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 as a thermal energy process and a way to transfer this energy to or within components or systems (such as, for example, boilers, furnaces, internal combustion engines or gas turbines), heat transfer enhancement or suppression 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


  • Christos Markides BA (Hons), MEng, MA, PhD
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

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

Managing Editor

  • J. Song
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Executive Editors

  • S. Murthy
    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
  • G. Ribatski
    University of Sao Paulo, SAO CARLOS, Brazil
  • W.M. Worek
    Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas, United States

Associate Editors

  • J. Barbosa
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil
  • G. Besagni
    Ricerca Sul Sistema Energetico, Milan, Italy
  • M. Bucci
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts
  • F. Duan
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 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
  • M.J. Li PhD
    Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China
  • A. Romagnoli
    Nanyang Technological University School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Singapore, Singapore
  • J. Shen
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • D. Wen
    Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • G. Xiao
    Zhejiang University College of Energy Engineering, Hangzhou, China

Assistant Editor

  • K. Wang
    Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Founding Editor-in-Chief

  • D. A. Reay
    David Reay and 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, Farmington, Connecticut, United States
  • A. García Martinez PhD
    Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain
  • 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, 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
  • Qiang Liao PhD
    Chongqing University School of Energy and Power Engineering, Chongqing, China
  • S. R. Lorente PhD
    Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
  • A.F. Massardo
    University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
  • A. Miyara
    Saga University, Saga, Japan
  • Y.S.H. Najjar
    Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
  • H. Perez-Blanco
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  • P.A. Pilavachi
    Panepistemio Dytikes Makedonias, 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 London, 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
  • Ruzhu Wang PhD
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
  • Y. M. Xuan
    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China