Dr Zhiqiang Guan

Senior Research Fellow

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 54187


Dr Zhiqiang Guan is a senior research fellow with Queensland Geothermal Energy Centre of Excellence (QGECE) (http://www.geothermal.uq.edu.au/). He has many years of industry experiences in mining equipment and structure design, dynamic modelling, conditional monitoring, longwall mining reliability analysis, finite element analysis and experimental study.

His current research interests include natural draft cooling systems design and analysis, dust monitoring, heat exchangers fouling study, solar mirror cleaning, wind tunnel testing, optical diagnostics (PDPA) and development of hybrid cooling technologies for solar power and geothermal power plants.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Engineering, U.S.T.Beijing
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Taiyun


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Book Chapter

  • Hooman, K., Guan, Z. and Gurgenci, H. (2017). Advances in dry cooling for concentrating solar thermal (CST) power plants. Advances in concentrating solar thermal research and technology. (pp. 179-212) edited by Manuel J. Blanco and Lourdes Ramirez Santigosa. Duxford, United Kingdom: Woodhead Publishing . doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100516-3.00009-5

  • Guan, Zhiqiang, Hooman, Kamel and Gurgenci, Hal (2016). Dry cooling towers for geothermal power plants. Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia. (pp. 333-349) edited by Jay H. Lehr, Jack Keeley and Thomas B. Kingery. Hoboken, NJ, United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781119066354.ch32

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

  • Kamel Hooman, Hal Gurgenci, Zhiqiang Guan, Yuanshen Lu and Manuel Lucas eds. (2015). Proceedings of the 17th IAHR International Conference on Cooling Tower and Heat. 17th IAHR International Conference on Cooling Tower and Heat Exchanger, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, 7-11 September 2015. The University of Queensland:

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision