Professor @ School of Mechanical
Professor Hongfei Zheng is the Director of the Solar Research Center and the Director of the Thermal Energy Engineering Institute at the School of Mechanical and Vehicular Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, China. He has been carrying out research in the area of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Systems for twenty five years. He has a wide range of experience in solar energy applications including hot water, desalination, air conditioning, solar concentration and daylighting. He began his research interest in solar energy applications when he was a lecturer at Guangxi University in the 1980s. Prof Zheng started his PhD study – Solar Desalination Technology – at the University of Science and Technology of China (top 5 in China) in September 1996. Following completion of his PhD in 1999, he worked in Xian Jiaotong University (top 10 in China) for two years as a postdoctoral researcher and associate professor. During that time he completed independently a research project funded by the Postdoctoral Management Committee of China.