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, UK

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

  • P. K. Bansal
    Satya International Ltd., USA

Executive Editors

  • A. García-Martínez PhD
    Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
  • S. Murthy
    Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • G. Ribatski
    Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • W.M. Worek
    Texas A&M University at Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas, USA

Associate Editors

  • G. Besagni
    Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE S.p.A., Milan, Italy
  • M. Bucci
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Y. Hao
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • Y.L. He
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China
  • A. Kosar
    Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • A. Miyara
    Saga University, Saga, Japan
  • J. Shen
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Managing Editor

  • K. Wang
    Imperial College London, London, England, UK


  • D. A. Reay
    David Reay & Associates, Whitley Bay, UK

Editorial Advisory Board

  • O. Abdelaziz
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
  • A. Akbarzadeh
    RMIT, Bundoora, Australia
  • O. Aydin
    Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
  • T. Butcher
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, New York, USA
  • Z. Q. Chen
    Southeast University, Jiangsu, China
  • R.E. Critoph
    University of Warwick, Coventry, England, UK
  • U. Desideri
    Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • A. Faghri
    University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA
  • E.A. Groll
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • M. Groll
    Inst Kernenergetik & Energiesy, Stuttgart, Germany
  • L.-J. Guo
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China
  • Z. X. Guo
    Rutgers University - New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
  • H. G. Jin
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • S. Kandlikar
    Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA
  • S.C. Kaushik
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Delhi, India
  • P. Kew
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
  • J. Klausner
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
  • T. Kuehn
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • Q. Liao
    Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
  • S. R. Lorente
    INSA Toulouse, Toulouse, France
  • A.F. Massardo
    Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova, Italy
  • Y.S.H. Najjar
    Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • H. Perez-Blanco
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • P.A. Pilavachi
    University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece
  • S. Riffat
    Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  • B.B. Saha
    Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • S. A. Sherif
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • S.A. Tassou
    Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UK
  • P.S. Varbanov
    Brno University of Technology (VUT Brno), Brno, Czech Republic
  • S.R. Wan Alwi
    Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia
  • Q.W. Wang
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China
  • R. Z. Wang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Y. M. Xuan
    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jiangsu, China