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
Carbon-calcium composite conversion of calcium carbide-acetylene system: On the imperative roles of carbon capture and solid waste recycling Hongxia Wang , Wanyi Xu , Maimoona Sharif , Xiaomei Wu , Guangxu Cheng , Xiaomi Cui, Zaoxiao Zhang* 2022-10-20 Applied Energy
Systematic study of an energy efficient MEA-based electrochemical CO2 capture process: From mechanism to practical application Xiaomei Wu, Huifeng Fan, Yuanhao Mao, Maimoona Sharif, Yunsong Yu , Zaoxiao Zhang, Guangxin Liu 2022-10-08 Applied Energy
Exergo-economic analysis for screening of metal hydride pairs for thermochemical energy storage for solar baking system Iqra Ayub, Muhammad Salman Nasir, Yang Liu, Anjum Munir, Zhen Wu, Fusheng Yang, Zaoxiao Zhang 2022-03-09 Thermal Science and Engineering Progress
Resource utilization of solid waste carbide slag: a brief review of application technologies in various scenes Hongxia Wang, Wanyi Xu, Maimoona Sharif, Guangxu Cheng, Zaoxiao Zhang* 2022-03-01 Waste Disposal & Sustainable Energy
Estimation of diffusivity and intermolecular interaction strength of secondary and tertiary amine for CO2 absorption process by molecular dynamic simulation Maimoona Sharif , Xiaomei Wu , Yunsong Yu , Tingting Zhang , and Zaoxiao Zhang* 2022-01-24 MOLECULAR SIMULATION
Characterizing the performance of a single atom fluid Yunsong Yu, Chen Zhang, Jingfeng Zhang, Chenyang Zhou, Zaoxiao Zhang*, Geoff G.X. Wang 2021-11-01 Journal of Molecular Liquids
A multi-function desalination system based on hydrolysis reaction of hydride and fuel cell water recovery JingYao,Leilei Guo,Pengfei Zhu,Fusheng Yang,Hongli Yan,Sandra Kurko,Volodymyr A.Yartys,Zaoxiao Zhang*,ZhenWu* 2021-09-07 Energy Conversion and Management
A variable cross-section annular fins type metal hydride reactor for improving the phenomenon of inhomogeneous reaction in the thermal energy storage processes Yang Liu , Hongxia Wang , Iqra Ayub , Fusheng Yang , Zhen Wu , Zaoxiao Zhang* 2021-05-19 Applied Energy
Hydrodynamic mechanism study of the diameter-varying spray tower with atomization impinging spray Xiaomei Wu , Maimoona Sharif , Yunsong Yu , Lei Chen, Zaoxiao Zhang*, Geoff Wang 2021-03-31 Separation and Purification Technology
Ab initio study of metal carbide hydrides in 2.25Cr1Mo0.25V steel Min He, Chidozie Onwudinanti, Yaoting Zheng, Xiaomei Wu, Zaoxiao Zhang*, Shuxia Tao* 2021-02-10 Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Numerical modeling and performance comparison of high-temperature metal hydride reactor equipped with bakery system for solar thermal energy storage Iqra Ayub, Muhammad Salman Nasir, Yang Liu , Anjum Munir , Zhen Wu , Fusheng Yang , Zaoxiao Zhang* 2020-09-13 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Combined biomass gasification, SOFC, IC engine, and waste heat recovery system for power and heat generation: Energy, exergy,exergoeconomic, environmental (4E) evaluations Zhen Wu, Pengfei Zhu; Jing Yao; Shengan Zhang; Fusheng Yang, Zaoxiao Zhang⁎ 2020-09-13 Applied Energy
Performance improvement of solar bakery unit by integrating with metal hydride based solar thermal energy storage reactor Iqra Ayub, Muhammad Salman Nasir, Yang Liu, Anjum Munir, Fusheng Yang, Zaoxiao Zhang* 2020-08-03 Renewable Energy
Evaluation of CO2 absorption performance by molecular dynamic simulation for mixed secondary and tertiary amines Maimoona Sharif, Tingting Zhang, Xiaomei Wu, Yunsong Yu, Zaoxiao Zhang* 2020-05-06 International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Dual-objective chemical production planning by graphical-tabular Pinch Analysis for sustainable methanol industry in China Zhen Qin, Kai Tang, Yunsong Yu, Zaoxiao Zhang 2018-06-10 Journal of Cleaner Production
Multi-level configuration and optimization of a thermal energy storage system using a metal hydride pair Feng PH, Wu Z, Zhang Y, Zhang ZX 2018-03-14 Applied Energy
Effects of non-aqueous solvents on CO2 absorption in monoethanolamine: Ab initio calculations Tingting Zhang, Yunsong Yu & Zaoxiao Zhang 2018-03-14 Molecular Simulation
Molecular dynamics simulation of tensile strain altered hydrogen behavior and its effects on local plasticity Yao-Ting Zheng, Min He, Guang-xu Cheng, Zaoxiao Zhang (通信作者), Fu-Zhen Xuan and Z 2018-01-14 Molecular Simulation
