Yuwen Zhang

Yuwen Zhang

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

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Portrait Yuwen Zhang


Yuwen Zhang is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor and Huber and Helen Croft Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, which he previously served as chairman from 2013 to 2017. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, gas dynamics, intermediate heat transfer, convection heat transfer, and multiphase heat transfer. His research interest lies in the area of 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 7 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.


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

Heat and mass transfer
Thermal management
Energy storage and conversion

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