Dr. Yan is professor of Energy Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Mälardalen University, Sweden; Director of Future Energy Profile (MDH); Editor-in-Chief of Applied Energy (IF=5.621, Elsevier); Editor-in-Chief of Handbook of Clean Energy Systems (Wiley).
He received his PhD at KTH in 1991. During 2001 to 2005, Dr. Yan was chair professor and head of Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Prof. Yan’s research interests include simulation and optimization of advanced energy systems incl. advanced power generation; climate change mitigation technologies and related issues in environment and policy; clean development mechanism (CDM) and renewable energy, especially in biomass energy, and fundamental engineering thermodynamics. Prof. Yan published about 300 papers including the paper in Science and special feature article in ASME Mechanical Engineering.Prof. Yan is editor-in-chief of the international journal, Applied Energy published by Elsevier.
He is conference chairman of the 3rd Int. Green Energy Conference (IGEC-III); Conf. Co-Chair of IGEC-IV, Beijing; and Conf. Chair of International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE2010, Singapore, ICAE’2009 (Hong Kong) ICAE2010 (Singapore), ICAE2011 (Italy), ICAE2012 (China) and ICAE2013 (South Africa), ICAE2014 (Taipei).
He is also editorial board members of several international journals, including Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Int. J. of Energy Research (Wiley), Int. J. of Green Energy (F&T), Energy Engineering and Science (Wiley), Scientific Review (China), and Frontiers of Energy and Power Engineering (Springer).
He also serves as the advisory expert to the United Nation, European Union Commission, and Asian Development Bank, and other international organizations; Overseas Assessor of Chinese Academy of Sciences; and academic adviser to Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong City University etc.