Made with Sparkle

Dr. Yun Wang 

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 

4231 Engineering Gateway

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697-3975 

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

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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. 


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. 

Representative Publications (A complete list with citations (~4000 times 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. 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. 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).

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. 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: >1440 times by 11/2017]

13. 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.

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)