Hui Zhang
Department of Engineering Physics
Tsinghua University
Phone: (010) 6279 2861
Fax: (010) 6279 2863
E-mail: zhhui@tsinghua.edu.cn
                                                                                                           
Reserarch and Teaching Interest
Hui Zhang's primary research lies in the area of thermal/fluid science, crystal growth, disaster prevention and mitigation, and thermal spray coating. Hui Zhang's primary research lies in the area of disaster prevention and mitigation, thermal/fluid science, crystal growth, and thermal spray coating. Prof. Zhang is now the PI of a major research program of NSFC focused on “study on the city's comprehensive risk assessment and several key issues in emergency response”. He is one of directors of the UTC-Tsinghua Joint Institute on Building Energy, Safety and Control System. He focuses on developing next generation building safety technology through integrated information and sense systems, effective situation awareness and evacuation strategy.
 
Education
Ph.D.    Mechanical Engineering (GPA 4.0/4.0) (1/1994), Polytechnic University at Brooklyn, NY.
M.S.     Engineering Thermophysics (2/1989), University of Science and Technology of China.
B.S.      Engineering Thermophysics (9/1986), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China. 
 
Positions and Employment
12/2007-           Professor, Center for Public Safety Research, Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China (Academic leave without pay from Stony Brook)
9/2002-12/2007 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA
1/1998-9/2002   Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA
9/1996-1/1998  Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA
1/1994-9/1996   Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA
2/1989-8/1990 Assistant Lecturer, Energy Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
 
Other Relevant Experiences and Professional Memberships
Broad Member, Asia-Pacific Association for Public Safety Science and Technology (2008- )
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1991 - ),
 
Honors
National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Associate Award for conducting research on parallel multizone adaptive scheme for multiphase systems with free and moving boundaries, 1995.
National Science Foundation CAREER Award for developing a generalized approach to modeling and virtual prototyping of advanced materials processes for semiconductor and optical applications, 1999.
Tsinghua One-hundred Outstanding Professorship,2007
Yangzi Scholar,2008
 
Chapters in Books
1.       Zheng, L.L., Zhang, H., Zhang, M.Y., Kerkar, P., and Mahajan, D., 2008, “Modeling Methane Hydrate Formation in Marine Sediments, in Natural Gas Hydrates - Energy Resource Potential and Associated Geologic Hazards: AAPG Memoir 89 (eds. T. Collett, A. Johnson, C. Knapp, and R. Boswell), p. 1–12.
2.       Cai, D., Zheng, L. L., and Zhang, H., 2010, “Transport Phenomena in Vapor Growth of III-Nitrides,” in Springer Handbook of Crystal Growth (eds. M. Dudley, K. Pyrappa, V. Prasad, and G. Dhanaraj), Springer, New York. p. 1243-1280.
 
Journal Publications
1.       Guo, S.D., Yang, R., Zhang, H., 2010, “Zone-Particle Model for Building Fire Simulation”, Chinese Science Bullet (accepted).
2.       S. Guo, R. Yang, H. Zhang. Reliability and Sensibility Analysis of a New Inverse Model for Detecting Fire Source Location and Intensity. AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (accepted)
3.      Bao, K., Wu, X.L., Zhang, H., and Hu, E. H., 2010, “Volume Fraction Based Miscible and Immiscible Fluid Animation,” Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Vol. 21, pp. 401-410.
4.       Zhang, H., Fang, H.S., Zheng, L.L., Hu, Z. G., Zhang, G. C., 2009, “Numerical Studies on Nd:YVO4 Crystal Growth Using Czochralski Method with Submerged Plate”, Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 311, pp 4652-4659.
5.       Wang, X. L., Zhang, H., Zheng, L. L., Wei, J. A., 2009, “Development of A Mesoscopic Particle Level Model for Synthesis of Uranium-Ceramic Nuclear Fuel”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol 52, pp. 5141-5151.
6.       Wei, J. A., 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.
7.       Guo, S.D, Yang, R., Zhang, H., Weng, W.G., Fan, W.C., 2009, “Source Identification for Atmospheric Release of Hazardous Materials Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo and Unsteady Adjoint Method” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 52, pp. 3955-3962.
8.       Wei, J., Zheng, L. L., and Zhang, H., 2009, “To Suppress Melt Convection by Cooling the Top Portion in Bridgman Crystal Growth,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 52, pp. 3747-3756.
9.       Bao, K., Zhang, H., Zheng, L. L., and Hu, E. H., 2009, “Pressure Corrected SPH for Fluid Animation,” Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Vol. 20, pp. 1-10.
10.   Wang, X. L., Zunjarrao, S., Singh, R., and Zhang, H., 2009, “To Produce Advanced Nuclear Fuels by Polymer Pyrolysis and Material Synthesis,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 23, pp. 286-293.
11.   Guo, S.D., Yang, R., Zhang, H., Narayanan, S., and Atalla, M., 2009, “Development of a Fire Zone Model Considering Mixing Behavior,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 23, pp. 327-338.
13.   Zhang, M. Y., Zhang, H., Zheng, L.L., 2009, “Numerical Investigation of Substrate Melting and Deformation during Thermal Spray Coating by SPH Method,” Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Vol. 29, pp. 55-68.
14.   Fang, H.S., Bao, K., Wei, J.A., Zhang, H., Wu, E.H., Zheng, L.L., 2009, “Simulations of Droplet Impact and Solidification Using an Improved SPH Model,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, Vol. 55, pp. 124–143.
15.   Fang, H. S., Qiu, R., Zheng, L. L., Schaffers, K., Tassano, J., Caird, J. A., and Zhang, H. (Corresponding Author), 2008, “Optimization of the Cooling Profile to Achieve Crack-free Yb:S-FAP Crystals,” Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 310, pp. 3825-3832.
16.   Zhang, M.Y., Zhang, H., and Zheng, L. L., 2008, “Simulation of Droplet Spreading, Splashing and Solidification using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 51, pp. 3410-3419.
17.   Fang, H. S., Zheng, L. L., Zhang, H., Hong, Y., and Deng, Q., 2008, “To Reduce Melt Inclusion using Submerged Heater and Baffle in Optical Crystal Growth,” Crystal Growth and Design, Vol. 8, pp. 1840-1848.
18.   Cai, D., Mecouch, W.J., Zheng, L. L., Zhang, H.   Sitar, Z., 2008, “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Study of Transport and Reaction Phenomena in Gallium Nitride Epitaxy Growth”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 51, pp. 1264-1280.
19.   Wang, X. L., Zhang, H., and Zheng, L. L., 2007, “Novel Modeling Tool for Fixed-bed Biomass Gasification using High Temperature Air,” Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 46, pp. 8852-8856.
20.   Zhang, W., Wei, G. H., Zhang, H., Zheng, L. 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.
21.   Zhang, W., Zheng, L. L., Zhang, H., Sampath, S., 2007, “Study of Injection Angle and Carrier Gas Flow Rate Effects on Particles In-Flight Characteristics in Plasma Spray Process: Modeling and Experiments”, Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, Vol. 27, pp. 701-716.
22.   Mandal, K. C., Kang, S. H., Choi, M., Wei, J., Zheng, L. L., Zhang, H., Jellison, G. E., Groza, M., and Burger, A., 2007, “Component Overpressure Growth and Characterization of High Resistivity CdTe Crystals for Radiation Detectors”, Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 36, pp. 1013-1020.
23.   Wang, X. L., Cai, D., and Zhang, H., 2007, “Increase of SiC Sublimation Growth Rate by Optimizing of Powder Packaging,” Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 305, pp. 122-132.
24.   Cai, D., Zheng, L. L., Zhang, H., Zhuang, D., Herro, Z.G., Schlesser, R., and Sitar, Z., 2007, "Effect of Thermal Environment Evolution on AlN Bulk Sublimation Crystal Growth,” Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 306, pp. 39-46.
25.   Zhang, M. Y., Zhang, H., and Zheng, L. L., 2007, "Application of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method on Free Surface and Solidification Problems", Numerical Heat Transfer Part A: Application, Vol. 52, pp. 299-314.
26.   Dhanaraj, G., Chen, Y., Chen, H., Cai, C., Zhang, H., and Dudley, M., 2007, Chemical Vapor Deposition of Silicon Carbide Epitaxial Films and Their Defect Characterization,” Journal of Electronic Materials,Vol. 36, pp. 332-339.
27.   Li, L., Kharas, B., Zhang, H., and Sampath, S., 2007, “Suppression of Crystallization During High Velocity Impact Quenching Of Alumina: Observations and Characterization,” Material Science and Engineering, A, Vol. 456, pp. 35-42.
28.   Wang, X. L., Cai, D., and Zhang, H., 2007, “A Novel Method to Increase Growth Rate in Sublimation Crystal Growth of Advanced Materials,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 50, pp. 1221-1230.
29.   Kharas, B., Wei, G. H., Sampath, S., and Zhang, H., 2006, “Morphology and Microstructure of Thermal Plasma Sprayed Silicon Splats and Coatings” Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 201, pp. 1454-1463.
30.   Chen, Y., Dhanaraj, G., Zhang, H., and Dudley, M., 2006, “Thermodynamic studies of carbon in liquid silicon,” Journal of American Ceramic Society, Vol. 89, pp. 2922-2925.
31.   Cai, D., Zheng, L. L., Zhang, H., Tassev, V. L., and Bliss, D. F. 2006, “Modeling of Gas Phase and Surface Reactions in an Aluminum Nitride Growth System” Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 293, pp. 136-145.
32.   Mandal, K. C., Kang, S. H., Choi, M., Bello, J., Zheng, L. L., Zhang, H., Groza, M., Roy, U. N., Burger, A., Jellison, G. E., Holcomb, D. E., Wright, G. W., Williams, J. A., 2006, “Simulation, Modeling, and Crystal Growth of Cd0.9Zn0.1Te for Nuclear Spectrometers,” Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 35, pp. 1251-1256.
33.   Deshpande, S., Sampath, S., Zhang, H., 2006, “Mechanisms of Oxidation and its Role in Microstructual Evolution of Metallic Thermal Spray Coatings – Case study for NiAl” Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 200, pp. 5395-5406.
34.   Wang, C. L., Zhang, H., Wang, T.H., and Zheng, L. L., 2006, “Solidification Interface Shape Control in a Continuous Czochralski Silicon Growth System,” Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 287, pp. 252-257.
35.   Dhanaraj, G., Dudley, M., Chen, Y., Ragothamachar, R., Wu, B., Zhang, H., 2006, “Epitaxial Growth and Characterization of Silicon Carbide Films,” Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 287, pp. 344-348.
Doctoral Students
Dr. Xiaolin Wang, “Modeling and Processing of Ceramic and Polymer Precursor Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials,” PhD (2007). Sensors for Medicine and Science, MA, USA.
Dr. Mingyu Zhang, “Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Materials Processing: Code Development and Applications,” PhD (2007). Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing, China.
Dr. Guanghua Wei, “Modeling of Air-Droplet Interaction, Substrate Melting and Coating Buildup in Thermal Spraying,”PhD (2008), Veeco, NJ, USA.
Dr. Haisheng Fang, “To Study Crystal Cracking and Melt Inclusion during Laser Crystal Growth by Czochralski Method,”PhD (2008). Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA.