Professor T S Zhao

Chair Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Director of the HKUST Energy Institute

Senior Fellow of the HKUST Institute for Advanced Study

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


Conference Topic: Energy Storage & Conversion

‘Innovating Energy Storage Technologies for a Sustainable Energy Future’


T S Zhao is Chair Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at HKUST, the Director of the HKUST Energy Institute, and a Senior Fellow of the HKUST Institute for Advanced Study. Prof Zhao combines his expertise in research and technological innovation with a commitment to creating clean energy production and storage devices for a sustainable future. He has made seminal contributions in the areas of fuel cells, flow batteries, multi-scale multiphase heat and mass transport with electrochemical reactions, and computational modeling. In addition to four edited books, 10 book chapters and over 50 keynote lectures at international conferences, he has published more than 210 papers in various prestigious journals. These papers have collectively received more than 7,300 citations and earned Prof Zhao an h-index of 50 (Web of Science). In recognition of his research achievements, Prof Zhao has in recent years received many awards, including the 2013 State Natural Science Awards, the Overseas Distinguished Young Scholars Award (NSFC), the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship Award, and the HKSUT Engineering Distinguished Research Excellence Award, among others. He is elected ASME Fellow and the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Fellow. He was named a Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering by Thomson Reuters in 2014.

In the international community, Prof Zhao serves as Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Fuel Cells, Editor-in-Chief of Aplied Thermal Engineering and Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)’s Energy & Environmental Science. He has served as an editorial board member for more than 10 prestigious international journals.