Beyond Zero Carbon Whole-systems Energy Approach
Title：Beyond Zero Carbon Whole-systems Energy Approach
Speaker：Professor Rui Chen
Inviter：Professor Changying Zhao
Date: 09:30AM, Monday, November 16, 2020
Venue: Meeting Room 432, LCC Main Building
The Climate Change Act calls upon each of us to work towards a brighter, greener future. Paris agreement requests the world to keep global warming “well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.” This transition will radically transform how the world generates, distributes, stores, and consumes energy. Hydrogen as an alternative fuel and fuel cells as the high-efficiency power systems offer the potential of zero emissions. These are the key technologies of the future beyond zero carbon whole-systems energy approach. This speech will systematically review the technologies, potentials, and challenges of hydrogen and fuel cell to be the central technology for both the clean growth and mobility.
Professor Rui Chen, graduated in 1985 from Tianjin University, obtained the PhD at Loughborough in 1997, became a lecturer in Thermofluids in 1999, one of the initial founders of one of the world leading fuel cell companies, Intelligent Energy Limited, in 2001, and the full professor and Chair in Low Carbon Power Engineering in 2009. He is the Head of Low Carbon Technology Research Group at Loughborough University since 2015.
Professor Rui Chen has over 30 years’ experience of academic research and industrial development and was elected the fellow of Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in 2007. He is a member of science board of UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Hub and Energy Storage Hub. His research covers both modelling and experimental aspects of low carbon energy technologies, including thermo-sciences, electro-chemistry, fluid-dynamics and system engineering. He has published over 200 academic research papers, led over 40 funded research projects, total over £7M (million) as PI and over £55M as CoI, in collaborations with leading industries and academic institutions in the UK, EU, China, US, Korea, Japan, India etc.