Made with Sparkle

Dr. Yun Wang 

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 

4231 Engineering Gateway  

University of California, Irvine  

Irvine, CA 92697-3975 

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

E-mail:; Webpage: Renewable Energy Resources Laboratory

Research Interests: 

Complex Multi-phase Flow, Advanced Hydrogen Storage, High Power Fuel Cells, New Batteries, Novel Heat Pipes, High-resolution Neutron/Optical Imaging, New Materials, Renewable Energy Conversion, and Advanced Fabrication.


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


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. 

Brief Publications (A complete list: scholargoogle)

1. M. Chen, T. Yuan, Z. Hou, Z. Wang, Y. Wang, Impact of Moisture Content on Coal Analysis using Laser Induced-breakdown Spectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta Part B, 112 (2015) 23-33. 

2. Y. Wang, Z. Wang, H. Yuan and T. Li, Discharge Oxide Storage Capacity And Voltage Loss In Li-air Battery, Electrochimica Acta, 180 (2015) 382-393 

3. Y. Wang and S. C. Cho, Analysis and Three-dimensional Modeling of Vanadium Flow Batteries. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 161(9), A1200-A1212 (2014).

4. S. C. Cho, and Yun Wang. Two-phase flow dynamics in a micro channel with heterogeneous surfaces. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 71 (2014): 349-360.

5. H. Wang, S. C. Jiang, Y. Wang, B. Xiao, Substrate removal and electricity generation in a membrane-less microbial fuel cell for biological treatment of wastewater, Bioresource Technology 138 (2013)109-116.

6. Y. Wang & Gundevia, M. (2013). Measurement of thermal conductivity and heat pipe effect in hydrophilic and hydrophobic carbon papers. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 60, 134-142.

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

8. [endif]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)

9. Yun 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).

10. 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).

11. 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)

12. J.P. Wang and Y. Wang, Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flames in HCCI-Engines, International Conference on Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, Beijing, Oct. 2000, P484.

13. 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. [Citation: >1130 times by 2016/12]