P Zhang was born in 1973. He graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1995 obtaining the B.S. degree, and he completed his Ph.D. study in 1999 from the same university. He then joined Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an Assistant Professor. He was honored as JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2002 and spent two years at University of Tsukuba in Japan to conduct the research on heat transfer of superfluid helium. He is now working as a Full Professor of mechanical engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interests are thermal and fluidic phenomena at low temperatures, energy saving through thermal/cold storage. He serves as the Principal Investigator of many projects from National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Education, among other bodies. He has coauthored more than 100 journal and conference papers in the above-mentioned research fields. Many of the papers have been published in the prestigious journals like Physical Review B, Physical Review E, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Cryogenics, and so on. He is the recipient of CEC-ICMC Meritorious Student Paper Award (1999), National Excellent Ph.D. Dissertation Award (2002), and Young Investigator Award of Chinese Association of Refrigeration (2007), and he was honored as the Danfoss Honoring Professor (2005).
Biography Updated on 27 January 2011