• 482 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
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Dr Fang holds a BEng in Electronic Technology and a PhD in Advanced Vacuum Glazing, a fellow of UK Higher Education Academy, Vacuum Science Group committee member of UK Institute of Physics. He has significant experience in the thermal modelling and experimental analysis for advanced glazing systems, in addition to a broad experience in solar energy technologies and fenestration. He has extensive experience in solar energy, the thermal evaluation of advanced glazing and thermal insulation systems and technologies through experimental characterisation and theoretical evaluation. He has published his research widely in journal and conference contributions in this and related areas. He has been an invited speaker and keynote speaker by several international conferences and national (UK Institute of Physics) and international research institutes (Chinese Academy of Science). He has worked on Advanced Glazing projects funded by European Union, UK DTI and Irish government and industry consultation projects. He has been a Principle Investigator for Innovate UK grant through ICURe programme and CO-PI for several projects. He has been an invited reviewer for the proposals by EPSRC, Chinese Natural Science Foundation (NSFC) and Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) and a regular reviewer for over 20 mainstream international journals and international conferences.      

Research Interests

  • Developed finite element (FEM) and finite volume models (FVM) to simulate thermal and optical performance of advanced glazing systems and building façade;
  • Experimental validations for the FEM/FVM;
  • Nonimaging optics design for light transfer with maximum efficiency and solar concentrator design;
  • Simulation and experimental validation for energy efficiency in building fenestration systems;
  • Advanced glazing system design;
  • Thermoelectric generator (TEG) application in building fenestration and other energy systems. I am leading the research and lead the patent of TEG application.

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate, Ulster University

3 Jan 201030 Jul 2012

Doctorate, Ulster University

1 Feb 19993 Jul 2003

Degree, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

1 Sep 198130 Jul 1985

External positions

Committe member of UK Institute of Physics: Vacuum Science Group, The Institute Of Physics

1 Aug 2015 → …

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Research Output 1997 2019

  • 482 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 23 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Paper

Enhanced vacuum glazing bonding strength by anodic bonding assisted sealing method

Li, H., Chen, P., Zhang, P., Xiong, D., Cao, X., Shi, L., Peng, S. & Fang, Y., 8 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Applied Glass Science. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) IJAG13873.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sealing (closing)
phosphorus pentoxide
Shear strength

Evacuated glazing with tempered glass

Fang, Y. & Arya, F., 1 May 2019, In : Solar Energy. 183, p. 240-247 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heat conduction
Heat transfer
Hot Temperature
1 Citation (Scopus)

Optimal design of photovoltaic shading systems for multi-story buildings

Li, X., Peng, J., Li, N., Wu, Y., Fang, Y., Li, T., Wang, M. & Wang, C., 20 May 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 220, p. 1024-1038 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Numerical models
Solar cells
3 Citations (Scopus)
Composite materials
Hot Temperature

The effect of thickness and dimensions of glass panes on the thermal performance of triple vacuum glazing

Fang, Y., 3 Dec 2016, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

conductive heat transfer
heat transfer

Activities 2001 2019

Invited speaker for "Global Conference on Energy and the Built Environment Chengdu China July 2019"

Yueping Fang (Invited speaker)
19 Jul 201922 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Current Development of Advanced Glazing and Future Research

Yueping Fang (Speaker)
28 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Simulation and experimental validation of vacuum related advanced glazing systems

Yueping Fang (Keynote speaker)
21 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

America Journal of Energy Engineering (Journal)

Yueping Fang (Associate Editor)
25 Oct 201825 Oct 2038

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Hubei University of Technology

Yueping Fang (Visiting researcher)
1 Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution