受学校国际合作与交流基金资助，南非约翰内斯堡大学（University of Johannesburg）Tien-chien Jen教授于近日进行学术交流，并为我校师生带来精彩报告，报告将分为四个专题。欢迎广大师生参加。
报告题目：(i) Advanced Functional Materials for clean energy
(ii) Materials and manufacturing for sustainable energies
(iii) Materials and catalysts development for gas and water pollution control
(iv) Reactor and process design for clean energy production.
动力楼529，2019年7月23日14:00-16:30 专题i, 专题ii
动力楼529，2019年7月25日14:00-16:30 专题iii, 专题iv
Prof Jen , the chair of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Science in the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He joined the university in August 2015, before that Prof Jen was a faculty member at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Prof Jen received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UCLA, specializing in thermal aspects of grinding. He has received several competitive grants for his research, including those from the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy and the EPA. Dr. Jen has brought in $3.0 million of funding for his research, and has received various awards for his research including the NSF GOALI Award. Prof Jen has recently established a Joint Research Centre with Nanjing Tech university of China on the “Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing.” Prof Jen is also the Director of Manufacturing Research Centre of the University of Johannesburg. Meanwhile, SA National Research Foundation has awarded Prof Jen a NNEP grant (National Nano Equipment Program) worth of USD 1 million to acquire two state-of-the-art Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Tools for ultra-thin film coating. These two ALD tools will be the first in South Africa and possibly the first in Africa continent.
In 2011, Prof Jen was elected as a Fellow to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), which recognized his contributions to the field of thermal science and manufacturing. As stated in the announcement of Prof Jen Fellow status in the 2011 International Mechanical Engineering and Congress Exposition, its states “Tien-Chien Jen has made extensive contributions to the field of mechanical engineering, specifically in the area of machining processes. Examples include, but not limited to, environmentally benign machining, atomic layer deposition, cold gas dynamics spraying, fuel cells and hydrogen technology, batteries, and material processing.” Prof Jen has written a total of 210 peer-reviewed articles, including 84 peer-reviewed journal papers, published in many prestigious journals including International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design and ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. He also has written many chapters in special topics book. For example, Prof Jen has a chapter in Numerical Simulation Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, published by WIT Press, and another chapter in Application of Lattice Boltzmann Method in Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Computational Fluid Dynamics – Technology and Application.