Yuying Yan



Prof. Yuying Yan


University of Nottingham, UK



Yuying Yan who obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at City University of London is Professor of Thermofluids Engineering, Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Thermofluids Engineering at University of Nottingham. With more than 30 years experience in fluid flow and heat transfer, he is a member of EPSRC Peer Review College; Associate Editor of Elsevier Journal - Case Studies of Thermal Engineering, Editorial Board member for International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Nature Publishing Group's multidisciplinary Journal: Scientific Reports, Journal of Bionic Engineering, Automotive Innovation, and Elsevier Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Progress. He is fellow of International Society of Bionic Engineering. He has supervised more than 30 PhD students and authored or co-authored more than 200 academic papers in refereed journals.

Field Of Research

Prof. Yan carries out wide-ranging researches of fluid flow and heat transfer encountered in engineering and the built environment. His current major cutting edge researches include multi-scale modelling (based CFD, LBM and MD) of boiling in microchannel, micro nano fluids flow and heat transfer, biomimetics of functional surfaces with fluids (surface wettability, hydrophobicity, drag/adhesion reduction); development of efficient cooling technology and various thermal management solutions for modern automotive, turbo machine and power electronics. He also works on innovative heat pipes and thermoelectric (TE) applications. His research has been supported by the UK Engineering Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), Innovate UK, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, European FP7 and H2020 and the industrial companies.

Selected Publications

WEI GONG, YUYING YAN, SHENG CHEN, 2018. A study on the unphysical mass transfer of SCMP pseudopotential LBM International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 123, 815-820

R FU, Y YAN, C ROBERTS, Z LIU, Y CHEN, 2018. The role of dipole interactions in hyperthermia heating colloidal clusters of densely-packed superparamagnetic nanoparticles Scientific Reports. 8, 4704

BO LI, KUO HUANG, YUYING YAN, YONG LI, SSENNOGA TWAHA and JIE ZHU, 2017. Heat Transfer Enhancement of a Modularised Thermoelectric Power Generator for Passenger Vehicles Applied Energy. 205, 868-879

S. HUANG, J.D. MALTSON, Y.Y. YAN, 2016. Experimental study on heat transfer improvement structures with staggered transverse elongated pedestal array International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 97, 502-510