Research Advisor

 

 

Prof. T.S. Zhao (metzhao@ust.hk) is Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the HKUST and Director of the HKUST Energy Institute. Professor Zhao is an internationally renowned expert in energy engineering and is distinguished for his seminal contributions in the areas of fuel cells, multiscale multiphase heat and mass transport with electrochemical reactions, and computational modeling. He has published more than 190 papers in prestigious journals in the fields of energy science and engineering. He has received a number of national and international recognitions for his teaching and research, including the Bechtel Foundation Engineering Teaching Excellence Award from the HKUST, the Most Cited Article Award for a paper published in Electrochemistry Communications and for another one in Electrochimica Acta, the Overseas Distinguished Young Scholars Award from the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Croucher Senior Fellowship award from the Croucher Foundation, and the Yangtze River Chair Professorship from the Chinese Ministry of Education. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). In the international community, Prof. Zhao serves as Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Energy & Environment Series, Regional Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering, and is a member of the editorial board for more than 19 international journals.

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Offered

 

Chair Professor

Director, Energy Institute

Fellow of ASME

 
Research Associates

 

 

Dr. CHAI Zhenhua (mechaizh@ust.hk)

He received his B.S. degree (2004) in Information and Computing Sciences from Zhengzhou University and his Ph.D. degree (2009) in Thermal Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. In December 2011, he, as a post-doctoral fellow, joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST. His current research is focused on lattice Boltzmann method and its applications in fuel cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. AN Liang (medavidan@ust.hk)

He received the B.S. degree (2008) in School of Energy Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. In September 2008, he, as a Ph.D. student, joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and received the Ph.D. degree in 2012. He is now working as a visiting scholar in the Zhao group. His current research is focused on alkaline direct oxidation fuel cells.

 

 

 

Dr. XU Qian (meqianxu@ust.hk)

He received the B.Eng. degree (2003) in Department of Power Engineering from Jiangsu University of Science and Technology and the M.S. degree (2006) in School of Energy and Power Engineering from Jiangsu University, China. In June 2006, he joined Jiangsu University as an Assistant, and was promoted to Lecturer in July 2008. In September 2008, he, as a Ph.D. student, joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST, and received the Ph.D. degree in 2013. He is now working as a visiting scholar in the Zhao group. His current research is focused on the vanadium redox flow battery.

 

 

 

 

 Research Assistants

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. ZENG Lin (melzeng@ust.hk)

He received the B.S. degree (2008) and the M.S. degree (2010) in Applied Chemistry in School of Chemical Engineering & Technology from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China. As a Ph.D. student, he joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST in September 2010. His current research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of the membranes for alkaline direct alcohol fuel cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. WEI Zhaohuan (mewzh@ust.hk)

He received the B.S. degree (2008) in Chemical Engineering and Technology and the M.S. degree (2010) in Apply Chemistry from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. In 2010, he joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST. His current research is focused on lithium-based batteries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. ZHANG Cheng (czhangai@ust.hk)

She received the B.Eng degree (2011) in School of Marine (Department of Thermal Energy and Power Engineering) from Northwestern Polytechnical University and the M.Sc degree (2012) in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in HKUST. In September 2012, she joined the Zhao group as a Ph.D. student. Her current research is focused on the vanadium redox flow battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. ZHAO Gang (gzhaoab@ust.hk)

He received the B.S. degree (1999) and the M.S. degree (2002) in department of chemical engineering from Harbin Engineering University, China. After graduation, he started to work in Dalian Institute of Chemistry & Physics. In September 2012, he, as a Ph.D. student, joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST. His current research is focused on direct methanol fuel cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. YAN Xiaohui (xyanab@ust.hk)

He received the B.S. degree (2012) in School of Energy and Power Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. In September 2012, he, as a Ph.D. student, joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST. His current research is focused on the mass transport phenomena in passive vapor feed direct methanol fuel cells .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. TAN Peng (ptanaa@ust.hk)

He received the B.S. degree (2012) in Department of Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. In September 2012, he, as a Ph.D. student, joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST. His current research is focused on the lithium-air battery.

