Yuwen Zhang - Mizzou Engineering

Yuwen Zhang

Yuwen Zhang

Curators' Distinguished Professor, Huber and Helen Croft Chair in Engineering

E3408 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573-884-6936

Email: zhangyu@missouri.edu

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Yuwen Zhang is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor and Huber and Helen Croft Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and served as the department chair from 2013 to 2017. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Connecticut in 1998 and taught at New Mexico State University before joining the University of Missouri in 2003. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, gas dynamics, intermediate fluid mechanics, intermediate heat transfer, convection heat transfer and multiphase heat transfer. His research interest lies in heat and mass transfer and its applications in manufacturing, thermal management, and energy systems. He has published more than 300 journal papers, over 180 conference papers, and seven books. He received the MU Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity and the COE Senior Faculty Research Award. He was elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2007, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2015. He is serving as editor-in-chief, associate editor and editorial board member of several journals in the thermal and fluids sciences. He has served as congress co-chair, track chair and session chairs for numerous national and international conferences.


PhD from the University of Connecticut
D.Eng. from Xi’an Jiaotong University
MS from Xi’an Jiaotong University
BS from Xi’an Jiaotong University

Technical Focus

Energy storage and conversion

Heat and mass transfer

Thermal management