Dr. Zhang's Biography

Education

Experience

Honors

Membership

Service

 

 

 

Education

       

June 1992  Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. Major: Heat Transfer; Minor: Optoelectronics. Advisor: Markus I. Flik.

July 1985      M.S., Engineering Thermophysics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, P.R. China. Advisor: Xin-Shi Ge.

July 1982      B.S., Engineering Thermophysics, USTC, Hefei, P.R. China.

 

 

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Experience

7/07-present    Professor, G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

8/02-6/07        Associate Professor, G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

9/95-8/02        Assistant Professor (9/95-8/00), Associate Professor (8/00-8/02), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

9/92-8/95        Guest 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.

9/89-8/92        Graduate Research Assistant (9/89-5/92) and Research Associate (6/92-8/92), Cryogenic Engineering Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT.

9/82-8/89        Graduate Research Assistant (9/82-5/85), Research Assistant (6/85-10/87), and Lecturer (11/87-8/89), Department of Engineering Thermophysics, USTC.

 

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Honors

Societal Fellow and Service

·          Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), since 2005.

·          Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), since 2010.

·          Fellow, American Physical Society (APS), since 2015.

·         Chair (2000-03), ASME K18 Committee on Low Temperature Heat Transfer.

·         Chair (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 Transport.

·         Member (2006-2015), Touloukian Award Committee, ASME.

 

Editorship

·        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. Peterson) Special 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 2014.

·        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 2015.

·       Associate Editor, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, since January 2007. Publisher: Elsevier.

·       Associated Editor, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, January 2007-December 2012. Publisher: AIAA.

·        Member on the Editorial Board (2007-2012) and Associate Editor (2013-2015), International Journal of Thermophysics. Publisher: Springer.

·        Member on the Editorial Board, Frontiers in Energy, since January 2009. Publisher: Springer.

·        Member on the Editorial Board, Emerging Materials Research, since January 2012. Publisher: ICE Publishing.

·        Associated Editor, Journal of Heat Transfer, since January 2012. Publisher: ASME.

 

Conference Organizers

·        Technical Program Chair, 37th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, Portland, OR, June 28 – July 1, 2004 (handled over 120 abstracts and papers)..

·        Co-Chair (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).

·        Vice-Chair (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).

·        Co-Chair (Local Organizer), NSF/ONR Workshop on Nano/Microscale Heat & Mass Transport, Atlanta, GA, March 4, 2012 (over 70 attendees)..

·        Co-Chair (with Shigenao Maruyama), International Workshop on Nano-Micro Thermal Radiation, Matsushima Bay Area, Miyagi, Japan, May 23-25, 2012.

·        Chair (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).

 

Keynote 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.

·       Invited Panelist (with travel support), NSF Workshop on Frontiers in Transport Phenomena Research and Education, U. Connecticut, Storrs, CT, May 17-18, 2007.

·       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.

 

Awards

·        Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (IRI) Award, University of Florida, 1996.

·        Outstanding Teacher Award from Pi Tau Sigma Honor Society of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Students, 1997.

·         Junior Faculty Research Award from the UF Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1999.

·        1999 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the White House; and 1999 CAREER Award, NSF.

·        2000 ASME Heat Transfer Division Best Paper Award.

·       2005 AIAA Thermophysics Best Paper Award.

·        Advisor of Bong Jae Lee, recipient of the Georgia Tech Chapter Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, 2008.

·        Advisor of Soumyadipta Basu, recipient of the Georgia Tech Chapter Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, 2010.

·       Advisor of Trevor Bright, recipient of the Georgia Tech Chapter Sigma Xi Best M.S. Thesis Award, 2010.

·        2010 ICHMT Hartnett-Irvine Award.

·        2015 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (Science Category).

 

Other Honor

·        Guest 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.

 

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Other Membership

·          Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

·          Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

·          Member, Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society.

 

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