Yide Wang, ME Ph.D candidate in Professor Richard Wirz’s Research Group, won 2nd Best Poster at the Energy Storage Technologies and Applications Conference hosted in UC Riverside, April 11-12, 2019, for his presentation on “Performance and Cost Analysis of Sulfur-based Thermal Energy Storage System”. The conference provided a forum for faculty, researchers, practitioners, regulators, technology developers, community leaders and utility companies to share the latest advances and future opportunities for energy. The conference theme focused on two pillars of energy storage technologies, as well as system integration, operation, and business models for energy storage across a variety of applications.
Wang obtained his master’s degree from UCLA’s MAE Dept. in 2017, and is currently pursuing his PhD degree. His research focuses on performance of sulfur-based thermal energy storage system, integrated in concentrated solar power plant and combined heating and power system.