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Prof. Cheng Ping Elected CAS Member

December 09, 2011      Author:

On December 9, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced the name list of 51 new academicians. Prof. Cheng Ping from School of Mechanical Engineering, SJTU became member of Division of Technological Sciences, CAS.

Prof. Cheng's Biography:

Dr. Ping Cheng is presently Director of Institute of Engineering Thermophysics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He obtained his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. Prior to his present position, he served as Chairman of Mechanical Department at University of Hawaii from 1989 to 1994, and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1995 to 2002. He was a Visiting Professor at Stanford University from 1976 to 1977; Visiting Professor of Thermodynamics at the Technical University of Munich in 1984; Visiting Professor at University of Paris VI in 1989; and Visiting Professor of Mechanical and Production Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in 2002. He is an honorary or adjunct professor at 9 other major universities in China including Tsinghua University, Xian Jiao Tong University, Zhejiang University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, North-East University, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion and Southeast University.

Professor Cheng has done seminal research work in porous-media heat transfer, radiative gasdynamics, heat transfer in compressible viscous oscillating flow, fractal analyses of heat transfer problems, and most recently in micro-scale heat transfer and microfluidics. He has more than 250 publications, including 198 journal papers that have been cited over 3400 times according to Science Citation Index (SCI). A Fellow of both ASME and AIAA, Prof. Cheng has received four top international honors, including 1996 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, 2003 AIAA Thermophysics Award, 2005 Max Jakob Award (the highest award in the field of heat transfer), and 2006 ASME Heat Transfer Division Classic Paper Award. He is also a recipient of 2006 Natural Science Award of Shanghai (1st Class category) and 2007 State Science Achievement Award of China (2nd Class category).

Prof. Cheng is presently serving as Editor for International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer and International Communications of Heat & Mass Transfer, Asian Editor for Thermopedia, and an Associate Editor for AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer. He is on the editorial boards of 11 other international heat transfer and energy journals, including: Numerical Heat Transfer, Experimental Heat Transfer, Journal of Porous Media, Revue Generale de Thermique (France), Journal Acta Mechanica (Germany), Journal of Green Energy (Canada), Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, Advances in Fuel Cells, Journal of Computational Thermal Science (Australia), and The Open Transport Phenomena Journal, Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media-An International Journal. Prof. Cheng has organized many international heat transfer conferences, including the 2nd ASME Microscale/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference, which was recently held in Shanghai (December 2009).


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