OAEE Faculty

Hwang, Yunho

Hwang, Yunho

Research Professor
Associate Director - Center for Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
Office of Advanced Engineering Education
4164 Glenn. L. Martin Hall Building

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. ('97), M.S. ('95) - Mechanical Engineering
    University of Maryland (College Park, USA)
  • B.S. ('83) - Mechanical Engineering 
    Korea University (Seoul, South Korea)

BACKGROUND

Dr. Yunho Hwang is a research professor and associate director of Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE).  He is a worldly-known expert for “Energy Efficiency and New Innovative Energy Systems Research” in the field of refrigeration and air-conditioning (RAC). He started his industrial career at Samsung Electronics in 1983, developed energy efficient heat pump systems, and replaced ozone-depleting R12 with R134a in household refrigerators. Since he joined the University of Maryland in 1993, he developed R-22 alternative refrigerants for air-conditioning systems, and then started his research on enhanced CO2 systems. From 1997, he started Energy Efficiency and Heat Pumps Consortium as a director and successfully developed multiple innovative energy efficient and sustainable RAC technologies. In addition to developing energy efficient technologies such as two-stage CO2 split cycle, saturation cycle, and hybrid separate sensible and latent cooling technology, he has initiated new innovative researches on “Not-in-kind” Refrigeration Systems beyond sorption technologies such as elastocaloric cooling systems and electrochemical compression for natural refrigerants. As an educator and researcher, he advised UMD students teams for multiple national and international collegiate design competitions, introduced innovative thermal systems concepts, and helped team win either First or Second place.  

He is an ASME Fellow, an ASHRAE Fellow, and a member of ASME, ASHRAE, SAE, and IIR. Currently, he serves as a chair of ASME's Advanced Energy System Division, a Vice President of Commission B1 and a past chair of the LCCP Working Group for the IIR, a Program Chair of the Refrigeration Committee for ASHRAE and an operating agent of ANNEX 54 for IEA HPT.  He also serves Energy, Elsevier (Netherlands) as a subject Editor since 2015 and Int. Journal of AC&R, World Scientific (US), as a editor since 2013.

 

 

Working Fluids, Heat Transfer, Compact Heat Exchangers, Vapor Compression, Sorption Cycles and Caloric Cooling, Electrochemical Compression, Alternative Cooling Technologies and Applications, Advanced Energy Conversion Systems and Integration of Thermal Systems, Renewable Energy, and Waste Heat Utilization


He teaches following courses:

ENPM808C: Ocean Energy Harvesting
ENME635: Energy Conversion Systems
ENME701: Sustainable Energy Production and Utilization
ENPM 651: Heat Transfer for Modern Applications
ENME423: Building Cooling, Heating, and Power Integration
ENME489M: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering, Ultra-low Energy Use Appliance Design II
ENME489M: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering, Ultra-low Energy Use Appliance Design I
ENME808L: Ultra-low Energy Use Appliance Design II
ENME808P: Ultra-low Energy Use Appliance Design I
 

 

 

His innovative research during last 35 years has resulted in 300 publications including two books, seven book chapters and 12 patents. His very high research impact is proven by Scopus data: h_index 31 with 3,156 citations. He was selected as an author of one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in authors field worldwide (2016).  His six publications were selected as either most cited articles or most downloaded articles from Elsevier. 

Three Most cited Articles from Elsevier

  • Review of cold storage materials for air conditioning application, Volume 35, Issue 8, December 2012, Pages 2053-2077, Int. J. of Refrigeration, Gang Li, Yunho Hwang*, Reinhard Radermacher
  • Refrigerant injection for heat pumping/air conditioning systems: Literature review and challenges discussions, Int. J. of Refrigeration, Volume 34, Issue 2, March 2011, Pages 402-415, Xing Xu, Yunho Hwang*, Reinhard Radermacher
  • Optimization of propane pre-cooled mixed refrigerant LNG plant, Volume 31, Issues 6-7, May 2011, Pages 1091-1098, Applied Thermal Eng., Abdullah Alabdulkarem, Amir Mortazavi, Yunho Hwang*, Reinhard Radermacher, Peter Rogers

Three Most downloaded Articles from Int. J. of Refrigeration

  • A review of elastocaloric cooling: Materials, cycles and system integrations, April 2016, Suxin Qian, Yunlong Geng, Yi Wang, Jiazhen Ling, Yunho Hwang*, Reinhard Radermacher, Ichiro Takeuchi, Jun Cui
  • Recent advances in vapor compression cycle technologies, December 2015, Chasik Park, Hoseong Lee, Yunho Hwang*, Reinhard Radermacher
  • Review of solar thermal air conditioning technologies, March 2014, Ali Al-Alili, Yunho Hwang*, Reinhard Radermacher