, Olympios A, Mersch M, et al., 2021, Integrated organic Rankine cycle (ORC) and heat pump (HP) systems for domestic heating, ECOS 2021 - The 34rth International Conference On Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, ECOS

Song J, Wang Y, Wang J, et al., 2021, Optimal design of supercritical CO2 (S-CO2) cycle systems for internal combustion engine (ICE) waste-heat recovery considering heat source fluctuations, The 4th European sCO2 Conference 2021, Pages:205-211

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