Thermal Energy Storage: Materials, Devices, Systems and Applications Editor: Yulong Ding

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Thermal energy storage refers to a collection of technologies that store energy in the forms of heat, cold or their combination, which currently accounts for more than half of global non-pumped hydro installations. The potential market for thermal energy storage on future low-carbon energy systems and associated social and economic impacts are enormous, with significant progress having been made in recent years. Following an introduction to thermal energy and thermal energy storage, the book is organised into four parts comprising the fundamentals, materials, devices, energy storage systems and applications of thermal energy storage. Chapters cover topics including materials properties, formulation and manufacture, as well as modelling at the material and device scale. Edited by a leader in the field, and with contributions from internationally renowned authors, this title will appeal to graduate students and researchers in energy, energy storage, materials engineering, chemical and process engineering, mechanical engineering and manufacture technologies.

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Professor Yulong Ding holds the founding Chamberlain chair of Chemical Engineering and RAEng- Highview Chair of Cryogenic Energy Storage. He is the founding Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham (UoB) and founding Co-Director of Joint UoB–GEIRIEU Industrial Lab for Energy Storage Research. He joined Birmingham in October 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was Professor and Director of Institute of Particle Science & Engineering at the University of Leeds. Professor Ding’s research has been multidisciplinary, across energy engineering, chemical & process engineering, materials and physics. His current research interests cover both fundamental and applied aspects, with the fundamental research focusing on multiphase transport phenomena across length scales, and the applied research concentrating on new energy storage technologies, and microstructured materials for heat transfer intensification and energy harvesting and storage applications. He has published over 450 papers with ~250 in peer reviewed journals (H-Index of ~ 52), filed over 50 patents. He invented the liquid air energy storage and cryogenic engine technologies and led the initial stage of development/validation of the technologies, which are respectively commercialised by Highview Power and Dearman Engine, two UK engineering companies. He is a leading researcher in thermal energy storage using composite phase change materials. He developed a general method for formulating and large-scale manufacture of the materials, and led the technology development and commercialisation. He is a receiver of the Distinguished Energy Storage Individual Award (Beijing International Energy Storage and Expo, 2018); Finalist of UK Energy Innovation Awards – Best University Technology (Composite Phase Change Materials, 2017); Cryogenic Energy Storage Research Chair Award (Royal Academy of Engineering, 2014); Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Achievements Award (First Prize, Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage System, 2014); Energy & Environment Award and Technology and Innovation Grand Prix Award (Liquid Air Energy Storage, ‘The Engineer’ Magazine, 2011); 1000-Talent Expert (Chinese Government, 2009); and Transport Phenomena – Innovative Teaching (First Prize, Ministry of Metallurgical Industry of China, 1993, and First Prize, Beijing Municipal City, 1994).