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Subject Areas: Engineering, Energy and Sustainability
Dr Liben Jiang is a Senior Lecturer who has had an intensive research experiences for more than 15 years in the building/energy related subjects. His research interests lie in the fields of thermoelectric cooling, solar thermal/PV applications, heat recovery systems, and refrigeration. Currently he is developing a project in thermoelectric power generation.
Dr Jiang is open to PhD applicants who have interests in his research fields.
Having finished his first and master degrees in Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, with experiences of working with Chinese industry and research councils, Dr Liben Jiang joined the University of Nottingham, UK for a PhD study with a project titled “A solar powered heating/cooling/power tri-generation system for buildings”. After successful completion of his PhD study, he spent another 2 ½ years there as a postdoctoral research fellow working on an EPSRC funded project in the field of thermoelectric heat pumping system, exploring the effective heat recovery by using rotating heat pipes and thermoelectric devices. During the nearly 6 years of research life in the University of Nottingham, Dr Jiang intensively strengthened his research skills including designing and setting up testing rigs, measuring and analysing data, and programming/mathematical simulation.
Since he joined the University of Central Lancashire in July 2008 after finishing his postdoctoral research work, Dr Jiang has been focusing on both teaching and research activities in building services engineering and energy associated with it. He not only delivers several modules but also supervises students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including PhD supervision. He is proactively developing international cooperation, such as overseas course development and collaborative research work, with Chinese and Malaysian universities. He also contributes his knowledge to a couple of the knowledge transfer projects within the University.
Ong, Kok S; Jiang, Liben; Lai, Koon C. (2018) Thermoelectric Energy Conversion, In: Ibrahim Dincer (eds.) Comprehensive Energy System, vol. 4, pp. 794-815. Oxford: Elsevier, ISBN 9780128095973
Harrison, Shaun and Jiang, Liben. (2017).An Investigation into the Energy Performance Gap between the Predicted and Measured Output of Photovoltaic Systems Using Dynamic Simulation Modelling Software – A Case Study. International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies (Special Issue), https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctx016
Liben Jiang. (2016). Isothermal dehumidification with a simply thermoelectric device: concept and feasibility. International Journal of Ambient Energy. 37(5): 481-485
Rusdy Hartungi, Liben Jiang (2012). "Energy efficiency and conservation in an office building: a case study". International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 6(2):175 – 188
Mark Gillott, Liben Jiang, Saffa Riffat. (2010). An Investigation of Thermoelectric Cooling Devices for Small Scale Space Conditioning Applications in Buildings. International Journal of Energy Research, 34(9) :776–786
Liben Jiang, Mark Gillott, Saffa Riffat. (2009). Experimental Study of a Thermoelectric Heat Pump System Utilising Bent Heat Pipes for Heat Transfer. International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, 2009, 4: 197-204
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