Yun Wang, Professor, ASME Fellow, RSC Fellow

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

4231 Engineering Gateway 

University of California, Irvine 

Irvine, CA 92697-3975

 Office: (949) 824-6004; Fax: (949) 824-6004

E-mail: yunw at uci dot edu; google scholar;  facebook

ORCID iD:       https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2035-3148

Research Interests:

Complex Multi-phase Flow, Advanced Hydrogen Storage, High Power Fuel Cells, New Batteries, Efficient Cooling, Micro 2-Phase Flow, Droplet Dynamics, 

Novel Heat Pipes, High-resolution Neutron/Optical Imaging, New Materials, Renewable Energy Conversion, Advanced Fabrication, Material Characterization.

Education:

Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University, 2006

M.S. Mechanical and Engineering Science, Peking University, 2001 

B.S. Mechanical and Engineering Science, Peking University, 1998

Teaching:

Undergraduate courses: MAE107 Fluid Thermal Science Laboratory; MAE117 Solar and Renewable Energies; MAE189-PEM Fuel Cell; MAE189-Wind Energy; MAE189-Hydrogen Energy.

Graduate courses: MAE 221 Convective Heat Transfer; MAE 220 Conduction Heat Transfer; MAE 224 Convective Mass Transfer; MAE 295 Multi-phase Transport; MAE 226 Hydrogen Transport and Conversion. 

Representative Publications (A complete list with citations (~5,200 times scholargoogle)

1. Y. Wang and C.Y. Wang, Transient Analysis of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Electrochimica Acta, 50, (2005) 1307-1315. (PDF)

2. Y. Wang and C.Y. Wang, A Non-Isothermal, Two-Phase Model for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, J. Electrochem. Soc., 153 (2006) A1193-1200. (PDF)

3. Y. Wang, Liem Pham, Guilherme Porto Salerno de Vasconcellos, Marc Madou, Fabrication and Characterization of Micro PEM Fuel Cells using Pyrolyzed Carbon Current Collector Plates, Journal of Power Sources, 195 (2010) 4796-4803. (PDF).

4. Y. Wang, S. Cho, R. Thiedmann, V. Schmidt, W. Lehnert, X. Feng, Stochastic Modeling and Direct Simulation of the Diffusion Media for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53 (2010) 1128-1138 (PDF).

5. Y. Wang, Xavier Cordobes Adroher, Jixin Chen, Xiao Guang Yang, Ted Miller, Three-dimensional modeling of hydrogen sorption in metal hydride hydrogen storage beds, Journal of Power Sources, 194 (2009) 997-1006. (PDF)

6. Y. Wang, Ken S. Chen, Jeffrey Mishler, Sung Chan Cho, Xavier Cordobes Adroher, A Review of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells: Technology, Applications, and Needs on Fundamental Research, Applied Energy 88 (2011) 981-1007. (PDF) [Citation: >2380 times by 7/2020]

7. Y. Wang, Daniela Fernanda Ruiz Diaz, Ken S. Chen, Zhe Wang, and Xavier Cordobes Adroher. "Materials, technological status, and fundamentals of PEM fuel cells–A review." Materials Today, 32 (2020) 178-203 (PDF) 10.1016/j.mattod.2019.06.005

8. Y Wang, B Seo, B Wang, N Zamel, K Jiao, and XC Adroher, Fundamentals, Materials, and Machine Learning of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Technology, Energy and AI, (2020) 100014 (PDF)10.1016/j.egyai.2020.100014.

Highlights:

Wang received the Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 2011 from the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) and the 2011-2012 Applied Energy Certificate of Excellence: Most Downloaded Authors. Wang received the OCEC President’s Award in 2013; the Applied Energy Top Cited Paper Award 2009-2013; and Highly Cited Paper in the Web of Science, as of 10/2/2018. Scopus (last access on 10/3/2018) shows one first-authored paper is the most cited in the history of Applied Energy since 1975 (among 12,590 papers). Wang was elected 2018 Reviewer of The Year from J Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, and is currently ASME Fellow and RSC Fellow. 

Outreach Activities:

1. Undergraduate Renewable Energy Design Opportunities (1); (2); (3); (4)

2. High-school Visit and Hands-on Experience with Renewable Energy (1) (2)

3. Summer Research Position for High-school Students (link)

4. Undergraduate Research Opportunities (link

5. ME Undergraduate Advising (link) and Curriculum Assessment (ABET)

6. MAE Check Up Exam: AE  and   ME (conceptual version only)