Applied Thermal Engineering disseminates novel research related to the design, development and demonstration of components, devices, equipment, technologies and systems involving thermal processes for the production, storage, utilization and conservation of energy, with a focus on engineering application.

The journal publishes high-quality and high-impact Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Short Communications and Letters to the Editor on cutting-edge innovations in research, and recent advances or issues of interest to the thermal engineering community. Review papers are generally by invitation, however, prospective authors are welcome to submit review paper proposals to the Editor-in-Chief or Deputy Editor-in-Chief by using this form.

Example topics of interest to Applied Thermal Engineering include:

Components, devices and equipment such as heat exchangers, heat pipes, power generation plants, heat pumps and refrigeration plants, combined heat and power plants, advanced or alternative cycles, polygeneration, combustion processes as applied in thermal systems (such as, for example, boilers, furnaces, internal combustion engines or gas turbines), 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 or hybrid technologies or systems, the integration of renewable energy within conventional energy processes and systems, energy storage options, thermal management of fuel cells and batteries, and other alternative applied solutions for improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions through thermal engineering.

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

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

Editorial board


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

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

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

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 and Power Engineering, Xian, 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 University College of Science Engineering and Health, Melbourne, Australia
  • O. Aydin
    Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey
  • T. Butcher
    Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United States
  • Z. Q. Chen
    Southeast University School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing, 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
    University of Stuttgart Institute of Nuclear Technology and Energy Systems, Stuttgart, Germany
  • L.-J. Guo
    Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xian, China
  • Z. X. Guo
    Rutgers University New Brunswick, Highland Park, 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
    Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 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
    University of Technology Malaysia Process Systems Engineering Centre, Johor Bahru., Malaysia
  • Q.W. Wang
    Xi'an Jiaotong University School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xian, China
  • R. Z. Wang
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Fahua Campus, Shanghai, China
  • Y. M. Xuan
    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China