Yan SU粟燕 Associate Professor |

### Academic Qualification

- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA (2006)
- MS in Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong (2003)
- BS in Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, China (2000)

### Teaching

#### M.Sc. Courses

- Energy Conversion and Utilization (IMEM011)

#### B.Sc. Courses

- Macroeconomics (MECH304)
- Microeconomics (MECH314)
- Numerical Method (MECH471)
- Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (EMEB367)
- Internal Combustion Engines (EMEB363)

### Research

#### Research Interests

- Renewable Energy and Solar Energy Systems
- Thermal Dispersion in Porous Medium
- Three Dimensional Numerical Simulations of Oscillating Flows and Heat Transfer
- Microencapsulated Slurries of PCM
- Indoor Air Quality

#### Internal Grants or Contracts

- Experimental Investigations on Drag and Heat Transfer Correlations for Natural Convection of Water Saturated Metal Foams, PI
- Experimental Study and Statistical Analysis on Dynamical Decomposition of Direct and Diffuse Solar Irradiance on Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, PI
- Analytical and Numerical Study on Heat Transfer Enhancement in Saturated Open Cell Metal Foams, PI.
- Experimental and Numerical Investigations on a Small Scale Combined Concentrated Solar Power and Water Heating System, PI
- System Optimization of a Solar Powered Micro Combined Heat and Power System, Principal Investigator, PI

#### External Grants or Contracts

- Numerical Simulations on Mixed Convective Flow and Heat Transfer of an Immersed Cylindrical Tube Heat Exchanger in Oscillating Flows, PI, supported by FDCT.
- Investigations on Phase Change Material Cooling of a Concentrated Photovoltaic-Thermal System, PI, supported by FDCT.

### Selected Publications

**Book**

**Su, Yan**, and Davidson, J.H., “Modeling Approaches to Natural Convection in Porous Media,” SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Sciences, ISBN-13: 978-3319142364 or ISBN-10: 3319142364, 2015.

