Professor Yang received his BEng and MEng in Tianjin University, China. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK. He is now leading the Renewable Energy Research Group (RERG) in the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests cover a number of renewable energy and energy saving topics including solar photovoltaic applications in buildings, wind power generation, ground coupled heat pumps and other energy saving and renewable energy applications in buildings.
He has over 300 academic papers and 6 professional books published. He is on the list of the world 150 “The Most Cited Researchers” in Civil Engineering discipline conducted by Elsevier in 2016 and on the list of the “Highly Cited Researchers 2017” reported by Clarivate Analytics. He is now serving the International Journal of Applied Energy as Associate Editor and the International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies as Subject Editor.