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People - Wei He


Wei He

Research Assistant


University of Warwick
Room A205
School of Engineering
United Kingdom

Wei He joined Power and Control Systems Laboratory in School of Engineering at the University of Warwick as a Research Assistant/Fellow in 2015. Wei received his BEng and MSc degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU, China) in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Then, he started to pursue his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London, UK, focusing on osmotic energy generation and its application in water desalination. In 2015, Wei received Chinese Student Award from Great Britain Educational Trust and Doctoral Research Award from Association of British Turkish Academy according to his excellent work of his PhD project. Now, he is working as a research staff on the EPSRC funded project ‘Next Generation Grid Scale Thermal Energy Storage Technologies (NexGen-TEST)’.

Research Interests

  • Energy conversion and renewable energy generation
  • Water desalination and treatment
  • Applied thermal engineering and fluid machinery
  • Numerical simulation and optimization
  • Model-based control and model predictive control

Recent Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

1. He W, Wang Y, Shaheed MH. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) of the scale-up pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) osmotic power plant, Applied Energy, In Press, 2015.
2. He W, Wang Y, Mujtaba I, Shaheed MH. An evaluation of membrane properties and process characteristics of a scaled-up pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) process, Desalination, In Press, 2015.
3. He W Wang Y, Shaheed MH. Stand-alone seawater reverse osmosis (RO) desalination powered by photovoltaic (PV) and pressure retarded osmosis (PRO), Energy, 2015.
4. He W, Wang Y, Shaheed MH. Enhanced energy generation and membrane performance by two-stage pressure retarded osmosis (PRO), Desalination, 2015, 359: 186-199.
5. He W, Wang Y, Shaheed MH. Modelling of osmotic energy from natural salt gradients due to pressure retarded osmosis: Effects of detrimental factors and flow schemes. Journal of Membrane Science. 2014;471:247-57.
6. He W, Wang Y, Sharif AO, Shaheed MH. Thermodynamic analysis of a stand-alone reverse osmosis desalination system powered by pressure retarded osmosis. Desalination. 2014;352:27-37.
7. He W, Wang Y, Shaheed MH. Energy and thermodynamic analysis of power generation using a natural salinity gradient based pressure retarded osmosis process. Desalination. 2014;350:86-94.

Conference Papers and presentations

8. He W, Shaheed MH. Modelling, optimization and control of osmotic energy generation using pressure retared osmosis (PRO), Euromembrane 2015, RWTH Aachen, Germany.
9. He W, Modelling, optimization and control of osmotic energy extraction from natural salinity gradients using pressure retarded osmosis, Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) 2015 Doctoral Research Awards Ceremony, May, 2015, Darwin Lecture Theatre, University London College, UK.
10. He W, Wang Y, Shaheed MH. Modelling and Simulation of Osmotic Energy from Salinity Gradients: A Case Study from River Thames, 2013, ICRERA, IEEE international conference on renewable energy research and applications, Madrid, Spain.
11. He W, Qin GL. Research on methods of prediction of performance curve of centrifugal compressor. Academic Symposium of Compressor Technology. 2011, Hefei, China.