Editor (Yuwen Zhang)

Real Name: Yuwen Zhang, Ph.D. Professor

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Yuwen Zhang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

Yuwen Zhang's research interests are in the areas of thermal/fluid sciences, advanced materials processing, phase change heat transfer and heat pipes, inverse heat transfer problems, ultrafast ultra-intense laser materials processing, heat transfer in energy systems, and micro- and nanoscale heat transfer. During his career at the University of Missouri and New Mexico State University, he has been the principal investigator or a co-principal investigator on about two million US Dollars of funding from Office of Naval Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, Ball Aerospace Inc., National Science Foundation, U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, & Instrumentation, and the University of Missouri Research Board. He also authored over 130 journal papers and over 90 conference papers.

Yuwen Zhang is an editorial advisory board member of The Open Thermodynamics Journal. He has served as proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), University of Missouri System Research Board, and U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF). He is also book reviewer for Cambridge University Press, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and McGraw-Hill Higher Education, as well as peer reviewer for over 30 professional journals. As a Fellow of ASME, he is serving as the Vice Chair of the K-15 Committee on Transport Phenomena in Manufacturing and Materials Processing, and the Secretary of the K-12 Committee on Aerospace Heat Transfer of the ASME Heat Transfer Division. In these capacities, he has served as track chair and session chairs for numerous national and international conferences. As an Associate Fellow of AIAA, he is serving as a Member of Thermophysics Technical Committee. He is also member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS), and Combustion Institute.

Yuwen Zhang has received many awards including the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (2002; one of 26 awarded nationally in all fields), the Computational Research Award from Department of Mechanical Engineering in New Mexico State University (2003), and Faculty Fellow Award (2007) and Senior Faculty Research Award (2010) from the College of Engineering in University of Missouri. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, as well as Who's Who in America. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).