University of Leeds, UK
Professor Kang Li holds the Chair of Smart Energy Systems at University of Leeds, UK. His primary research interest lies on the development of advanced modelling, control and optimization methods in the energy and manufacturing fields, contributing to the decarbonization of energy chain from top to tail, including renewable generation, electrification of transport, decarbonization of manufacturing, and novel battery technologies used in these applications. His work on the development of minimal-invasive cloud based energy and condition monitoring platform (Point Energy Technology) has been successfully used in food processing and polymer processing industries, winning InstMC ICI prize 2015, Northern Ireland INVENT 2016 award, inclusion in the finalist of Sustainable Energy Awards 2016 by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, and Outstanding Award from Knowledge Transfer Partnerships 2015. He has published over 180 international journal papers and edited 17 international conference proceedings in his area, winning over 10 national and international prizes and awards, including the most recent Springer Nature ‘China New Development Award’ in 2019 in recognition of the "exceptional contributions to the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals".