(1.)Basic Information


Fenghao Wang

Position:    Professor
Affiliation:    School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, P.R.China


Mobile:      +86-13227006940
Email:         fhwang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn 
Address:    School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, P.R. China


  • Heat pump technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning
  • Thermal Engineering 
  • Renewable Energy (geothermal, air-source, solar, etc)


Sep. 1993 – May 1999     

                                  School of Energy and Power Engineering
                                  Xi’an Jiaotong University
                                  Qualification gained:     Ph.D. in engineering

Sep. 1989 - July 1993      

                                  Division of Cryogenics
                                  Department of Power Engineering
                                  Xi’an Jiaotong University
                                  Xi’an, China
                                  Qualification gained:    B. Eng.


Jan. 2007- present       Division of Built Environment and Services Engineering 
                                      School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering 
                                      Xi’an Jiaotong University 
Apr. 2003-Dec. 2006    Division of Built Environment and Services Engineering 
                                      School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering 
                                      Xi’an Jiaotong University
                                      Associate Professor
Apr. 2001-Apr. 2003    Division of Mechanical Engineering
                                      The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
                                      Research Fellow
May.1999-Apr. 2001    Division of Built Environment and Services Engineering
                                      School of Energy and Power Engineering
                                      Xi’an Jiaotong University

