Senior Research Director
National Center for Scientific Research
Lingai Luo is the first class research director of French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the Laboratoire de Thermocinétique de Nantes (LTN), France. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in thermal engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, and her Ph.D. degree in mechanic and thermal engineering from National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, France. Her previous academic appointments include Assistant Professor at INPL, Associate Professor at University of Nancy I, and later at INPL. From 2003 until 2012 she was a Full Professor at University of Savoie, France.From 2007 to 2012, she was the director of Laboratory of design optimization and environmental engineering (LOCIE) of CNRS and University of Savoie. She was the cofounder and coordinator of Sino-French Collaboratory for Environmental and Process Engineering (1998–2006) and was the head of its successor Sino-French Laboratory for Sustainable Energy (2008-2013) of French CNRS and Chinese Academy of Sciences. She was the scientific director of French National Research Agency (ANR)’s energy department. She is also an invited professor at 5 Chinese universities/institutions, and Leuphana University at Lüneburg, Germany. Lingai Luo has published and presented extensively, contributing more than 100 journal articles, one book and more than 120 international conference papers (29 as invited speaker).
Lingai Luo research covers a wide range of topics in thermal, process and energy engineering, including combustion in fluidized bed, energy balance analysis of industries, solar refrigeration machines, adsorption and absorption processes, thermoelectric heat pumps or energy for buildings. More recently, her research activities focus on a fundamental strategy based on thermodynamic analysis, transfers intensification and energy systems optimization.