Dr Ming Zheng is a Professor, NSERC/Ford Senior Industrial Research Chair in Clean Combustion Engine Innovations at the Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering of the University of Windsor, the Director of Clean Combustion Engine Research group. He also served as a two-term Canada Research Chair from 2003-2013 in Clean Diesel Engine Technologies. He received his PhD in 1993 from University of Calgary; NSERC-JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow 1995 from Hokkaido University, and MSc in 1988 from Tsinghua University. He was a Senior Engineer at Alternative Fuel Systems Inc. from 1996 to 2000 with extensive experience in natural gas engine research taking the dual fuel engine projects in Japan and UK. Prior to joining the University of Windsor, he was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tennessee from 2000-2002, where his innovative combustion engine research was awarded significant DOE contracts. Dr. Zheng has expertise in high efficiency engine development, advanced ignition control, combustion diagnostics, engine dynamic modeling, fuel management, adaptive combustion control, emission control, and biofuel engines. He has developed a sophisticated real-time control system with field programmable gate array (FPGA) to implement model-based combustion strategies. His investigations in reactively-controlled and dual-fuel combustion have led to two patents on a dual-bowl piston design and a time-shared air management system. He has led studies in high-power ignition and control resulting in 25 patents, i.e., the multi-coil high energy spark ignition and the corona ignition systems. He also invented the active after-treatment strategies of dynamic thermal management and continuous space-sharing regeneration with three patents on a variety of active flow control converters for the exhaust after-treatment of internal combustion engines.
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 and heat transfer enhancement. 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. He has supervised 16 PhD and 19 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 140 articles/editorials in archival journals, with a similar number of conference publications. 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. 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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