Moran Wang, Ph.D, Tenured Professor in Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University

Education background

1999.9 to 2004.7  Ph.D. & M.S.,   Department of Engineering Mechanics,  Tsinghua University
Ph.D. Thesis: Monte Carlo Simulations on Micro- and Nanoscale Gas Flow and Heat Transfer
M.S. Thesis: Experimental Investigation and Mechanism Analysis of the Thermally Driven Phase Transition MicroPump
1995.9 to 1999.7  B.S.,ME, Tsinghua University
B.S. Thesis: Experiments on Phase Change Micro Pump

Experience

2011 - present Professor @ Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University
2008 - 2011 Oppenheimer Fellow @ Earth and Environmental Sciences Division (EES) & Center of Nonlinear Studies (CNLS), Los Alamos National Laboratory
2007 - 2012 Visiting Scientist @ Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
2006 - 2008 Research Associate @ Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture & Technology (NEAT) & Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California at Davis
2004 - 2006 Postdoctoral Research Fellow @ Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Social service

Editorship:      

Associate Editor, Journal of Fluid Engineering (ASME, SCI, 2014~)
Associate Editor, Energy (Elsevier, SCI, 2012-2014, 2015-2017)
Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth (AGU, SCI, 2014~)
Associate Editor, Journal of Porous Media (Begellhouse, SCI, 2010~)
Associate Editor, Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media (Begellhouse, SCI, 2010~)
Associate Editor, Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources (Elsevier, 2015~)
Editorial Board Member, Energies (MDPI, SCI, 2015~)
Editorial Board Member, Energy Science and Engineering, (Wiley, SCI, 2014~)
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (Elsevier, SCI, 2015~)
Editorial Board Member, Transport in Porous Media (Springer, SCI, 2012~)
Membership: 

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2003~), AIAA(2003~)
American Physics Society (2005~)
American Geophysical Union (2009~)
InterPore (2012~, lifetime member)
Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics
 

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Fluid mechanics and heat & mass transfer

Research Status

Micro/nanoscale Interfacial Transports
Multiscale Multiphase Multiphysicochemical (M3) transports in porous media
Physics in unconventional oil/gas exploration and developments
Physics of heat transfer and thermodyanics at nano scale (time and space)
Multiscale modeling; Hybrid and Upscaling; mesoscopic simulations
Energy conversion and energy efficiency optimization

Honors And Awards

2016  Best Keynote Award in 3RD Int. Symposium on Unconventional Geomechanics
2016  Selected in highly cited Chinese authors in 2015 by Elsevier
2015  Best Paper Award in Annual Conference of China Geoscience
2015  Selected in highly cited Chinese authors in 2014 by Elsevier
2013  "Wu Zhonghua" Outstanding Young Scholar Award of China Thermophysical Society
2012  Leading talent support plan of Tsinghua University (221 program)
2011  Recruitment Program of Global Young Experts of China (1000plan)
2011  Backbone talent support plan of Tsinghua University
2010  LAAP Publication Award of LANL
2008  J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellowship Award
2006  National Distinguished Ph.D Dissertation of China, Honorable Mention

Academic Achievement

Published over 100 scientific articles on international journals, which have been cited over 3000 times by peers. The H index is 32 (based on data from Web of Science core database up to 2017). Prof. Wang published 7 book chapters and 4 textbooks.

Representative publications

Review papers (selected 5)
M. Wang, N. Pan. Predictions of Effective Physical Properties of Complex Multiphase Materials. Material Science and Engineering-R: Reports. 63(1): 1-30, 2008 [IF=17.731]
M. Wang. The Physical Chemistry of Materials: Energy and Environmental Applications. Materials Today. 13(3): 67, 2010 [IF=12.929]
 X. Wang, B. Ding, G. Sun, M. Wang and J. Yu. Electro-spinning/netting. Progress in Materials Science.58: 1173-1243, 2013 [IF =25.87]
 S. Chen, M. Wang, and Z. Xia. Multiscale fluid mechanics and modeling. Procedia IUTAM. 10: 100-114, 2014 [Invited paper]
 Y. Guo, M. Wang. Phonon hydrodynamics and its applications in nanoscale heat transport. Physics Reports. 595: 1-44, 2015 [IF =22.91]

Micro/nano electrokinetic flows (selected 5)
 L. Zhang and M. Wang*. Electro-osmosis in inhomogeneously charged microporous media by pore-scale modeling. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 486: 219-231, 2017
J. Liu, M. Wang, S. Chen and M. Robbins*. Uncovering Molecular Mechanisms of Electrowetting and Saturation with Simulations. Physical Review Letters. 108: 216101, 2012
M. Wang*, and A. Revil. Electrochemical charge of silica surfaces at high ionic strength in narrow channels. J. Colloid Interface Sci 343: 381-386, 2010
M. Wang*, C. Chang, and R. Yang. Electroviscosity in nanofluidic channels. Journal of Chemical Physics 132: 024701, 2010
M. Wang* and Q. Kang. Electrokinetic transport in microchannels with random roughness. Analytical Chemistry 81 (8), 2953-2961, 2009

Physio-chemical transport in microporous media (selected 5)
L. Zhang, M. Wang*. Modeling of electrokinetic reactive transports using a coupled lattice Boltzmann method. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth. 120: 2877-2890, 2015
S. Chen, X. He, V. Bertola and M. Wang*. Electrokinetic flow of non-Newtonian fluid in porous media. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 436: 186-193, 2014
M. Wang. Structure effects on electro-osmosis in microporous media. Journal of Heat Transfer-ASME 134: 051020, 2012
M. Wang*, Q. Kang, H. Viswanathan and B. Robinson. Modeling of electro-osmosis of dilute electrolyte solutions in silica microporous media. J. Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 115: B10205, 2010
M. Wang*, and S. Chen. Electroosmosis in homogeneously charged micro- and nanoscale random porous media. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 33(15): 264-273, 2007

Micro/nano gas flow and heat transfer (selected 5)
X. Shan and M. Wang*. On mechanism of chocked gas flow in microchannels. Physics Letter A 379: 2351-2356, 2015
M. Wang, X. Lan and Z. Li*. Analysis of Gas flows in Micro- and Nanochannels. Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer. 51(13-14): 3630-3641, 2008
M. Wang* Z. Li. An Enskog based Monte Carlo method for high Knudsen number non-ideal gas flows. Computer & Fluids. 36(8): 1291-1297, 2007
M. Wang, Z. Li*. Simulations for gas flows in microgeometries using the direct simulation Monte Carlo method. Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow, 25(6): 975-985, 2004
M. Wang *, Z. Li. Nonideal gas flow and heat transfer in micro- and nanochannels using the direct simulation Monte Carlo method. Physical Review E. 68: 046704, 2003

Physics of heat transfer (selected 5)
 Y. Guo, M. Wang*. Thermodynamic analysis of gas flow and heat transfer in microchannels. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 103: 773-782, 2016
 Y. Guo, D. Jou, M. Wang* Understanding of flux-limited behaviors of heat transport in nonlinear regime. Physics Letter A 380: 452-457, 2016
M. Wang*, X. Shan, N. Yang. Understanding length dependence of effective thermal conductivity of nanowire. Physics Letter A. 376: 3514-3517, 2012
M. Wang*, N. Yang and Z. Guo. Non-Fourier heat conductions in nanomaterials. Journal of Applied Physics, 110: 064310, 2011
M. Wang*, and Z. Guo. Understanding of size and temperature dependences of effective thermal conductivity of nanotubes. Physics Letter A 374: 4312-4315 2010

Effective thermal conductivity of multiphase composites (selected 5)
C. Xie, J. Wang N. Pan, D. Wang and M. Wang*. Lattice Boltzmann modeling of thermal conduction in composite materials with thermal contact resistance. Communications in Computational Physics. 17: 1037-1055, 2015
M. Wang*, X. Wang, J.K. Wang and N. Pan. Grain size effects on effective thermal conductivity of porous materials with internal thermal contact resistance. Journal Porous Media. 16(11): 1043-1048, 2013
M. Wang*, N. Pan. Modeling and prediction of the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Random Open-cell Porous Foams. Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer. 51(5-6): 1325-1331, 2008
M. Wang, J. He, J. Yu and N. Pan. Lattice Boltzmann modeling of the effective thermal conductivity for fibrous materials. Intentional Journal of Thermal Sciences 46(9): 848-855, 2007
M. Wang*, J. Wang, N. Pan, and S. Chen. Mesoscopic Predictions of the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Microscale Random Porous Media. Physical Review E. 75: 036702, 2007

