Prof. Yunting Ge
Professor of Building Services Engineering
School/Division:Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering
Professor Yunting Ge joined London South Bank University in July 2020 as a Professor of Building Service Engineering in the School of The Built Environment and Architecture. Previously, Prof. Ge worked periodically as a lecturer, senior lecturer, reader and professor at Brunel University London and the University of South Wales.
Prof. Ge gained his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University (BSc, MSc) and Tsinghua University (PhD) in the field of Thermofluids, Energy and Built Environment. He has accumulated over 20 years of research and development experience in Built Environment, Energy Conversation Technology, Hydrogen and Thermofluids. He has unique skills in modelling development for buildings, different energy systems and components such as the supermarket energy control system model ‘SuperSIM’ which has achieved global recognition.
Prof. Ge has also developed a CO2 transcritical compressor model which has been used by a famous commercial software ‘Energy Plus’. Many of his heat exchanger design software has been utilised by companies across the UK. He is currently spearheading some research projects funded by EPSRC & Innovate UK such as ‘Power generation with waste heat and advanced thermodynamic power cycles’. As a principal investigator (PI), he has obtained more than £2.6m of research funding to support his various projects. So far, he has supervised 10 PhD students and a number of post-doctoral research fellows. Furthermore, he has published over 120 peer reviewed scientific journal and conference papers.
Prof. Ge has more than 15 years of teaching experience. He has taught a number of modules related to energy and built environment for both postgraduate and undergraduate students. These include Energy Conversion Technologies, Building Energy System Controls, Geothermal, Renewable Energy and Dissertation Projects etc. His many teaching achievements include setting up new MSc course developments, editing teaching books and materials, facilitating new teaching approaches, developing teaching facilities and organising site visits.
As a principal investigator (PI), Prof. Ge has obtained over £2.6 m research funding to support his various research projects. In addition, as a co-investigator (Co-I), Prof. Ge has over £11.3 m research grants. Some of the funded research grants taken as the principle investigator are listed below:
- H2-Heat: Thermal energy transport for heating and cooling with innovative hydrogen(H2) technologies. EP/T022760/1. EPSRC funding award. Total value of project £979,291 (Oct. 2020-Sept. 2023). (PI)
- Power Generation and Heat Recovery from Industrial Waste Heat with Advanced CO2 Thermodynamic Power Cycles (PowerCO2). Innovate UK ISCF transforming foundation industries: fast start projects. TS/V003445/1. Total Value of project £499,820 (Oct.2020-Sept.2021). (PI)
- Food Transport Refrigeration with Engine Exhaust and Metal Hydride Reactors. Ref. 971647. Innovate UK and HEFCW £96,639 (April 2019-August 2020). (PI)
- Bio-CO2: Power Generation and Heat Recovery from Biomass with Advanced CO2 Thermodynamic Power Cycles and Novel Heat Exchanger Designs, EP/R000298/1. EPSRC funding award. Total value of project £198,383 (April 2018-March 2020). (PI)
- Design software development for finned-tube air cooling coils in air conditioning systems, Feb, 2019-July 2019, funded by Aristas PLC, with total £8,000. Principle Investigator. (PI).
- Power Generation and Heat Recovery from Biomass with Advanced CO2 Thermodynamic Power Cycles TS/N011627/1. Innovate UK funding award. Total value of project £199,880 (Dec. 2016-March 2018). (PI)
- Power Generation and Heat Recovery from Engine/Biomass Flue Gas with Advanced CO2 Thermodynamic Power Cycles .EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). Total value £30,000 (Dec. 2016-Dec. 2017). (PI)
- Power Generation and Heat Recovery from Industrial Waste Heat with Advanced CO2 Thermodynamic Power Cycles. EP/L505869/1. EPSRC funding award. Total value of project £199,571 (Jan. 2014-Dec. 2014). (PI)
- Design and Experimental Investigation of Organic/Steam Rankine Cycle using R245fa/Steam Working Fluid. Funded by Mentor Graphics (UK) Limited and Brunel IAA £105,500 (Feb. 2014-Feb 2015). (PI)
- Performance Investigation of Basement Central Heating Systems: Simulation and Experiments , Founded by Spirotech PLC and EPSRC. Total value £148,250 (2008- 2014). (PI)
- Charted Engineer in Engineering Council (UK), Membership of IMechE;
- Membership of CIBSE;
- Membership of Institute of Refrigeration;
- Membership of Institute of International Refrigeration;
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Vice President of IIR Commission E1 (International Institute of Refrigeration), appointed in 2015.
- Scientific Committee and Organising Committee member at IIR Rankine 2020 Conference - Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation, Glasgow 26-29,July 2020.
- Scientific Committee Member, 1st Asian Conference on Cold Chain. Sept. 23-25, 2019, Wuhan, China.
- Keynote presentation, 3rd International Symposium of Fluids and Thermal Engineering ,17-19 December 2017, Ningbo, China.
- External examiner for MSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc Mechatronics of De Montfort University 2015-2019.
- External examiner for the School of The Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University 2016-2020
- Reviewer of more than 100 research papers for International Journals such as: International Journal of Refrigeration, Applied Energy, Energy, Applied Thermal Engineering, International Journal of Energy Research, Buildings, Energy Conversion and Management , International J. Energy Research, IMechE
Journals, Journal of Food Engineering and Journal of Zhejiang University etc.
- External examiner for University of Pretoria, South Africa in the subject of refrigeration and air conditioning.
- Committee member of CIBSE Building Simulation Group.
- Publication Committee member of Institute of Refrigeration.