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Future Directions in Energy Engineering

Challenges, Opportunities, and Sustainability

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  • Sep 2024


  • Analyzes sustainable energy technologies
  • Offers case studies examining technological advancements alongside practical applications
  • Examines the environmental impact of energy supply and management

Part of the book series: Green Energy and Technology (GREEN)

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About this book

Future Directions in Energy Engineering: Challenges, Opportunities, and Sustainability presents new advances and research results in theoretical, experimental, and practical sustainable energy engineering. Contributions cover case studies to explore and analyze technological advancements alongside practical applications to help readers better understand the relevant concepts and solutions necessary to achieve clean energy and sustainable development. The book brings together the latest developments in the emerging areas of intelligent power systems, green energy, and technology. Coverage includes:

  • Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution;
  • Power system economics, operation, and control;
  • Energy storage and cybersecurity for smart grids;
  • Energy efficiency in building designs and management;
  • Sustainable materials for buildings;
  • Integration of renewable energy sources in buildings;
  • Greening urbanization and urban settlements.

The book offers approaches to help engineers and researchers in sustainable energy engineering technologies solve practical problems affecting their daily work.


  • Smart Grids
  • Renewable Energy
  • Distribution Power System
  • Energy Storage
  • Green Energy
  • Energy Access
  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Energy Management
  • Energy Supply and Demand
  • Climate Change

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Engineering, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

    Xiaolin Wang

About the editor

Xiaolin Wang, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Engineering, University of Tasmania. He worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore from 2002 to 2005. In 2003, he was a visiting scientist at the University of Siegen, Germany, funded by DAAD, Germany. In 2005, Dr. Wang joined the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering at the University of Western Australia. In 2012, he joined the School of Engineering, University of Tasmania, where he is now a Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems. His research interests include cooling and power engineering, energy storage and conversion, desalination, and utilization of renewable energy. Dr. Wang is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and was named a Field Leader in Thermal Science by The Australian’s Research Magazine in 2018. His national and international reputation in thermal science is evidenced by his achievements and awards, including the DAAD visiting fellowship by DAAD Germany in 2003 and the Ludwig Mond Prize 2005 by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Australian China Young Scientist Exchange Program award in 2009, and the Australian Japan Emerging Research Leader Program award in 2016 by the Australia Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). He received the Dean’s Award for outstanding research performance in 2016 and the College Research Excellence Award in 2023 at the University of Tasmania. He is a subject editor of Applied Thermal Engineering, Associate Editor of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical EngineeringScientific Reports; and Frontiers in Built Environment, and topic editor of Applied Sciences; Energies; Sustainability; and Thermo. He has completed many national/international research projects with a total value of more than $7 million. He is also a member of the Blue Economic CRC ($329 million). He has published more than 270 international journal and conference papers.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Future Directions in Energy Engineering

  • Book Subtitle: Challenges, Opportunities, and Sustainability

  • Editors: Xiaolin Wang

  • Series Title: Green Energy and Technology

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Energy, Energy (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-62041-6Due: 24 September 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-62044-7Due: 24 September 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-62042-3Due: 24 September 2024

  • Series ISSN: 1865-3529

  • Series E-ISSN: 1865-3537

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: II, 141

  • Number of Illustrations: 18 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour

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