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Feng-Yuan Zhang

Feng-Yuen Zhang



Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering
411 B. H. Goethert Parkway, MS21
Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700

Phone: (931) 393-7428
Fax: (931)393-7557


  • 1987    Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • 1990    Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China, MS Mechanical Engineering
  • 1999    Nagoya University, Japan,  Ph.D.


  • Inviscid Flow
  • Micro/Nano ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS)
  • Viscous Fluid Flow

Research Interests

  • Micro-/nano-scale fluidics, transport, heat transfer, and combustion
  • Novel multifunctional materials
  • Micro/Nano electro mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS)
  • Low-emission electric propulsion and high-efficiency combustion engines
  • Electrochemical energy storage and conversions, including fuel cells, electrolyzers, batteries
  • Alternative fuel and renewable energy, including biofuel, solar energy and wind power
  • Hybrid energy systems
  • Thermal control and thermal management
  • Advanced spectroscopies, including laser, optics, x-ray and electron

Professional Experience

  • 2012-Present  Associate Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace
    and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • 2011-2012  Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 2006–2010  Research Staff, Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
  • 2004–2005  Postdoc, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • 2003  Postdoc, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • 2002  Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
  • 1999 – 2002 Assistant Professor/Research Associate, Nagoya University
  • 1990 – 1995 Research Engineer, Beijing Institute of Machine & Electricity

Selected Publications

Professional Activities

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Electrochemical Society (ECS)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Track Co-Organizer on “Characterization of Interfaces and Interphases” in Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting.
  • Track Co-Chair on “Micro and Nano Technologies in Energy Systems” in ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability
  • Session Co-Chair in ASME International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering & Technology Conferences

Reviewer For Journals and Books

  • Advances in Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Energy
  • Applied optics
  • Applied Spectroscopy
  • Applied Surface Science
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal
  • Computer Physics Communications
  • Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems
  • Electrochemical Acta
  • Energy and Fuel
  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • Journal of Composite Materials
  • Journal of Electrochemical Society
  • Journal of Fluid Engineering
  • Journal of Mathematical Physics
  • Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • Journal of Power Sources
  • Nanotechnology
  • NSF panel
  • Optics Letters
  • Particuology
  • Peer reviewer for National Renewable Energy Lab
  • Peer reviewer of book proposals for Elsevier Sensors
  • Sensors