Xingchao Wang

Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

​Dr. Xingchao Wang is a Research Assistant Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines (CSM). Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and B.E. in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University. His expertise lies in heat transfer, thermodynamics, conventional and renewable energy systems modeling and optimization.

Dr. Wang is jointly appointed to the Thermal Energy Systems R&D Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where he works on high temperature thermal energy storage component analyses in a long duration energy storage (LDES) system as part of the U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E’s DAYS Program.

His previous research at Lehigh University focused on geothermal heat extraction using supercritical CO2 to generate electricity via advanced power cycles. Dr. Wang has published over 20 journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. He is currently engaging in energy conversion research and technology development using renewable energy sources.

Selected Publications

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  • Ma, Z., Wang, X., Davenport, P., Gifford, J., and Martinek, J. (December 27, 2021). “Preliminary Component Design and Cost Estimation of a Novel Electric-Thermal Energy Storage System Using Solid Particles.” ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. June 2022; 144(3): 030901.
  • Wang, Xingchao, Chunjian Pan, Carlos E. Romero, Zongliang Qiao, Arindam Banerjee, Carlos Rubio-Maya, and Lehua Pan. “Thermo-economic analysis of a direct supercritical CO2 electric power generation system using geothermal heat.” Frontiers in Energy (2021): 1-17.
  • Pan, Chunjian, Natasha Vermaak, Xingchao Wang *, Carlos Romero, and Sudhakar Neti. “A fast-reduced model for a shell-and-tube based latent heat thermal energy storage heat exchanger and its application for cost optimal design by nonlinear programming.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 176 (2021): 121479.
  • Xingchao Wang *, Levy, Edward K., Chunjian Pan, Carlos E. Romero, Arindam Banerjee, Carlos Rubio Maya, and Lehua Pan. “Working Fluid Selection for Organic Rankine Cycle Power Generation Using Hot Produced Supercritical CO2 from a Geothermal Reservoir. ” Applied Thermal Engineering. 149 (2019): 1287-1304.
  • Carlos Romero and Xingchao Wang. “Key Technologies for Dust, SO2, NOx and Mercury Emissions Control. ” Chapter in Book of Advances on Ultra-Low Emissions in Coal-Fired Power Plants. Y. Zhang, Ed., Elsevier, (2019): 39-79.