Basic Information



Prof. Zhaolin GU

Education & Academic Experience

 2017.07.03-2017.08.31    Visiting Professor at Kitakyushu University, Japan under the Invitation Fellowship awarded by

                                     Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan

 2010.2.21-2010.4.22     Visiting Researcher at RIKRN, Japan under the Invitation Fellowship awarded by

                                     Japanese Society  for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan

 2005.3.12-2005.8.17     Academic Visitor at Department of Chemical Engineering of Imperial College London, UK

 2002.9.24-2002.10.23   Academic Visitor in Australia awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

 1999.10-2001.3            Post-doc at Professor Watanabe & Sato Lab, School of Science& Technology, Keio University, Japan

 1993.3-1997.5             Ph.D. student in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermo-physics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

 1987.9-1990.5            M.S. student in Process Equipment Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

 1984.9-1987.7            Undergraduate student in Chemical Equipment & Machinery, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Posts in the last 5 years

2017-    Associate editor of Aerosol Science and Engineering, Springer

2010-    Associate editor (now Regional editor) of Indoor and Built Environment

2008-    Member of the Editorial Board of Aerosol and Air Quality Research

2007-    Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Xi’an Jiaotong University


2005.8-Present   Executive Dean, School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University

2001.7-Present   Professor in Environmental Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University

2002.5-Present   Deputy Director, Shannxi Society for Environmental Sciences


2001-Present   Member of Advisory committee of International Compressor Engineering Conference, International Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Conference & High Performance Building Conference at Purdue University, USA  (Biyearly conference)


2010 & 2014   Member of the International Advisory committee of Renewable Energy 2010 & 2014, 27 June–2 July, 2010 Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan

Current Research Interests

Environmental Atmospheric Science

Environmental Fluid Mechanics

Building Environment and Energy Engineering

Research and Achievements

 Dr GU is the Principal Investigator of over 30 projects, in which 20 projects are founded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Ministry of Education of China; 15 projects come from industries. Till now 41 patents are certificated by Sate Intellectual Property Office of China.

Over 220 papers are published in peer-review International Journals and Chinese Journals, and about 70 papers presented in conferences. 5 books are published in Chinese and one book published in Springer.


List of selected publications:


[1]      Zhaolin Gu & Wei Wei, Electrification of Particulate in Industrial and Natural Multiphase Flows, Springer, 2017

[2]      Zhaolin Gu & Yunwei Zhang, Large Eddy Simulation of Wind Flows in Urban Built Environment, Science Press, Beijing, 2014 (in Chinese)

[3]      Zhaolin Gu, Wind-blown Sand: Near-surface Turbulence and Gas-solid Two-phase Flow, Science Press, Beijing, 2010 (in Chinese)



[4]      Cuie Duan, Weizhen Lu, Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, A new urban canopy parameterization scheme for wind environment simulations, Indoor and Built Environment, DOI: 10.1177/1420326X17741338, 2018

[5]      Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, Chuck Wah Yu, Review on numerical simulation of airflow and pollutant dispersion in urban street canyons under natural background wind condition, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2017.09.0303, 2018

[6]      Xilian Luo*, Tao Ma, Zhaolin Gu, Yin Xia, Wei Tian, Experimental study of a local ventilation strategy to protect semi-exposed relics in a site museum, Energy and Buildings, 159: 558-571,  2018

[7]      Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, Chuck Wah Yu, Large eddy simulation of vehicle induced turbulence in an urban street canyon with a new dynamically vehicle-tracking scheme, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 17(3): 865-874, 2017

[8]      Liyuan Zhang, Yan Cheng, Yue Zhang, Yuanping He, Zhaolin Gu*, Chuck Yu, Impact of air humidity fluctuation on the rise of PM mass concentration based on the high-resolution monitoring data, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 17: 543-552, 2017

[9]      Ming Zhao, Weibin Kang, Xilian Luo, Chuck Wah Yu, Xiangzhao Meng, Zhaolin Gu*, Performance comparison of capillary mat radiant and floor radiant heating systems assisted by air source heat pump in residential building, Indoor and Built Environment, 26(9): 1292-1304, 2017

