Academic Staff

AN Liang (Dr)
Assistant Professor
PhD (HKUST)
FG623
27667820
23654703
Area of Specialization

Thermofluid; Energy conversion and storage technologies; Advanced materials

Short Description

Dr. Liang An received his Bachelor degree in Thermal and Power Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After graduation, he worked as a visiting scholar and a postdoctoral fellow in the same research group. His research interests are in the area of clean energy-conversion technologies and renewable energy-storage technologies. He has particular research interests in fuel cells, lithium-based batteries, flow batteries, and water electrolysis.

Selected Publications
  1. L. An, T.S. Zhao, Y.S. Li, “Carbon-neutral sustainable energy technology: Direct ethanol fuel cells”, Renew. Sustain. Energy Rev. 50 (2015) 1462-1468.
  2. L. An, T.S. Zhao, X.L. Zhou, X.H. Yan, C.Y. Jung, “A low-cost, high-performance zinc-hydrogen peroxide fuel cell”, J. Power Sources 275 (2015) 831-834.
  3. L. An, T.S. Zhao, X.H. Yan, X.L. Zhou, P. Tan, “The dual role of hydrogen peroxide in fuel cells”, Science Bulletin 60 (2015) 55-64.
  4. L. An, T.S. Zhao, Z.H. Chai, P. Tan, L. Zeng, “Mathematical modeling of an anion-exchange membrane water electrolyzer for hydrogen production”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 39 (2014) 19869-19876.
  5. L. An, Z.H. Chai, L. Zeng, P. Tan, T.S. Zhao, “Mathematical modeling of alkaline direct ethanol fuel cells”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 38 (2013) 14067–14075.
  6. L. An, T.S. Zhao, L. Zeng, “Agar chemical hydrogel electrode binder for fuel-electrolyte-fed fuel cells”, Applied Energy 109 (2013) 67-71.
  7. L. An, T.S. Zhao, Y.S. Li, Q.X. Wu, “Charge carriers in alkaline direct oxidation fuel cells”, Energy Environ. Sci. 5 (2012) 7536–7538.
  8. L. An, T.S. Zhao, “An alkaline direct ethanol fuel cell with a cation exchange membrane”, Energy Environ. Sci. 4 (2011) 2213–2217.
  9. L. An, T.S. Zhao, R. Chen, Q.X. Wu, “A novel direct ethanol fuel cell with high power density”, J. Power Sources 196 (2011) 6219–6222.
  10. L. An, T.S. Zhao, S.Y. Shen, Q.X. Wu, R. Chen, “An alkaline direct oxidation fuel cell with non-platinum catalysts capable of converting glucose to electricity at high power output”, J. Power Sources 196 (2011) 186–190.