Professor, Department of Energy Engineering
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Zhejiang University, Yuquan Campus
38 Zheda Road
Hangzhou, China 310027
Deputy Director, Institute for Thermal Engineering, Zhejiang University
Director, Zhejiang University – University of Leeds joint research center for sustainable energy
Member, Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE)
Fellow of Zhejiang Society of Electric Power since 2006
1989-1993 B. Eng. in Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P R China.
1993-1996 M.Sc. in Engineering Thermophysics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P R China.
1998-2004 Ph.D. in Engineering Thermophysics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P R China.
2006- Professor, Energy and Environment
Head, Pulverized Fuel Combustion Research Division
Deputy Director, Institute for Thermal Engineering since 2009
Department of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, P R China.
2002-2006 Associated Professor, Department of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, P R China.
1998-2002 Lecturer in Energy Engineering, Department of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, P R China.
1996-1998 Assistant Lecturer, Department of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, P R China.
Awards and Honors
2005 Second-class national prize for progress in natural science: “Study of Some Key Fundamental Problems for Gas-Particle Flows in Engineering”, State Council of P. R. China
2005 Second-class national prize for progress in science and technology: “Adjustable Concentration Fuel rich/lean Combustion Technology and Low NOx combustion”, State Council of P. R. China
2006 Award of the 100 National Excellent Doctorial Theses in 2006, Ministry of Education of P. R. China
2003 First-class provincial prize for progress in science and technology of Zhejiang Province: “Fuel Rich/lean Flame Stability Combustion Technology and Low NOx Combustion”, Government of Zhejiang Province, P. R. China
2004 First-class provincial prize for progress in science and technology of Zhejiang Province: “The Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on Gas-solid Two-phase Flow in Thermal Engineering”, Government of Zhejiang Province, P. R. China
? Low pollutant combustion technology for utility boilers, in particular, low NOx combustion technology for pulverized coal combustion.
? Combustion optimization, in particular, on-line combustion optimization based on computational intelligence for control NOx and improve the boiler efficiency.
? Neural network and support vector machine modelling method, the genetic algorithms for optimization problems.
? Gas/solids two-phase flow, including the velocity, mass flow measurement for gas/particle two-phase flow and the numerical simulation for gas-solid two-phase flow.
? Numerical simulation for flow, combustion and pollutants control, in particular, the turbulent flow and combustion modelling in large-scale burners, boilers and pipes.
? Studies on the thermoacoustic instabilities in combustion, including the mechanism of the formation of thermoacoustic instabilities and its control.
More than 50 research grants and contracts as a principal investigator (a total of around 20 million RMBs) awarded by NSFC (Natural Science Foundation of China), MST (Ministry of Science and Technology), NSF (Natural Science Foundation) of Zhejiang Province and a range of industrial companies. Main research projects are listed as follows:
(1) “Investigations on the optimized control method of thermoacoustic instabilities in combustion”, Natural Science Funds of China (NSFC), 50576081
(2) “The basic theory investigations on the key parameters measurements and combustion control”, Natural Science Funds of China (NSFC), 60534030
(3) “Using ultra-fine pulverized coal reburn to reduce NOx emissions in pulverized coal fired boilers”, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program)
(4) “The development of the low NOx combustion techniques for NO.5 boiler”, Huangpu Power Station
(5) “The low NOx combustion retrofit for NO.6 boiler”, Huangpu Power Station,
(6) “The low NOx combustion retrofit for NO.1boiler”, Ruiming Power Station,
(7) “Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University”, Ministry of Education, NCET-07-0761
(8) “The combustion system and combustion optimization for 1000 MW boilers”, A Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of PR China (No. 200747)
(9) “Control of pollutants from coal in Zhejiang Province”, Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China£¨R107532£©
Published more than 100 research papers. Selected publications:
 ZHOU Hao, CEN Kefa, FAN Jianren. Detached eddy simulation of particle dispersion in a gas-solid two-phase fuel rich lean burner flow. Fuel, 2005. 84: 723-731.
 ZHOU Hao, CEN Kefa, FAN Jianren. Experimental Investigation on Flow Structures and Mixing Mechanisms of a Gas-Solid Burner Jet. Fuel, 2005. 84(12-13):1622-1634.
 ZHOU Hao, CEN Kefa. Experimental investigations on performance of collision-block-type fuel-rich/lean burner: influence of solid concentration. Energy & Fuels, 2007. 21(2):718-727.
 ZHOU Hao, QIAN Xinping, CEN Kefa, FAN Jianren. Optimizing pulverized coal combustion performance based on ANN and GA. Fuel Processing Technology, 2004
 ZHOU Hao, CEN Kefa, FAN Jianren. Two-phase flow measurements of a gas-solid jet downstream of fuel rich/lean burner. Energy & Fuels, 2005. 19: 65-74.
 ZHOU Hao, CEN Kefa. Experimental measurements of a gas–solid jet downstream of a fuel-rich/lean burner with a collision-block-type concentrator. Powder Technology, 2006. 170(2): 94-107.
 ZHOU Hao, CEN Kefa, FAN Jianren. Multi-objective optimization of the coal combustion performance with artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms. International Journal of Energy Research, 2005. 29:499-510.
 ZHOU Hao, CEN Kefa, FAN Jianren. Modeling and optimization of the NOx emission characteristics of a tangentially fired boiler with artificial neural network. Energy, 2004. 29(1): 167-183.
 Zheng LG, Zhou H, Wang CL, Cen KF. Combining Support Vector Regression and Ant Colony Optimization to Reduce NOx Emissions in Coal-Fired Utility Boilers. Energy & Fuels; 2008; 22(2); 1034-1040.
 Li XP, Zhou H, Cen KF. Influences of various vortex structures on the dispersion and deposition of small ash particles. FUEL, 2008. 87(7): 1379-1382 ,JUN 2008
Filed 7 patents in areas of combustion pollutants control and combustion optimization since 2000.