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Yuwen Zhang

Yuwen Zhang, James C. Dowell Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Portrait Yuwen Zhang


Yuwen Zhang is a James C. Dowell Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, and he served as MAE department chair from 2013 to 2017. He received the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in 2002. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and an associate fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He received the 2010 MU Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity and the 2010 COE Senior Faculty Research Award. He has developed multiscale multi-physics models for laser-based nanomanufacturing, high-energy lasers, and thermal management for electronics and energy systems. His research has resulted in more than 300 journal papers, more than 170 conference papers, and six books. Zhang’s research has been funded by the ONR, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation and several industrial partners. He is serving as the co-editor in chief for Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer and an associate editor for ASME Journal of Heat Transfer.


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
Laser-Matter Interactions
Energy Storage and Conversion

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