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Personal profile

    Dr Yong Shi gained his Bachelor degree in Thermal and Power Engineering and Master degree in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics both at Xi'an Jiaotong University. He was awarded his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2006. Before joining University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at University of Melbourne and Los Alamos National Laboratory, and an associate professor at Chongqing University. 

     From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Yong Shi was appointed as Head of Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, leading the establishment of the courses of "Mechanical Engineering" and "Product Design and Manufacturing" and accreditation of their BEng degrees by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Engineering Designers, United Kingdom. During his time at UNNC, Dr. Yong Shi was awarded the Qianjiang Distinguished Professorship from Zhejiang Province, the honor of Provincial Excellent College Teacher, and selected in Zhejiang Provincial 151-Talent Program (Tier 1) and Ningbo Municipal Top Academic Leader Scheme (Tier 1). He is a core member of Provincial Key Discipline of Mechanical Engineering and Provincial First-class Discipline of Materials Science and Engineering. The module of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 2, which he has been teaching and managing, was awarded as Provincial First-Class Undergraduate Module in Zhejiang.   

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Research Interests

  Dr Shi's academic interests are in the broad area of micro/nanoscale fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, computational modelling and energy engineering. In recent years, he has been focusing on

Micro- and Nanoscale Fluid Transport, with particular interests in 

  • Micro- and nanoscale non-continuum gas transport phenomenon;
  • Heat and mass transfer in random micro-and nanoporous media;
  • Nanoparticle suspension flow dynamics and heat transfer.

Computational Modeling, with particular interests in 

  • High-order lattice Boltzmann schemes;
  • Numerical (re)construction and characterization techniques of random porous structures;
  • Hybrid multi-scale computational algorithms. 

Energy Technologies and Systems, with particular interests in 

  • Thermal management for low-carbon vehicles;
  • Energy conversion and storage technologies.



Modules Offered

  • Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 2 (module convener), 2012 - present.
  • BEng Individual Project (thesis supervision), 2014 - present.
  • Computer Modelling Techniques (joint teaching), 2015 - 2017.
  • Foundation Algebra for Physical Sciences and Engineering (joint teaching), 2012-2013.


Professional Information


  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2010 - present.
  • Member, American Physical Society, 2010 - present.
  • Member, Engineering Professors’ Council, UK, 2014 – present.

Conference Engagement

  • Session Chair and Member of the Technical Programming Committee, the 15th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics and Editorial Board of Applied Thermal Engineering, virtual conference, July 26-28, 2021.
  • Organizing Committee Member and Session Chair, International Symposium on Numerical Methods in Heat and Mass Transfer 2020, Ningbo, China, June 24-26, 2020.
  • Session co-chair, 2nd International Conference on Energy and Power, Sydney, Australia, December 13-15, 2018.
  • Local organizer, 3rd International Symposium of Fluids and Thermal Engineering, Ningbo, China, November 17-19, 2017.
  • Plenary chair and Session chair, 3rd International Symposium of Fluids and Thermal Engineering, Ningbo, China, November 17-19, 2017.
  • Session chair, International Symposium of Heat Transfer and Heat Power Cycles, Nottingham, UK, June 27 – 30, 2016.
  • Session chair,International Conference of Microfluidics, Nanofluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip, Dalian, China, June 10 – 12, 2016.
  • Session co-organizer, ASME 2015 Power & Energy Conference, San Diego, USA, June 28 – July 2, 2015.
  • Organizing committee member, International Workshop on Sustainable Energy, Ningbo, China, June 5, 2014.

Other Activities

  • Correspondence reviewer for NSFC applications.
  • Reviewer for provincial and municipal research grants.
  • Reviewer for Ningbo Science and Technology Progress Awards (2015, 2016), Ningbo Key Schemes for Industrial Innovation (2017, 2018).
  • Reviewer for journals, including Physics of Fluids, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Applied Thermal Engineering, Energy, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, Scientific Reports, Chemical Engineering Journal, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Desalination, Langmuir, Electrophoresis, et al.

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