Journal Papers in Recent 5 years:
 Z.Y. Xu, L. Zhang, L. Zhao, B.J. Li, B. Bhatia, C.X. Wang, K.L. Wilke, Y. Song, O. Labban. J.H. Lienhard, R.Z. Wang, E.N. Wang. Ultrahigh-efficiency desalination via a thermally-localized multistage solar still. Energy & Environmental Science, 2020, 13, 830-839. (Highlighted by MIT News, AAAS EurekAlert, Science Daily, SciTech Daily)
 L. Zhang, Z.Y. Xu, B. Bhatia, B. Li, L. Zhao, E.N. Wang. Modeling and performance analysis of high-efficiency thermally-localized multistage solar stills. Applied Energy, 2020, 22, 114864.
 M. Abel, Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang. Thermal energy storage using absorption cycle and system: A comprehensive review. Energy Conversion and Management, 2020, 206, 112482.
 J.T. Gao, Z.Y. Xu*, R.Z. Wang. Experimental study on a double-stage absorption solar thermal storage system with enhanced energy storage density. Applied Energy, 2020, 262, 114476.
 M. Abel, Z.Y. Xu*, R.Z. Wang. Thermally-pressurized sorption heat storage cycle with low charging temperature. Energy, 2019, 189, 116304.
 S. Wu, T.X. Li, Z. Tong, J. Chao, T. Zhai, J. Xu, T.Yan, M. Wu, Z.Y. Xu, H. Bao, T. Deng, R.Z. Wang. High-performance thermally conductive phase change composites by large-size oriented graphite sheets for scalable thermal energy harvesting. Advanced Materials, 2019, 32 (49), 1905099.
 J.T. Gao, Z.Y. Xu*, R.Z. Wang. Enhanced sorption heat transportation cycles with large concentration glide. Energy Conversion and Management, 2019, 201, 112145.
 J.T. Gao, Z.Y. Xu*, J. NW. Chiu, C. Su, R.Z. Wang. Feasibility and economic analysis of solution transportation absorption system for long-distance thermal transportation under low ambient temperature. Energy Conversion and Management, 2019, 196, 793-806.
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang, C. Yang. Perspectives for low-temperature waste heat recovery. Energy, 2019, 176, 1037-1043.
 L. Zhang, Z.Y. Xu, Z. Lu, J. Du, E.N. Wang. Size distribution theory for jumping-droplet condensation. Applied Physics Letters, 2019, 114(16): 163701. (Editor's Pick)
 L. Zhang, J. Zhu, K. L. Wilke, Z.Y. Xu, L. Zhao, Z. Lu, L. L. Goddard, E. N. Wang. Enhanced environmental scanning electron microscopy using phase reconstruction and its application in condensation. ACS Nano, 2019, 13(2), 1953-1960.
 R.Z. Wang, Z.Y. Xu, B. Hu, S. Du, Q.W. Pan, L. Jiang, L.W. Wang. Heat pumps for efficient low grade heat uses: from concept to application. Thermal Science & Engineering, 2019, 27(1): 1-15. (Nukiyama Memorial Lecture)
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang. Absorption seasonal thermal storage cycle with high energy storage density through multi-stage output. Energy, 2019,167: 1086-1096.
 Z.Y. Xu, H.C. Mao, D.S. Liu, R.Z. Wang. Waste heat recovery of power plant with large scale serial absorption heat pumps. Energy, 2018, 165: 1097-1105.
 Z.Y. Xu, L. Zhang, K. Wilke, E.N. Wang. Multiscale dynamic growth and energy transport of droplets during condensation. Langmuir, 2018, 34 (30), 9085–9095.
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang. Comparison of absorption refrigeration cycles for efficient air-cooled solar cooling. Solar Energy, 2018, 172: 14-23.
 T.S. Ge, R.Z. Wang, Z.Y. Xu, Q.W. Pan, S. Du, X.M. Chen, T. Ma, X.N. Wu, X.L. Sun, and J.F. Chen. Solar heating and cooling: Present and future development. Renewable Energy, 2018, 126: 1126-1140.
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang. Absorption heat pump for waste heat reuse: current states and future development. Frontiers in Energy, 2017, 11: 414-436 (Invited).
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang. A sorption thermal storage system with large concentration glide. Energy, 2017, 141: 380-388.
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang. Comparison of CPC driven solar absorption cooling systems with single, double and variable effect absorption chillers. Solar Energy, 2017, 158: 511-519.
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang. Simulation of solar cooling system based on variable effect LiBr-water absorption chiller. Renewable Energy, 2017, 113: 907-914.
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang. Absorption refrigeration cycles: categorized based on the cycle construction. International Journal of Refrigeration, 2016, 62: 114-136.
 R.Z. Wang, Z.Y. Xu, Q.W. Pan, S. Du, Z.Z. Xia. Solar driven air conditioning and refrigeration systems corresponding to various heating source temperatures. Applied Energy, 2016, 169: 846-856.
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang, H.B. Wang. Experimental evaluation of a variable effect LiBr–water absorption chiller designed for high-efficient solar cooling system. International Journal of Refrigeration, 2015, 59: 135-143.
 H.Q. Sun, Z.Y. Xu, H.B. Wang, R.Z. Wang. A solar/gas fired absorption system for cooling and heating in a commercial building. Energy Procedia, 2015, 70: 518-528.
 Z.Y. Xu. Solar-gas driven absorption system for cooling and heating in a hotel. Handbook of Energy Systems in Green Buildings, by Springer, 2018, 1795-1809.
 Z.Y. Xu, R.Z. Wang. Chapter 11- Solar-powered absorption cooling systems. Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling, by Elsevier-Woodhead Publishing publications, 2016, 251-298.
 R.Z. Wang, Z.Y. Xu, T.S. Ge. Chapter 1- Introduction to solar heating and cooling systems. Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling, by Elsevier-Woodhead Publishing publications, 2016, 3-12.
 R.Z. Wang, Q.W. Pan, Z.Y. Xu. Chapter 12- Solar-powered adsorption cooling systems. Advances in Solar Heating and Cooling, by Elsevier-Woodhead Publishing publications, 2016, 299-328.