ZHANG Zaoxiao

    Address:  Xianning West Road 28#, Xi'an, 
                    Shaanxi Province, P. R. China
    Phone:    +86-29-82660689
    Fax:         +86-29-82668566



Professor Zaoxiao Zhang has been involved with the research of energy system optimization. He has a lot of cooperation experiences with industries. Building on this industry background, Zaoxiao Zhang has combined field and laboratory studies to build an interdisciplinary research program with emphasis on energy systems and fossil fuel resources. An important research direction in the last ten years is in the area of energy and environmental technologies for the increase of the energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in the industrial processes. He has published more than 150 journal papers including about 70 papers in the important energy journals such as Applied energy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,etc.



1. Received the Bachelor's degree in the Department of Energy, Xi'an Jiaotong University in July 1985.
2. Received the Master's degree in the Department of Energy, Xi'an Jiaotong University in April 1988.
3. Received the Doctorate degree in the School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University in June 1998.
4. From December 2001 to March 2002, Studied in Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a visiting scholar.
5. From August 2003 to July 2004, Studied in The Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia as a visiting scholar.



From April 1988 to present, work in the Department of Chemical Process Machinery, Xi'an Jiaotong university.
Assistant Lecturer, from April 1988 to June 1990.
Lecturee, from July 1990 to June 1996.
Associate Professor, from July 1996 to June 2001.
Professor, from June 2001 to present.


    Professional Experience

1. Senior member of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
2. Senior member of Chinese Refrigeration Society
3. Senior member of Chinese Chemical Engineering Society
4. Professional Committee Member of the Application of Thermodynamics and Engineering, Chinese Energy Research Society
5. Professional Committee Member of the Chemical Machinery, Shaanxi Chemical Engineering Society, China


    Research Areas and Interests

1. CO2 capture and sequestration technologies
2. Energy storage and utilization with high efficiency
3. Metal hydrides and its applications
4. New type of chemical machinery


    Awards and Honors


1. The third prize from Chinese Education Ministry
2. The second prize from Beijing City Government


    Current Teaching

1. Process Control Instruments and System Design (for undergraduate students)
2. Optimal Method and its Engineering Applications (for postgraduate students)
3. Process Dynamics and Modeling (for postgraduate students)



Published Papers
论文标题 作者 发表/完成日期 期刊名称
Numerical study of a metal hydride heat transformer for low-grade heat recovery: Simulation of a MH heat transformer, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2011, 31(14-15): 2749-2756 F.S. Yang, Z.X. Zhang, G.X. Wang, et al.2011-10-01Applied Thermal Engineering
Life prediction of steam generator tubing due to stress corrosion crack using Monte Carlo Simulation, Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2011, 241(10): 4289-4298 Jun Hu, Fei Liu, Guangxu Cheng, Zaoxiao Zhang2011-10-01Nuclear Engineering and Design
Determination of the Critical Crack Length for Steam Generator Tubing by using Fracture-Mechanics-based Method, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 2011, 38(9): 1900-1905 Jun Hu, Fei Liu, Guangxu Cheng, Zaoxiao Zhang2011-09-01Annals of Nuclear Energy
Performance improvement for chemical absorption of CO2 by global field synergy optimization, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2011, 5(4): 649-658 Y.S. Yu, Y. Li, H.F. Lu, L.W. Yan, Z.X. Zhang2011-03-24International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Theoretical investigation of solar energy high temperature heat storage technology based on metal hydrides, International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration,2011, 19(2): 149-158 X.Y. Meng, Z.W. Bao, F.S. Yang, Z.X. Zhang2011-03-01International Journal of Air-Conditioning and R...
Failure analysis based on J-integral values: a case study of hydrogen blistering defect, Engineering Fatigue Analysis, 2011, 18(3): 924-932 J. Hu, F. Liu, Q. Duan, G.X. Cheng, Z.X. Zhang2010-11-01Engineering Fatigue Analysis
Thermodynamic Analysis on Work Transfer Process of Two Gas Streams, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2010, 49(24): 12496-12502 J.Q. Deng, J.Q. Shi, Z.X. Zhang, X. Feng2010-10-01Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Investigation on the influences of heat transfer enhancement measures in a thermally driven metal hydride heat pump, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2010, 35(18): 9725-9735 F. S. Yang, G. X. Wang, Z. X. Zhang, V. Rudolph2010-09-01International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Multi-field synergy study in CO2 capture process by chemical absorption, Chemical engineering science, 2010, 65(10): 3279-3292 Y.S. Yu, Y. Li, H.F. LU, L.W. Yan, et al.2010-08-01Chemical Engineering Science
Study of Integrated Metal Hydrides Heat Pump and Cascade Utilization of Liquified Natural Gas Cold Energy Recovery System, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2010, 35(13): 7236-7245 X.Y. Meng, F.F Bai, F.S. Yang, Z.W Bao, Z.X. Zhang2010-07-01International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Theoretical Study Of A Novel Solar Trigeneration System Based On Metal Hydrides, Applied Energy, 2010, 87(6): 2050-2061 X.Y. Meng, F.S. Yang, Z.W. Bao, et al.2010-04-16Applied Energy
Design of the metal hydride reactor- A review on the key technical issues, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2010, 35(8): 3832-3840 F. S. Yang, G. X. Wang, Z. X. Zhang, et al.2010-01-01International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Simulation Study on the Reaction Process Based Single Stage Metal Hydride Thermal Compressor, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2010, 35(1): 321-328 Y.Q. Wang, F.S. Wang, X.Y. Meng, et al.2010-01-01International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
An innovative process for simultaneous removal of CO2 and SO2 from flue gas of a power plant by energy integrationEnergy Conversion and Management, 2009, 50(12): 2885-2892 Y.S. Yu, Y. Li, Q. Li, J. Jiang, Z.X. Zhang2009-09-01Energy Conversion and Management
Identifying heat and mass transfer characteristics of metal hydride reactor during adsorption – Improved formulation about parameter analysis, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2009, 34(4): 18 F.S. Yang, X.Y. Meng, J.Q. Deng, et al.2009-06-01International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Identifying heat and mass transfer characteristics of metal hydride reactor during adsorption—Parameter analysis and numerical study, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2008, 33(3): 1014-1022 F.S. Yang, X.Y. Meng, J.Q. Deng, et al.2008-02-01International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Integration of low-level waste heat recovery and Liquefied Nature Gas cold energy utilization, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2008, 16(1):95-99 F.F. Bai, Z.X. Zhang2008-02-01Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
Optimization of Pipeline Transport for CO2 Sequestration, Energy Conversion and Management, 2005, 47(6): 702-715 Z.X. Zhang, G.X. Wang, P. Massarotto, V. Rudolph2005-06-10Energy Conversion and Management
Performance analysis of R410A air conditioning system at variable speeds, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2004,Vol. 21, No. 4, 164-170 Z. X. Zhang, Y. Z. Yu, L. P. Zhang2004-04-01International Journal of Computer Applications ...
A design methodology for multiple-contaminant water networks with single internal water main, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 2003, 27(7): 903-911 B. Wang, X. Feng and Z.X. Zhang2003-07-15Computers and Chemical Engineering
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