Professor Meihong Wang

PhD, MSc, CEng, MIET

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Professor of Energy Systems

Professor Meihong Wang
+44 114 222 7160

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Professor Meihong Wang
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Room G16
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

I trained as a Process Engineer in China and moved to the UK in 1999 to join Imperial College London as Research Assistant (also part-time PhD at University College London), and then Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2002. From 2004 to 2006, I worked as Senior Engineer in Alstom Power, UK. From 2006 to 2012, I worked at Cranfield University as Lecturer and MSc Course Director. I joined the University of Hull in 2012 as Reader in Process and Energy Systems Engineering, was promoted to Professor in August 2014.  I began my position at the University of Sheffield in September 2016. 

I'm a Chartered Engineer and have published over 100 technical papers and industrial reports. One of my publications (Lazic et al., 2014) was awarded SAGE Best Paper Prize 2014 and also Ludwig Mond Prize 2014 by IMechE. Another paper (Wang et al., 2011) is the most cited paper in Chemical Engineering Research and Design since 2010. I've been involved in 19 research projects from Research Councils UK, European Union and Industry as investigators.

    • PhD in Advanced Process Control from the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) at University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London from Jan. 1999 to Dec. 2001. Viva held in Nov. 2002.
    • MSc in Process Control and Instrumentation from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China from Sept. 1992 to Jul. 1995.
    • Diploma in Process Control and Instrumentation from Nanjing Chemical Engineering and Power College (now part of Nanjing Normal University), China from September 1985 to July 1988.
    Research interests

    My main research areas include Process/Energy Systems Engineering & Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The sub areas are:

    • Process Modelling, Simulation, Control and Optimisation
    • Power Plant, Carbon Carbon and Transport (CCT), and Energy Storage
    • Bio-fuel Production
    • Refinery Planning and Scheduling
    • Process Condition Monitoring and System Identification

    Journal articles


    Conference proceedings papers

    • Sept. 2016 to present: Professor of Energy Systems at The University of Sheffield. 
    • Aug. 2014 to Sept 2016: Professor in Process and Energy Systems Engineering and CCS at University of Hull.
    • Oct. 2012 to Jul. 2014: Reader in Process Systems Engineering and CCS at University of Hull.
    • Sept. 2006 to Sept. 2012: MSc Course Director for Carbon Capture and Transport & Lecturer in Process Systems Engineering at School of Engineering, Cranfield University.
    • Jun. 2004 to Sept. 2006: Senior Engineer at ALSTOM Power Technology Centre, UK.
    • Mar. 2003 to May 2004: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Plymouth.
    • Jan. 1999 to Mar. 2003: Research Assistant and then Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CPSE, Imperial College London.
    • Sept. 1995 to Dec. 1998: Lecturer in Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China.
    • Aug. 1988 to Aug. 1992: Assistant Process Engineer in Jiangsu Province Chemical Fertilizer Plant.