1992 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. Major: Heat Transfer; Minor: Optoelectronics. Advisor: Markus I. Flik.
1985 M.S., Engineering Thermophysics, University of Science and Technology of
China (USTC), Hefei, P.R. China. Advisor: Xin-Shi Ge.
Engineering Thermophysics, USTC, Hefei, P.R. China.
7/07-present Professor, G. W. Woodruff School
of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
Professor, G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute
of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
Professor (9/95-8/00), Associate Professor (8/00-8/02), Department of
Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Scientist and Project Leader, Optical Technology Division, National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD; also Research
Associate, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Research Assistant (9/89-5/92) and Research Associate (6/92-8/92), Cryogenic
Engineering Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT.
Research Assistant (9/82-5/85), Research Assistant (6/85-10/87), and Lecturer
(11/87-8/89), Department of Engineering Thermophysics, USTC.
Fellow and Service
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), since 2005.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), since 2010.
American Physical Society (APS), since 2015.
· Chair (2000-03), ASME K18 Committee on Low Temperature Heat Transfer.
(2009-2012), ASME HTD K7 Committee on Thermophysical Properties; also
Vice-Chair (2009-2012), ASME/AIChE Joint Committee
on Thermophysical Properties.
· Founding Chair
(2012-2015), ASME HTD K9 Committee on Nanoscale Thermal
Member (2006-2015), Touloukian
Award Committee, ASME.
· Lead Guest
Editor (with M. Pinar Menguc) of a special issue on
Nano/microscale Radiative Transfer in ASME Journal
of Heat Transfer (Vol. 129, January 2007).
· Lead Guest Editor (with P.M. Norris and G.P.
Issue on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 135, September 2013.
· Lead Guest Editor (with S. Maruyama, A. Sakurai, and M. P. Mengüç) Special Issue on Micro- and Nano-Scale Radiative
Transfer, Journal of Quantitative
Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, Vol. 132, January
· Lead Guest Editor (with L.H. Liu, Q.Z. Zhu, and M. P. Mengüç) Special Issue on the Second International Workshop on Micro- and Nano-Scale Thermal Radiation , Journal of Quantitative
Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer, Vol. 158, June
of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, since January
2007. Publisher: Elsevier.
of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, January 2007-December 2012.
on the Editorial Board (2007-2012) and Associate Editor (2013-2015), International Journal
of Thermophysics. Publisher: Springer.
on the Editorial Board, Frontiers
in Energy, since January 2009. Publisher: Springer.
on the Editorial Board, Emerging Materials
Research, since January 2012. Publisher: ICE Publishing.
Editor, Journal of Heat Transfer,
since January 2012. Publisher: ASME.
Program Chair, 37th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Portland, OR, June
28 July 1, 2004 (handled over 120 abstracts and papers)..
(Program Chair), 2nd Integration and Commercialization of Micro
and Nanosystems Int’l Conference and Exhibition,
Hong Kong, China, June 3-5, 2008 (over 200 attendees).
(Solids), 17th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, Boulder, CO,
June 21-26, 2009 (over 560 attendees)..
· Program Chair, 3rd ASME
Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference (MNHMT2012), Atlanta, GA, March 3-6, 2012. (over 320 atendees).
(Local Organizer), NSF/ONR Workshop on Nano/Microscale
Heat & Mass Transport, Atlanta, GA, March 4, 2012 (over 70 attendees)..
(with Shigenao Maruyama), International
Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation, Matsushima Bay Area, Miyagi, Japan, May 23-25, 2012.
(with Q.Z. Zhu and L.H. Liu), Second International
Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation, Shanghai,
China, June 6-9, 2014 (over 80 attendees).
· Conference General Chair, 5th ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer International Conference, Singapore, January 4-6, 2016 (over 300 attendees).
Speeches and Invited Presentations/Participants
· Invited Participant
of the National Academy of Engineering Seventh Symposium on Frontiers of
Engineering, March 1-3, 2002, Beckman Center in Irvine, CA.
Panelist (with travel support), NSF Workshop on Frontiers in Transport
Phenomena Research and Education, U. Connecticut, Storrs, CT, May 17-18,
· Keynote Speaker, Chinese Society of Engineering
Thermophysics - Heat and Mass Transfer Annual Meeting, Zhengzhou, China,
November 1-4, 2008.
· Keynote Speaker, the Ninth
Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference (ATPC2010), Beijing, China,
October 19-22, 2010.
· Keynote Speaker, 4th ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass
Transfer International Conference (MNHMT 2013), Hong Kong, China,
December 11-14, 2013.
· Keynote Speaker, 8th US-Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena - Science
and Engineering, Santa Cruz, CA, July 13-16, 2014.
· Keynote Speaker, 2nd Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer and Energy Workshop, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, July 1, 2015.
Research Initiative (IRI) Award, University of Florida, 1996.
Teacher Award from Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society of Mechanical
Engineering Undergraduate Students, 1997.
Faculty Research Award from the UF Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1999.
Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the
White House; and 1999 CAREER Award, NSF.
ASME Heat Transfer Division Best Paper Award.
AIAA Thermophysics Best Paper Award.
of Bong Jae Lee, recipient of the Georgia Tech Chapter Sigma Xi Best Ph.D.
Thesis Award, 2008.
of Soumyadipta Basu,
recipient of the Georgia Tech Chapter Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, 2010.
of Trevor Bright, recipient of the Georgia Tech Chapter Sigma Xi Best M.S.
Thesis Award, 2010.
ICHMT Hartnett-Irvine Award.
· 2015 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (Science Category).
Professor, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 2009-2012.
· Overseas Scholar, Shanghai University of Electric Power, China, 2012-2014.
· Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Oversees Expert, since July 2015.
Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society.