Dr Xiaoyu Yan

Senior Lecturer in Energy and Environment

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Telephone: 01326 259485

 

Xiaoyu is a Senior Lecturer in Energy and Environment at the University of Exeter and was previously a Research Associate at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and London, with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of the Renewable Energy department in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and also part of the interdisciplinary Environment and Sustainability Institute.

 

Research

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Xiaoyu has a broad interest in Water, Energy, Food and the Environment and worked in a wide range of interdisciplinary areas. The overarching aim of his research is to develop analytical models and tools to help governments, industry and the public make more informed decisions with respect to sustainability. He is interested in supervising PhD students and working with academic visitors in the following areas:

  • Sustainability assessment of bioenergy pathways, electricity generation technologies, transport options, water systems and minerals sourcing using life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Novel dynamical spatiotemporal LCA methods
  • Impact of energy systems on ecosystem services
  • Water-Energy-Food-Environment nexus
  • Circular Economy
  • Energy and transport systems modelling and strategy making
  • Performance and emissions of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines

 

PhD opportunities

You will have the opportunity to be involved in some of the large interdisciplinary research projects shown below. Please contact me for project proposals.

 

Research projects

 

Research collaborations and links

Within Exeter

Beyond Exeter

  • UK: UCL, Imperial College London, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, Nottingham, Newcastle, East Anglia, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Reading, Cranfield, Southampton, Lancaster, and Plymouth.
  • China: Tsinghua University, Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Nanjing University, Nanjing Agricultural University, Sichuan University, Tongji University, Wuhan University, Xiamen University, Henan Agricultural University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Henan Academy of Sciences.   
  • Australia: Universities of Sydney and Queensland
  • US: University of Michigan
  • Malaysia: University of Nottingham Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Colombia: Universidad de los Andes, Humboldt Institute

 

Teaching
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