Professor Yulong Ding holds the founding Chamberlain chair of Chemical Engineering and Highview-RAEng Chair of Cryogenic Energy Storage and is Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham.
He joined the University of Birmingham in October 2013. Prior to his appointment at Birmingham, he was Professor and Director of Institute of Particle Science & Engineering at the University of Leeds, and the founding director of the joint Institute for Energy Storage between University of Leeds and Institute of Process Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
His previous roles have included Imperial College London [1997 – 1999], University of Birmingham [1999 – 2001], and University of Science and Technology, Beijing [1988 – 1994]. He has research interests in energy materials and energy processes and is currently focusing on developing novel technologies for electrical and thermal energy storage at different scales.
He has been a PI or Co-I of research projects with over £20M funding over the past 10 years. He has 13 patents, 400 papers with 180 in peer reviewed journals (H-Index of ~ 42). He was listed as top 1% highly cited researchers with consistent impact over 2002-2012 in the engineering category by Thomson Reuters. He is also an inventor of the liquid air energy storage technology and lead the initial stage of development of the technology.
His work on liquid air energy storage made a major contribution to the 2011 ‘The Engineer’ Energy & Environmental and Grand Prix awards, and 2012 Rushlight Energy Environmental and Power Generation and Transmission awards.