Books/Book Chapters



Zhang, Y., and He, Y.L., Multiscale Thermal Transport in Energy Systems, ISBN: 978-1-63485-692-8, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 2016.

During energy utilization and conversion, thermal energy is either an intermedia product or a byproduct; thermal transport plays a critical role on efficiency, reliability, and safety of the energy systems. Recent development in nanotechnologies enabled significant improvement of the performances of the thermal energy storage, fuel cell, battery and thermoelectric devices. To meet the ever increasing challenges posted by energy systems, innovative and transformative measures must be taken to significantly improve the performance of these devices. Such measures will not be possible without thorough understanding of thermal transport at molecular, nano- and microscale levels because physical phenomena occurring at molecular, nano- and microscale will have profound effects on the performance at the system level. Understanding of multiscale thermal transport in the energy system is essential to improve their performance.


Zhang, Y., Femtosecond Lasers: New Research, ISBN: 978-1-62948-059-6, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 2013.

This book presents new research related to femtosecond laser ablation, coherent control, electronic and therma processes, coloring, nanoscale heat transfer, and corneal refractive surgery. With the processing power carried by each pulse entering pettawatts (1015W) in less than 100 femtoseconds, femtosecond lasers can remove virtually any type of material in a few picoseconds while confining the process zone to within tens of nanometers. The result is clean cuts, strong welds, and precision destruction of small targets such as cancer cells with no injury to surrounding materials.


Zhang, Y.,  Nanofluids: Research, Development and Applications,  ISBN: 978-1-62618-165-6, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 2013.

This book presents current research related to the synthesis, characterization, and heat transfer of nanofluids. The special properties of nanomaterials and their interactions with base fluids lead to substantially different properties of nanofluids compared with that of base fluids. Significant physical insights into complex physical phenomena in nanofluids are gained via the utilization of advanced theoretical tools and state-of-the-art experimental measurement techniques.


Faghri. A., Zhang, Y., and Howell. J. R.Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer, 956 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9842760-0-4, Global Digital Press, Columbia, MO, 2010.

  1. Read the entire book online at Thermal-Fluids Central.
  2. Book Review by late Professor Ralph Webb of Pennsylvania State University published in the Heat Transfer Engineering,Vol. 32, No. 6, Pages 521-522, 2011. Read Book Review.
  3. Book Review by Professor Ranga Pitchumani of Virginia Tech published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, No. 9-10, pp. 2241-2242, 2011. Read Book Review.



Faghri, A., and Zhang, Y., ed., Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems, 1064 pages, ISBN: 978-0-12-370610-2, Elsevier, Burlington, MA, 2006.

  1. Read the entire book online at Thermal-Fluids Central.
  2. Book Review by Professor Kambiz Vafai of University of California-Riverside published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 50, No. 13-14, July 2007, Pages 2857-2858.
  3. Book Review by late Professor Ralph Webb of Pennsylvania State University published in the Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 10, Page 910, 2008.



Book Chapters


image001     Li, Z, Yang, M., and Zhang, Y., 2016, “Hybrid LBM-FVM and LBM-MCM Methods for Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Simulation,”  Multiscale Thermal Transport in Energy Systems, Zhang, Y., and He, Y., eds., Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-63485-692-8, Chapter 9 (PDF).

image001    Ma, H.B., Wilson, C., Yoon, I., and Zhang, Y., 2013, “Nanofluid Oscillating Heat Pipes,” Nanofluids: Research, Development and Applications, Zhang, Y., ed., Nova Science Publishers, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-62618-165-6, Chapter 9, pp. 329-366 (PDF).

image001    He, Y.L., and Zhang, Y., 2012, “Advances and Outlooks of Heat Transfer Enhancement by Longitudinal Vortex Generators,” Advances in Heat Transfer, Vol. 44, Sparrow, E.M., Cho, Y.I., Abraham, J.P., and Gorman, J.M., Eds., Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-12-396529-5, Chapter 2, pp. 119-185 (PDF) [Google Scholar].

image001    Zhang, Y., 2010, “Advances in Thermal Modeling of Laser Chemical Vapor Deposition and Infiltration,” Thermal Engineering Research and Developments, Evgova, J., and Kostadinov, O., eds. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-60741-497-1, Chapter 6, pp. 283-316 (PDF) [Google Scholar].

image001     Zhang, Y., Tzou, D.Y., and Chen, J.K., 2009, “Micro- and Nanoscale Heat Transfer in Femtosecond Laser Processing of Metals,” High-Power and Femtosecond Lasers: Properties, Materials and Applications, Barret, P.H., and Palmerm, M., eds., Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60741-009-6, Chapter 5, pp. 159-206 (PDF) [Google Scholar].