International ASET Inc. is proud to present Dr. Lixin Cheng and Dr. Tassos G. Karayiannis as the Congress Chair - Congress Co-Chair for the 6th World Congress on Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer (MHMT 2021).
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.