Basic Information


Suxin Qian, Ph.D.


Department of Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering

School of Power and Energy Engineering

Professional Experiences

2023 ~          Professor                  Xi'an Jiaotong University

2018 ~ 2023 Associate Professor  Xi'an Jiaotong University

2016 ~ 2018 Assistant Professor   Xi'an Jiaotong University

2019 ~          Junior Member         Internation Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) Commission B1


No. 28, Xianning West Road 

Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710049, P.R.China

Department Office: East 3rd Building, Room 246


2011 ~ 2015              Ph.D.     University of Maryland, College Park  

2007 ~ 2011              B.S.       Tsinghua University, Beijing      


Research Areas

Novel solid-state cooling technologies: elastocaloric; magnetocaloric

Simulation technologies for vapor compression refrigeration and heat pump systems

Efficiency improvement for refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pump equipment



Second Prize, Shandong Science and Technology Award


Second Prize, Science and Technology Medal of Tsingtao


Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program, China Association for Science and Technology


Nominee, Excellent Young Scholar of Energy and Built Environment 2019


Post-Doc Fellowship for Overseas PhDs


Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, University of Maryland


GDF – Suez Chuck Edwards Memorial Fellowship

Selected Publications

S. Qian#, D. Catalini, J. Muehlbauer, B. Liu, H. Mevada, H. Hou, et al. High-performance multimode elastocaloric cooling system. Science. 2023, 380: 722-727.

S. Qian*. Thermodynamics of elastocaloric cooling and heat pump cycles. Applied Thermal Engineering. 2023, 219: 119540.

Y. Chen#, Y. Wang, W. Sun, S. Qian*, J. Liu*. A compact elastocaloric refrigerator. The Innovation. 2022, 3, 100205.

H. Hou#, S. Qian#, I. Takeuchi*. Materials, physics, and systems for multicaloric cooling. Nature Reviews Materials. 2022, 7: 633-652.

S. Qian#*, Y. Wang, S. Xu, Y. Chen, L. Yuan, J. Yu. Cascade utilization of low-grade thermal energy by coupled elastocaloric power and cooling cycle. Applied Energy. 2021, 298, 117269.

S. Qian#*, Y. Wang, L. Yuan, J. Yu. A heat driven elastocaloric cooling system. Energy. 2019, 182:881-899.

S. Qian#*, L. Yuan, J. Yu, G. Yan. Numerical modeling of an active elastocaloric regenerator refrigerator with phase transformation kinetics and the matching principle for materials selection. Energy. 2017, 141, 744-756.

S. Qian#*, L. Yuan, J. Yu, G. Yan. The mechanism of ∆T variation in coupled heat transfer and phase transformation for elastocaloric materials and its application in materials characterization. Applied Physics Letters. 2017, 111, 223902.

S. Qian#, D. Nasuta, A. Rhoads, Y. Wang, Y. Geng, Y. Hwang*, et al. Not-in-kind cooling technologies: a quantitative comparison of refrigerants and system performance. International Journal of Refrigeration. 2016, 62, 177-192.

S. Qian#, J. Ling, Y. Hwang*, R. Radermacher, I. Takeuchi. Thermodynamic cycle analysis and numerical modeling of thermoelastic cooling systems, Int. J. Refrig., 56: 65-80.