Energy and thermodynamic optimization (selected 5)
Y. Guo, M. Wang*. Thermodynamic analysis of gas flow and heat transfer in microchannels. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 103: 773-782, 2016
X. Shan, M. Wang* and Z. Guo. Geometry optimization of self-similar transport network. Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2011: 421526, 2011
X. Liu, Q. Chen*, M. Wang* et al. Multi-dimensional effects on optimal network structure for liquid distributors. Chemical Engineering and Processing 49(10): 1038-1043, 2010
X. Liu, M. Wang*, J. Meng, E. Ben-Naim and Z. Guo. Minimum dissipation principle for the optimization of transport networks. International Journal of Non-linear Science and Numerical Simulations 11(2): 113-120, 2010
Q. Chen, M. Wang*, N. Pan, and Z. Guo. Optimization principles for convective heat transfer enhancement. Energy. 34(9): 1199-1206, 2009

Transport in unconventional oil/gas resources (selected 5)
 J.T. Zheng, Y. Ju*, H.H. Liu, L. Zheng and M. Wang. Numerical prediction of the decline of shale gas production rates considering the geomechanical effects based on the Two-part Hooke's model. Fuel. 185: 362-369, 2016
 Z.Y. Wang, X. Jin, X. Wang, L. Sun, M. Wang*. Pore-scale geometry effects on gas permeability in shale. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 34: 948-957, 2016
 Z.Y. Wang, Y.Y. Guo, M. Wang*. Permeability of high-Kn real gas flow in shale and production prediction by pore-scale modeling. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 28: 328-337, 2016
 Z. Chen, C.Y. Xie, Y. Chen and M. Wang*. Bonding strength effects in hydro-mechanical coupling transport in granular porous media by pore-scale modeling. Computation 4: 15, 2016
 X. Shan and M. Wang*. On mechanisms of chocked gas flows in microchannels. Physics Letters A 379: 2351-2356, 2015

Multiscale modeling (selected 5)
 S. Chen, M. Wang, and Z. Xia. Multiscale fluid mechanics and modeling. Procedia IUTAM 10: 100-114, 2014
 C.Y. Xie, A.Q. Raeini, Y. Wang, M. Blunt*, M. Wang*. An improved pore-network model with viscous coupling effect via direct simulation by lattice Boltzmann method. Advances in Water Resources. 100: 26-34, 2017
 G. Liu, J. Zhang and M. Wang*. Drop movements and replacement on surface driven by shear force via hybrid atomistic-continuum simulations. Molecular Simulation. 42(10): 855-862, 2016
 Z.Y. Wang, Y.Y. Guo, M. Wang*. Permeability of high-Kn real gas flow in shale and production prediction by pore-scale modeling. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 28: 328-337, 2016
 J. Liu*, M. Wang, S. Chen and M.O. Robbins. Molecular simulations of electroosmotic flows in rough nanochannels. Journal of Computational Physics 229: 7834-7847, 2010

Lattice Boltzmann algorithms (selected 5)
 Y. Guo, M. Wang*. Lattice Boltzmann modeling of phonon transport. Journal of Computational Physics 315: 1-15, 2016
 Y. Chen, Q. Cai, Z. Xia, M. Wang* and S. Chen. On the momentum exchange method in lattice Boltzmann simulations of particle-fluid interactions. Physical Review E. 88: 013303, 2013
M. Wang*, and Q. Kang. Modeling electrokinetic flows in microchannels using coupled lattice Boltzmann methods. Journal of Computational Physics, 229: 728-744, 2010
J. Wang, M. Wang, and Z. Li*. A Lattice Boltzmann Algorithm for Fluid-Solid Conjugate Heat Transfer. Inter. J. Thermal Sci. 46(3) 228-234, 2007
 M. Wang*, J. Wang, and S. Chen. Roughness and Cavitations effects on Electro-osmotic Flows in Rough Microchannels using the Lattice Poisson-Boltzmann Methods. Journal of Computational Physics. 226(1): 836-851, 2007