Dr. Youhua Jiang is currently an Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department in Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT), Shantou, China.
Dr. Jiang's background lies at the interface between surface engineering and thermofluids (Interfacial Phenomena), and Dr. Jiang has particular interest in any phenomena where the effects of interfacial tensions dominate.
Dr. Jiang has extensive experience in investigating the effects of solid surfaces on phenomena relating to (1) fluid dynamics, (2) phase-change heat transfer, and (3) physical chemistry, including:
(1) Impact, rebound, slide, coalescence, and jump of droplets/bubbles (and particle-laden droplets) with various fluidic properties at microscopic (aerosols) and millimetric scales,
(2) Evaporation, condensation, freezing, melting, and boiling,
(3) Wetting/Dewetting, crystallization, droplet manipulation, and self-assembly of nano/micro-materials,
on surfaces with various properties, especially the variance in wettability induced by micro-/nanostructures.
Dr. Jiang's career goal is to address practical problems related with water, energy, and the environment using fundamental knowledge of Interfacial Phenomena.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (2020-Present)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA (2018 - 2020)
(2014 - 2018) Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
(2012 - 2014) M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA
(2008 - 2012) B.S. School of Energy and Power Engineering （能源与动力工程学院）,
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (上海理工大学)
Teaching Experience & Interest
Fundamental Interfacial Phenomena
Experimental Interfacial Phenomena
Bio-Inspired Surface Engineering
Introduction to Micro-/Nano-Fabrication
National Science Foundation (美国), Structured Surfaces for Prevention of Ice Adhesion and Growth (结构表面抑制冰的形成与粘附), Sep. 2015 - Aug. 2019, $316,399, Participated (参与).
National Science Foundation (美国), Hydropower Plant on a Chip: Frictionless Nanochannel Systems for Hydroelectric Power Generation (芯片水力发电场：无阻纳米通道发电), June 2015 - May 2019, $199,990, Participated (参与).
ACS-PRF (美国), Rejuvenating Conjugated Polymer Membranes for Oily Water Treatment (可复原聚合物对油水处理研究), Sep. 2016 - Aug. 2018, $110,000, Participated (参与)
American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS DFD)
American Chemical Society, Colloid & Surface Science Symposium (ACS CSSS)
Editorial board （编委）:
Interfacial Phenomena & Thermal-Fluids:
ACS Applied Materials & Interface, ACS Omega, Applied Thermal Engineering, Colloids and Surface A, Colloid and Interface Science Communications, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Langmuir, Microfluidics & Nanofluidics, Soft Matter, Scientific Reports, Science Bulletin, and Surface Innovations.
Surface Engineering & Micro-/Nano-Fabrication:
Applied Surface Science, Coatings, IEEE Nanotechnology, IEEE Sensors, Micromachines, Nanoscale, and Nano-Structures & Nano-Objectives
Honor & Awards
ABS Scholarship, American Bureau of Shipping (2014 - 2016)