Virginia Tech College of Engineering
"Dr. Jiangtao Cheng received his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Purdue University in 2002. He also has a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and a B.S. degree in Applied Physics from Peking University at Beijing. Prior to joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech in 2015 as Associate Professor, Dr. Cheng was a research associate at the Pennsylvania State University and a research scientist at Teledyne Scientific Company (formerly Rockwell Science Center). He has served as the principal investigators of several research projects funded by DOE, NASA, DARPA and NSF respectively. He has authored/coâ€authored more than 50 papers in journals and conferences. Dr. Cheng has won numerous awards in his career including four times of Best Paper Awards in international conferences and 2013 Outstanding Overseas Young Scholar Award from China NSF. In 2010, Dr. Chengâ€™s project â€œOptofluidic Solar Concentratorsâ€ was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of the â€œsix transformational energy research and development projects that could revolutionize how the country uses, stores, and produces energyâ€. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience in thermal-fluid sciences, renewable energy, micro/nano-fluidics, optofluidics, multiphase fluid flow, nano-fabrications and CFD numerical simulation."
Thermal-fluid sciences, Renewable energy, Micro/nano-fluidics, Optofluidics, Multiphase fluid flow, Nano-fabrications and CFD numerical simulation