Liang, XinGang,Mr., Born in Feb., 1962 in Fushun, Liaoning, China. He is professor in the School of Aerospace, and the executive dean since 2004. He was visiting scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley from Mar.1997 to Mar. 1998, and was a Guest professor, Institute of Fluid Sciences, Tohoku University frmo Jan. 2006 to Mar. 2006.
 
Education background
•Sept. 1980- Aug. 1985, Undergraduate study in the Department of Engineering Thermophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, received B. Sci. in 1985.                                                 
•Sept. 1985 – Sept. 1991, postgraduate study in the Department of Engineering Thermophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, received Ph.D. in 1991.
 
Professional background
•Aug. 1999 to present: Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University (THU)  
•May 2004 to present:  Executive Dean, School of Aerospace, THU     
•Sept. 2000 to May 2004: Deputy Head, Department of Engineering Mechanics, THU  
•Sept. 1999 to Dec.2000: Director, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, THU  
•Jan. 1995 to Jan. 1997: Vice director, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, THU  
•Jan. 1995 to July 1999: Associate professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, THU 
•Oct. 1991 to Dec. 1994:  Lecturer, Department of Engineering Mechanics, THU     
 
Professional Activity
•Editor, Microscale and Nanoscale Thermophysics Engineering 2004-date.
•Associate Editor, International Journal of Thermal Sciences 2004-date.
•Regional editor, Heat Transfer—Asian Research
•Gusset Editor, the special proceedings issue of the International Journal of Thermophysics for the 7th Asian Thermal Properties Conference, Hefei, Anhui, China, Aug. 23 – 28, 2004.
•Member of Heat Transfer Section, Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics.
•Member of Thermal Physical Property Section, the Chinese Society of Metrology.
•Conference Co-Chairs and Scientific Committee Members,4th, 5th , 6th ,7th ASME Int. Conf. on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels.
•‘Lead Scientist’, 6th, 7th, 8th World Conf. on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
•Organizing Committee member, International Forum on Heat Transfer (IFHT2004), November 24th(Wed) - 26th(Fri), 2004, Kyoto, Japan.
•Conference General Secretary, The 7th Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference 23-28 August 2004, Hefei & Huangshan, Anhui, China.
 
Research fields
Heat transfer, including micro/nanoscale heat transfer, heat transfer enhancement, electronic device cooling, entransy theory for heat transfer optimization;
Thermal control and management of space vehicle.
 
Brief introduction of research   
    He was the principal investigator over ten National 863 plans project, NSFC funds, and funds from industrials. His major research interests include but not limited to the followings. 
    The investigations of the microscale heat conduction by molecular dynamics simulation, phonon theory focus on size and interface effects in nano-films, superlattices, nano-tubes, polycrystalline and micro structures. The purpose is to understanding the mechanisms behind the phenomena, such as size effect, rectification, due to the confinements on phonon transport by boundaries and interfaces. 
    The research on thermal analyses and heat transfer enhancement is related to the cooling of MEMS and electronic devices, diesel engine, techniques for high heat flux density and heat transfer enhancement theory.
    Thermal control of space vehicles include the investigation of the ground-based simulation method of flow and heat transfer, the ventilation in cabins, and the thermal management techniques for the space vehicles that can fully utilizes the energies and resources in the space vehicles to reduce the mass, energy and resource consumption of the space vehicles.
    Optimization theory based on the new concept of entransy. The entransy decrease principle, the thermal equilibrium criteria based on entransy, the entransy balance equation with work process, the extreme principles for convection and thermal radiation were developed. The principles can be used to optimize the heat transfer process.
 
Awards/Honors   
•Distinguished young professor of Tsinghua University, 2000;
•Education Achievement Award, Beijing government, 2006
•Distinguished teaching awards for young teacher, Tsinghua University, 2006.
•Natural Science Award (1st class), the Ministry of Education of China, 2007. 
 
Research achievements  
Published more than 150 journal papers and gave eight invite talks and lectures on international conferences and forums. Received Natural Science Award (1st class) from the Ministry of Education of China in 2007.