Dr Janie Ling-Chin
Assistant Professor (Research)
BEng, MSc, PhD
|Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Engineering||E268 Higginson|
|Fellow in the Durham Energy Institute|
Dr Janie Ling Chin is Assistant Professor and an early career researcher in the Department of Engineering of Durham University, UK. She was awarded a PhD in 2016 after spending 5 years in her part-time study focussing on life cycle assessment (LCA) of conventional, retrofit and state-of-the-art power systems for cargo ships. In conjunction to her PhD study, she led the research on Environment Safety and Risk Analysis in a FP7 project “INOvative Energy MANagement System for Cargo SHIP (266082; total funding: €3,341,187)”.
Janie’s research areas cover LCA, energy systems integration, hydrogen technology, and thermal management including liquid desiccant technology. She is Researcher Co-Investigator or Co-Investigator in four projects currently funded by the UK Research and Innovation, namely Network+ for Hydrogen-fuelled Transportation (EP/S032134/1; total funding: £966,316), Network+ for Heating and Cooling Research (EP/S032134/1; total funding: £1,159,698), Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (EP/V027050/1; total funding: £19,903,412), and Network+ for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Energy Research Community (EP/W033771/1; total funding: £1,006,946). In the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre project, she leads and co-leads post-doctoral researchers in developing a digital twin and a smart decision modelling tool in two 2-year projects respectively, i.e., An Integrated Energy System Planning Tool for Net Zero Industrial Clusters and A Smart Decision Modelling for Industrial Cluster Decarbonisation, respectively. She also leads a 14-month project, Energy Recovery and Utilisation, which is funded through Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Impact Acceleration Account to develop a mobile thermal battery system using liquid desiccant technology (total funding: £57,983). Also, she is one of the investigators for projects that focus on hydrogen, which include Growing Teesside’s Hydrogen Economy and Catalysing a Just Transition to Net Zero (total funding: £11,109,202); The Road to Hydrogen: A Hydrogen Fuel Cell HGV Demonstration Project (10011534; total funding: £411,540); and Overview on Hydrogen Scalability, Transport, Storage and Distribution (total funding: £23,500). These projects are/were funded through Research England Development Fund; Innovate UK; and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult respectively. She leads sustainability and policy research in a newly funded Horizon project, Demonstration of a Digitized Energy System Integration across Sectors Enhancing Flexibility and Resilience towards an Efficient, Sustainable, Cost-optimised, Affordable, Secure and Stable Energy Supply (10040861; total funding: €9,621,673). She is also co-Investigator in other projects funded by Innovate UK and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Impact Acceleration Account. These include Protected Cultivation of Horticultural Crops: Setting a New Standard (10054907; total funding: £499,947); UK-India Foundation Industries Sustainable Thermal Energy Management Collaboration (10019361; total funding: £79,923); and A Decarbonisation Plan for the Church of England (total funding: £34,165).
Janie has the specialist skills essential to project management, which are built upon her qualification (MSc in Project Management) and strengthened via professional development (PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner certificates in Project Management) and hands-on experience in managing multiple research projects. She has organised and delivered more than 20 national and international stakeholder engagement events, and she is champion for equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Life cycle assessment
- Thermal management
- Carbon capture, storage and utilisation
- Hydrogen technology
- Health index of electrical energy storage
Chapter in book
- Roy, Sumit, Ling-Chin, Janie, Bohl, Thomas, Giampieri, Alessandro, Smallbone, Andrew & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2021). Biodiesel: Emissions and Control, Challenges, Potential and Prospects. In Comprehensive Renewable Energy. Letcher, Trevor Elsevier.
- Ling-Chin, Janie Rajendran, Keerthi & Roskilly, Anthony P (2019). Energy economics and environment of energy systems. In Handbook of Energy Economics. Soytaş, Uğur & Sarı, Ramazan Routledge. 192-206.
- Ling-Chin, Janie, Bao, Huashan, Ma, Zhiwei, Taylor, Wendy & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2018). State-of-the-Art Technologies on Low-Grade Heat Recovery and Utilization in Industry. In Energy Conversion: Current Technologies and Future Trends. Al-Bahadly, Ibrahim H. IntechOpen. 55-74.
- Rajendran, Keerthi, Ling-Chin, Janie & Roskilly, Anthony P. (2015). Thermal Energy Efficiency in Industrial Processes. In Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. Wiley. 1.
- Jiang, L, Gonzalez-Diaz, A, Ling-Chin, J, Roskilly, AP & Smallbone, AJ (2019), Performance analysis for post-combustion CO2 capture from a natural gas combined cycle power plant using activated carbon, The 5th International Conference Sustainable Thermal Energy Management (SusTEM2019). China.
- Giampieri, A., Ling-Chin, J., Taylor, W., Smallbone, A. & Roskilly, A. P. (2019), Moving towards low-carbon manufacturing in the UK automotive industry, in Yan, J, Yang, HX, Li, H & Chen, X eds, Energy Procedia 158: 3381-3386.
- Ling-Chin, J., Taylor, W., Davidson, P., Reay, D., Tassou, S. & Roskilly, A.P. (2019), UK policies and industrial stakeholder perspectives on building thermal performance, 158: 3375.
- Giampieri, Alessandro, Ling-Chin, Janie & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2023). Techno-economic assessment of offshore wind-to-hydrogen scenarios: A UK case study. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
- Ling-Chin, Janie, Giampieri, Alessandro, Wilks, Megan, Lau, Shiew Wei, Bacon, Ellie, Sheppard, Imogen, Smallbone, Andrew J. & Roskilly, Anthony P. (2023). Technology roadmap for hydrogen-fuelled transportation in the UK. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
- Giampieri, Alessandro, Ma, Zhiwei, Ling-Chin, Janie, Smallbone, Andrew J. & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2022). A techno-economic evaluation of low-grade excess heat recovery and liquid desiccant-based temperature and humidity control in automotive paint shops. Energy Conversion and Management 261: 115654.
- Giampieri, Alessandro, Ma, Zhiwei, Ling-Chin, Janie, Bao, Huashan, Smallbone, Andrew J. & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2022). Liquid Desiccant Dehumidification and Regeneration Process: Advancing Correlations for Moisture and Enthalpy Effectiveness. Applied Energy 314: 118962.
- Giampieri, A., Ma, Z., Ling-Chin, J., Roskilly, A.P. & Smallbone, A.J. (2022). An overview of solutions for airborne viral transmission reduction related to HVAC systems including liquid desiccant air-scrubbing. Energy 244(Part A): 122709.
- Jiang, L., Gonzalez-Diaz, A., Ling-Chin, J., Malik, A., Roskilly, A. P. & Smallbone, A. J. (2020). PEF plastic synthesized from industrial carbon dioxide and biowaste. Nature Sustainability 3(9): 761-767.
- Giampieri, A., Ling-Chin, J., Ma, Z., Smallbone, A. & Roskilly, A.P. (2020). A review of the current automotive manufacturing practice from an energy perspective. Applied Energy 261: 114074.
- Giampieri, Alessandro, Ma, Zhiwei, Chin, Janie Ling, Smallbone, Andrew, Lyons, Padraig, Khan, Imad, Hemphill, Stephen & Roskilly, Anthony Paul (2019). Techno-economic analysis of the thermal energy saving options for high-voltage direct current interconnectors. Applied Energy 247: 60-77.
- Ling-Chin, J., Taylor, W., Davidson, P., Reay, D., Nazi, W.I., Tassou, S. & Roskilly, A.P. (2019). UK building thermal performance from industrial and governmental perspectives. Applied Energy 237: 270.
- Jiang, L., Gonzalez-Diaz, A., Ling-Chin, J., Roskilly, A. P. & Smallbone, A. J. (2019). Post-combustion CO2 capture from a natural gas combined cycle power plant using activated carbon adsorption. APPLIED ENERGY 245: 1-15.
- Ling-Chin, J. & Roskilly, A.P. (2016). Investigating a conventional and retrofit power plant on-board a Roll-on/Roll-off cargo ship from a sustainability perspective – A life cycle assessment case study. Energy Conversion and Management 117: 305-318.
- Ling-Chin, Janie & Roskilly, Anthony P. (2016). Investigating the implications of a new-build hybrid power system for Roll-on/Roll-off cargo ships from a sustainability perspective – A life cycle assessment case study. Applied Energy 181: 416.
- Ling-Chin, J., Heidrich, O. & Roskilly, A.P. (2016). Life cycle assessment (LCA) – from analysing methodology development to introducing an LCA framework for marine photovoltaic (PV) systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 59: 352.
- Ling-Chin, Janie & Roskilly, Anthony P. (2016). A comparative life cycle assessment of marine power systems. Energy Conversion and Management 127: 477.
- Chan, C.W., Siqueiros, E., Ling-Chin, J., Royapoor, M. & Roskilly, A.P. (2015). Heat utilisation technologies: A critical review of heat pipes. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 50: 615.
- Chan, C.W., Ling-Chin, J. & Roskilly, A.P. (2013). A review of chemical heat pumps, thermodynamic cycles and thermal energy storage technologies for low grade heat utilisation. Applied Thermal Engineering 50(1): 1257.