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Dr. Xing Li, Ph.D.

Dr. Li serves as Super Radiator Coils' Director of Laboratory Research. This role centers primarily around laboratory testing & experimentation in our two research labs located in our Richmond, Virginia division. His career as an engineer and researcher spans two decades and his work has been published more than 20 times. Read below to learn more about his expertise and its benefit to our customers.


Areas of Expertise

Integration & Optimization of Multi-Energy Complementary Systems

Dr. Li's expertise in this area includes a deep understanding of heat transfer, thermodynamic engineering. In this field, that expertise informs the development of energy efficient technologies and their integration with a variety of renewable energies to improve system performance and reduce energy consumption. 

Application & Development of Distributed Energy Systems

Research in this field involves Dr. Li applying his expertise in heat exchangers, process engineering, and automatic control design to integrate traditional industrial componentry with renewable energy technologies in a way that each complement each other and prolong the viability of existing energy infrastructure. 

System Modeling & Dynamic Simulation

Dr. Li has significant experience developing mathematical models for specific equipment based on theoretical knowledge of heat transfer, engineering, thermodynamics, & automatic control.

Research & Development on Measurement Apparatus

For research in this field, Dr. Li combines his theoretical knowledge with his extensive engineering experience to design, develop, and manufacture custom-made instrumentation and apparatuses for specific customer applications.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Theory & New Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 2013–2019   
  • MS in Thermal & Power Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China, 2002–2005
  • B.S. in Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Engineering, Zhongyuan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, China 1993–1997

Professional Experience

  • 2021 - Present, Director of Laboratory Research, Super Radiator Coils, VA
  • 2005 - Present, Assistant Professor, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 1997 - 2022, Engineer, Department of Engineering, Bailou Hotel

Published Works

  • Li, X., Wang, Z., Yang, M., Guo M., Yu, Q., & Hua Y. (2021). Simulation and Performance Analysis of Solar Cogeneration System with Absorption Heat Pump. Acta Energiae Solaris Sinica, 6, 205-212. (in Chinese) (EI)
  • Li, X., Li, X. & Akhatov, J.S. (2020). Feasibility and Performance Study of Solar Combined Heat and Power System with Absorption Heat Pump in Uzbekistan. Applied Solar Energy, 56, 498–507. (EI)
  • Li, X., Wang, Z., Yang, M., & Yuan, G. (2020). Dynamic Simulation of a Novel Solar Polygeneration System for Heat, Power and Fresh Water Production based on Solar Thermal Power Tower Plant. Journal of Thermal Science, 29(2), 378-392. (SCI, EI)
  • Li, X., Wang, Z., Yang, M., Bai, Y., & Yuan, G. (2019). Proposal and performance analysis of solar cogeneration system coupled with absorption heat pump. Applied Thermal Engineering, 159, 113873. (SCI, EI)
  • Li, X., Wang, Z., Yang, M., & Yuan, G. (2019). Modeling and simulation of a novel combined heat and power system with absorption heat pump based on solar thermal power tower plant. Energy, 186, 115842. (SCI, EI)
  • Kong, W., Wang, Z., Li, X., Yuan, G., Fan, J., Perers, B., & Furbo, S. (2019). Test method for evaluating and predicting thermal performance of thermosyphon solar domestic hot water system. Applied Thermal Engineering, 146, 12-20. (SCI, EI)
  • Yuan, G., Zhao, Z., Johanson, J. B., Li, X., Xu, L., & Zhang, S. (2016). Numerical simulation of droplet evaporation and humidification process in spray atomization humidification system. Acta Energiae Solaris Sinica, 5, 1352-1358. (in Chinese) (EI)
  • Yuan, G., Zhao, Z., Johanson, J. B., Li, X., Xu, L., & Li, Z. (2016). Experiment research of evaporation process in spray atomization humidification-dehumidification desalination. Acta Energiae Solaris Sinica, 12, 3214-3218. (in Chinese) (EI)
  • Hong, L., Yuan, G., Li, X., Xu, L., Li, Z., & Wang, Z. (2015). Thermal performance investigation and improvement of solar air collector. Acta Energiae Solaris Sinica, 2, 467-472. (in Chinese) (EI)
  • Yuan, G., Hong, L., Li, X., Xu, L., Tang, W., & Wang, Z. (2015). Experimental investigation of a solar dryer system for drying carpet. Energy procedia, 70, 626-633. (EI)
  • Pi, J., Zhao, Z., Yuan, G., Wu, Z., & Li, X. (2015). Droplets heat and mass transfer process numerical simulation in atomizing humidifier internal. Technology of water treatment, 1, 65-69. (in Chinese)
  • Li, X., Yuan, G., Wang, Z., Li, H., & Xu, Z. (2014). Experimental study on a humidification and dehumidification desalination system of solar air heater with evacuated tubes. Desalination, 351, 1-8. (SCI, EI)
  • Yang, M., Yang, X., Li, X., Wang, Z., & Wang, P. (2014). Design and optimization of a solar air heater with offset strip fin absorber plate. Applied Energy, 113, 1349-1362. (SCI, EI)
  • Kong, W., Bengt, P., Li, X., & Yuan. G. (2013). A new dynamic test method and experimental verification for solar collectors. Science technology and engineering, 14, 3867-3872. (in Chinese)
  • Kong, W., Wang, Z., Li, X., Li, X., & Xiao, N. (2012). Theoretical analysis and experimental verification of a new dynamic test method for solar collectors. Solar Energy, 86(1), 398-406. (SCI, EI)
  • Xu, L., Wang, Z., Yuan, G., Li, X., & Ruan, Y. (2012). A new dynamic test method for thermal performance of all-glass evacuated solar air collectors. Solar energy, 86(5), 1222-1231. (SCI, EI)
  • Yuan, G., Wang, Z., Li, H., & Li, X. (2011). Experimental study of a solar desalination system based on humidification–dehumidification process. Desalination, 277(1-3), 92-98. (SCI, EI)
  • Xiao, N., Li, X., & Kong, W. (2011).ISO9459-2 solar water heating test system and its intelligent control research. Science technology and engineering, 35, 8731-8735. (in Chinese)
  • Li, X., Wang, Z., Yuan, G., Li, H., Lu, L., & Xu, Z. (2009). Experimental study of a humidification and dehumidification desalination system of solar air collector with evacuated tubes. In Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2009 (Vol. 1) (pp. 445-453). (EI)
  • Li, X., Wang, Z., & Wang, B. (2008). Fundamental study of the thermal performance of a solar collector with evacuated tube for solar heating system. In Proceedings of EUROSUN 2008, Paper 142.
  • Li, X., Wang, Z., & Han, X. (2008). Study and application of the automation system based on Labview for domestic solar water heating test system. In Proceedings of EUROSUN 2008, Paper 143.
  • Li, X., & Wang, Z. (2008). Test system for domestic water heating system according to the standard ISO9459-2. In Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007 (Vol. I–Vol. V) (pp. 2128-2132). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. (EI)
  • Papanicolaou, E., Belessiotis, V., Li, X., & Wang, Z. (2008). Study of the thermal performance and air-flow features of a solar air heater with evacuated tubes. In Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007 (Vol. I–Vol. V) (pp. 627-633). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. (EI)
  • Wang, B., Wang, Z., Li, X., & Ruan, Y. (2008). A New Dynamic Test Method of Thermal Performance for Evacuated Tube Solar Collector. In Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007 (Vol. I–Vol. V) (pp. 694-697). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. (EI)
  • Li, X. & Yu, J. (2006). Experimental Study on Ground Source Heat Pump System in R407C. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics, z2, 101-104. (in Chinese) (EI).



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