Made with Sparkle

Dr. Yun Wang 

Professor of 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

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 (~4,400 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: >1700 times by 8/2018]

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. Web of Science (last access on 3/7/2010), shows five of his first-authored papers are among the most cited papers (top 7) in Electrochimica Acta (EA) in 2005-09, (top 20) in EA in 2006-09, (top 4) in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society (JES) in 2006-09, (top 11) in JES in 2008-09, and (top 10) in the Journal of Power Sources in 2008-09, respectively. Recently, 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 served as Track Chair/Co-Chair for ASME conferences (3 times) and Session Organizer (11 times) for ASME conferences since 2010, and as Co-Chair/Committee Member of other international conferences (36 times).  Wang published a 416-page book (PEM Fuel Cells: Thermal and Water Management Fundamentals) in 2013 and  two chapters: “Modeling of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel-Cell Components, Ch. 30” and “Modeling of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells and Stacks, Ch. 31” in the book of Fuel Cell Science and Engineering: Materials, Wiley (2012).

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)