(5.)Scientific Research

  1. Longxia Ma, Fenghao Wang*, Zeyuan Wang, Zhihua Wang, Sheng Zhang, Yongjun Sun. Thermodynamic mechanism of high energy performance of air source heat pump with coupled liquid-storage to gas-liquid separator, Solar Energy, 255(2023):497-506.
  2. Cong Zhou, Yizhen Li, Fenghao Wang*, Zeyuan Wang, Qing Xia, Yuping Zhang, Jun Liu, Boyang Liu, Wanlong Cai. A Review of the Performance Improvement Methods of Phase Change Materials: Application for the Heat Pump Heating System, Energies,16(2023)2676.
  3. Haijiang Zou, Siyu Guo, Ruifeng Wang, Fenghao Wang*, Zhenxing Shen, Wanlong Cai. Numerical Investigation of the Long-Term Load Shifting Behaviors within the Borehole Heat Exchanger Array System, Energies, 16(2023)2497. 
  4. Zeyuan Wang, Fenghao Wang*, Jun Liu, Yizhen Li, Ming Wang, Yongqiang Luo, Longxia Ma, Chao Zhu, Wanlong Cai. Energy analysis and performance assessment of a hybrid deep borehole heat exchanger heating system with direct heating and coupled heat pump approaches, Energy Conversion and Management, 276(2023)116484.
  5. Zhihua Wang*, Guichen Li, Yujia Zhang, Fenghao Wang*, Xin Jiang, Zhenjun Ma. Flow and heat transfer investigation of supercritical carbon dioxide in a novel biomimetic honeycomb fractal gas cooler of transcritical CO2 heat pumps, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 37(2023)101533.
  6. Ruifeng Wang, Fenghao Wang*, Yuze Xue, Jinghua Jiang, Yuping Zhang, Wanlong Cai, Chaofan Chen. Numerical Study on the Long-Term Performance and Load Imbalance Ratio for Medium-Shallow Borehole Heat Exchanger System, Energies,2022; 15 (9):3444.
  7. Guichen Li, Zhihua Wang*, Fenghao Wang, Yujia Zhang. Numerical investigation on the performance characteristics of a novel biomimetic honeycomb fractal gas cooler of transcritical CO2 heat pump, Journal of Building Engineering, 59(2022)105091.
  8. Mengmeng Bai, Fenghao Wang*, Jun Liu, Wanlong Cai, Zhihua Wang. Discrepancies in using CO2 or water as heat-carrier fluid on the output temperature of deep coaxial borehole heat exchanger, Energy and Buildings, 270(2022)112279.
  9. Xiaojun Zhou*, Xuejiao Dong, Xinke Wang, Fenghao Wang. A new method for determining the formaldehyde emission characteristic parameters of building materials: Single airtight emission method, Building and Environment, 207, Part A (2022)108419.
  10. Zeyuan Wang, Jun Duan*, Shujun Chen, Yue Fu, Xiangfu Li, Di Wang, Ming Zhang, Zhiqiang Zhang, Dandan Liu, Fenghao Wang, A review on high-density methane storage in confined nanospace by adsorption-hydration hybrid technology, Journal of Energy Storage, 50(2022)104195.
  11. Jinghua Jiang, Fenghao Wang*, Xiong Yang, Yuping Zhang, Jiewen Deng, Qingpeng Wei, Wanlong Cai, Chaofan Chen. Evaluation of the long-term performance of the deep U-type borehole heat exchanger on different geological parameters using the Taguchi method, Journal of Building Engineering, 59(2022)105122.
  12. Wanlong Cai, Fenghao Wang*, Shuang Chen, Chaofan Chen, Yuping Zhang, Olaf Kolditz, Haibing Shao. Importance of long-term ground-loop temperature variation in performance optimization of Ground Source Heat Pump system, Applied Thermal Engineering, 204(2022)117945.
  13. Wanlong Cai,Fenghao Wang*, Chaofan Chen, et al. "Long-term performance evaluation for deep borehole heat exchanger array under different soil thermal properties and system layouts." Energy 241 (2022): 122937.
  14. Longxia Ma, Fenghao Wang*, Zhihua Wang, et al. "Experimental investigation on an air source heat pump system with coupled liquid-storage gas-liquid separator regarding heating and defrosting performance." International Journal of Refrigeration 134 (2022): 176-188.
  15. Wanlong Cai, Fenghao Wang*, Shuang Chen, et al. "Analysis of heat extraction performance and long-term sustainability for multiple deep borehole heat exchanger array: A project-based study." Applied Energy 289 (2021): 116590.
  16. Jun Liu, Fenghao Wang*, Yuan Gao, et al. "Influencing factors analysis and operation optimization for the long-term performance of medium-deep borehole heat exchanger coupled ground source heat pump system." Energy and Buildings 226 (2020): 110385.Jun Liu, Fenghao Wang*, Wanlong Cai, et al. "Numerical investigation on the effects of geological parameters and layered subsurface on the thermal performance of medium-deep borehole heat exchanger." Renewable Energy 149 (2020): 384-399.
  17. Zhihua Wang, Wang Fenghao*, Zhenjun Ma, Wenye Lin, Haoshan Ren. Investigation on the feasibility and performance of transcritical CO2 heat pump integrated with thermal energy storage for space heating. Renewable Energy 2019 (134) 496-508. (2018.11.19).
  18. Sheng Zhang, Zhang Lin, Zhengtao Ai, Fenghao Wang, Yong Cheng, Chao Huan. Effects of operation parameters on performances of stratum ventilation for heating mode. Building and Environment 2019 (148) 55-66. (2018.11.4)
  19. Jun Liu, Fenghao Wang*, Wanlong Cai, Zhihua Wang, Qingpeng Wei, Jiewen Deng. Numerical study on the effects of design parameters on the heat transfer performance of coaxial deep borehole heat exchanger. International Journal of Energy Research 2019:1-16 (2019.01.28).
  20. Wanlong Cai, Fenghao Wang*, Jun Liu, Zhihua Wang, Zhenjun Ma. Experimental and numerical investigation of heat transfer performance and sustainability of deep borehole heat exchangers coupled with ground source heat pump systems. Applied Thermal Engineering 2019(149):975-986.(2018.12.15).