**Archival Journals**

**Y. Su,**Ng T., Z.G. Li, J.H. Davidson, “Sparse scattered high performance computing data driven artificial neural networks for multi-dimensional optimization of buoyancy driven heat and mass transfer in porous structures,”397, 125257, 2020.*Chemical Engineering Journal***Y. Su,**“Smart Energy for Smart Built Environment: A Review for Combined Objectives of Affordable Sustainable Green,”53, 101954, 2020.*Sustainable Cities and Society*- Y. Jin, T. Ng, R. Tao, S. Luo,
**Y Su**, Z.G. Li, Coupling effects in electromechanical ion transport in graphene nanochannels,*Physical Review*102 (3), 033112, 2020.*E* **Y. Su,**F.J. Hong, L.J. Shu, “A Seasonal Unit Decomposition Model for Building Energy Leakage by Infrared Thermography Image Analysis,”, Frontiers in Energy, 1-21, 2020.*Frontiers in Energy*- R. Tao, T. Ng, Y.
**Su,**Z.G. Li “A microfluidic rectifier for Newtonian fluids using asymmetric converging–diverging microchannels,”32, 052010, 2020.*Physics of Fluids* **Y. Su,**T. Ng, J.H. Davidson, “Three dimensional mesoscopic scale simulations of buoyancy driven flow and heat mass transfer through randomly packed fiber boards,”, 143, 118522, 2019.*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer*- T. Ng,
**Y.****Su**, “Non-dimensional lattice Boltzmann simulations on pore scale double diffusive natural convection in an enclosure filled with random porous media,”, 134, 521–538, 2019.*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer* **Y. Su,**“Three Dimensional Thermal Conduction of Randomly Packed Beds of Porous Cylindrical Ceria Pellets Immersed in Carbon Dioxide with Effects of Deviations of Pellet Porosities and Sizes,”, 349, 21-39, 2019.*Powder Technology***Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, “A three-dimensional phonon energy transport model based on the non-dimensional lattice Boltzmann method,”, 127, 303–318, 2018.*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer*- Liu,
**Y. Su,**“Experimental investigations on COPs of thermoelectric module frosting systems with various hot side cooling methods,**”**, 144, 747–756, 2018.*Applied Thermal Engineering* **Y. Su**, L. Sun, “A Comparative Study of Permeable and Semipermeable Membranes Constructed Multiple Layer Water Filters by Non-dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Simulations,”, 119, 77-90, 2018.*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer***Y. Su,**Y.Z. Zhang, Y.Z., L.J. Shu, “Experimental Study of Using Phase Change Material Cooling in a Solar Tracking Concentrated Photovoltaic-Thermal System,”, 159, 777-785, 2018.*Solar Energy***Y. Su,**T. Ng, Y.P. Zhang, J.H. Davidson, “A Mesoscopic Model for Transient Mass Transfer of Volatile Organic Compounds from Porous Walls of Different Structures,”, 117, 36-49, 2018.*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer***Y. Su,**T. Ng, J.H. Davidson, “A Parallel Non-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Method for fluid flow and heat transfer with solid–liquid phase change,”, 106, 503-517, 2017.*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer*- A.Y. Rong,
**Y. Su**, “Polygeneration Systems in Buildings: A Survey on Optimization Approaches,”, 151, 439-454, 2017.*Energy and Buildings* **Y. Su,**T. Ng, Y.P. Zhang, J.H. Davidson, “Three Dimensional Thermal Diffusion in Anisotropic Heterogeneous Structures Simulated by a Non-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Method with a Controllable Structure Generation Scheme Based on Discrete Gaussian Quadrature Space and Velocity,”, 108, 386–401, 2017.*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer*- X. Wang, Y. Lin,
**Y. Su**, B. Zhang, C. Li, H. Wang, L.J. Wang, “Design and synthesis of ternary-component layered double hydroxides for high-performance supercapacitors: understanding the role of trivalent metal ions”,, 225, 263–271, 2017.*Electrochimica Acta* - K.K. Tse, T.T. Chow,
**Y. Su**, “Performance Evaluation and Economic Analysis of a Full Scale Water-Based Photovoltaic/Thermal (PV/T) System in an Office Building,”, 15, 42-52, 2016.*Energy and Buildings* - G.C. Wong, L.J. Shu,
**Y. Su**, “One-day-ahead daily power forecasting of photovoltaic systems based on partial functional linear regression models,”, 96, 469–478, 2016.*Renewable Energy* - H. Wang,
**Y. Su**, “Self-expansion, self-exfoliation and self-dispersion: insights into colloidal formation of atomically thin two-dimensional MoO_{2.5}(OH)_{0.5},”, 6, 97749 – 97758, 2016.*RSC Advances* **Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, “A New Mesoscopic Scale Timestep Adjustable Non-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Method for Melting and Solidification Heat Transfer,”, 92, 1106–1119, 2016.*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer*- Y. Li, Y. He,
**Y. Su**, L.J. Shu, “Forecasting the daily power output of a grid-connected photovoltaic system based on multivariate adaptive regression splines,”, 180, 392-401, 2016.*Applied Energy* - L. Shu, R. Zhou,
**Y. Su**, “A self-adjusted weighted likelihood ratio test for global clustering of disease,”, 86, 996-1009, 2016.*Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation* **Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, “A Non-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Method for Direct and Porous Medium Model Simulations of 240-Tube Bundle Heat Exchangers in a Solar Storage Tank,”*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer**,*85, 195–205, 2015.**Y. Su**, A. Wade, J.H. Davidson, “Macroscopic Correlation for Natural Convection in Water Saturated Metal Foam Relative to the Placement within an Enclosure Heated from Below,”*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer**,*85, 890–896, 2015.- R. Zhou, L.J. Shu,
**Y. Su**, “An Adaptive Minimum Spanning Tree Test for Detecting Irregularly-Shaped Spatial Clusters,”, 89,134–146, 2015.*Computational Statistics and Data Analysis* **Y. Su**, “A Comparative Analysis of the Performance of a Grid Connected Photovoltaic System Based on Low and High Frequency Solar Data,”, 12, 1206-1214, 2015.*International Journal of Green Energy***Y. Su**, F.A. Kulacki, J.H. Davidson, “Experimental and Numerical Investigations on a Solar Tracking Concentrated Photovoltaic-Thermal System with a Novel Non-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Method,”, 107, 145-158, 2014.*Solar Energy*- H. Long, Z.J. Zhang,
**Y. Su**, “Analysis of Daily Solar Power Prediction with Data-driven Approaches,”, 126, 29-37, 2014.*Applied Energy* - Y.T. Li,
**Y. Su,**L.J. Shu, “An ARMAX Model for Forecasting the Power Output of a Grid Connected Photovoltaic System,”, 66, 78-89, 2014.*Renewable Energy* - W. Huang, L.J. Shu,,
**Y. Su**, “An Accurate Evaluation of Adaptive Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Schemes,”, 46, 457-469, 2014.*IIE Transactions* - L.J. Shu, W. Jiang,
**Y. Su**, K.L. Tsui, “A Comparison of Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Based Methods for Monitoring Increases in Incidence Rate with Varying Population Size,”, 46(8), 798-812, 2014.*IIE Transactions* **Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, F.A. Kulacki, “A Geometry Factor for Natural Convection in Open Cell Metal Foam,”, 62, 697-710, 2013.*International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer***Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, F.A. Kulacki, “Numerical Study on Mixed Convection from a Constant Wall Temperature Circular Cylinder in Zero-mean Velocity Oscillating Cooling Flows,”, 44, 95-107, 2013.*International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow*- L. Shu, W. Huang,
**Y. Su**, K.L. Tsui, Computation of Run Length Percentiles of CUSUM Control Charts under Changes in Variances**,**, 83, 1238-1251, 2013.*Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation* **Y. Su,**L.C. Chan, L.J. Shu, K.L. Tsui, “Real-time Prediction Models for Output Power and Efficiency of Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems,”, 93, 319-326, 2012.*Applied Energy***Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, F.A. Kulacki, “Numerical Investigation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer of Oscillating Pipe Flows,”, 54, 199-208, 2012.*International Journal of Thermal Sciences***Y. Su,**L.J. Shu, K.L. Tsui, “Adaptive EWMA Procedures for Monitoring Processes Subject to Linear Drifts”,, 55(10), 2819-2829, 2011.*Computational Statistics and Data Analysis***Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, “Discharge of Thermal Storage Tanks via Immersed Baffled Heat Exchangers: Numerical Model of Flow and Temperature Fields,”, 130, 021016-1-7, 2008.*ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering*- G. Mittleman, J.H. Davidson, S.C. Mantell,
**Y. Su**, “Prediction of Polymer Tube Life for Solar Hot Water Systems: A Model of Antioxidant Loss,”**Solar Energy**, 82, 452-461, 2008. **Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, “Multi-zone Porous Enclosure Model of Thermal/Fluid Processes during Discharge of an Inclined Rectangular Storage Vessel via an Immersed Heat Exchanger,”, 129, 449-457, 2007.*ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering***Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, “Transient Natural Convection Heat Transfer Correlations for Tube Bundles Immersed in a Thermal Storage,”, 129, 2, 210-214, 2007.*ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering***Y. Su,**C.T. Hsu, “Magnetic Heat Transfer Enhancements on Fin-Tube Heat Exchangers,”, 28(4), 04-576-7, 2007.*Chinese Quarterly of Mechanics***Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, “Natural Convective Flow and Heat Transfer in a Collector Storage with an Immersed Heat Exchanger: Numerical Study,”, 127, 3, 324-332, 2005.*ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering*- Y.P. Zhang,
**Y. Su**, Y.X. Zhu, X. Hu, “A General Model for Analyzing the Thermal Performance of the Heat Charging and Discharging Processes of Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage Systems,”, 123, 3, 232-236, 2001.*ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering*

