Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage
Professor Ding joined the University of Birmingham in October 2013. Prior to his appointment at the University, he was Professor and Director of Institute of Particle Science and Engineering at the University of Leeds. His previous roles have included Imperial College London [1997 – 1999], University of Birmingham [1999 – 2001], and University of Science and Technology, Beijing [1988 – 1994]. He was the founding Director of the Joint Institute for Energy Storage Research between the University of Leeds and Institute of Process Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
• energy storage research particularly on thermal (heat and cold) energy storage, compressed air energy storage and cryogenic energy storage, covering composite thermal energy storage materials, components/devices and systems. • structured particles, covering formulation, scale up of manufacturing and dissolution • suspension of nanoparticles for heat transfer at medium to high temperature applications and lubrication • energy saving technologies for process industry