Professor Meihong Wang, University of Sheffield, UK

Systems Engineering for Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)



The Seminar will start with an introduction to Systems Engineering, followed by motivations of our research. The main part will be our research on carbon capture and transport in the context of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) for Power Plants. Then the topic will be extended to our current efforts in CCUS for petro-chemical manufacturing (e.g. ethylene plants). We also investigate how to apply Artificial Intelligence techniques for modelling, optimisation and control in CCUS.



Professor Meihong Wang, Professor of Energy Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK moved to the UK in Jan. 1999, Prof Wang joined the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (now the Sargent Centre for Process Systems Engineering) at Imperial College London as Research Assistant (also part-time PhD at UCL), then Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College London from Jan. 2002. From Jun. 2004 to Oct. 2006, he worked as Senior Engineer in Alstom Power Technology Centre, UK. From Oct. 2006 to Sept. 2012, he worked at Cranfield University as Lecturer in Process Systems Engineering and MSc Course Director on Carbon Capture and Transport. He joined the University of Hull in Oct. 2012 as Reader, was promoted to Professorship in Aug. 2014. From Sept. 2016, he moved to the University of Sheffield as Professor of Energy Systems Engineering.

Meihong is a Chartered Engineer. He has published over 180 technical papers (over 100 of them are journal papers). One of his publications was awarded SAGE Best Paper Prize 2014 and also Ludwig Mond Prize 2014 by IMechE. Another paper (Wang et al., 2011) is the most cited paper in Chemical Engineering Research and Design since 2010. The paper (Aneke and Wang, 2016) was given Award for the Most Cited Review Paper by Applied Energy Journal in 2016 (during ICAE2017 in Cardiff UK) & Award for the Most Cited Review Paper by Applied Energy Journal in 2015 and 2016 (during ICAE2018 in Hong Kong). Prof Wang was also a joint winner of Nigeria Prize for Science 2019 (the biggest prize in African continent with US$100,000).

Since 2006, Meihong has been involved in 23 research projects from UK Research Councils (EPSRC and NERC), European Commission) and Industry as investigators (PI or CI). From 2014 to 20117, Meihong coordinates a project funded by EU FP7 Programme on International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES) with 40 research staff from 6 partners (3 from Europe and 3 from China). From 2014 to 2018, Meihong leads an EPSRC funded consortium project (worth £1.27 million) applying process intensification for carbon capture using solvents with flue gas from gas-fired CCGT power plants. There are 10 academics, 5 research staff plus 6 Managers from industry involved in this 42-month project.

Meihong became EPSRC Peer Review College Member from Sept. 2012. He is also an academic Member and also Scientific Council member of EPSRC funded UK CCS Research Centre (UKCCSRC), Member of Science Board in EPSRC funded Hydrogen and Fuel Cell (H2FC) SuperGen Hub and Member of the Science Board in the EPSRC funded Energy Storage SuperGen Hub. Since 2006, he has been involved in organising 8 international academic conferences. He hosted 10th European Conference on Coal research and Its Application (ECCRIA 10) at the University of Hull in Sept. 2014. This event attracted 121 delegates from 14 countries to Hull for 3 days.
From Jan. 2021, he is leading another EU RISE project with a budget of 1.2 million Euros and 12 partners from Europe and China on smart and green manufacturing.

Meihong currently leads the Process and Energy Systems Engineering Research Group at Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield with 18 researchers (including 3 post-doctoral, 14 PhD and 2 visiting researchers).


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