Ruzhu Wang, People's Republic of China

Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

AWARD WINNER: Gustav Lorentzen Medal  

WANG Ruzhu (R. Z. Wang), born in Dec.1964, graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 1984, 1987 and 1990 for his bachelor , master and PhD degrees. He was promoted as associate professor in 1992, and full professor in 1994 in SJTU. He was awarded as CheungKong Chair Professor in 2000 by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of China, Distinguished young researcher in 2002 by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). 

Prof. Wang is a successful educator, he was awarded the best top 100 National distinguished teacher in 2007, National model teacher in 2009, National Teaching Award in 2009, and National Labor Model in 2015. Prof. Wang is also a well known scientist worldwide, he has published 458 refereed journal papers, 130 international conference papers, 32 review papers and 8 books. He has presented more than 30 plenary/keynote lectures in various international conferences. His research achievements have won National Invention award (2010) and National Natural Science Research Award (2014).  Due to his most noteworthy contribution to Refrigeration globally, he was honored to receive the J & E International Gold Medal from the Institute of Refrigeration (UK) in 2013. He was selected as 2017 Highly Cited Researcher by Web of Science. He was awarded 2017 Asia academic award in Refrigeration, 2018 Nukiyama Memorial Award in Thermal Science and Engineering.

He had been appointed as the director of Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics of SJTU since 1993. Currently he is also the Director- Engineering Research Center of Solar Energy, MOE China, Vice dean of SJTU Energy Institute. His research group has awarded as Excellent Innovative Team of Energy Research from MOST China in 2014 and NSFC in 2015.

Prof. Wang is currently the vice president of Chinese Association of Refrigeration.  Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Energy,  Regional editor-International Journal of Refrigeration, Editor board member of Energy Conversion and Management, Applied Thermal Engineering, and etc..

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