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Dr Huashan Bao

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering+44 (0) 191 33 41706


Huashan Bao received PhD from Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. She then worked as Research Associate and then Senior Research Associate in Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research in Newcastle University before she joined Durham University in 2019.

Huashan’s main research is thermochemical technology for heating, cooling, energy storage and power generation. She is also working on solar PV/T collector, thermal energy storage, industrial waste heat recovery, and multi-vector energy system and network. 

Research interests

  • Thermochemical sorption for heat pump, storage and power generation
  • Solar PV/T
  • Seasonal solar thermal energy storage
  • Low grade heat utilisation
  • Multi vector energy system


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