Cheng-Xian Lin works currently as an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering at Florida International University, Miami, Fla, USA. Before he joined FIU, he held a faculty position at the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn, USA. He was the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB in 2007 and 2008. He was the Program Manager of modeling, simulation, and visualization in the Applied Research Center at Florida International University. He received the Program Development Award at FIU in 2000, Employee Service Awards at FIU in 2000 and 2006, the Excellent Academic Paper Award for Young Scientists at Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1993, and the Certificate of Recognition from Florida Georgia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (FGLSAMP) in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering in 1992. Since then, he has authored and coauthored over 145 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His current research interests include computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, bio/alternative fuel combustion, turbulence modeling, multiphase flows and heat transfer, HVAC, solar energy, and micro/nanoscale transport phenomena. His projects were funded by government agencies as well as commercial companies. He serves on the technical committees for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and is an Active Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He served as a Panelist for National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Department of Defense, and International Copper Association and as a Reviewer for various leading international journals and conferences.
Biography Updated on 12 September 2011