[10]  Ming Zhao, Zhaolin Gu*, Weibin Kang, XING Liu, Liyuan Zhang, Liwen Jin, Qunli Zhang, Experimental investigation and feasibility analysis on a capillary radiant heating system based on solar and air source heat pump dual heat source, Applied Energy, 185(2): 2094-2105, 2017

[11]  Zanshe Wang*, Lisheng Yang, Juntao Hu, Zhaolin GuAnalysis on cascade heat utilization of solar energy in building heating based on phase change thermal storage, Procedia Engineering, 205(1): 2266-2272, 2017

[12]  Zanshe Wang*, Lisheng Yang, Juntao Hu, Xianwei Hu, Zhaolin Gu, Experimental study on phase change thermal storage of crystalline hydrated salt applied in solar thermal utilization, Procedia Engineering, 205(1): 2259-2265, 2017

[13]  Aymeric Spiga*, Erika Barth, Zhaolin Gu, Fabian Hoffmann, Junshi Ito, Bradley, Jemmett-Smith, Martina Klose, Seiya Nishizawa, Siegfried Raasch, Scot Rafkin, Tetsuya Takemi, Daniel Tyler, Wei Wei, Large-Eddy Simulations of convective vortices and dust devils, Space Science Reviews, 203: 245-275, 2016

[14]  M. V. Kurgansky*, R. D. Lorenz, N. O. Renno, T. Takemi, Zhaolin Gu, Wei Wei. Dust devil steady-state structure from a fluid dynamics perspective, Space Science Reviews, 203: 209-244, 2016

[15]  Ralph D. Lorenz*, Matthew R. Balme, Zhaolin Gu, Henrik Kahanpää, Martina Klose, Michael V. Kurgansky, Manish R. Patel, Dennis Reiss, Angelo Pio Rossi, Aymeric Spiga, Tetsuya Takemi, Wei Wei, History and Applications of Dust Devil Studies, Space Science Reviews, 203: 5-37, 2016

[16]  Xilian Luo, Wenwu Li, Yuehui Yu, Liwen Jin, Zhaolin Gu*, An energy efficient strategy for local environment control of relics preservation in archaeology museums with funerary pits, Energy Procedia, 88: 271 – 276, 2016

[17]  Xilian Luo, Zhaolin Gu*, Chuck Yu, Kiwamu Kase. Efficacy of an air curtain system for local pit environmental control for relic preservation in Archaeology Museums, Indoor and Built Environment, 25: 29-40, 2016

[18]  Xilian Luo, Zhaolin Gu*, Chuck Wah Yu, Ku Li, Bo Xiao, Preservation of in situ artefacts by local heating in earthen pit in archaeology museum in cold winter, Building and Environment, 99: 29-43, 2016

[19]  Xilian Luo, Zhaolin Gu*, Wei Tian, Ku Li, An independent and simultaneous operational mode of air conditioning systems for visitors and relics in archaeology museum, Applied Thermal Engineering, 100: 911-924, 2016

[20]  Liyuan Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, Chuck Yu, Yunwei Zhang, Yan Cheng, Surface charges on aerosol particles - accelerating particle growth rate and atmospheric pollution, Indoor and Built Environment, 25(3): 437-440, 2016

[21]  Junwei Su, Chuanqing Huang, Zhaolin Gu, Chungang Chen*, Xiaoyun Xu, An Efficient RIGID Algorithm and Its Application to the Simulation of Particle Transport in Porous Medium, Transport in porous media, 114(1): 99-131, 2016

[22]  Wei Wei, Zhaolin Gu*, Electrification of particulate entrained fluid flows — mechanisms, applications, and numerical methodology, Physics Reports, 600: 1-53d, 2015

[23]  Junwei Su, Zhaolin Gu, Chungang Chen*, XiaoYun Xu, A two-layer mesh method for discrete element simulation of gas-particle systems with arbitrarily polyhedral mesh, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 103(10): 759-780, 2015

