13th International Conference on


Xi'an, China, October 15 -19, 2018


Tel.: +86 (29) 82664462


Yonghai Zhang
Dong-Chuan Mo

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ping Cheng
Affiliation School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Title of Keynote presentation 3D Simulation of Boiling Curves under Different Gravity Conditions
Dr. Ping Cheng received his B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University, M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics and Astroanutics from Stanford University. He is a Chair Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Prior to his present position, he served as Chairman of Mechanical Engineering at University of Hawaii (1989-1994), and Head of Mechanical Engineering Departmnet at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1995-2002). Professor Cheng is an internationally renowned specialist in heat transfer. He has published over 250 SCI journal papers, and was listed as one of the world’s highly cited researchers by Thomson Reuters in 2014. He has done seminal research work in porous-media heat transfer, radiative gas dynamics, microscale boiling and condensation heat transfer, and lattice Boltzmann phase-change methods. Professor Cheng has received four top international honors, including 2006 ASME/AICHE Max Jakob Memorial Award, 1995 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, 2003 AIAA Thermophysics Award, and 2006 ASME Heat Transfer Division Classic Paper Award. Professor Cheng is an Academcian of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fellow of both ASME and AIAA. He is serving as Editors for Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer and Int. Comm. Heat Mass Transfer, and is a member of editorial board of 12 international heat transfer journals. He will be the Chair of 2018 International Heat Transfer Conference to be held in Beijing in 2018.

Prof. Oleg A. Kabov
Affiliation Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Title of Keynote presentation Heat transfer and CHF in a shear-driven liquid film covered by local dry spots with ultra-small lifetime
Oleg A. Kabov graduated from the Tomsk Polytechnic State University, Russia, in 1978 and received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Thermophysics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (IT) in 1987. In 1999 he received the degree of Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics (habilitation) from the same institute. In 2007 he has been granted the diploma of Professor on thermal physics and thermal fluids science of Russian Academy of Sciences. Since 1987, he has been the Head of Laboratory of Enhancement of Heat Transfer in IT (Novosibirsk). His current research interests include: shear-driven and falling liquid films and rivulets, two-phase flows in microchannels, condensation, evaporative and thermocapillary convection, drop spreading and drop evaporation, contact line, two-phase systems at microgravity and hypergravity. From 1997 till 2012 he was in a research staff of the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and has been managing the "Two-Phase Systems Group" of the Microgravity Research Center of ULB. He was involved as a coordinator and researcher in the several experiments performed under microgravity conditions (Sounding Rockets, International Space Station). Experiments in 10 parabolic flights campaigns of the European Space Agency have been performed. He has authored and coauthored more than 200 papers in referred journals and has 15 patents. He is a member of National Committee on Heat and Mass Transfer of Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2006 he has initiated the permanent yearly International Workshop on Two-Phase Systems for Space and Ground Applications. Since 2013 he is serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal “Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer” published by Begell House.

Prof. Catherine Colin
Affiliation Institut de Mécanique des Fluides – University of Toulouse, France
Title of Keynote presentation Dynamics of bubble growth and detachment in a shear flow
Catherine Colin is Professor at Toulouse INP (National Polytechnic Institute) and Researcher at the Institute of Fluid Mechanics in Toulouse (IMFT). She obtained her PhD in 1990 in Toulouse and joined IMFT as CNRS researcher. She became full Professor in 2002. Her main research topics are two-phase flow in normal and microgravity conditions, bubble dynamics, breakup and coalescence, turbulence modelling, pool and convective boiling. She is involved in several national and international networks and projects on two-phase flow for space applications and nuclear industry. She is Vice President in charge of Research and Innovation at Toulouse INP and editor of International Journal of Multiphase Flows.

Prof. Hitoshi Asano

Affiliation Kobe University, Japan
Title of Keynote presentation Condensing heat transfer in a quadrilobed tube
Hitoshi Asano is a professor of Department Mechanical Engineering of Kobe University, Japan. He graduated from Kobe University in 1990. He started research on two-phase flow dynamics in Kobe University after 3.5 years working in Daikin Industries. He obtained degree of Dr. Eng. from Kobe University in 2000, and was promoted to associate professor in 2001. From 2001 to 2002 he visited Stuttgart University as a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. His interests are focused on thermo-fluid dynamics in compact heat exchangers for HVAC systems and in two-phase flow cooling systems for space and ground application. He was promoted to professor of energy conversion engineering field of Kobe University in 2018. He is a member of the JAXA TPF project team for boiling and two-phase flow experiments onboard ISS. He is Fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Scientific Council of International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer.