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Fanxu Meng, PhD, CLAD

Research Associate, Energy Production and Clean Energy Technology


Dr. Fanxu Meng is a Research Associate in Energy Production and Clean Energy Technology programs at HARC. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, where he studied real-time monitoring and characterization of nanoparticles and chemicals via microfluidics. He also fabricated and tested heterogeneous catalysts for fuel catalytic cracking. Dr. Meng obtained his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University. He is a certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT) within the State of Texas and a National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD). He already passed Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam in chemical engineering discipline

Dr. Meng is responsible for performing basic and applied research and development in support of projects pertaining to chemical emissions control, energy production, environmental monitoring and clean energy. He develops and verifies technologies based on engineering principles, catalysts, and chemicals to reduce emissions (e.g. hydrocarbon, NOx and particulate matter) from diesel, natural gas and dual fuel engines to meet environmental protection standards. He designs and constructs integrated systems of data acquisition and emissions sampling units for the mobile lab and field testing. Dr. Meng also works on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, including techno-economic feasibility analysis for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) installations in commercial, industrial and residential facilities and applying a model/tool to estimate credits for energy efficiency management and emission savings.


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