[24]  Weijun Li, Yunwei Zhang, Wei Wei, Zhaolin Gu*, Discussions of some issues for wind-blown sand flow simulation. Procedia IUTAM, 17:119-128, 2015

[25]  H. Yang, M. Zhao, Zhaolin Gu*, L.W. Jin, J.C. Chai. A further discussion on the effective thermal conductivity of metal foam: An improved model. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 86: 207-211, 2015

[26]  Chao he, Ran Li, Zongkuan Liu, Zhaolin Gu*, Characterization and performance of ploy-silicic-cation coagulation in treatment of recycled treatment wastewater, Desalination and Water Treatment, DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2015.1007170, 2015

[27]  Fen Cui, Weijun Li, Guozheng Wang, Zhaolin Gu, Zanshe Wang*. Design and Study of Gas-tight Premium Threads for Tubing and Casing. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 133(9): 208-217, 2015

[28]  Mingxu Zhang, Xilian Luo, Tianyu Li, Liyuan Zhang, Xiangzhao Meng, Kiwamu Kase, Chuck Yu, Zhaolin Gu*, From dust devil to sustainable swirling wind energy, Scientific Reports, 5: 8322, 2015

[29]  Xilian Luo, Zhaolin Gu*, Tianyu Li, Xiangzhao Meng, Tao Ma, Chuck Yu, Environmental control strategies for the in situ preservation of unearthed relics in archaeology museums, Journal of Cultural Heritage, 16(6): 790-797, 2015

[30]  Xilian Luo, Zhaolin Gu*, Chuck Yu, Desiccation cracking of earthen sites in archaeology museum- a viewpoint of chemical potential difference of water content, Indoor and Built Environment, 24(2):147-152, 2015

[31]  Junwei Su, Zhaolin Gu*, Mingxu Zhang, XiaoYun Xu, An improved version of RIGID for discrete element simulation of particle flows with arbitrarily complex geometry, Powder Technology, 253(2): 393-405, 2014

[32]  Na Chang, Zhaolin Gu*, Kinetic model of low temperature coal tar hydrocracking in supercritical gasoline for reducing coke production, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 31(5), 780-784, 2014

[33]  Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, Air quality by urban design, Nature Geoscience, 6(7): 506, 2013

[34]  Zhaolin Gu*, Wei Wei, Junwei Su, and Chuck Yu, The role of water content in triboelectric charging of wind-blown sand, Scientific Report, 3(4): 1337, 2013

[35]  Zhaolin Gu*, Xilian Luo, Xiangzhao Meng, Zanshe Wang, Tao Ma, Chuck Yu, Bo Rong, Ku Li, Wenwu Li, Ying Tan, Reintegrating the primitive environment for relics preservation in archaeology museums, Environmental Science and Technology, 47(3): 1504-1509, 2013

[36]  Yan Cheng*, Shuncheng Lee, Zhaolin Gu, Kinfai Ho, Yunwei Zhang, Yu Huang, PM2.5 and PM10-2.5 chemical composition and source apportionment near a Hong Kong roadway, Particuology, 18: 96-104, 2013

[37]  Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu, Zanshe Wang*, Chuck Yu, Revisit of wind flows between wind tunnels and real canyons — the viewpoint of Reynolds dynamic similarity, Indoor and Built Environment, 22(3):467-470, 2013

[38]  Wei Wei, Zhaolin Gu*, Sheng Wang, Yunwei Zhang, Kangbin Lei, Kiwamu Kase*, Numerical simulation of the cone-jet formation and current generation in electrostatic spray - modeling as regards space charged droplet effect, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 23(1):15004-17, 2013

[39]  Wei Wei, Sheng Wang, Zhaolin Gu*, Takeshi Fukuda, Kiwamu Kase, Jungmyoung Ju, Yutaka Yamagata, Yusuke Tajima, Numerical simulation of nanoparticle pattern fabricated by electrostatic spray deposition, Particuology, 11(1): 20-24, 2013

[40]  Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, Zanshe Wang, Yan Cheng, Frank S. C. Lee, Advances in the fine scale simulation of urban wind environment, Indoor and Built Environment, 22(1): 332-336, 2013

