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