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Ir Prof. Yang Hongxing
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Ir Professor Yang Hongxing



Prof. Yang received his BEng in 1982 and MEng in 1985 from Division of HVACR Engineering of Tianjin University, China. He obtained his PhD in 1993 in the Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK.  He is now leading the Renewable Energy Research Group (RERG) in the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests cover a number of R&D topics in renewable energy applications and energy saving in buildings including solar cell materials, solar photovoltaic integration in buildings, wind power, hybrid solar-wind power, ground-coupled heat pump technologies and indirect evaporative cooling. He has completed a number of research projects in recent years for local industry and governmental departments. He has received many awards from local and world organizations. He has supervised 41 PhD students (31 have graduated) as chief supervisor. He has over 500 academic papers and 7 professional books published including more than 300 SCI journal papers published. According to the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016, he was on the list of 150 world most-cited researchers with impactful research in the disciplines of Civil Engineering. He was also a Highly Cited Researcher from 2017 to 2020 according to Elsevier. He is now serving the International Journal of Applied Energy as Senior Editor and other international journals as editorial board members.

楊洪興教授於1982年和1995年分別獲得天津大學土木工程系暖通空調專業學士學位和碩士學位,1993獲得英國威爾士大學卡迪夫學院機械工程系博士學位。從1995年開始,他受聘於香港理工大學屋宇設備工程學系(現改名為建築環境及能源工程學系)進行教學與科研工作,他創建了香港理工大學可再生能源研究室,領導著一個研究小組進行建築物可再生能源利用的前沿課題研發,包括太陽能光伏電池材料,太陽能光伏建築一體化技術,風力發電技術,風光互補發電技術,地源熱泵空調技術和間接蒸發冷卻空調技術。他得到多項工業界,政府和大學的科研經費和獎項,合作發表著作7部,指導了41位博士研究生(其中31​​位已畢業),發表了500多篇各種期刊和會議論文,包括300多篇SCI期刊論文。他被“上海軟科與愛思維爾(Elsevier)出版集團”合作發佈的2016 年全球150名土木工程學科“高被引學者”之一,也是2017-2020愛思維爾發佈的高被引學者。他目前是國際期刊《應用能源》的高級編輯和多個國際期刊的編委。

Research Overview

Building-integrated solar photovoltaic application in buildings
Hybrid renewable energy application with energy storage for carbon neutral buildings
Indirect evaporative cooling for air-conditioning
Ground-coupled heat pumps
Micro hydro power generation from water pipelines
Offshore wind power generation

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Tianjin University
  • Master of Science, Tianjin University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Professional Engineer (Building Services)
  • Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

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