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Dr Hongwei Wu is an Associate Professor in the School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science, and Leader of the Research Group in Monitoring Climate and its Impact (MCI) – C3R at University of Hertfordshire (UH). Hongwei is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS), a Fellow of the Energy Institute (FEI), and a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is a member of the UK Turbulence Consortium. He is a visiting professor at East Kazakhstan State Technical University (EKSTU), Kazakhstan. He received his PhD degree (Joint PhD Programme with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) in Thermofluids from Beihang University in 2004. He has an academic/research profile previously developed at Northumbria University, University of the West of Scotland, Birmingham University and Brunel University London in UK, as well as at University of British Columbia & University of Alberta in Canada.

Hongwei's research mainly focuses on Advanced Cooling Technology, Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies, Renewable Energy and Energy System, Battery Thermal Management System (BTMS), Two Phase and Multiphase Flow, Fluid-Solid Conjugate Heat Transfer, Modelling/Simulation methods (CFD)-DNS, LES, MDS, Optimisation and Process Control, AI-Machine Learning (ML)-Deep Neural Networks (DNNs). He leads various UK/EU based research projects funded by the Horizon Europe, EPSRC, British Council, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, and industry. He has published more than 150 papers with over 110 peer-reviewed journal publications including top journals such as Applied Energy, Applied Thermal Engineering, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Power Sources, etc. He has been a regular reviewer of many leading journals and serves as Editor/Editorial Board Members of many International Journals. He also serves as general Chair/co-Chair and session Chairs/co-Chairs, OCM and TPC members at many International Conferences. He is an EPSRC Peer Review Full College Member and regular reviewer for EPSRC, UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships, and Newton Fund proposals, etc. He is also an UKRI Talent Panel College Member and EPSRC New Horizons Panel Member.

Research interests

Dr Hongwei Wu has many years' experiences in Thermofluids, his research minaly focuses on but not limited to: heat transfer enhancement; efficient cooling technology (microchannel boiling and condensation, heat pipes, film cooling, pin-fin cooling); two phase and multiphase flow; refrigeration system and technology; renewable energy, energy system and energy efficiency, as well as thermal management; CFD in different research area; AI-machine learning; industrial process modelling, optimisation and control; rotating machinery (turbine blade, cavity).


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