MAE’s Professor Yongjie Hu, is the recipient of the Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award recognizes young engineer who is under 36 years of age and is committed to pursuing research in heat transfer, and has demonstrated the potential to make significant contributions to the field. Established by the ASME Heat Transfer Division in 2003, the Bergles-Rohsenow award was funded through the efforts of Arthur Bergles and Warren Rohsenow who are well known for their accomplishments in heat transfer research and for their mentoring of young researchers.
Prof. Hu is recognized as an emerging leader in the interdisciplinary areas of thermal sciences, nanotechnology, and advanced materials, for “significant contributions to heat transfer in developing high thermal conductivity materials for thermal management of electronics and novel experimental metrologies for nanoscale thermal transport”. His program at UCLA combines experiments and ab-initio theory develop the understanding and engineering of fundamental transport phenomena and advanced materials for wide applications, including energy, electronics, micro/nano sensors, and quantum information. Prior to UCLA, Prof. Hu was a Battelle postdoctoral fellow at MIT and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. His research has been recognized with many honors, including the recent Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award, and U.S. Air Force Young Investigator Award.