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Prof. Xinrong Zhang

Peking University, China

Doshisha University, Japan


Email: ron.zhangxr@hotmail.com


2002 Ph.D., Tsinghua University, Engineering Thermophysics

1998 M.Sc., China University of Petroleum, Thermal Engineering

1995 B.Sc, China University of Petroleum, Mechanical Engineering


  1. Xin-Rong Zhang, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Yuhui Cao, Hydrogen production from solar energy powered supercritical cycle using carbon dioxide,International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35, 4925-4932, 2010.
  2. Xin-Rong Zhang, Lin Chen, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Natural convective flow and heat transfer of supercritical CO2 in a rectangular circulation loop, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 4112-4122, 2010.
  3. Xin-Rong Zhang, Bi Li Deng, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Bifurcation phenomenon for forced convection of supercritical CO2 sudden expansion flow and heat transfer in symmetric regime, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 4467-4473, 2010.
  4. Lin Chen, Xin-Rong Zhang, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Simon Liu, Effect of heat transfer on the instabilities and transitions of supercritical CO2 flow in a natural circulation loop,International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, 4101-4111, 2010.
  5. Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Xin-Rong Zhang, Xiao-Dong Niu, Yuta Ito, Flow characteristics of microglass fiber suspension in polymeric fluids in spherical gaps, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 132, 051205-1 (8 pages), 2010.
  6. Yuhui Cao, Xin-Rong Zhang, Mulin Zheng, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Zhong-Sheng Liu, Investigation of convection-based energy systems using supercritical carbon dioxide as a working fluid, International Journal of Energy Research, 12 pages, 2010.
  7. H.Yamaguchi, X.R.Zhang, X.D.Niu, K. Yoshikawa, Thermomagnetic natural convection of thermo sensitive magnetic fluids in cubic cavity with heat generating object inside,Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 322, 698-704, 2010.
  8. Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Xin-Rong Zhang, Xiaodong Niu, K. Nishioka, Investigation of impulse response of an ER fluid viscous damper,Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 21, 423-435, 2010.
  9. H. Yamaguchi, X.R.Zhang, T.Matsumoto, Flow pattern variations of viscoelastic fluid flows in three-dimensional branching channel,Polymer engineering and science, 50, 32-42, 2010.
  10. Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Xiaodong Niu, Xin-Rong Zhang, Yuta Ito,Role of shear-thinning and viscoelasticity on the onset of instability of glass fiber suspensions in the concentric spherical gap between an inner rotating hemisphere and an outer stationary sphere,Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics,165, 385-393, 2010.
  11. H. Yamaguchi, N. Sawada, H. Suzuki, H. Ueda, X. R. Zhang, Preliminary study on a solar water heater using supercritical carbon dioxide as working fluid, ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 132, 011010 (6pages) 2010.
  12. Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Xin-Rong Zhang, A novel CO2 refrigeration system achieved by CO2 solid-gas two-phase fluid and its basic study on system performance, International Journal of Refrigeration, 32, 1683-1693, 2009.
  13. Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Xin-Rong Zhang, Daisuke Inoue, A Study on Flow Characteristics of Electrorheological Fluid in a Damper Model, Engineering Computations, 26, 375-399, 2009.
  14. H.Yamaguchi, X.D.Niu, X.R.Zhang, K.Yoshikawa, Experimental and numerical investigation of natural convection of magnetic fluids in a cubic cavity, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 321, 3665-3670, 2009.
  15. X. R. Zhang, H. Yamaguchi, An experimental study on evacuated tube solar collectorusing supercritical CO2, Applied Thermal Engineering,28, 1225-1233, 2008.
  16. H. Yamaguchi, X.R. Zhang, K. Fujima, Basic study on new cryogenic refrigeration using CO2 solid-gas two phase flow, International Journal of Refrigeration , 31, 404-410, 2008.
  17. H. Yamaguchi, X.R.Zhang, Shidei Higashi, Mingjun Li,Study on power generation using electro-conductive polymer and its mixture with magnetic fluid, Journal of Magnetism and Materials, 320, 1406-1411, 2008.
  18. X. R. Zhang, H. Yamaguchi, Forced convection heat transfer of supercritical carbon dioxide in a horizontal circular tube, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 41, 412-420, 2007.
  19. X. R. Zhang, H. Yamaguchi, D. Uneno, Experimental study on the performance of solar Rankine system using supercritical CO2, Renewable Energy, 32, 2617-2628, 2007.
  20. X. R. Zhang, H. Yamaguchi, D. Uneno, Thermodynamic analysis of the CO2–based Rankine cycle powered by solar energy, International Journal of Energy Research, 31, 1414-1424, 2007.
  21. X. R. Zhang, H. Yamaguchi, K. Fujima, M. Enomoto, and N. Sawada, Theoretical analysis of a thermodynamic cycle for power and heat generation using supercritical carbon dioxide, Energy, 32, 591-599, 2007.
  22. H. Yamaguchi, X. R. Zhang, A. Ito, M. Kuribayashi and H. Nishiyama, Flow characteristics in a three-dimensional cylindrical branching channel, Engineering Computations, 24, 636-660, 2007.

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