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Tianshou ZHAO   趙天壽
PhD, University of Hawaii
Chair Professor of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment
Director of the HKUST Energy Institute
Senior Fellow of the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
Departmental Research Area
Nano Technology, Thermofluid, Microsystems, Energy
Individual Research Interest

Fuel cells and batteries; heat and mass transfer at micro/nano scales; lattice Boltzmann methods for multicomponent/multiphase transport; advanced air conditioning and refrigeration systems; electronic cooling; heat pipes.


Professor Zhao combines his expertise in research and technological innovation with a commitment to creating clean energy production and storage devices for a sustainable future. He has made seminal contributions in the areas of fuel cells, advanced batteries, multi-scale multiphase heat and mass transport with electrochemical reactions, and computational modeling. In addition to 4 edited books, 9 book chapters and over 70 keynote lectures at international conferences, he has published 330 papers in various prestigious Journals. These papers have collectively received more than 16,000 citations and earned Prof Zhao an h-index of 66 (Web of Science). In recognition of his research achievements, Prof Zhao has in recent years received many awards, examples include: 2014 Distinguished Research Excellence Award (HKUST), State Natural Science Awards (2012, 2013), The Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Advancement, Croucher Senior Fellowship award, 2018 Science Bulletin Best Paper Award, Overseas Distinguished Young Scholars Award (NSFC), Yangtze River Chair Professorship, among others. In the international community, Prof Zhao serves as: Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Elsevier) 2019- Editor-in-Chief, Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier) 2003-2019 Member of Advisory Board, Energy & Environment Science (RSC) 2008- Member of Advisory Board, Science Bulletin (Elsevier) Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Power Sources (Elsevier) 2006- Member of Editorial Board, Advanced Materials Technologies (Wiley) 2015-

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