Dr. TieJun (TJ) Zhang is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Masdar Institute, Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi UAE. He is also the Principal Scientist leading the Alibaba Cloud-Khalifa University Joint Innovation Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence for Clean Energy. He was a visiting assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He has mentored over 40 PhD/MSc students and research staffs as well as many intern students.
Dr. Zhang is the recipient of the UAE National Research Foundation University-Industry Research Collaboration Award, the Abu Dhabi Award for Research Excellence, and the US National Academy of Sciences Arab-American Frontiers Fellowship Award. In the past few years, he has been the principal investigator of multiple research projects on energy and micro/nanotechnologies (US$10+M). Dr. Zhang has 140+ peer-reviewed publications and patents on phase-change heat transfer and microfluidics, micro-3D printing and advanced nanofabrication, solar power generation and refrigeration cooling, subsurface multiphase flow and water treatment, intelligent process control and machine learning applications.
Dr. Zhang is an active member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NanoEngineering for Energy and Sustainability Steering Committee and ASME Heat Transfer Division K18 Technical Committee. Dr. Zhang was the co-chair (Arab-side) of the Fourth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium between USA and 22 Arab countries (organized by the US National Academies). He was also the co-chair of 2018 MRS Spring Meeting Symposium EN11 Nanomaterials for the Water and Energy Nexus in USA. He has been an invited reviewer for many international research proposals, doctoral dissertations and over 50 scientific journals.
Advisor to the following research staffs and students:
Postdoctoral Research Fellows