Applied Thermal Engineering disseminates applied novel research about the development and demonstration of components, equipment, technologies and systems involving thermal processes for the production, storage, utilization, and conservation of energy. Example topics include:

Components and equipment such as heat exchangers, heat pumps and refrigeration plants, heat pipes, combined heat and power and advanced alternative cycles, polygeneration, combustion processes applied in thermal systems, heat transfer enhancement as applied to the above, and other unit operations involving thermal engineering processes.

Renewable and clean energy technologies such as solar thermal power plants, the integration of renewable energy with conventional processes, thermal management of fuel cells and batteries, and other alternative solutions for improving resource efficiency and reducing emissions.

Component through to system design covering energy use in both the process and power industries, and in buildings, including passive thermal design techniques.

Economic assessments of thermal engineering projects, and the financial implications of component, equipment, technological and system design.

The Journal publishes high-quality original research papers and review articles from established researchers. In addition, the Journal also publishes the following invitation-only essays (with a two-page limit and a maximum of 10 references allowed):

  • Cutting-edge or recent innovations in research
  • News and views about recent advances or issues of interest to the thermal engineering community
  • Commentaries about a recent scientific publication, a general scientific issue, or a policy of broad interest

Editorial board


  • C. N. Markides
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

  • P. K. Bansal
    Satya International Ltd., United States

Executive Editors

  • A. García-Martínez PhD
    Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • S. Murthy
    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
  • G. Ribatski
    University of Sao Paulo Sao Carlos School of Engineering, SAO CARLOS, Brazil
  • W.M. Worek
    Texas A&M University Kingsville Eagle Ford Center for Research and Outreach, Kingsville, Texas, United States

Associate Editors

  • G. Besagni
    Energy System Research, Milano, Italy
  • M. Bucci
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Nuclear Science
  • Y. Hao
    Institute of Engineering Thermophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Y.L. He
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, School of Energy & Power Engineering, Shaanxi, China
  • A. Kosar
    Sabanci University, İstanbul, Turkey
  • A. Miyara
    Saga University, Saga, Japan
  • J. Shen
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Managing Editor

  • K. Wang
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom


  • D. A. Reay
    David Reay & Associates, Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

Editorial Advisory Board

  • O. Abdelaziz
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States
  • A. Akbarzadeh
    RMIT, Dept. of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Bundoora, Australia
  • O. Aydin
    Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
  • T. Butcher
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, New York, United States
  • Z. Q. Chen
    Southeast University, School of Material Science and Engineering, Jiangsu, China
  • R.E. Critoph
    University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • U. Desideri
    University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • A. Faghri
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States
  • E.A. Groll
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • M. Groll
    Inst Kernenergetik & Energiesy, Stuttgart, Germany
  • L.-J. Guo
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, School of Energy & Power Engineering, Shaanxi, China
  • Z. X. Guo
    Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
  • H. G. Jin
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • S. Kandlikar
    Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, United States
  • S.C. Kaushik
    Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • P. Kew
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • J. Klausner
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States
  • T. Kuehn
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Q. Liao
    Chongqing University, College of Power Engineering, Chongqing, China
  • S. R. Lorente PhD
    Toulouse School of Engineering, Toulouse, France
  • A.F. Massardo
    University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
  • Y.S.H. Najjar
    Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • H. Perez-Blanco
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
  • P.A. Pilavachi
    University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece
  • S. Riffat
    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • B.B. Saha
    Kyushu University Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kasuga, Japan
  • S. Shen
    Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
  • S. A. Sherif
    University of Florida Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • S.A. Tassou
    Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
  • P.S. Varbanov
    Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
  • S.R. Wan Alwi
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Process systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT), Johor, Malaysia
  • Q.W. Wang
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, School of Energy & Power Engineering, Shaanxi, China
  • R. Z. Wang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Fahua Campus, Shanghai, China
  • Y. M. Xuan
    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jiangsu, China