Yuwen Zhang is a Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from University of Connecticut, USA, in 1998. He has published two books, 125 journal articles, and more than 85 conference papers. He has made significant contributions in a wide spectrum of thermal-fluids science and engineering, including solid-liquid phase change and thermal energy storage, solid freeform fabrications, liquid-vapor phase change and heat pipes, ultrafast ultraintense laser materials processing, bioheat transfer, and inverse heat transfer problems. He has received many awards including the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (2002; one of 26 awarded nationally in all fields), the Computational Research Award from Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University (2003), Faculty Fellow Award (2007), and Senior Faculty Research Award (2010) from the College of Engineering, University of Missouri, as well as the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in Physical and Mathematics Sciences from the University of Missouri (2010). Professor Zhang has been awarded a 2008 Chang Jiang Chair Professorship by the Ministry of Education of China. He is an elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He is serving as Associate Editor-in-Chief for two international journals: Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer and Frontiers in Heat Pipes. He has served as track chair and session chairs for numerous national and international conferences.
Biography Updated on 24 September 2012