Address:Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Tel:(+86) 1062797961

Education Background

90-94 Cambridge University, UK, Ph.D. in Engineering.

85-88 University of Science and Technology of China, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

80-85 University of Science and Technology of China, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Work Experiences

08-to date  Professor, School of Aerospace, TsinghuaUniversity, Beijing, China.

05-2010  Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, StateUniversity of New York at Stony Brook, USA.

99-2005  Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, StateUniversity of New York at Stony Brook, USA.

96-1999  Research Scientist, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA.

94-1995   Research Associate, Engineering Department, Cambridge University, UK.

90-1994   Research Assistant, Engineering Department, Cambridge University, UK.

88-1990   Lecturer, Department of Energy Engineering, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, China.

Other Professional Positions


Research Areas and Interests

Thermal science and fluid dynamics in the aspects of combustion in automobile engines and fire propagation; alternative energy in the area of methane hydrate; materials processing of crystalline Si growth for Solar applications, and ceramic and metallic functional-graded-coatings by thermal spraying; and bio-fluid mechanics such as cerebral fluid dynamics for hydrocephalus.

Honors and Awards

National Science Foundation: CAREER Award, USA, 2000.

Ministry of Education: Cheung Kong Scholar, China, 2008

Books and Patents


Journal Publications

Over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts being published, representative papers are listed below:

• D. Cai, L. L. Zheng, H. Zhang, 2010, “Transport Phenomena in Vapor Growth of III-Nitrides,” in Springer Handbook of Crystal Growth, Defects and Characterization (eds. M. Dudley, K. Pyrappa, V. Prasad, and G. Dhanaraj), Springer, New York. P1243-1280.

• Wei, J., Zhang H., Zheng L L, Wang C L, Zhao B, 2009, “Modeling and Improvement of Silicon Ingot Directional Solidification for Industrial Production Systems,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 93, pp.1531-1539 .

• H. S. Fang, K. Bao, J. A. Wei, H. Zhang, E. H. Wu, and L. L. Zheng*, 2009, “Simulations of Droplet Spreading and Solidification Using an Improved SPH Model,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications,55:2,124-143.

• Lili Zheng, Hui Zhang, Mingyu Zhang, Prasad Kerkar and Devinder Mahajan, 2008, “Modeling methane hydrate formation in marine sediments,” in T. Collett, A. Johnson, C. Knapp, and R. Boswell, eds., Natural gas hydrates — Energy resource potential and associated geologic hazards: AAPG Memoir 89, p. 1–12.

• Zhang, W., Wei, G. H., Zhang, H., Zheng, L., Welch, D.O., and Sampath, S., 2007, “Toward the Achievement of Substrate Melting and Controlled Solidification in Thermal Spraying”,Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Vol. 27, pp.717-736.

• Cai, D., Zheng, L. L., Zhang, H., Tassev, V. L., and Bliss, D. F., 2005, “Modeling of Aluminum Nitride Growth by Halide Vapor Transport Epitaxy Method,” Journal of CrystalGrowth, Vol. 276, pp. 186-193.

• Xiong, H. B., Zheng, L. L., Sampath, S., Williamson, R., and Fincke, J., 2004, “Three-dimensional simulation of plasma spray and entrained particle behavior,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 47, pp. 5189-5200.

• Egnor, M., Zheng, L. L., Rosiello, A., Gutman, F. and Davis, R., 2002, “A model of pulsations in communicating hydrocephalus,” Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vol. 36, pp. 281-303.

• Zheng, L. L. and Zhang, H., 2000, “An adaptive level set method for moving boundary problems: applications to droplet spreading and solidification,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B, Vol. 37, pp.437-454.

• Zheng, L. L., Zhang, H., Larson, D. J., Jr., and Prasad, V., 1998, “A model for solidification under the influence of thermoelectric and magneto-hydrodynamic effects: application to Peltier Interface Demarcation during directional solidification with different gravitational conditions,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 120, pp.430-440.

• Zheng, L. L. and Bray, K. N. C., 1994, “The application of new combustion and turbulence models to H2 - air non-premixed supersonic combustion,” Combustion and Flame


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