Dr. Gan Huang is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory, led by Professor Christos Markides. He received his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 2018 (Outstanding Graduate Award; Outstanding PhD Thesis Award). Prior to joining Imperial College London, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science at University of Oxford from 2018. He spent time and gained research experience at the University of Pittsburgh in USA in 2017, and also has engineering experience that he gained while working for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan in 2015.
Dr Huang’s current research focuses on next-generation solar technologies, specifically the development of hybrid photovoltaic-thermal solar systems based on technologies of spectral splitting, emissivity control, thin-film semi-transparent solar cells, biomimetic hydrogel, nanofluids etc., aiming at harvesting solar energy to simultaneously generate electricity and high-temperature heat energy with high efficiencies and low costs. He is a key member of research in Solar Flow Ltd.
He also has an on-going interest at biomimetic transpiration cooling based on technologies of micro porous materials and additive manufacturing, aiming at protecting ultra-high heat flux devices, such as electronic chips and high concentrating solar collectors, in a bionic intelligent way. His researches have been featured in the world’s leading physics magazines‘Physics World’ (UK) and ‘Advances in Engineering’ (Canada), in 2018.
et al., 2020, Transpiration cooling with bio-inspired structured surfaces, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Vol:15, Pages:036016-036016
et al., 2020, Self-pumping transpiration cooling with a protective porous armor, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol:164, ISSN:1359-4311, Pages:1-10
Huang G, He L, 2019, Influence of inhomogeneous porosity on effusion cooling, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol:144, ISSN:0017-9310, Pages:118675-118675
et al., 2019, Self-pumping transpiration cooling with phase change for sintered porous plates, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol:159, ISSN:1359-4311, Pages:113870-113870
et al., 2019, Experimental Investigation on Additively Manufactured Transpiration and Film Cooling Structures, Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol:141, ISSN:0889-504X