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Binjian Nie

Dr

Binjian Nie BEng MEng PHD FHEA AMIChemE AMRSC

Departmental Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Biography

Dr Binjian Nie obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering in Sep 2019. He worked as a Research Fellow in thermal energy storage since November 2017 and then a Senior Research Fellow before joining Oxford in Feb 2022. He holds a BSc and MEng degree in Chemical Engineering, followed by 3 years’ chemical process engineering industry experience before starting his PhD in Oct 2015.

Dr Nie has been working on decarbonizing heat and cooling using thermo/thermochemical energy storage methodologies which can match energy supply and demand, exploit variable renewable (solar and wind) energy sources, increase the overall efficiency of the energy system, and reduce carbon-dioxide emissions. His work on thermal energy storage materials, devices, and systems has been granted several Patents and PI funding. Dr Nie works closely with industry, his work on clean energy conversion and management has been commercially applied in district heating, cold chain et al.

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Most Recent Publications

Cooling technologies for data centres and telecommunication base stations – A comprehensive review

Zhang Y, Zhao Y, Dai S, Nie B, Ma H et al. (2022), Journal of Cleaner Production, 334

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Discharging behavior of a shell-and-tube based thermochemical reactor for thermal energy storage: Modeling and experimental validation

Wang C, Yang H, Nie B, Zou B, Li Z et al. (2022), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 183, 122160-122160

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Influence of Vacancy Defects of the Calcium Oxide Surface on the Nonequilibrium Phase Transition of Alkali Metal Salts.

Chen Q, Yang X, Zhang Y, Nie B & Ding Y (2022), Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 38(2), 818-827

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Revealing the atomic-scale structure and the fracture mechanism of the alpha-Al2O3/gamma-Fe ceramic-metal interface

Li R, Chen Q, Zhang Z, Ouyang L, Zhang Y et al. (2021), JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 885

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Performance enhancement of cold energy storage using phase change materials with fumed silica for air-conditioning applications

Nie B, Du Z, Chen J, Zou B & Ding Y (2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, 45(11), 16565-16575

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Research Interests

  • Renewable Energy Conversion and Management;
  • Large-scale Energy Storage;
  • Electric-chemical Energy Conversion;
  • Green Ammonia;
  • Passive Thermal Management for Clean Heating and Cooling;
  • Marine Decarbonisation

Current Projects

  • EPSRC Supergen Cross-hub Off-shore Wind-powered Marine Cold Chain (EP/SEC/1649379) PI
  • EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks+ Decarbonization of Cooling by Thermal Energy Storage (EP/SEN/1002164) PI
  • IGI-UoB GCRF International Cold Chain Roadmap (4005) PI
  • Jinhe Energy Cold energy storage Technologies (1412368) PI
  • H2020-EU Electro-Intrusion(101017858) Co-I

 

Most Recent Publications

Cooling technologies for data centres and telecommunication base stations – A comprehensive review

Zhang Y, Zhao Y, Dai S, Nie B, Ma H et al. (2022), Journal of Cleaner Production, 334

Altmetric score is

Discharging behavior of a shell-and-tube based thermochemical reactor for thermal energy storage: Modeling and experimental validation

Wang C, Yang H, Nie B, Zou B, Li Z et al. (2022), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 183, 122160-122160

Altmetric score is

Influence of Vacancy Defects of the Calcium Oxide Surface on the Nonequilibrium Phase Transition of Alkali Metal Salts.

Chen Q, Yang X, Zhang Y, Nie B & Ding Y (2022), Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 38(2), 818-827

Altmetric score is

Revealing the atomic-scale structure and the fracture mechanism of the alpha-Al2O3/gamma-Fe ceramic-metal interface

Li R, Chen Q, Zhang Z, Ouyang L, Zhang Y et al. (2021), JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 885

Altmetric score is

Performance enhancement of cold energy storage using phase change materials with fumed silica for air-conditioning applications

Nie B, Du Z, Chen J, Zou B & Ding Y (2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, 45(11), 16565-16575

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Awards

  • Energy Award Finalist, Outstanding Achievement Award, Energy Award, Research Project Awards, IChemE 2019 Global Awards;
  • 2019 Lead researcher of Outstanding Product Award, CHINA HI-TECH Fair;
  • 2020 EPSRC Supergen Energy Storage ECR Award;
  • 2021 PERCAT Career Development Competition Award.

Most Recent Publications

Cooling technologies for data centres and telecommunication base stations – A comprehensive review

Zhang Y, Zhao Y, Dai S, Nie B, Ma H et al. (2022), Journal of Cleaner Production, 334

Altmetric score is

Discharging behavior of a shell-and-tube based thermochemical reactor for thermal energy storage: Modeling and experimental validation

Wang C, Yang H, Nie B, Zou B, Li Z et al. (2022), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 183, 122160-122160

Altmetric score is

Influence of Vacancy Defects of the Calcium Oxide Surface on the Nonequilibrium Phase Transition of Alkali Metal Salts.

Chen Q, Yang X, Zhang Y, Nie B & Ding Y (2022), Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 38(2), 818-827

Altmetric score is

Revealing the atomic-scale structure and the fracture mechanism of the alpha-Al2O3/gamma-Fe ceramic-metal interface

Li R, Chen Q, Zhang Z, Ouyang L, Zhang Y et al. (2021), JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 885

Altmetric score is

Performance enhancement of cold energy storage using phase change materials with fumed silica for air-conditioning applications

Nie B, Du Z, Chen J, Zou B & Ding Y (2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, 45(11), 16565-16575

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DPhil Opportunities

We are open to supervising research students with multidisciplinary background including chemical engineering, thermal engineering and materials science who are interested in renewable energy conversion and management, ammonia and hydrogen-based energy storage, decarbonizing heating and cooling using thermal/thermochemical energy storage, and thermal management for biomanufacturing process.

Most Recent Publications

Cooling technologies for data centres and telecommunication base stations – A comprehensive review

Zhang Y, Zhao Y, Dai S, Nie B, Ma H et al. (2022), Journal of Cleaner Production, 334

Altmetric score is

Discharging behavior of a shell-and-tube based thermochemical reactor for thermal energy storage: Modeling and experimental validation

Wang C, Yang H, Nie B, Zou B, Li Z et al. (2022), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 183, 122160-122160

Altmetric score is

Influence of Vacancy Defects of the Calcium Oxide Surface on the Nonequilibrium Phase Transition of Alkali Metal Salts.

Chen Q, Yang X, Zhang Y, Nie B & Ding Y (2022), Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 38(2), 818-827

Altmetric score is

Revealing the atomic-scale structure and the fracture mechanism of the alpha-Al2O3/gamma-Fe ceramic-metal interface

Li R, Chen Q, Zhang Z, Ouyang L, Zhang Y et al. (2021), JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 885

Altmetric score is

Performance enhancement of cold energy storage using phase change materials with fumed silica for air-conditioning applications

Nie B, Du Z, Chen J, Zou B & Ding Y (2021), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, 45(11), 16565-16575

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