Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Gan Huang is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory at Imperial College London. He received his B.Eng. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2013 and received his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 2018. He received the Outstanding PhD thesis award in Tsinghua University in 2018. Prior to joining Imperial College London, he worked as a Postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He spent time and gained research experience at the University of Pittsburgh in the USA, and also has engineering experience that he gained while working for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan. 

Dr Huang’s current research focuses on next-generation solar technologies and, specifically, the development of the Solar Flow hybrid photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) solar panel. he is also an expert in advanced cooling technologies for ultra-high heat flux surfaces, including additive-manufactured micro-cooling structures and biomimetic transpiration cooling technologies. His research has been featured in the world’s leading physics magazine ‘Physics World’ in UK and ‘Advances in Engineering’ in Canada.






Huang G, Liao Z, Xu R, 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

Huang G, Liao Z, Xu R, 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

Min Z, Huang G, Parbat SN, et al., 2019, Experimental Investigation on Additively Manufactured Transpiration and Film Cooling Structures, Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol:141, ISSN:0889-504X

Huang G, Zhu Y, Liao Z, et al., 2019, Biomimetic self-pumping transpiration cooling for additive manufactured porous module with tree-like micro-channel, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol:131, ISSN:0017-9310, Pages:403-410

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