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Dr Jinyue Yan Appointed as Qiushi Chair Professor by Zhejiang University

Edited byzx Date:2017-09-29 14:02

On September 25, 2017, Zhejiang University hosted an appointment ceremony for the Qiushi Chair Professor Jinyue Yan and the launching ceremony of the International United Laboratory for Applied Energy (UNi-LAB). The ceremony was chaired by Professor DING Yi from EE College. Prof SONG Yonghua, the executive vice president of ZJU, heads from the EE College, and some faculty memebers attended the ceremony.

The appointment ceremony of the Qiushi Chair Professor for Dr Jinyue Yan by Zhejiang University on Sep.25, 2017.

Professor DING Yi introduced first Dr J. Yan's major research achievements and experiences, and introduced the general situation of EE College. Professor SHENG Kuang, dean of the College, then briefed the background of how the united laboratory was established. Ms. ZHENG Menglian from College of Energy Engineering, ZJU introduced the details of the united laboratory's research on market mechanism of the smart grid. Professor Pierluigi Siano from University of Salerno (Italy) and Professor Christoph Meinrenken from Columbia University (USA), were then invited respectively to present speeches as the partners of UNi-LAB.

After the ceremony, Prof SONG Yonghua presented Prof Yan the letter of appointment for Qiushi Chair Professor. According to Prof SONG, Prof J. Yan's joining Zhejiang Univeristy will hopefully contribute to improving both the disciplines of Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering of Zhejiang University.

The International United Laboratory for Applied Energy (UNi-LAB), initiated by Professor Yan in early 2016, was co-established by experts from the College of Electrical Engineering of Zhejiang University, Columbia University, the University of Salerno of Italy, and the China Institute of Electric Science. The Lab intended to focus joint researches on smart grid market mechanisms, and hence to promote innovation, progress and application in this field.

Prof. Yan received his PhD at KTH in 1991. He is the chair professor of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Mälardalen University, a member of "Chang Jiang Scholars Program" and "The Recruitment Program of Global Experts", the fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and chief editor of a famous energy journal Applied Energy. Prof. Yan's research interests include simulation and optimization of advanced energy systems; renewable energy especially in biomass energy; advanced power generation; climate change mitigation technologies and related issues in environment and policy; clean development mechanism (CDM), and fundamental engineering thermodynamics. Prof. Yan published about 300 papers including one in Science.

Prof. Yan is editor-in-chief of the international journal, Applied Energy, and advisory editor of Energy Procedia both published by Elsevier. He is editor-in-chief of Handbook of Clean Energy Systems by Wiley. He is the conference chairs of ICAE-International Conference on Applied Energy (Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, China, South Africa, Taiwan), and conference chairs of other international conferences. He is associate editor and editorial board members of several international journals. He also serves as the advisory expert to the United Nation, European Union Commission, and Asian Development Bank, and other international organizations; Overseas Assessor of Chinese Academy of Sciences; and academic advisor to Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong City University.

 



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