#### Conference Proceedings and Activities

**Y. Su***,“*A Lattice Boltzmann Simulation for Thermal Energy Diffusion through a Micro/Nanoscale Thin Film,*” Proceedings of the 6th ASME International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT2019,*Dalian, July, 2019.**Y. Su,***“*Flow Patterns of Secondary Streaming and Gap Averaged Secondary Streaming of Oscillating Flows past a Circular Cylinder with Two Endplates,*” the ASME-JSME-KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference 2019, AJKFLUIDS2019, San Francisco*, July, 2019.**Y. Su***,“*Numerical Simulations of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Porous Media by the Non-dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Method (NDLBM) with a Controllable Structure Generation Scheme (CSGS),*” Invited talk to Shanghai Jiao Tong University,*ShangHai, August, 2019.**Y. Su***, “*Multiple scale flow of natural convection in a porous medium,*” LiangAn-SiDi Workshop on Shocks and Complex Flows – 2019,*April, 2019.**Y. Su,***“*A phonon energy transport model based on the NDLBM*,” Invited talk to scientists from the US National Renewable Energy and the Environment Laboratory,*Minneapolis, MN, October, 2018.**Y. Su,**T. Ng,*“*A Parallel Non-dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Simulation on Double Diffusion and Convection from Porous Structure Walls,*” Proceedings of the 16th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-16,*Beijing, August, 2018.- T. Ng,
**Y. Su***“*A Parallel Non-dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Simulation on Natural Convection in a Porous Structure,*” Proceedings of the**9*Yangzhou, April, 2018. (^{th}Across Strait Symposium on Shock Waves/Complex Flows,**Younger Research Best Paper Award**) **Y. Su,**T. Ng,*“*Pitch Effects of Encapsulated Phase Change Material Tubes on Charging and Discharging of Solar Thermal Collectors,*” Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, SHTC2017,*Bellevue, Washington, July, 2017.**Y. Su,***“*Three Dimensional Thermal Diffusion in Porous Structures Simulated by a Non-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Method with a Controllable Structure Generation Scheme*,” Invited talk to scientists from the US National Renewable Energy and the Environment Laboratory,*Minneapolis, MN, July, 2017.- A.Y. Rong,
**Y. Su***,*R. Lahdelma*“*Review of optimization techniques of polygeneration systems for building applications*” Proceedings of 2016 International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy System*(NEFES 2016), Beijing, China, August 2016. **Y. Su***,*L. Sun, “Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Flow in a Multiple Layer Water Filter” Proceedings of*ASME 2016 International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels,*ICNMM2016, Washington DC, USA, July 2016.**Y. Su***, “*Parallel Lattice Boltzmann Simulations on Solid Liquid Phase Change Heat Transfer*,” Invited talk to scientists from the US National Renewable Energy and the Environment Laboratory,*Minneapolis, MN, July, 2016.**Y. Su***, “Direct Simulation of Natural Convection of 1000 Tubes by NDLBM” Proceedings of the 8th Across Strait Symposium on Shock Waves/Complex Flows,*Hong Kong, February 2016.**Y. Su,***“Non-Dimensional Lattice Boltzmann Method Simulations in Microscopic and Mesoscopic Scales” ASME 2016 Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, MNHMT2016, Biopolis, Singapore, January 2016.***Y. Su,**“Lattice Boltzmann simulations on the Charging Procedure of a Solar Storage Tank with Immersed Phase Change Materials*” Proceedings of the ASME 2015 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, InterPACKICNMM2015*, San Francisco, California, USA, July 2015.**Y. Su,**“Lattice Boltzmann Simulations on Solid Liquid Phase Change Heat Transfer,” Invited talk to scientists from the US National Renewable Energy and the Environment Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, July, 2015.**Y. Su,**“Experimental Study on Efficiency Enhancement of a Solar Tracking Concentrated Photovoltaic System”*International Conference on Sustainable Urbanization, ICSU2015*, Hong Kong, January, 2015.**Y. Su,**“Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of a Storage Tank with an Immersed Tube Bundle Heat Exchanger”,*the Proceeding of the**10*, Orlando, Florida, July, 2014.^{th}International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamcis**Y. Su,**“Direct Simulations of Discharge of a Thin Enclosure with an Immersed 240 Tube Bundle Heat Exchanger by Lattice Boltzmann Method,” Invited talk to scientists from the US National Renewable Energy and the Environment Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, July, 2014.**Y. Su,**C. Lin, T. Ng, “Lattice Boltzmann Simulation on Water Cooling of Concentrated Photovoltaic-Thermal Receivers”, the Proceeding of the SOLAR 2014, San Francisco, California, USA, July, 2014.