Yiguang Ju

Princeton University

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Education
 July 1986 Bachelor Degree; Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, China
 Aug. 1988Master Degree; Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, China
 Mar. 1994 Ph. D. (Engr.); Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University Japan
Employment 
 1994-1995Research Associate; Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan
 1995-1998 Assistant Professor; Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan
 1998-2000Associate Professor; School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan
 1999-2000Research Staff; Department of Mech. and Aerospace Eng., Princeton University
 2000-2001Yangzi-River Professor, Director of the Institute of Engineering Thermo-physics, Tsinghua University, China
 2001-2007Assistant Professor, Department of Mech. and Aerospace Eng., Princeton University
 2007-2011Associate Professor, Department of Mech. and Aerospace Eng., Princeton University
 2011-2013Professor, Director of Sustainable Energy, Department of Mech. and Aerospace Eng., Princeton University
 2013-2022Robert Porter Patterson Professor, Director of Sustainable Energy Program, Princeton University
2023-2024Robert Porter Patterson Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Managing Principal Research Physicist, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
 2024-Present
Robert Porter Patterson Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Associated faculty, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
Director of DOE Energy Earthshot Research Center (EERC) for Plasma Assisted Hydrogen Production
Awards & Honors 
 Nov. 1995  Fluid Science Research Award by the Fluid Science Foundation, Japan
 May 1999  ASPACC Young Investigators Award (Best Paper Award) by the  First Asia Pacific Conference on Combustion
 Apr. 1999  Best Paper Award by Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences
 Aug. 2000Yangzi River Scholar Award by Chinese Education Ministry
 Oct.  2001 Outstanding Young Scholars Award by National Science Foundation of China
 Sep. 2005Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
 July  2006Overseas Young Scholars Award by National Science Foundation of China
  May 2007   Best Paper Award by the Fifth Asia Pacific Conference on Combustion
  Mar 2011Distinguished Paper Award by the 33rd International Symposium on Combustion
  July 2011NASA Administrator’s Certificate of Appreciation Award by National Aeronautics and Space Administration for outstanding contribution to NASA’s space missions
  Oct  2011 Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  Nov  2011     Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
May  2013     Hsue-Shen Tsien (钱学森) Professorship of Engineering Sciences, The Institute of Mechanics of Chinese Academy of Sciences
May  2013The First Place Award for the Art Merit of the Combustion Art Competition at the 8th US National Combustion Meeting
July  2013The Robert Porter Patterson Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University
Feb 2014  Plenary Lecture, The 8th International Conference on Reactive Plasmas, Fukuoka, Japan
July 2014Plenary Lecture, 1st International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, Scotland, United Kingdom
March 2015Distinguished Paper Award, the 35rd International Symposium on Combustion
July 2015Keynote Lecture, 22nd International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Belgium, 2015.7
Nov. 2015Best Paper Award, Japanese Society of Combustion, 2015.11
March 2016Chair of Eastern State Section of the Combustion Institute (ESSCI)
May 2016Plenary Lecture, The 52nd Korean Society of Combustion Symposium, Buyeo, Korea
Dec. 2016Plenary Lecture, The Fifth International Education Forum on Environment and Energy Science, San Diego, USA
Jan. 2017Deputy Editors-in-Chief, Frontiers in Energy
Mar 2017Invited Lecture,  KAUST Research Conference: New Combustion Concepts
April 2017Chair of  US Sections of the Combustion Institute (USSCI)
July 2017Distinguished Visiting Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, United Kingdom
Aug. 2017Honorary Professorship, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Oct. 2017Air Products Distinguished Lecturer, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Feb. 2018Fellow of the Combustion Institute,The Combustion Institute (International)
Nov. 2018International Prize,The Japanese Combustion Society
Jan. 2019Fellow of School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
May 2019Karl H. Walther Award, by THE AMERICAN SCIENTIFIC GLASSBLOWERS SOCIETY.
June 2019First Prize for the Best Oral Presentation (by Aric Rousso), 24th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry and Sponsored by Journal of Applied Physics D
July 2020JSME Best Paper
Jan. 2021Plenary Lecturer,  the 38th International Symposium on Combustion, 2020, in Adelaide, Australia; The Combustion Institute (International).
Apr. 2021Distinguished paper award,  the 38th International Symposium on Combustion, 2021, in Adelaide, Australia; The Combustion Institute (International).
Aug. 2021AIAA Propellants and Combustion Award,  The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
May 2022Distinguished Teacher Award, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University
July 2022Alfred C. Egerton Gold Medal, The Combustion Institute
Jan. 2023Distinguished Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Mar. 2023Distinguished Paper Award, The 39th International Symposium on Combustion,The Combustion Institute
Mar. 2023Distinguished Lecturer, Dept. of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
July 2023Invited Visiting Professor, Tokyo College, University of Tokyo
Feb. 2024AIAA Fellow, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Service of Professional Societies

1.     Combustion Institute (International)

o    Colloquium co-chair of 32nd International Symposium on Combustion (2007-2008)

o    Colloquium co-chair of 33rd International Symposium on Combustion (2009-2010)

o    Colloquium co-chair of 34rd International Symposium on Combustion (2011-2012)

o    Member of Nomination Committee of Combustion Institute (International) (2015-2020)

o    Associate Editor of Proceeding of the Combustion Institute (International) (2013-2019)

o    Editorial Board Member of Combustion and Flame

o    Executive Board Member of Eastern State Section of the Combustion Institute (2009-2015)

o    Chair of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute (2017-2019)

o    Chair Elect and Chair of Eastern State Section of the Combustion Institute (2016-2020)

o    Co-Chair of 2016 Spring Technical Meeting of Eastern State Section of the Combustion Institute

2.   American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

o    Technical Committee Member of Combustion and Propellants (2005-)

o    Co-Chair of Publication Sub-Committee for Aerospace America (2004-)

o    Organization Chair of 2014 AIAA SciTech Meeting (Propellant & Combustion)

o    Associate Editor, AIAA Journal

3. The Institute for the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems
o Board member of ICDERS (2017-2021)

4. American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)

o    Section Chair, the ASME 2nd Energy Nanotechnology International Conference (2007).

o    Committee member, ASME K13 Combustion and Fire subcommittee

5.   National Program Committee Services

o    Committee Member of NASA Rocket Study (2010-2011)

o    Committee Member of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory Combustion Research Programs (2016-2017)

o    Committee Member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to review NASA’s Program of Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration, Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era (2017)

o    Technical Advisory Council member of DOE NETL University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) (2016-2022)

6.     International Advisory Board and Technical/Steering Committee Member

o  The Global Core of Education (GCOE) Center for Trans-disciplinary Flow Dynamics, Tohoku University, Japan, 2008-2012

o  The Global Core of Education (GCOE) of Energy Science Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (2008-2012)

o  Academy for Co-creative Education of Environment and Energy Science (ACEEES),    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2012-2017

o  1st International Workshop on High Temperature Gas Dynamics (Beijing, 2012);

o  1st -3rd International Flame Chemistry Workshop (Warsaw, 2012; Sandia, 2014; Seoul, 2016)

o  Aerospace Thematic Workshop on “Fundamentals of Aerodynamic-Flow and Combustion Control by Plasmas,” France (2012-2013)

o  1st International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, Scotland, United Kingdom (2014) 

o  1st-11th International Conference on Flow Dynamics, Sendai, Japan, (2003-2018)

o  Technical Advisory Board Member of Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2016-2019).

7.     Journal Editorial Service

o  Proceedings of Combustion Institute (2013-2019)       Associate Editor

o  AIAA Journal                                                      Associate Editor

o  Combustion and Flame (2010-)                       Editorial Board

o Frontiers in Energy (2017-2020)                     Deputy Editors-in-Chief

o  Chinese Journal of Aeronautics (2013-)         International Editorial Board

o  The Scientific World Journal (2014-)               Editor

o  Journal of Combustion (2009-)                         Editor

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