International ASET Inc. is proud to present Dr. Lixin Cheng and Dr. Tassos G. Karayiannis as the Congress Chair - Congress Co-Chair for the 8th World Congress on Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer (MHMT'23).
Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Dr. Lixin Cheng is Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader in Chemical Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He obtained his Ph.D. in Thermal Energy Engineering at the State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 1998. Dr. Cheng has extensive international working and collaboration experience. He held an associate professor in Chemical Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark in 2013-2015. He was a senior lecturer and course leader in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Portsmouth, UK in 2011-2013, and a lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, UK in 2009-2011. He worked as a scientific collaborator in the Laboratory of Heat and Mass Transfer (LTCM) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 2006-2009. He was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and worked at the Institute of Process Engineering at the Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany in 2004-2006. He was a senior research fellow at London South Bank University in 2001-2003, and a post-doctoral research fellow at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands in 2000-2001. His research interests include multiphase flow and heat transfer, enhanced heat transfer, micro-scale two-phase flow and heat transfer, nanofluid two-phase flow and heat transfer, compact and micro-heat exchangers, chemical processes and thermal energy system etc. In recent years, he is active in developing cutting-edge interdisciplinary research such as bioenergy, waste utilization and energy efficiency. He has published more than 100 papers in journals and conferences, 10 book chapters and edited 10 books. He is associate editor of Heat Transfer Engineering since 2016. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena (IJMNTFTP) (2010-2014). He is the Editor-in-Chief of e-book series Advances in Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer, and editor of SpringerBriefs on “Multiphase Flow” and Book series “Frontiers and Progress in Multiphase Flow” by Springer Verlag in Germany.
Dr. Tassos G. Karayiannis
Brunel University London, UK
Tassos Karayiannis studied at the City University London and the University of Western Ontario (Western). He started his career as a researcher at Southampton University and later as a British Technology Group Researcher at City University. Subsequently he worked at London South Bank University and joined Brunel University London in 2005 where he is now professor of Thermal Engineering and Leader of the Energy Efficient & Sustainable Technologies Theme. Professor Karayiannis has carried out fundamental and applied research in a number of heat transfer related topics including natural convection and renewable energy. He has been involved with two-phase flow and heat transfer for over 30 years. Initially he worked on the enhancement of pool boiling and condensation processes using high intensity electric fields (Electrohydrodynamic enhancement of Heat Transfer). In parallel, he carried out extensive experimental work in pool boiling heat transfer with plane and enhanced surfaces. Professor Karayiannis has also been very actively involved with research in flow boiling in small to micro tubes and micro-multi-channels. This work involves fundamental studies as well as research leading to the design of high heat flux integrated thermal management systems. His research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Innovate UK and Industry. He has published more than 230 papers, chapters in books and industrial reports. He chaired the following conferences/meetings: 48th European Two Phase Flow Group Meeting, 2010 the 9th UK-Japan Seminar on Multiphase flows 2013 and the 15th UK National Heat Transfer Conference, 2017. He also chairs the Int Conf on Micro and Nanoscale flows now in its 6th edition. He is a Fellow of the EI and the IMechE and the Chairman of the UK National Heat Transfer Committee.
Dr. Sohel Murshed
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Congress Local Chair
Prof. Murshed received his PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Nanyang Technological University Singapore ( ranks among the global TOP 20 in the QS World University Rankings®). Before joining here in Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Instituto Superior Técnico, he was a researcher and professor at the Faculty of Sciences of the same university (University of Lisbon) for several years. Previously, he also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and University of Central Florida (UCF), USA.
Prof. Murshed is enlisted in the rankings of World's Top 2% Scientists (both Career and single year of 2019 impact lists) that was published by Stanford University in late 2020. Notably, he was ranked 50th among 552 listed scientists from Portugal in the list for the impact of single year 2019.
Besides 10 books and 28 book-chapters he has so far authored/co-authored 160 scientific publications in leading international journals and conferences. Several of his papers have been classified as Highly Cited Papers by Web of Science (Essential Science Indicators). His current citation count is 6904 with h-index of 30 (Google Scholar).
He has served as an editor of-Journal of Nanofluids (American Scientific Publishers) from 2012-2020 and is currently an Associate Editor, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer), guest editor of special issues of "Nanomaterials" (MDPI). He is also member of editorial board of several other international journals. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) and European Thermoelectric Society (ETS). Prof Murshed was a management committee member nominated by FCT and a group leader of a European COST action (NanoUptake: 2016-2020). He is also a core team member of European commission's CIG project (NANOConVEX: 2020-2021). He is the PI of an ongoing project-"NanoCOM" funded by FCT, Portugal. He received the DUO-India Professor Fellowship Award 2020 (under ASEM-DUO Fellowship Program). He has regularly been serving as an expert evaluator for the European Commission and for funding agencies of different countries like The Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, Romania and so on. He also acts as an external reviewer for many international PhD theses like Imperial College London as well as about 40 international journals including numbers of top level ones like "Nature".