Prof. Hongfei Zheng

Prof. Hongfei Zheng

Beijing Institute of Technology

Associate Editor

Prof. Hongfei Zheng has been carrying out research in the area of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Systems in the past twenty years. He has a wide range of experience in solar energy applications including hot water, desalination, air conditioning, solar concentration and daylighting. He began his research interest in solar energy applications since he was a lecturer at Guangxi University in 1980s. Prof Zheng started his PhD study at the University of Science and Technology of China in September 1996. Since completion of his PhD in 1999, he had worked in Xian Jiaotong University for two years as a postdoctoral researcher and associate professor. During that time he completed independently a research project funded by the Postdoctoral Management Committee of China. From 2002, Prof. Hongfei Zheng has been working at Beijing Institute of Technology. His research has mainly been focused on three areas: 1) solar desalination, 2) solar concentration and 3) optical fiber daylight guiding. Prof. Zheng has published 180 refereed papers and 5 monographs. He has obtained 18 patents. He is the principal investigator for 5 important research projects respectively funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 50576004, 51076016 and U1261119) and National “863” Hi-Tech Development Program of China (No. 2007AA05Z433, 2013AA102407-2). He has been invited to serve as a session chair at several international conferences such as the International Conference for ISES Solar World Congress, Beijing, China in 2007, and the International Conference on Sustainable Energy technologies, Shanghai, 2010. Read more ...

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Research Interests

  • Solar concentrators
  • Daylighting systems (optical fiber)
  • Light guiding modules
  • Solar energy applications (hot water, desalination, and air conditioning)
  • Sustainable energy

Selected Publications

A novel solar multifunctional PV/T/D system for green building roofs

Journal: Energy Conversion and Management

Published: 2015 | External link

A study on use of miniature dielectric compound parabolic concentrator (dCPC) for daylighting control application

Journal: Building and Environment

Published: 2014 | External link

Influence of the receiver’s back surface radiative characteristics on the performance of a heat-pipe evacuated-tube solar collector

Journal: Applied Energy

Published: 2014 | External link

Performance analysis and experimental investigation of a novel trough daylight concentration and axial transmission system

Journal: Solar Energy

Published: 2013 | External link

Experimental and numerical study on a new multi-effect solar still with enhanced condensation surface

Journal: Energy Conversion and Management

Published: 2013 | External link

Field test of a solar seawater desalination unit with triple-effect falling film regeneration in northern China

Journal: Solar Energy

Published: 2012 | External link

Experimental test of a novel multi-surface trough solar concentrator for air heating

Journal: Energy Conversion and Management

Published: 2012 | External link

Study of a novel sunlight concentrating and optical fibre guiding system

Journal: Solar Energy

Published: 2011 | External link

A novel multiple curved surfaces compound concentrator

Journal: Solar Energy

Published: 2011 | External link

A novel combined solar concentration/wind augmentation system: Constructions and preliminary testing of a prototype

Journal: Applied Thermal Engineering

Published: 2011 | External link

Light tracing analysis of a new kind of trough solar concentrator

Journal: Energy Conversion and Management

Published: 2011 | External link

A new trough solar concentrator and its performance analysis

Journal: Solar Energy

Published: 2011 | External link