Professor Cheng Ping, Chair Professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University and Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, was honoured by the University on 28 November 2012 at a special presentation ceremony of the University's "Distinguished Chinese Visiting Scholars Scheme", presiding over by PolyU President Professor Timothy W. Tong. After the ceremony, Professor Cheng gave a public lecture on his area of expertise.
Professor Cheng Ping, an expert in engineering thermophysics, has done seminal research work in porous-media heat transfer with applications to geothermal energy recovery and fuel cells, radiative gasdynamics with applications to re-entry of space vehicles, and most recently in microscale heat transfer with applications to cooling of electronic chips. He has published over 200 SCI journal papers that have been cited more than 5,000 times, achieving an H-factor of 39. As a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Professor Cheng has received four top international honours, including (i) 1996 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, (ii) 2003 AIAA Thermophysics Award, (iii) 2005 ASME/AIChE Max Jakob Memorial, and (iv) 2006 ASME Heat Transfer Classic Paper Award. He was also a recipient of the First-class Natural Science Award of Shanghai in 2006 and the Second-class National Natural Science Award in 2007.
Since the inception of the “Distinguished Chinese Visiting Scholars Scheme” in 1994, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has invited over a hundred renowned Chinese scholars to take part in this annual event. Besides fostering exchange among the distinguished scholars, the Scheme also plays a pivotal role in enhancing inter-institutional collaboration.