Identifying the multi-ion effects on the phase flow, mass and heat transfer in amine absorption of CO2 Yunsong Yu, Tingting Zhang, Guangxin Liu, Zaoxiao Zhang(通信作者),Guoxiong Wang 2017-11-06 International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Effect of high temperature deformation on the microstructure, mechanical properties and hydrogen embrittlement of 2.25Cr-1Mo-0.25 V steel Y. Wang, G. Cheng, M. Qin, Q. Li, Z. Zhang, K. Chen, Y. Li, H. Hu, W. Wu, J. Zha 2017-09-21 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Gas emission source term estimation with 1-step nonlinear partial swarm optimization-Tikhonov regularization hybrid method Denglong Ma(第一通信作者), Wei Tan, Zaoxiao Zhang(第二通信作者) 2017-08-12 Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
An optimal multivariable controller for transcritical CO2 refrigeration cycle with an adjustable ejector He Yang, Deng Jianqiang, Yang Fusheng, Zhang Zaoxiao(通信作者) 2017-03-31 Energy Conversion and Management
Performance of CO2 Absorption in a Diameter-varying Spray Tower Xiaomei Wu, Yunsong Yu, Zhen Qin, Zaoxiao Zhang(通信作者) 2017-03-28 Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
Performance optimization of a transcritical CO2 refrigeration system using a controlled ejector, International Journal of Refrigeration Yang He, Jianqiang Deng, Lixing Zheng, Zaoxiao Zhang 2017-03-01 International Journal of Refrigeration
Parameter identification for continuous point emission source based on Tikhonov regularization method coupled with particle swarm optimization algorithm Denglong Ma, Wei Tan, Zaoxiao Zhang(通信作者), Jun Hu 2016-12-02 Journal of Hazardous Materials
First-principles insights into influencing mechanisms of metalloid B on Mg-based hydrides Zhen Wu, Luying Zhu, Fusheng Yang, Zhao Jiang, Zaoxiao Zhang 2016-09-26 Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Carbon footprint evaluation of coal-to-methanol chain with the hierarchical attribution management and life cycle assessment Zhen Qin, Guofu Zhai, Xiaomei Wu, Yunsong Yu, Zaoxiao Zhang 2016-09-15 Energy Conversion and Management
Contaminant dispersion prediction and source estimation with an improved intelligent network model for point source emission, Journal of Hazardous Materials Denglong Ma, Zaoxiao Zhang 2016-06-05 Journal of Hazardous Materials
Fracture toughness evaluation of 316LN stainless steel and weld using acoustic emission technique Mengyu Chai, Quan Duan, Xinglong Hou, Zaoxiao Zhang 2016-05-02 ISIJ International
Improvement in hydrogen desorption performances of magnesium based metal hydride reactor by incorporating helical coil heat exchanger Zhen Wu, Fusheng Yang, Luying Zhu, Penghui Feng, Zaoxiao Zhang 2016-04-29 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Dynamic simulation of an improved transcritical CO2 ejector expansion refrigeration cycle Lixing Zheng, Jianqiang Deng, Zaoxiao Zhang 2016-04-22 Energy Conversion and Management
Mass and heat transfer characteristic in MEA absorption of CO 2 improved by meso-scale method Yunsong Yu, Tingting Zhang, Xiaomei Wu, Delong Mu 2016-04-01 International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Contaminant dispersion prediction and source estimation with an improved intelligent network model for point source emission Denglong Ma, Zaoxiao Zhang 2016-03-13 Journal of Hazardous Materials
Mass and heat transfer characteristic in MEA absorption of CO2 improved by meso-scale method Yunsong Yu, Tingting Zhang, Xiaomei Wu, Delong Mu, Zaoxiao Zhang 2016-01-30 International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control
Improving the estimation quality of parameters in kinetic models for hydriding/dehydriding reactions: An OED study Fusheng Yang , Francesco Ciucci, Zhen Wu, Zaoxiao Zhang, Yuqi Wang 2016-01-08 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Design and performance simulation of the spiral mini-channel reactor during H-2 absorption Haidi Li, Yuqi Wang, Lan Zheng, Fushen 2015-10-20 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Acoustic emission detection of 316L stainless steel welded joints during intergranular corrosion Mengyu Chai, Quan Duan, Zaoxiao Zhang, Xumeng Xie 2015-09-02 International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials
