Basic Information


Suxin Qian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering

School of Power and Energy Engineering

Professional Experiences

2018 ~ Associate Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University

2016 ~ 2018 Assistant Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University

2015 ~ Junior Member, Internation Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)

2013 ~ Reviewer for multiple international journals (Appl. Therm. Eng., Int. J. Refrig., etc)


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

Heat driven cooling/heat pump technologies

High efficient air-conditioning and refrigeration technologies


2015       Ann G. Wiley Dissertation Fellowship

2014       Foundation of AEE Fellowship

2014       GDF-Suez Chuck Edwards Memorial Fellowship 

Selected Publications

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

H. Hou, E. Simsek, T. Ma, N. S. Johnson, S. Qian, et al. Fatigue-resistant high-performance elastocaloric materials made by additive manufacturing. Science 2019, 366: 1116-1121.

S. Qian, L. Yuan, J. Yu, G. Yan. Variable load control strategy for room-temperature magnetocaloric cooling application. Energy. 2018, 153: 763-775. 

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. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2017, 111: 223902.

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., Y. Geng, Y. Wang, J. Ling, Y. Hwang, R. Radermacher, I. Takeuchi, J. Cui. A review of elastocaloric cooling: materials, cycles and system integration. Int. J. Refrig. 2016, 64: 1-19.

S. Qian, D. Nasuta, A. Rhoads, Y. Wang, Y. Geng, Y. Hwang, R. Radermacher, I. Takeuchi, A quantitative comparison of refrigerants and system performance of not-in-kind cooling technologies, Int. J. Refrig. 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., 2015, 56:65-80.

S. Qian, J. Ling, J. Muehlbauer, Y. Hwang, R. Radermacher. Study on high efficient heat recovery cycle for solid-state cooling, Int. J. Refrig., 2015, 55:102-119.