  21. Huan Chao, Wang Fenghao*, Wu Xiaozhou, Lin Zhang, Ma Zhenjun, Wang Zhihua. Development of a nodal model for predicting the vertical temperature profile in a stratum-ventilated room. Energy and buildings 2018 (159) 99-108.
  22. Zhihua Wang, Wang Fenghao*, Zhenjun Ma, Mengjie Song, Wenke Fan. Experimental performance analysis and evaluation of a novel frost-free air source heat pump system. Energy and buildings 2018 (175) 69-77.
  23. Zhihua Wang, Mengjie Song, Wang Fenghao*, Zhenjun Ma, Qiyin Lin. Experimental investigation and seasonal performance assessment of a frost-free ASHP system with radiant floor heating. Energy and Buildings 2018 (179) 200-212.
  24.  Zhihua Wang, Wang Fenghao*, Zhenjun Ma, Mengmeng Bai, Shuai Liu Experimental investigation and evaluation of the performance of air-source heat pumps for indoor thermal comfort control. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology. 2018 (32) 1437-1447.
  25. Zhihua Wang, Wang Fenghao*, Zhenjun Ma. Study on performance evaluation of CO2 heat pump system integrated with thermal energy storage for space heating Energy Procedia 2018 22-25.
  26. Zhihua Wang, Fenghao Wang, Jun Liu, Zhenjun Ma, Ershuai Han, Mengjie Song, Field test and numerical investigation on the heat transfer characteristics and optimal design of the heat exchangers of a deep borehole ground source heat pump system, Energy Conversion and Management, 2017 (153) 603–615.(IF= 5.589) .
  27. Wang Fenghao*, Tiezhu Sun, Xiang Huang , Yi Chen, Hongxing Yang, Experimental research on a novel porous ceramic tube type indirect evaporative cooler, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2017 (125) 1191–1199.
  28. Zhihua Wang, Wang Fenghao*, Zhenjun Ma, Mengjie Song, Numerical study on the operating performances of a novel frost-free air-source heat pump unit using three different types of refrigerant,Applied Thermal Engineering 2017 (112) 248–258.
  29. Zhihua Wang, Wang Fenghao*, Zhenjun Ma,Xiaozhou Wu, Mengjie Song, Dynamic character investigation and optimization of a novel air-source heat pump system, Applied Thermal Engineering 2017 (111) .
  30. Zhihua Wang, Wang Fenghao*, Zhenjun Ma, Xinke Wang, Xiaozhou Wu,Research of heat and moisture transfer influence on the characteristics of the ground heat pump exchangers in unsaturated soil,Energy and Buildings,2016,130:140–149.
  31. Zhihua Wang, Wang Fenghao*, Xiaozhou Wu and Chun Tian, Experimental investigation on dynamic performance of air-source heat pump water heater using R134a . International Journal of Exergy, 2016, 19(2):276-294.
  32. Wu Xiaozhou, Olesen W. Bjarne, Fang Lei, Zhao Jianing, Wang Fenghao, Indoor Temperatures for Calculating Room Heat Loss and Heating Capacity of Radiant Heating Systems Combined with Mechanical Ventilation Systems. Energy and Buildings.2016(112)141-148.
  33. Wang Fenghao*, ZhihuaWang, Yuxin Zheng, Chao Huan, Performance investigation of a novel frost-free air-source heat pump water heater combined with energy storage and dehumidification. Applied Energy, 139(2015): 212-219.
  34. Su Huang, Zhenjun Ma, Fenghao Wang, A multi-objective design optimization strategy for vertical ground heat exchangers, Energy and Buildings, 87(2015)233-242.
  35. Lianying Zhang, Jiyuan Zhang, Fenghao Wang, Yuan Wang, Effects of wall masonry layer’s thermophysical properties and insulation position on time lag and decrement factor, Indoor and Built Environment.
  36. Wu Xiaozhou, Zhao Jianing, Olesen W. Bjarne, Fang Lei, Wang Fenghao. A New Simplified Model to Calculate Surface Temperature and Heat Transfer of Radiant Floor Heating and Cooling Syst-ems. Energy and Buildings.2015(105):285-293.
  37. Wu Xiaozhou, Fang Lei, Olesen W. Bjarne, Zhao Jianing, Wang Fenghao. Air Distribution in a Multi-occupant Room with Mixing or Displacement Ventilation with or without Floor or Ceiling Heating. Science and Technology for the Built Environment.2015, 21(8):1109-1116 .
  38. Xiaozhou Wu , Jianing Zhao, Fenghao Wang. Simplified NTU Formulas for the Thermal Performance Calculation of Multi-Pass Fin-Tube Heat Exchangers. Science and Technology for the Built Environment.2015,21(2):238-245.
  39. ZhihuaWang, Yuxin Zheng, Wang Fenghao*, Xinke Wang, ZhangLin, Jingchao Li. Experimental analysis on a novel frost-free air-source heat pump water heater system. Applied Thermal Engineering,70 (2014) 808-816.
  40. ZhihuaWang, Yuxin Zheng, Wang Fenghao*, ZhangLin, Chao Huan. Experimental study on energy consumption and hydraulic stability for distributed pumping system. The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering,2014.
  41. Xinke Wang, Wei Tao, Ying Xu, Jiangtao Feng, Wang Fenghao*. Indoor phthalate concentration and exposure in residential and office buildings in Xi’an, China. Atmospheric Environment 87 (2014) 146-152.
  42. Wang Fenghao*, Feng, CC, Yan, L, Wang, XK, Numerical and experimental evaluation on methods for parameter identification of thermal response tests, Journal of Central South University of Technology, 2012,19(3): 816-823.
  43. Wang, XK , Tao, W; Lu, YY; Wang Fenghao*,A method to identify the point source of indoor gaseous contaminant based on limited on-site steady concentration measurements ,BUILDING SIMULATION,2013,(6):395-402.
  44. Xinke Wang, Fenghao Wang, Chunfeng Zhao, Characterizing transportation of indoor gaseous contaminant using the state space method, Building and Environment, 2010, 45, 2048-2159.
  45. Wang Fenghao*, DongyangWang, XinkeWang, Jianbo Yao,A data analysis method for detecting wall thermal resistance considering wind velocity in-situ,Energy and Buildings 42 (2010) 1647–1653.