[41]  Zanshe Wang, Fen Cui, Guozheng Wang, Shiyu Feng, Min Zhao and Zhaolin Gu*. Analysis of DCMD-Based Hollow Fiber Membrane Heat. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 46(8): 1-10, 2013

[42]  Wei Wei, Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*. Deformation and mechanical behavior of electrohydrodynamic droplet under external electric field (in Chinese). Chinese Science Bulletin, 58: 197–205, 2013

[43]  Wei Wei, Luyi Lu, Zhaolin Gu*, Modeling and simulation of electrification of wind-blown-sand two-phase flow, Acta Physica Sinica, 61(15): 158301, 2012

[44]  Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, Yan Cheng, Zhenxing Shen, Jungang Dong, Shuncheng Lee, Measurement study of diurnal variations of PM2.5 mass concentrations and affecting factors on pollutant dispersion in urban street canyons under weak-wind conditions in Xi’an, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 12(6): 1261-1268, 2012

[45]  Zhaolin Gu*, Na Chang, Xiongpo Hou*, Juanping Wang, Zongkuan Liu, Experimental study on the coal tar hydrocracking process in supercritical solvents, Fuel, 91: 33-39, 2012

[46]  Xilian Luo, Zhaolin Gu*, Kangbin Lei, Xiangzhao Meng, Kiwamu Kase, A three-dimensional Cartesian cut cell method for incompressible viscous flow with irregular domains, International Journal Numerical Method in Fluids, 69(12): 1939-1959, 2012

[47]  Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, Chuck Yu, Time-series numerical simulation of wind flow within urban canopy layer and its integration effect for prediction of pollutant concentration variation, Indoor and Built Environment, 21(3): 355–357, 2012

[48]  Zhaolin Gu*, Jianying Jiao, Yunwei Zhang, Junwei Su, Large eddy simulation using a dynamic mixing length subgrid-scale model, International Journal Numerical Method in Fluids, 69(9): 1457-1472, 2012

[49]  Zhaolin Gu*, Yunwei Zhang, Yan Cheng, Shun-Cheng Lee, Effect of uneven building layout on air flow and pollutant dispersion in non-uniform street canyons, Building and Environment, 46: 2657-2665, 2011

[50]  Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, Yan Cheng, Shuncheng Lee, Effect of real-time boundary wind conditions on the air flow and pollutant dispersion in an urban street canyon—large eddy simulations, Atmospheric Eenvironment, 45: 3352-3359, 2011

[51]  Zhaolin Gu*, Jianying Jiao, Yunwei Zhang, Junwei Su, The nature of a universal subgrid eddy viscosity model in turbulent channel flow, Europhysics letters (EPL), DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/94/34003, 2011

[52]  Yunwei Zhang, Zhaolin Gu*, Shuncheng Lee, Tzung-May Fu, Kin-Fai Ho, Numerical and in situ investigation of fine particle dispersion in an actual deep street canyon in Hong Kong, Indoor and Built Environment, 20(2): 206-216, 2011

[53]  Zhaolin Gu*, Jiao Jianying, Su Junwei, Large eddy simulation of wind field and plume dispersion within different obstacle arrays using dynamic mixing length subgrid scheme, Boundary Layer Meteorology,139: 439-455, 2011

[54]  Junwei Su, Zhaolin Gu*, Xiaoyun Xu, Discrete element simulation of particle flow in arbitrarily complex geometries, Chemical Engineering Science, 66: 6069-6088, 2011

[55]  Li Lin, Guangxu Cheng, Lau, SiuKit, Yun Li, Zhaolin Gu*, Transmission loss investigation of two-dimensional thin mufflers by the modal expansion method using a new line source model, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 97(1): 54-61, 2011

[56]  Zhaolin Gu*, Hou Xiongpo, Wang Zanshe, Feng Shiyu, Gao Xiufeng, Li Yun, Methods for large reciprocating compressor capacity control: A review based on pulse signal concept, Chinese Science Bulletin, 56(19): 1967-1974, 2011

