Dr. Zhixiong “James” Guo is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ, USA. He received his B.S., M.S., and Doctorate, all in Engineering Physics, from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1989, 1991, and 1995, respectively. Then he left China and worked as a Research Fellow in KAIST, South Korea, and a Research Associate in Tohoku University, Japan. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as a research staff member in NYU-Tandon School of Engineering, where he completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in the same time period. He joined the faculty at Rutgers in July 2001. He is a recognized expert in heat transfer, with notable expertise in radiation transport, heat transfer enhancement, and nanoscale heat transfer. His discovery and solution for conserving scattered energy and scattering angle in radiation transfer modeling is of significant contribution to the advancement of radiative transfer computation. He is a pioneer in ultrafast laser radiation transport modeling and applications. He explored plasma-mediated ablation and developed it successfully to tissue grafting and decontamination. He conducted leading research on near-field radiation, addressing emerging technological applications such as MEMS/NEMS sensors, ultrafine measurement, and biological sensing at the molecular level. Nowadays he explores innovative utilization of renewable solar energy and investigates fundamentals in interfacial heat transfer and boiling mechanisms at the molecular level. He has supervised 17 PhD and 20 Master students and mentored 14 postdoctoral/visiting scholars. He received research funds from the NSF, NASA/NJSGC, USDA, ASEE/DOD, MTF, NIH, NJ Nanotechnology Consortium, Charles and Johanna Busch Memorial Funds, NNSFC, JSPS, and other sources. He also received a teaching award from Rutgers Vice President Office for Undergraduate Education in 2002. He is the author or co-author of over 260 articles/editorials in archival journals and conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer and a Managing Editor for journal Heat Transfer Research, and an editorial board member for Applied Thermal Engineering and Frontiers in Energy. Dr. Guo is an elected Fellow of ASME and ASTFE. He was the K-18 technical committee Chair of Heat Transfer Division in ASME during 2009-2015. He was the Technical Program Chair for the 6th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer (CHT-15). He was a conference Co-Chair for 2011, 2013, and 2015 International Workshops on Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control. Among many distinctions, he was awarded a JSPS Invitation Fellowship, a K.C. Wong Education Foundation Fellowship, and Rutgers the Board of Trustee’s Award for Excellence in Research, the university’s highest honor for outstanding research contributions to a discipline or to society.

Professor Pourkashanian, OBE for services to Net Zero Research and to Innovation (2023) leads on the University Energy flagship Institute and Energy-2050 initiative. He holds a chair in Energy Engineering, is the General Secretary for the International Flame Research Foundation and is Managing Director of the Translational Energy Research Centre National Facilities and Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre. He has completed numerous major research projects on clean energy technology, alternative aviation fuels production, characterisation and utilisation, receiving substantial grants from the EPSRC, EU, NATO and industry. He and his students have authored over 498 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings and have co-authored a several books. Professor Pourkashanian has graduated over 87 Ph.D. candidates and supervised over 40 postdoctoral scholars and research associates. He is currently Chair of International Test Centre Network (https://itcn[1]global.org/), member of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF): Industrial Decarbonisation Advisory Group, Member of Jet Zero Council SAF Delivery Group, Fellow of the Energy Institute and Chartered Engineer.

Dr. Sunny Ri Li is currently a professor at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan campus. He is the director of UBC Thermal Management and Multiphase Flows Lab, the Chair of CSME Heat Transfer Committee, and the Canadian Delegate on The Assembly for International Heat Transfer Conferences. His research around the fluid dynamics of multiphase flows and heat transfer involved in high-heat-flux cooling technologies and applications, with particular focus on the cooling and thermal management for microelectronics and power electronics. Before joining UBC, he was a research scientist in the Electronics Cooling Lab at the Global Research Center of General Electric, Schenectady, New York. He received his MASc and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Toronto in 2004 and 2008, respectively.

Yuying Yan (BSc, January 1982 from Jilin University of Technology, MSc, May 1986 in Thermal Science Engineering at Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering) obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at City, University of London in 1996. After taking research & academic positions at University of Surrey and Nottingham Trent University, respectively, he joined University of Nottingham in 2004, and was promoted to full Professor in 2011 as Chair in Thermal Fluids Engineering. His research covers widely ranged areas of thermofluids including heat transfer enhancement, applied thermodynamics, phase change, nanofluids and nature inspired solutions for energy efficiency and thermal management. He is member/director of UK national heat transfer committee, member of UK EPSRC peer review college, fellow of International Society of Bionic Engineering (ICBE). He was head of fluids & thermal engineering and faculty director of global engagement at UoN, deputy general secretary of ICBE, panel member of European Research Council’s advanced research grant, etc. He has chaired or co-chaired over 10 international conferences/events. He has supervised more than 40 PhD students so far, authored or co-authored over 450 papers including about 300 journal papers. He serves as Senior Editor for Elsevier e-Prime: Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy, Associate Editor for Elsevier “Case Studies in Thermal Engineering”, also holds editorial board membership at International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Scientific Reports, Journal of Bionic Engineering, Thermal Science & Engineering Progress, Energy Storage & Saving, and Automotive Innovation, etc.


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