 

 

 

Ms. SHI Le (lshiaa@ust.hk)

She received the B.S. degree (2013) in School of Physics from Peking University, China. In September 2013, she, as a Ph.D. student, joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST. Her research is focused on first principle modeling of metal-air batteries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. XU Ke (kxuaf@ust.hk)

He received the B.S. degree (2013) in School of Energy and Power Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. In September 2013, he, as a Ph.D. student, joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST. His current research is focused on lattice Boltzmann method for heat and mass transport in fuel cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. XU Ao (axu@ust.hk)

He received his B.S. degree (2013) in Theoretics and Applied Mechanics from University of Science and Technology of China. In September 2013, as a Ph.D. student, he joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST. His current research is focused on lattice Boltzmann method for multiphase flow in fuel cells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. ZHOU Xuelong (xzhoual@ust.hk)

He received the B.S. degree (2013) in School of Energy and Power Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. In September2013, he, as a Ph.D. student, joined the Zhao group in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at HKUST. His current research is focused on the vanadium redox flow battery.

 
 Alumni

 

 

Prof. LIAO Qiang (lqzx@cqu.edu.cn) worked at the lab as a Research Associate in 1996-1998 and in 2001. He is now a professor at the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chongqing University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. BI Qincheng (qcbi@mail.xjtu.edu.cn) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 1998 and he is now a professor at the State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. LIAO Shengming (smliao@csu.edu.cn) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2001 and he is now a professor at the Central South University .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. SONG Yongji (songyj2000@sina.com) worked at the lab in 1999-2000 and he is now a professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. HE Yaling (yalinghe@mail.xjtu.edu.cn) worked at the lab as a visiting scholar in 2002 and she is now a professor at the School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. DU Xiaoze (duxz@ncepubj.edu.cn) worked at the lab as a visiting scholar in 2003 and he is now a professor at Department of Power Engineering, North China Electric Power University ( Beijing).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. GUO Zhaoli  (zlguo@hust.edu.cn)  worked at the lab from 2002-2005 and he is now a professor at Huazhong University Science and Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. GUO Jianwei (jwguo@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn) worked at the lab in 2003-2004 and he is now an associate professor at Tsinghua University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. YANG Hao (yanghao@cweme.com) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. WONG Chungwai received his Mphil at HKUST in 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. LIU Jianguo (jianguoliu@nju.edu.cn) worked at the lab in 2004-2005 and he is now an associate professor at Nanjing University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. YE Qiang (qye@sjtu.edu.cn) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2005 and he is now an associate professor at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. SHI Yong (sean.y.shi@gmail.com) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2006 and he is now an associate professor at Chongqing University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. DU Chunyu (cydu@hit.edu.cn) worked at the lab in 2006-2007 and he is now an associate professor at Harbin Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. CHEN Rong (merchen@ust.hk) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2007 and he is now an associate professor at Chongqing University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. CHAN Yeukhim received his Mphil at HKUST in 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. XU Chao (mechxu@gmail.com) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2008 and he is now a professor at North China Electric Power University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. ZHU Liande (zhuld108@nenu.edu.cn) worked at the lab from 2007-2008 and he is now an associate professor at Northeast Normal University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. LIANG Zhenxing (zliang@scut.edu.cn) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2008 and he is now an associate professor at South China University of Technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. WANG Erdong (wangerdong16@yahoo.com.cn) worked at the lab in 2008-2010 and he is now an associate professor at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. YANG Weiwei (yangww@ust.hk) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2009 and he is an associate professor at the School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University.

 

 

 

 

Dr. XU Jianbo (mebxu@ust.hk) received her Ph.D. at HKUST in 2010 and she is now working at HKUST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. LI Yinshi (meliys@alumni.ust.hk) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2011 and he is an assiociate professor at the School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. WU Qixing (mejeff@ust.hk) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2011 and he is now a lecturer at Shenzhen University.

 

 

 

 

Dr. LEUNG Puiki (mepkleung@ust.hk) worked at the lab as a visiting scholar in 2011-2012.

 

Dr. ZHAO Hong (mezhaohong@ust.hk) worked at the lab as a visiting scholar in 2011-2013.

 

 

 

 

Dr. SHEN Shuiyun (meshensy@ust.hk) received her Ph.D. at HKUST in 2012 and she worked at the lab as a visiting scholar in 2012-2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. AN Liang (medavid@ust.hk) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2012 and he is now a visiting scholar at HKUST.

Dr. XU Qian (meqianxu@ust.hk) received his Ph.D. at HKUST in 2013 and he is now a visiting scholar at HKUST.