Acoustic Emission Response of 316LN Welded Joint during Intergranular Corrosion Mengyu Chai, Quan Duan, Zaoxiao Zhang 2015-06-05 Materials Science Forum Vols
Exploiting an Alternative CO2 Absorption Process by Efficient Solvent Mixture Yun S. Yu, Ting T. Zhang, Zao X. Zhang 2015-05-21 Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Simulation of Pitting Corrosion for Ni-based Alloy Using a Cellular Automata Model Zhang Xiao, Hu Jun, Wang Yuqi, Zheng Maosheng, Zhang Zaoxiao, 2015-04-13 Rare Metal Materials and Engineering
ptimization of hydrogen distribution network considering pressure and heat recovery Ruifeng Dong, Yunsong Yu, Zaoxiao Zhang 2015-04-01 Energy Procedia
nvestigation of gas purging process in pipeline by numerical method Denglong Ma, Zaoxiao Zhang,Yun Li 2015-03-02 Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Optimization of heat transfer device and analysis of heat & mass transfer on the finned multi-tubular metal hydride tank Jincheng Ma, Yuqi Wang,Shaofei Shi, Fusheng Yang, Zewei Bao, Zaoxiao Zhang 2014-08-22 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Simultaneous optimization of integrated heat, mass and pressure exchange network using exergoeconomic method Ruifeng Dong, Yunsong Yu, Zaoxiao Zhang 2014-08-04 Applied Energy
Investigation of gas purging process in pipeline by numerical method Denglong Ma, Zaoxiao Zhang, Yun Li 2014-07-14 Process Safety and Environmental Protection
Hybrid algorithm of minimum relative entropy-particle swarm optimization with adjustment parameters for gas source term identification in atmosphere Denglong Ma, Simin Wang, Zaoxiao Zhang 2014-05-20 Atmospheric Environment
Simulation study on the outlet flow dynamics of a hydride-based hydrogen storage canister for medical use Fusheng Yang, Zaoxiao Zhang, Dengfeng Gao, Yuqi Wang, Xuyang Chen 2014-03-11 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Magnesium based metal hydride reactor incorporating helical coil heat exchanger: Simulation study and optimal design Zhen Wu, Fusheng Yang, Zaoxiao Zhang, Zewei Bao 2014-01-25 Applied Energy
Performance simulation and experimental confirmation of a micro-channel metal hydrides reactor Xiangyu Meng, Zewei Bao, Zaoxiao Zhang 2013-09-13 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Comparison and improvements of optimization methods for gas emission source identification Denglong Ma, Jianqiang Deng, Zaoxiao Zhang 2013-09-05 Atmospheric Environment
A method for online CO2 leakage monitoring in geosequestration based on apparent leakage flux Ma Denglong, Zhang Zaoxiao 2013-09-01 Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering
Microstructure and improved hydrogen storage properties of Mg-based alloy powders prepared by modified milling method Z. Wu, F. S. Yang, Z. W. Bao, Z. X. Zhang 2013-08-09 Powder Metallurgy
Determining the performance of an efficient non-aqueous CO2 capture process at desorption temperature below 373K Y.S. Yu, H.F. Lu, T.T. Zhang, Z.X. Zhang 2013-08-07 Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
Correlation analysis for online CO2 leakage monitoring in geological sequestration Denglong Ma, Jianqiang Deng, Zaoxiao Zhang 2013-06-03 The Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies
Improvement in Hydrogen Storage Characteristics of Mg-based Metal Hydrides by Interstitially Doping Nonmetals with High Electronegativity: A First-principle Study Zhen Wu, Fusheng Yang, Zaoxiao Zhang 2013-05-20 The Journal of Physical Chemistry A
Characterizing the transport properties of multi-amine solutions for CO2 capture by molecular dynamics simulation Y.S. Yu, G.X. Wang, H.F. Lu, Z.X. Zhang 2013-04-24 Journal of chemical and engineering data
Simulation Studies on the Heat and Mass Transfer in High-temperature Magnesium Hydride Reactors Z. W. Bao, F.S. Yang, Z.X. Zhang 2013-04-13 International Conference on Applied Energy
Investigation of the impedance characteristics in the pitting evolutionary process of Alloy 690 Jun Hu, Quan Duan, Zaoxiao Zhang 2013-02-27 Annals of Nuclear Energy
Three-dimensional modeling and sensitivity analysis of multi-tubular metal hydride reactors Zewei Bao, Zhen Wu, Zaoxiao Zhang 2012-11-20 Applied thermal engineering