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Yuying Yan

Chair in Thermofluids Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

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Biography

Yuying Yan who obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at City University of London is Professor of Thermofluids Engineering, Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Thermofluids Engineering at University of Nottingham. With more than 30 years experience in fluid flow and heat transfer, he is a member of EPSRC Peer Review College; Associate Editor of Elsevier Journal - Case Studies of Thermal Engineering, Editorial Board member for International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Nature Publishing Group's multidisciplinary Journal: Scientific Reports, Journal of Bionic Engineering, Automotive Innovation, and Elsevier Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Progress. He is fellow of International Society of Bionic Engineering. He has supervised more than 30 PhD students and authored or co-authored more than 200 academic papers in refereed journals.

Expertise Summary

Prof. Yan has many years experiences in single phase and two-phase fluid flow and heat transfer. His research areas in heat transfer cover heat transfer enhancement, efficient cooling technology (microchannel boiling and condensation, heat pipes, and jet impingement, film cooling, pin-fin cooling), and elelctrohydrodynamic and electroosmotic driving effect on fluids & heat transfer. In low carbon vehicle thermal management, his research includes: power electronics thermal management, power battery thermal management, vehicles air-conditioning; and HVAC in the built environment.

He also carries out multidisciplinary research of biomimetics. On biomimetics, he studies nature inspired solutions for heat transfer enhancement and various applications of thermal managements.

In numerical modelling of fluid flow and heat transfer, his team works on multi scale modelling based on Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) simulation, Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulation, and CFD.

Teaching Summary

Modules of teaching:

BEng/Meng : Heat Transfer and Cooling Technologies (20 Credits)

Research Summary

Prof. Yan carries out wide-ranging researches of fluid flow and heat transfer encountered in engineering and the built environment. His current major cutting edge researches include multi-scale… read more

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Current Research

Prof. Yan carries out wide-ranging researches of fluid flow and heat transfer encountered in engineering and the built environment. His current major cutting edge researches include multi-scale modelling (based CFD, LBM and MD) of boiling in microchannel, micro nano fluids flow and heat transfer, biomimetics of functional surfaces with fluids (surface wettability, hydrophobicity, drag/adhesion reduction); development of efficient cooling technology and various thermal management solutions for modern automotive, turbo machine and power electronics. He also works on innovative heat pipes and thermoelectric (TE) applications. His research has been supported by the UK Engineering Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), Innovate UK, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, European FP7 and H2020 and the industrial companies.

Future Research

I welcome inquires from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: Fluid flow and heat transfer, biomimetics, efficient cooling technology, microchannel boiling and condensation, heat pipes, jet impingement, film cooling, elelctrohydrodynamic, low carbon vehicle thermal management, power electronics & power battery thermal management, HVAC in the built environment, Thermofluids.

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