Visiting Research Fellow
Dr. Hong Xu is a Researcher and Engineer specializing in clean energy and e-power systems, particularly in the realm of hydrogen applications. At the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, he works as a Visiting Research Fellow researching hydrogen economy and sustainable strategies in the EU and China.
He brings extensive experience in hydrogen and fuel cells for e-Mobility applications, gained through collaborations between Toyota Motor in Japan and the Energy Division of Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland. Dr. Xu chaired a session entitled ‘Chinese Energy Transition and Tech Innovation’ at the United Nations Bonn Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) and contributed his expertise as an Academic Jury at the St. Gallen Symposium, a Swiss Think Tank in Economics. He also has working experience with leading venture capital and securities firms in equity research for China’s energy, materials, and TMT sectors. Additionally, he serves as a Reviewer for several high impact journals in the fields of energy, transport, and sustainability.
Dr. Xu received his PhD degree in Renewable Energy from ETH Zurich in Switzerland in 2021. In parallel, he pursued a part-time MBA degree at the Quantic School of Business based in the US. In 2016, he obtained dual EU master’s degrees in Materials Science from the Technical University of Munich in Germany and Physics from the University of Rennes 1 in France, complemented by energy-related work at European XFEL, Infineon, and ENPC ParisTech. He completed bachelor’s studies at Beijing Jiaotong (Transport) University with several granted patents in energy and materials sector.
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