Plenary Speakers

COASNE, Benoit 

CNRS Research Director
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (LIPhy)
CNRS and University Grenoble Alpes, France
Past President (2011-2017) of the French Adsorption Society

Plenary talk: Fluid adsorption and transport in nanoporous materials

FAN, Shanhui

Director, Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory

Professor of Electrical Engineering,
Senior Fellow at Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by Courtesy, of Applied Physics
Stanford University

Plenary talk: Nanophotonic control of thermal radiation


Director at the Reservoir Engineering Research Institute (RERI) in Palo Alto, CA, a Distinguished Research Professor,
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice University, Houston, USA
Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Plenary talk: Advanced Theory and Molecular Engineering in Relation to the Broad Use of CO2 in the Subsurface including Efficient Improved Hydrocarbons Production and Fracking of Shale Formations

GUO, Zhixiong (James)

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer
Managing Editor, Heat Transfer Research

Plenary talk: Enhancing Heat Transfer at the Micro/Nanoscale

HE, Shuisheng

Professor of Thermofluids,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Sheffield University, UK
Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Plenary talk: Heat transfer deterioration and non-equilibrium turbulence

MARKIDES, Christos

Professor of Clean Energy Technologies
Head of the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory
Editor-in-Chief Applied Thermal Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Plenary talk: Laser-based measurements of heat transfer in multiphase flows


Director, Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies, Institute
of Energy Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Member of the Swiss National Academy of Engineering
Nusselt-Reynolds Prize of the World Assembly of Heat Transfer Conferences in 2009
Max Jacob Award (2012)
Vice-President of the ETH Zurich (2005 to 2007)
Editor in Chief of the Journal the Experimental Heat Transfer

Plenary talk: TBD

SEFIANE, Khellil

FRSC, FInstP, ExxonMobil Fellow
Professor, Chair of Thermophysical Engineering
Head of the Research Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids (IMT)
UK Editor for the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (IJHMT), Elsevier
School of Engineering | University of Edinburgh, UK

Plenary talk: Droplets Dynamics and Phase Change on Felxible and Structured substrate

TAKATA, Yasuyuki

Professor of thermofluid physics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University.
Lead Principal Investigator at International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER), Kyushu University.
Fellow and executive board director of the JSME in 2014 and 2015, executive board director of international affairs of the HTSJ in 2015-2016, President of HTSJ in 2019, President of the JSTP in 2016 and Vice President of Asian Union of Thermal Sciences (AUTSE) since 2015.
Associate member of Science Council of Japan.

Plenary talk: Thermal Problems of Hydrogen at High Pressures

YAN, Yuying

Chair in Thermofluids Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,
University of Nottingham, UK
Associate Editor, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering (Elsevier Journal)
Editorial Board member for International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Scientific Reports, Journal of Bionic Engineering, Thermal Science & Engineering Progress (TSEP), Automotive Innovation
Fellow of International Society of Bionic Engineering

Plenary talk: Heat transfer challenges of electric cars thermal management

ZENG, Hongbo

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE)
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1)
Member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars
NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
University of Alberta, Canada

Plenary talk: Intermolecular interactions and interfacial science in complex fluids

ZHANG, Xiang

Ernest S. Kuh Endowed Chaired Professor at UC Berkeley and the Director of NSF Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC)
16th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (HKU)
member of US National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Plenary talk: Quantum heat transfer as 4th mode of energy transport

ZHANG, Zhuomin

Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
American Physical Society, Fellow
ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award (category Science)
Associated Editor, Journal of Heat Transfer (2012-2018)

Plenary talk: Nanoscale Radiative Heat Transfer: From Fundamentals to Applications