Pr. Yongping Chen

Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China


Talk Title
Nature-inspired Heat and Fluid Flow
Talk Abstract

The natural transport systems, such as the animal respiratory system, plant body, river network, posseses the common feature of fractal tree-shaped structure. The fractal tree-shaped structure is regardes as an efficient fluid transport system that is formed through long-term evolution in nature and has unique advantages in mass transport and energy transfer. Inspired by the inherent advantage of heat and fluid flow in natural transport systems, this talk will show how the fractal geometry enlightens the architecture design of microdevice, and discuss the superiority of microscale system for heat and fluid flow by the use of fractal architecture. The superiority of tree-shaped network in the processes of convection heat transfer, mass transport and reaction, gas-liquid two-phase flow, flow boiling, droplet microfluidics as well as latent heat storage will be demonstrated.

Short Biography

Yongping Chen is the president of Suzhou University of Science and Technology and a professor in School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Suzhou University of Science and Technology at Suzhou, China. He received a Doctorate in Southeast University in 2000. He served as Post-Doc at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, and Visiting Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before returning to Southeast University as a professor, where he is conducting research and teaching courses in heat and mass transfer in micro/nano-scale. Professor Chen's research covers a wide range of topics in micro/nano-scale fluid flow and heat transfer, droplet dynamics, condensation and gas-liquid flow, and the application of fractal in micro/nano-system. He has co-authored over 100 contributions to international journals, including Science Advances, Advanced Materials, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Applied Physics Letters, AIChE Journal and International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, and his research paper has been cited by Web of Science over than 1800 times. He has received numerous awards, including First Class Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education in China (2011), ASME ICNMM Outstanding Researcher Award (2014). His research contributions earned him the title of National Science Foundation for Excellent Young Scholars of China (2012), National Ten-thousand Talents Program (2016), National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (2017).

Talk Keywords
Fractal geometry, heat transfer, fluid dynamics, droplet microfluidics, latent heat storage.
Target Audience
Students, Post doctoral, Industry, Doctors and professors
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