Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429395

Author IDs



Ph.D., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005)

M.S., Nuclear Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University (1999)

B.S., Thermal Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (1997)


Professional Experience

Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2022-Now)

Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2015-2022)

Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2010-2015)

Senior Engineer, Framatome (AREVA NP), Lynchburg, VA, USA (2005-2010)

Engineer, Nuclear and Radiation Safety Center, Chinese Ministry of the Environmental Protection (2000-2001)

Research Interests/Areas

  • Multiscale Boiling and Condensation
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • Multiphase flow and heat transfer
  • Nuclear Reactor Thermal-hydraulics, Safety and Design
  • Battery Energy Storage and Energy Conversion


Award and Achievement

  • 2023, Best Paper Award, International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP). April 23–27, 2023. Gyeongju, South Korea
  • 2022, World's top 2% scientists list by Stanford University
  • 2021, The President's Awards, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2020 “Highly Cited Paper award”, Applied Energy.

  • 2017 “Outstanding Paper Award by Applied Energy ICAE2016”, Applied Energy.

  • 2016 “Student Paper Competition Award” 24th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Charlotte North Carolina , United States.
  • 2014 “Best Paper Award” Progress in Nuclear Energy.
  • 2012 “Best Team Supervisor” Design and Innovative Project Competition, Nanyang Technological University.
  • 2009 “Corporate Recognition Award for Excellence” AREVA NP.
  • 2004 “Best Teaching Assistant Award” Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT.

Services outside CityU

Professional Activity

  • 2023-Now, Associate Editor, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering (Elsevier)
  • 2021-Now, Associate Editor, Heat Transfer Engineering (Taylor & Francis)
  • 2016-Now, Advisory Editor, Annals of Nuclear Energy (Elsevier)
  • Technical Program Committee member and session chairs, 11th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics, Operations and Safety (NUTHOS-11), Gyeongju, Korea, 2016
  • Keynote speaker and Technical Program Committee member, 13th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics, Operations and Safety (NUTHOS-13), Hsinchu Taiwan, 2022

Services in CityU

Administrative Assignment

  • 2018 - 2022, Member, College Board of Engineering
  • 2015 - 2018, Deputy Program Leader and Co-Chair, Nuclear and Risk Engineering Program.