Zhang Lixi


The basic information

Zhang Lixi

School of Power and Energy



Associate Professor



Work Experience

July 1985-Aug 1986:  Engineer, 205 Research Institute, National Weapon

                                   Ministry of Industry

July 1989-Sept 2003:  Lecturer, Associate Professor, Vice Director         

                                    Department of Chemical Engineering

                                    Xi'an Petroleum Institute

Sept 2003 - Now:         Associate Professor

                                    Department of Engineering Thermophysics

                                    School of Power and Energy

                                    Northwestern Polytechnic University

Aug 2015-Aug 2016      Visiting scholar at University of Victoria, Canada

Education Experience

Sep. 1981-July 1985: B.S. in Cryogenic Engineering

        School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiao Tong University

Sep. 1986-June 1989: M.S. in Cryogenic Engineering

        School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiao Tong University

Sep. 2004-June 2011: Ph.D. in Man-machine and Environment Engineering

        School of Power and Energy, Northwestern Polytechnical University

Education And Teaching

Principle & Technology of Solar Utilization

Principle & Equipment of Refrigeration

New Technology of Cryogenics & Refrigeration

Technology of Renewable Energy

Awards Information

In 2009, won Woman Pace Setter of NPU

In 2012, won Graduate School Education Award of NPU;

In 2013, attained the first prize in The Teaching Competition of the Senior Positions Group of NPU

Scientific Research

Research direction

Heat and mass transfer, solar utilization, desalination, energy saving

Major research projects:

2006-2008: National Natural Science Fund:

                  "Basic theory researches of large-scale solar desalination unit"

2008-2009: Shaanxi Province Natural Science Foundation Research:

                  "Performance researches of multi-effect energy recovery of solar

                   desalination unit"

2015-2016: Scientific and Technological Innovation Project of Shaanxi

                   Province: "Study on humidification-heat pump desalination unit

                   used in Weibei Dryland"

Academic Achievements

    Published more than 30 academic papers, among them 8 papers indexed by

SCI, 9 papers indexed by EI; obtained 2 national utility model patents.

    Representative papers:

[1] Lixi Zhang, Guangping Cheng, Shiyuan Gao, “Experimental Study on Air

     Bubbling Humidification”, Desalination and Water Treatment, 29, 258-263


[2] Lixi Zhang, Wenbin Chen,Hefei Zhang “Study on Variation Laws of

     Parameters in Air Bubbling Humidification Process Desalination and

     Water Treatment, 51, 3145-31522013)(SCI索引:000318906100007)

Social Appointments

Director of China Renewable Energy Society

Editorial Board Member of “Journal of Solar Energy” and “Solar Energy”

Vice President of Solar Energy Society of Xi'an City