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Fundamental Physics of Thermal Transports and Energy Conversions

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Prof. Jin Wang, School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300401, China. E-mail: wjwcn00@163.com
Prof. Milan Vujanovic
, Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, Zagreb 10002, Croatia. E-mail: milan.vujanovic@fsb.hr
Prof. Jakov Baleta
, Faculty of Metallurgy, University of Zagreb, Sisak 44103, Croatia. E-mail: baleta@simet.hr
Prof. Xiaodong Ren
, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 10084, China. E-mail: rxd@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Prof. Gongnan Xie
, Department of Mechanical and Power Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, 710072, China. E-mail: Gongnan.Xie@gmail.com


Growth in world population and corresponding increase in energy consumption, as well as the fact that most of those energy needs is still mostly fulfilled by fossil fuels, put the focus into methods of thermal transports and energy savings. Experimental testing and numerical simulations are essential methods for investigations of thermal and energy problems in many fields, including chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science, etc. In-depth analyses and detailed discussions on thermal transports and energy conversion systems are of great importance for improvement of existing technologies and optimization for designs. Furthermore, it will enable energy savings and emission reduction as direct consequences.

The aim of this special issue is to collect original, unpublished papers on the latest investigation of experimental and numerical technologies in many aspects of thermal transports and energy conversions. We invite investigators to contribute to this special issue with original research articles as well as review articles on fundamental physics of advances in thermal and energy problems.



Potential topics include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Heat Exchangers (including recuperators, reheaters, regenerators, etc), Turbomachinery (fans, compressors, combustors, turbines, disks, etc.).
  • Renewable Energy (solar energy, wind energy, ocean energy, biomass energy, fuel cells geothermal energy, etc).
  • Multi-phase Flows and Spray, Gasification and Pyrolysis, Nanofluids and Magnetic fluids, Thermal transports in Porous Media and Composites.
  • Waste Heat Recovery, Thermal and Energy Storage, Thermoelectric Energy, Low-Carbon Equipments.

Please note that above topics are recommended and by no means exclusive. Therefore, works focused on other research areas that are in the scope of this special issue are also welcome.




All papers will go through the Open Physics’ high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines located here: http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s23915471_Instruction_For_Authors.pdf. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://www.editorialmanager.com/openphys according to the following timetable:

  • Manuscript Due: July 30, 2019
  • Review Due: September 30, 2019

Contributors to the Special Issue will benefit from:

  • fair and constructive peer review provided by recognized experts in the field,
  • Open Access to your article for all interested readers,
  • fast online publication of articles,
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions;

When entering your submission please choose the option category of submission: “Special Issue on Fundamental Physics of Thermal Transports and Energy Conversions”.

We are looking forward to your submission. If you have any questions, please contact us at paulina.lesna-szreter@degruyter.com