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Professor Chang-Ying Zhao Honored with William Begell Medal for Excellence in Thermal Science and Engineering



Professor Chang-Ying Zhao, an esteemed faculty member of Shanghai Jiaotong University, has been awarded the prestigious William Begell Medal for Excellence in Thermal Science and Engineering, for his winning lecture entitled "Micro/Nanoscale Thermal Radiation: Fundamentals and Applications". This distinguished accolade will be presented to Professor Zhao on August 15th during the 17th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-17) in Cape Town, South Africa.


The William Begell Medal, named after the renowned publisher and founder of Begell House, Inc., recognizes exceptional contributions and advancements in the field of thermal engineering and heat transfer. Every four years at the IHTC Conference, the Medal is awarded to a new recipient who has accomplished remarkable achievements, completed innovative research, and has held a position of influential leadership within the heat transfer community.
Professor Zhao has been at the forefront of groundbreaking research in thermal engineering for over two decades. Currently, he is the Chair Professor, the Director of Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, and the Dean of China-UK Low Carbon College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Prof. Zhao's research interests mainly cover micro/nanoscale thermal radiation, heat transfer in porous media and thermal energy storage. He has published over 250 high-quality papers in prestigious journals like the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer and has been cited more than 15,000 times in total. Since 2014, Elsevier annually recognizes him as one of the Most Cited Chinese Researchers.
Prof. Zhao serves as Director or Board Member for several professional societies, including the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT), the Asian Union of Thermal Sciences and Engineering (AUTSE), the Heat Transfer Society of China, as well as Board Member of the Nukiyama Memorial Award. Prof. Zhao is also the Editor-in-Chief of Carbon Neutrality, Associate Editor of Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, as well as Editorial Board Member of several other distinguished journals.

The awarding of the William Begell Medal serves as a testament to Professor Zhao's unwavering commitment and exceptional contributions to the field. His innovative research has not only advanced our understanding of thermal science as it relates to engineering but has also paved the way for transformative applications in various industries, including energy, manufacturing, and healthcare.

On receiving this prestigious honor, Professor Chang-Ying Zhao expressed his gratitude and acknowledged the support of his colleagues, students, and the university. He reaffirmed his commitment to furthering research and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration to drive innovation in addressing future global energy challenges.

The global academic community joins in congratulating Professor Chang-Ying Zhao on this remarkable achievement and wishes him continued success in the future.

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