Applied Energy provides a forum for information on innovation, research, development and demonstration in the areas of energy conversion and conservation, the optimal use of energy resources, analysis and optimization of energy processes, mitigation of environmental pollutants, and sustainable energy systems. The journal publishes original papers, review articles, technical notes, and letters to the editor. Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts which bridge the gaps between research, development and implementation. The breadth of coverage ranges from innovative technologies and systems of both fossil and renewable energy to the economic industrial and domestic use of energy with no or minor impact on the environment. Applied Energy is also concerned with the attendant problems of modeling and forecasting, conservation strategies, and the environmental, social and economic impacts of energy policies and usage, including climate change mitigation and other environmental pollution reduction.

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Editorial board


  • Jinyue Yan PhD
    Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden


  • Siaw-Kiang Chou
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • Umberto Desideri
    University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • Hong-xing Yang
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Associate Editors

  • Ashwani Gupta
    University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland, United States
  • Hongguang Jin
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Markus Kraft
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Chris Marnay
    E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Shan-Tung Tu
    East China University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai, China
  • Yi-Ming Wei PhD
    Beijing Institute of Technology, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Beijing, China
  • Joann Whalen
    McGill University Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Sainte-Anne-De-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
  • Jianzhong Wu
    Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Hongming Xu
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Kunio Yoshikawa
    Tokyo Institute of Technology - Suzukakedai Campus, Yokohama, Japan

Subject Editors

  • Luisa F. Cabeza
    University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain
  • Dabo Guan
    University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Hailong Li
    Mälardalen University, Dept. of Energy, Building and Environment, Västerås, Sweden
  • Praveen Linga
    National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  • Tariq Shamim
    University of Michigan Flint, Flint, Michigan, United States
  • Ottorino Veneri
    Institute of Engines National Research Council, Napoli, Italy

Editorial Board

  • Janos Beer
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Stefano Campanari
    Polytechnic University of Milan, Milano, Italy
  • Bin Chen
    Beijing Normal University, State key Joint Laboratory of Environmental Simulation and Pollution Control, Beijing, China
  • Wei-Hsin Chen
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • David Chiaramonti
    University of Florence, Firenze, Italy
  • Stefano Cordiner
    University of Rome Tor Vergata, Roma, Italy
  • Erik Dahlquist
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology, Västerås, Sweden
  • Shiming Deng
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Neven Duić
    University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Neil Fromer
    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States
  • Suresh Garimella
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • José Goldemberg
    University of Sao Paulo, SAO PAULO, Brazil
  • Giorgio Graditi
    ENEA National Agency for New Technologies Energy and Economic Sustainable Development, Naples, Italy
  • Geoffrey Hammond
    University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
  • Yaling He
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, School of Energy & Power Engineering, Shaanxi, China
  • Niklas Hedin
    Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jens Hetland
    SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway
  • Taehoon Hong
    Yonsei University, Department of Architecture & Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • Tianzhen Hong
    E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Klaus Hubacek
    University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland, United States
  • Nick Jenkins
    Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Thomas B. Johansson
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • John K. Kaldellis
    Technological Education Institute of Piraeus, Lab of Soft Energy Applications & Environmental Protection, Egaleo, Greece
  • Soteris Kalogirou
    Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus
  • Lawrence Kazmerski
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado, United States
  • Antonio Lecuona Neumann
    University Carlos III of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Duu-Jong Lee
    National Taiwan University Department of Chemical Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Michael Leung
    City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Yiu Cheong Leung
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Xianguo Li
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Peter Lund
    Aalto University, School of Science, Espoo, Finland
  • Zhongyang Luo
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Reinhard Madlener
    RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  • Aristide Massardo
    University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
  • Alan Meier
    E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States
  • Jaroslaw Milewski
    Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Heat Engineering, Warsaw, Poland
  • Luis Mundaca
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden
  • Michael Obersteiner
    International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
  • Stephanie Pincetl
    University of California Los Angeles Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Los Angeles, United States
  • Constantine D. Rakopoulos
    National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Anthony Roskilly
    Newcastle University, Fac. of Science, Agriculture and Engineering, Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Joop Schoonman
    TU Delft, Delft, Netherlands
  • Marco Sorrentino
    University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy
  • Roland Span
    Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
  • Bjorn Stigson
    Stigson & Partners AB, Saltsjo Duvnas, Sweden
  • Goran Strbac
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Fengchun Sun
    Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
  • Hongbin Sun
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Eva Thorin
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering/Future Energy Center, Västerås, Sweden
  • Chengshan Wang
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • Chi-Hwa Wang
    National University of Singapore, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • Pieter de Wilde
    University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Xiaohua Xia
    University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Yoshiki Yamagata
    National Institute for Environmental Studies, Ctr. for Global Environmental Research, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Dongke Zhang
    University of Western Australia Centre for Energy, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
  • Nan Zhou
    E O Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States

Assistant Editors

  • Pietro Elia Campana
    Mälardalen University, School of Business Society and Engineering, Västerås, Sweden
  • Raza Naqvi
    Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden

Subject Assistant Editors

  • Marco J. Castaldi
    City University of New York, New York, New York, United States
  • Yi Ding
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Jingchun Feng
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), South China Sea Inst. of Oceanography, Guangzhou, China
  • Alvaro de Gracia
    University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain
  • Zhu Liu
    University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Tao Ma
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University - Fahua Campus, Shanghai, China
  • Jinqing Peng
    Hunan University, Changsha, China
  • Kentaro Umeki
    Lulea University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
  • Chongming Wang
    Centre for Advanced Low Carbon Propulsion Systems Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Rui Xiong
    Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
  • Biying Yu
    Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
  • Xinhai Yu
    East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Emeritus Editor

  • S.D. Probert
    Cranfield University, Bedford, United Kingdom