About the author
Dr. Ping Cheng, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, is a Chair Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Prior to his present position, he served as Chairman of Mechanical Department at University of Hawaii (1989-1994) and as Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1995-2002).
Prof. Cheng obtained his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. He has done seminal research work in porous-media heat transfer, radiative gasdynamics, microscale heat transfer, and phase-change heat transfer. A Fellow of both American Society of Mechanical Engineers（ASME）and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Prof. Cheng has received many international top honors, including 2006 ASME/AIChE Max Jakob Memorial Award. He was selected as one of the world’s highly cited researchers by Reuter Thompson in 2014.
Prof. Cheng is serving as Editor for International J. of Heat & Mass Transfer and International Communication on Heat & Mass Transfer. He is also on the editorial boards of 14 other international heat transfer and energy journals. He will be the Chair of the 16th International Heat Transfer Conference to be held in Beijing in August 2018.