Dr Xiaolin Wang

Senior lecturer
DECRA fellow
+61 2 6125 6591

       2018 – present | Australian National University

       2013 – 2017 | PhD of Engineering | Australian National University

       2010 – 2013 | Master of Power Engineering | Shanghai Jiao Tong University

ENGN3226/6224 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

ENGN4902 The Environmental Impacts of Engineered Systems

ENGN1217 Introduction to Mechanics

ENGN2217 Mechanical Systems and Design

ENGN2222 Engineering Thermodynamics

ENGN4525 Solar Thermal Technologies

  • Building energy systems
  • Solar heating and cooling
  • Phase change thermal storage
  • CO2 hydrate-based thermal storage/carbon capture/desalination
  • Gas hydrate thermodynamics and kinetics

I am recruiting PhD candidates in three areas

  • Two-dimensional compounds (MXene, graphene, etc.) for thermal management
  • CFD modelling for multi-phase flows or thermal storage systems
  • Gas hydrate science

I plan to supervise Honours/capstone projects. Please refer to "Student projects".

Chapters in edited books

  1. X Wang*, F Zhang, L Li, H Zhang, S Deng. Carbon dioxide capture, In Advances in Chemical Engineering, edited by W Lipiński, Academic Press, 2021, Volume 58, Pages 297–348, ISSN 0065-2377, ISBN 9780128206478.
  2. X Wang*, L Hou. Energy Systems of Green Buildings in Australia. In Handbook of Energy Systems in Green Buildings, edited by R Wang and X Zhai, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2019, Pages 1845–1868, ISBN: 978-3-662-49185-0.

International referred journal articles: Google Scholar

Journal articles in another language

  1. X Wang, X Zhai*, T Wang, et al. Preparation and performance of cold storage phase change material for high temperature cooling application. Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2013;47:1275–1281.
  2. X Wang, X Zhai, C Wang, et al. Review on phase change cold storage in air-conditioning systems (in Chinese). Building Science 2013;6:98–106.
  3. X Wang, X Zhai, T Wang, et al. A theoretical and experimental study on a solar air conditioning system with phase change cold storage (in Chinese). Journal of Refrigeration 2013;5:34–40. 
  4. X Wang, X Zhai, Y Yan, et al. An experimental and theoretical study on a tower cooling system with radiant cooling ceiling (in Chinese). Renewable Energy Resources 2012;5:100–104.
  5. X Wang, B Niu, L An, et al. Study of a radiant cooling floor system with independent dehumidification (in Chinese). Building Energy & Environment 2009;28(6):67–70.
  6. C Wang, X Zhai, H Li, X Wang. An experimental study on a cold storage heat exchanger (in Chinese). Chinese Journal of Refrigeration Technology 2014;34(2):11–15.
  7. H Pei, X Zhai, Q Wang, X Wang. An experimental study on the influences of the soil moisture content on the soil temperature (in Chinese). Renewable Energy Resources 2013;31:71–74.

Articles in referred conference proceedings

  1. F Zhang, X Wang, W Lipiński. Feasibility study on hydrate-based carbon capture driven by solar thermal sorption chiller. ISES Solar World Congress Conference, 2021.
  2. F Zhang, X Wang, W Lipiński. Solar thermal driven hydrate-based carbon capture enabled by tetra-n-butylammonium bromide and sodium dodecyl sulphate. AlChE Solar Energy Systems Conference, 2021.
  3. X Wang, S Yang, Y Zhang, C Wood. Cyclic CO2 hydrate-based cold thermal storage and CO2 gas storage enabled by amine infused hydrogels. ENERSTOCK, 2021.
  4. X Wang, F Zhang, W Lipiński. Recent Research Progress in CO2 Hydrate Based Cold Thermal Energy Storage. In Solar World Congress/SHC Conference Proceedings, ID:29522, ISES Conference Proceedings, 2019.
  5. X Wang, M Dennis, F Zhang. CO2 gas hydrate technology in cold thermal energy storage applications and its challenges. Refrigeration Conference of AIRAH, Melbourne, 2019.
  6. X Wang, M Dennis. An experimental study on the formation enthalpy of CO2 semi-clathrate hydrates with TBAB and TBPB additives. In Proceedings of the 128th IRES International Conference, edited by P Suresh, The Institute of Research Engineers and Scientists, 2018.
  7. X Wang, M Dennis. Energy storage for air-conditioning using CO2 gas hydrates. In Proceedings of the Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, edited by R Egan and R Passey, Australian PV Institute, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-6480414-0-5.
  8. X Wang, M Dennis. A comparison of battery and phase change cold storage in a PV cooling system under different climates. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Energy Storage, International Energy Agency, Energy Conservation and Energy Storage, 2015.
  9. M Dennis, X Wang, L Hou, I Doemland. Emerging HVAC research at the Australian National University. The Future of HVAC Conference of AIRAH, 2014.
  10. X Zhai, X Wang, H Wang, et al. Experimental investigation of a solar air-conditioning system with phase change cold storage. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cryogenics and Refrigeration, International Institute of Refrigeration, 2013.
  11. Y Yang, X Zhai, X Yu, R Wang, X Wang, H Pei. Analysis on the economy and carbon emission of a ground source heat pump air conditioning system in an archive. In Proceedings of Conference of Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics, 2011.


  1. X Zhai, X Wang, L Xi, T Wang. A cooling system with separated dehumidification enabled by TBAB-based phase change thermal storage, China Intellectual Property Office, CN102519097A, 06-27-2012.
  2. X Zhai, X Wang, Y Yang, Y Li, Y Yin. A solar-driven independent temperature-humidity control system using cooling tower, China Intellectual Property Office, CN202254021U, 05-30-2012.
  3. Z Zhang, H Huang, X Wang, T Zhu, J Chen. A direct-evaporating fresh air system using high-temperature domestic wastewater as heat source, China Intellectual Property Office, CN101576296B, 05-02-2012.
  4. X Zhai, X Wang, Y Yang, Y Li, H Pei. A floor radiative cooling system with separated dehumidification enabled by phase change thermal storage, China Intellectual Property Office, CN102147136A, 08-10-2011.
  5. Z Zhang, H Huang, X Wang, Z Chen. A compressor performance testing system with condensing heat recovery, China Intellectual Property Office, CN101581294B, 03-30-2011.
  6. Z Zhang, H Huang, X Wang, X Zhao, Z Chen. A large supercooling degree fresh air system, China Intellectual Property Office, CN101576297B, 08-25-2010.
  7. Z Zhang, H Huang, Z Chen, M Wang, X Wang. A foldable filter for return air in air handling units, China Intellectual Property Office, CN201558630U, 08-25-2010.
  8. H Lei, H Huang, Z Zhang, X Wang, X Zhao. A new refrigerator performance testing system, China Intellectual Property Office, CN201555720U, 08-18-2010.
  9. H Huang, Z Zhang, X Wang, L Wang, J Yu. A large supercooling degree machine room air conditioner, China Intellectual Property Office, CN101576328B, 06-30-2010.
  10. W Yin, X Wang, B Ji, Q Cao, H Huang. A direct-evaporating air handling system using high-temperature wastewater as heat source, China Intellectual Property Office, CN201476188U, 05-19-2010.
  11. Z Zhang, H Huang, X Wang, J Chen, T Zhu. A fresh air handling unit with indoor air heat recovery, China Intellectual Property Office, CN201412916Y, 02-24-2010.
  12. H Huang, J Chen, T Zhu, M Xu, X Wang. A machine room air conditioner with condensed water recycles, China Intellectual Property Office, CN201412912Y, 02-24-2010.
  13. Z Zhang, X Wang, H Huang, L Wang, Z Chen. A fresh air handling unit, China Intellectual Property Office, CN201407761Y, 02-17-2010.
  14. Z Zhang, H Huang, L Wang, X Wang, Q Li. A fresh air handling unit with heat recovery from heat pipes, China Intellectual Property Office, CN201407759Y, 02-17-2010.
  15. X Wang, W Jin, Y Wang, J Gao, L An. A radiant cooling/heating floor system with independent dehumidification, China Intellectual Property Office, CN201387094Y, 01-20-2010.

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