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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:

Multi-phase Flow, Hydrogen Storage, Fuel Cells, Batteries, Heat Pipes, Neutron/Optical Imaging, Heat Transfer, New Materials, 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



MAE107 Fluid Thermal Science Laboratory; 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; MAE189-PEM Fuel Cell; MAE189-Wind Energy; MAE189-Hydrogen Energy; MAE117 Solar and Renewables


Brief Publications (A complete list: Renewable Energy Resources Laboratory)

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.       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.


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