- Y.T. Li,
**Y. Su,**L.J. Shu, S.K. Ng, “Prediction of Daily PV Power via Time Series Modelling”,*the Proceeding of the**2014 International Conference on Energy and Power Engineering*, Hong Kong, April, 2014. **Y. Su,**L.C., Chan**,**S.K. Ng, “A Weighted RMSD Control Model for Holt-Winters Forecasting of Output Power of a Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic System,”*the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy technologies,*Hong Kong, August, 2013.**Y. Su,**“Numerical Simulations on Natural Convection from a Circular Cylinder in Oscillating Flows,”*the Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Heat Transfer Conference,*Minneapolis, USA, July, 2013.- L.C. Chan,
**Y. Su,**“An Analysis on Efficiency of a Water Injection Gas Turbine with Rotor Air Cooling,”*the Proceedings of IEEE International Power and Energy Conference,*Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, December, 2012. **Y. Su,**L.C. Chan, “Typical Day Prediction Model for Output Power and Energy Efficiency of a Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaic System,”*the Proceedings of ICEE International Conference on Energy and Environment*, Tokyo, Japan, May, 2012.**Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, F.A. Kulacki, “Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Structures of Oscillating Pipe Flows,”*the Proceedings of**ICFTE International Conference on Fluids and Thermal Engineering*, Singapore, September, 2011.**Y. Su,**L.J. Shu, K.L. Tsui, “Evaluation of Average Run Lengths of Adaptive EWMA Procedures Under Linear Drifts”,*IFORS International Federation of Operational Research Societies*, Melbourne, July, 2011.**Y. Su,**C.T. Hsu, “DNS of Flow and Heat Transfer in Fin-tube Heat Exchangers,”*the Proceedings of ICHMT International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat transfer,*Marrakech, Morocco, May, 2008.- C.T. Hsu,
**Y. Su**, “Effects of Endplates on Secondary Streaming of Oscillating Flows past a Circular Cylinder,”*the Proceedings of ASME Fluids Engineering Conference,*Jacksonville, FL, August, 2008. **Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, “Discharge of Thermal Storage Tanks via Immersed Baffled Heat Exchangers: Numerical Model of Flow and Temperature Fields,”*Proceedings of Energy Sustainability*, Long Beach, California, June 2007.**Y. Su,**C.T. Hsu, “Magnetic Heat Transfer Enhancements on Fin-Tube Heat Exchangers,”*the Proceedings of**Conference of Environment and Industry Fluid Mechanics*, Shanghai, August, 2007.**Y. Su,**C.T. Hsu, “Heat Transfer Enhancement of Fin-tube Heat Exchangers with Magnetic Fins Subject to Oscillating Flows,” the Proceedings of*the 9*Hong Kong, June 2007.^{th}Asian Symposium on Visualization,**Y. Su**, J.H. Davidson, “Porous Medium Model of a storage tank with an immersed heat exchanger,” the Proceedings of*Solar World Congress and ASME International Solar Energy Conference*, Denver, CO, July 2006.- S.C. Mantell, J.H. Davidson,
**Y. Su**, “Antioxidant Loss in Polymer Tubes for Solar Thermal Applications,” the Proceedings of*Solar World Congress and ASME International Solar Energy Conference*, Denver, CO, July 2006. **Y. Su,**J.H. Davidson, “Natural Convective Flow and Heat Transfer in a Collector Storage with an Immersed Heat Exchanger: Numerical Study,” the Proceedings of*Solar World Congress and ASME International Solar Energy Conference*, Orlando, FL, August 2005.- C.T. Hsu,
**Y. Su**, “Natural Convection from a Heated Circular Cylinder in Horizontal Oscillations,” the Proceedings of*ICHMT International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer*, Proceedings of CHT-04, Norway, April, 2004. **Y. Su****,**Y.P. Zhang, Y.X. Zhu, “Dimensionless Formulae for Characteristics of Thermal Storage and Heat Transfer of Solidification Process of Latent Heat Storage Tank with Spherical PCM Capsules,”*Proceedings of the National Conference of Engineering Thermophysics,Oct*.,1999.**Y. Su**, “Numerical Simulations on Natural Convection in an Indirect ICS with a Single Tube Heat Exchanger,” Invited talk to scientists from the US National Renewable Energy and the Environment Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, October, 2005.**Y. Su**, “Numerical Study of Natural Convection of Heat Exchangers Immersed in a Thermal Storage Vessel,” Invited talk to scientists from the US National Renewable Energy and the Environment Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, August, 2004.

### Professional Affiliations

- Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Member of American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

### Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology

University of Macau, E11

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Macau, China

Room: E11-4074

Telephone: (853) 8822-8466

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Email: yansu