Keynote Speakers

8th International Conference on Experimental and Numerical Flow and Heat Transfer (ENFHT’23)



We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers for 8th International Conference on Experimental and Numerical Flow and Heat Transfer (ENFHT'23) will be:



Dr. Yulong Ding

Dr. Yulong Ding
University of Birmingham, UK
Plenary Speaker

Topic of Keynote: Thermal Energy Conversion and Storage - Challenges and Recent Progress in Transport Phenomena Across Length Scales

Dr. Zhixiong (James) Guo

Dr. Zhixiong (James) Guo
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Zhixiong “James” Guo is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ, USA. He received his B.S., M.S., and Doctorate, all in Engineering Physics, from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1989, 1991, and 1995, respectively. Then he left China and worked as a Research Fellow in KAIST, South Korea, and a Research Associate in Tohoku University, Japan. From 1999 to 2001, he worked as a research staff member in NYU-Tandon School of Engineering, where he completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in the same time period. He joined the faculty at Rutgers in July 2001. He is a recognized expert in heat transfer, with notable expertise in radiation transport, heat transfer enhancement, and nanoscale heat transfer. His discovery and solution for conserving scattered energy and scattering angle in radiation transfer modeling is of significant contribution to the advancement of radiative transfer computation. He is a pioneer in ultrafast laser radiation transport modeling and applications. He explored plasma-mediated ablation and developed it successfully to tissue grafting and decontamination. He conducted leading research on near-field radiation, addressing emerging technological applications such as MEMS/NEMS sensors, ultrafine measurement, and biological sensing at the molecular level. Nowadays he explores innovative utilization of renewable solar energy and investigates fundamentals in interfacial heat transfer and boiling mechanisms at the molecular level. He has supervised 17 PhD and 20 Master students and mentored 14 postdoctoral/visiting scholars. He received research funds from the NSF, NASA/NJSGC, USDA, ASEE/DOD, MTF, NIH, NJ Nanotechnology Consortium, Charles and Johanna Busch Memorial Funds, NNSFC, JSPS, and other sources. He also received a teaching award from Rutgers Vice President Office for Undergraduate Education in 2002. He is the author or co-author of over 260 articles/editorials in archival journals and conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer and a Managing Editor for journal Heat Transfer Research, and an editorial board member for Applied Thermal Engineering and Frontiers in Energy. Dr. Guo is an elected Fellow of ASME and ASTFE. He was the K-18 technical committee Chair of Heat Transfer Division in ASME during 2009-2015. He was the Technical Program Chair for the 6th International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer (CHT-15). He was a conference Co-Chair for 2011, 2013, and 2015 International Workshops on Heat Transfer Advances for Energy Conservation and Pollution Control. Among many distinctions, he was awarded a JSPS Invitation Fellowship, a K.C. Wong Education Foundation Fellowship, and Rutgers the Board of Trustee’s Award for Excellence in Research, the university’s highest honor for outstanding research contributions to a discipline or to society.

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Dr. Mohamed Pourkashanian

Dr. Mohamed Pourkashanian
The University of Sheffield, UK
Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Sunny Ri Li

Dr. Sunny Ri Li
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sunny Ri Li is currently a professor at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan campus. He is the director of UBC Thermal Management and Multiphase Flows Lab, the Chair of CSME Heat Transfer Committee, and the Canadian Delegate on The Assembly for International Heat Transfer Conferences. His research around the fluid dynamics of multiphase flows and heat transfer involved in high-heat-flux cooling technologies and applications, with particular focus on the cooling and thermal management for microelectronics and power electronics. Before joining UBC, he was a research scientist in the Electronics Cooling Lab at the Global Research Center of General Electric, Schenectady, New York. He received his MASc and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Toronto in 2004 and 2008, respectively.

Topic of Keynote: Applying Surface Engineering to Thermal Fluid Research and Applications
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Dr. Yuying Yan

Dr. Yuying Yan
University of Nottingham, UK
Keynote Speaker

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Registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a €200 EUR registration
  • Conference package including a USB of the proceedings with all registered accepted papers
  • Buffet lunch for each day of the conference
  • 2 coffee breaks for each day of the conference
  • 1 banquet dinner OR cruise tour

Important information for accompanying person(s): Please be informed that the accompanying person can NOT be a co-author.
Co-authors, regardless if 1 author is attending, must pay the full registration fee.
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Virtual registration fee includes the following:

  • Publication of 1 accepted paper in the proceedings. Publication of each additional paper requires a €150 EUR registration
  • Access to all the sessions of the conference