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