[57]  Na Chang, Zhaolin Gu*, Zanshe Wang, Zongkuan Liu, Xiongpo Hou, Juanping Wang. Study of Y zeolite catalysts for coal tar hydro-cracking in supercritical gasoline. Journal of Porous Materials, 18(5): 589-596, 2011

[58]  Xilian Luo, Kangbin Lei, Zhaolin Gu*, Sheng Wang, Kiwamu Kase. A novel Cartesian cut cell solver for incompressible viscous flow in irregular domains. International Journal Numerical Method in Fluids, 67: 289-313, 2011

[59]  Zhaolin Gu*, Yunwei Zhang, Kangbin Lei. Large eddy simulation of flow in a street canyon with tree planting under different atmospheric stabilities. Science in China Series, E-Technological Sciences, 53(7): 1928-1937, 2010

[60]  Zhaolin Gu*, Wei Wei, Yongzhi Zhao, An overview of surface conditions in numerical simulations of dust devils and the consequent near-surface air flow fields, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 10: 272–281, 2010

[61]  Luyi Lu, Zhaolin Gu*, Kangbin Lei, Sheng Wang, Kiwamu Kase, An efficient algorithm for detecting particle contact in non-uniform size particulate system, Particuology, 8: 127-132, 2010

[62]  Chao He, Zhaolin Gu*, Shucheng Yang, Jidong Liang, Weina Dai, Yanling He, Technical measures to achieve a cleaner production mode for recycled paper mills, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China, 4(4): 466-474, 2010

[63]  Luyi Lu, Zhaolin Gu*, Kangbin Lei, An inter-particle contact area and time restoration for softening treatment in thermal discrete element modeling, Europhysics letters (EPL), 87(87), 2009

[64]  Zhaolin Gu*, Luyi Lu , Li Ai, Impact energy loss from particle surface roughness in particulate system, Europhysics letters (EPL), 87 (1) : 14003, 2009

[65]  Zanshe Wang, Zhaolin Gu*, Shiyu Feng, Yun Li, Application of vacuum membrane distillation to lithium bromide absorption refrigeration system, International Journal of Refrigeration. 32: 1587-1596, 2009

[66]  ZanShe Wang, Zhaolin Gu*, Shiyu Feng, Yun Li, Applications of Membrane Distillation Technology in Energy Transformation Process—Basis and Prospect, Chinese Science Bulletin, 54: 2766―2780, 2009

[67]  Junwei Su, Zhaolin Gu*, Xiaoyun XuAdvances in Numerical Methods for the Solution of Population Balance Equations for Disperse Phase SystemsScience in China Series: B-Chemistry, 52(8): 1063-1079, 2009

[68]  Xilian Luo, Zhaolin Gu*, Kangbin Lei, Sheng Wang, Kiwamu Kase, Solution of N-S equations based on quadtree cut cell method, Science in China Series: G-Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, 52(6): 877-884, 2009

[69]  Zhaolin Gu*, Su Junwei, Jiao JianYing, X.Yun Xu. Simulation of micro-behavior including  Nucleation, Growth and Aggregation in particle systemScience in China Series: B-Chemistry, 52(2): 241, 2009

[70]  Junwei Su, Zhaolin Gu*, Yun Li, Shiyu Feng, X. Yun Xu, An adaptive direct quadrature method of moment for population balance equation, AICHE Journal, 54(11): 2872-2887, 2008

[71]  Zhaolin Gu*, Jian Qiu, Yongzhi Zhao, Xiongpo HouAnalysis on dust devil containing loess dusts of different sizes, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 8(1): 65-77, 2008

[72]  Jian Qiu, Zhaolin Gu*, and Zanshe Wang, Numerical study of the response of an atmospheric surface layer to a spatially nonuniform plant canopy, Boundary-layer Meteorology, 127: 293-311, 2008

[73]  Zhaolin Gu*, Jian Qiu, Yongzhi Zhao, Yun Li, Simulation of Terrestrial Dust Devil Patterns, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 25(1): 31-42, 2008


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