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Guangdong Zhu

Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering
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Guangdong joined the Thermal Systems Group at NREL in 2010 and is working on research and development of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technologies. He serves as the primary operator of the Solar Industrial Mesa Test Area, where optical-efficiency testing for parabolic trough collectors is performed. He is also involved in optical and thermal modeling and economic analysis of solar concentrating systems.

Guangdong has an extensive background in power generation systems, heat-transfer processes, and fluid mechanics. He is also well versed in stress analysis, efficient computing, numerical modeling, and related experimental validation. He has written or cowritten peer-reviewed papers, reports, and presentations in the areas of multiphase flow, power generation systems, and solar thermal power.


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico

M.S. Thermal Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University

B.S. Thermal Engineering, Northeast China Institute of Electric Power Engineering