Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Ban, Heng
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Ban, Heng
R.K. Mellon Professor in Energy in the Center for Energy
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Office: Benedum 803
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PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

MS in Engineering Thermal Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China

BS in Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University

Professor Ban has been involved in a wide range of research efforts in thermal, materials and energy sciences areas. His recent focus has been to understand the relationship between material microstructural change and its thermal performance, with his research covering experimental and computational material thermophysical properties and measurement technique development. The research has applications that include nuclear fuels and materials, micro-scale measurements, and development of hot-cell and/or in-pile sensors and instrumentations.

 

2015 Advisor of the Year Award, MAE, Utah State University

2014 Engineering Educator of the Year, Utah Engineering Council-ASME

2012 Researcher of the Year Award, College of Engineering, Utah State University

2009-2011Outstanding Researcher Award, MAE, Utah State University

2011 Teacher of the Year Award, College of Engineering, Utah State University

2010 Advisor of the Year Award, College of Engineering, Utah State University

2008 Outstanding Teacher Award, MAE, Utah State University

 

  • C. Blakely, H. Zhang and H. Ban, Sensitivity Analysis of VERA-CS and FRAPCON Coupling in a Multiphysics Environment, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 111, 683-701, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anucene.2017.09.029
  • J. Guillou, D.N. Lavadiya, T. Munro, T. Fronk and H. Ban, From Lignocellulose to Biocomposite: Multi-Level Modelling and Experimental Investigation of the Thermal Properties of Kenaf Fiber Reinforced Composites Based on Constituent Materials, Applied Thermal Engineering, 128, 1372-1381, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2017.09.095
  • J. Mo and H., Measurements and Theoretical Modeling of Effective Thermal Conductivity of Particle Beds under Compression in Air and Vacuum, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csite.2017.10.001
  • Z. Hua and H. Ban, A New Measurement Approach for Interface Thermal Resistance Using Frequency-scan Photothermal Reflectance Technique, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 117:59-67, 2017
  • Z. Hua and H. Ban, Thermal Diffusivity Measurement of Focused-Ion-Beam Fabricated Sample Using Photothermal Reflectance Technique, Review of Scientific Instruments, 88, 054901, 2017
  • T. Munro, T. Putzeys, C. Copeland, C. Xing, R. Lewis, H. Ban, C. Glorieux, and M. Wubbenhorst, Investigation of Synthetic Spider Silk Crystallinity and Alignment via Electrothermal, Pyroelectric, XRD, and Tensile Techniques, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 302, 4, 1600480, 2017
  • T. Munro, L. Liu, H. Ban, and C. Glorieux, Thermophysical Properties of Thin Fibers via Photothermal Quantum Dot Fluorescence Spectral Shape-based Thermometry, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 112, 1090-1097, 2017
  • C. Xing, T. Munro, C. Jensen, H. Ban, C. Copeland, and R. Lewis, Thermal Characterization of Natural and Synthetic Spider Silks by Both the 3ω and Transient Electrothermal Methods, Materials & Design, 119, 2017
  • T. Munro, L. Liu, C. Glorieux, and H. Ban, CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot Fluorescence Spectra Shape-based Thermometry via Neural Network Reconstruction, Journal of Applied Physics, 119, 214903, 2016
  • N. Horny, M. Chirtoc, A. Fleming, G. Hamaoui, and H. Ban, Kapitza Thermal Resistance Studied by High-frequency Photothermal Radiometry, Applied Physics Letters, 109, 033103, 2016
  • C. Xing, C. Jensen, C. Folsome, H. Ban, and R. Kennedy, A Thermal Conductivity and Electromotive Force Measurement System for Nuclear Fuels and Materials, Measurement, 94, 333-337, 2016
  • Fleming, C. Folsome, and H. Ban, Fiber Based Modulated Optical Reflectance Configuration Allowing for Offset Pump and Probe Beams, Review of Scientific Instruments, 87, 124902, 2016
  • J. McClellan, J.F. Legako, S. Martini, and H. Ban, The Physical and Thermal Properties of Prime, Low Choice, and Standard Beef Strip Steaks at Refrigerated Temperatures, Meat Science, 112, 158-159, 2016
  • L. Liu, K. Zhong, T. Munro, S. Alvarado, R. Côte, S. Creten, E. Fron, H. Ban, M. Van der Auweraer, B. Roozen, Q. Matsuda, and C. Glorieux, Wideband Fluorescence-based Thermometry by Neural Network Recognition: Photothermal Application in Frequency and Time Domain - from 10 Nanoseconds to DC, Journal of Applied Physics, 118, 184906, 2015
  • K. Horne, A. Fleming, B. Timmins, and H. Ban, Monte Carlo Uncertainty Analysis for Photothermal Radiometry Measurements using a Curve Fit Process, Metrologia, 52(6), 783-792, 2015
  • Fleming, C. Folsom, H. Ban and A General Method to Analyze the Thermal Performance of Multi-Cavity Concentrating Solar Power Receivers, Solar Energy, DOI 10.1016/j.solener.2015.08.007, 2015
  • Z. Hua, H. Ban and D. Hurley, The Study of Frequency-Scan Photothermal Reflectance Technique for Thermal Diffusivity Measurement, Review of Scientific Instruments, 86(5):054901, 2015
  • J. Mo, D. Garrett and H. Ban, Anisotropic Effective Thermal Conductivity of Particle Beds Under Uniaxial Compression, International Journal of Thermophysics, DOI 10.1007/s10765-015-1948-6, 2015
  • Folsom, C. Xing, C. Jensen, H. Ban and D. Marshall, Experimental Measurement and Numerical Modeling of the Effective Thermal Conductivity of TRISO Fuel Compacts, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 458, 198-205, 2015
  • K. Horne and H. Ban, Sensitivity Analysis of the Transient Torque Viscosity Measurement Method, Metrologia, 52, 1-7, 2015
  • T. Munro and H. Ban, Flow and Heat Flux Behavior of Micro-bubble Jet Flows Observed in Thin, Twised-Wire, Subcooled Boiling in Microgravity, Microgravity Science and Technology, 27(1), 49-60, 2015
  • L. Zhang, Z. Bai, H. Ban and L. Liu, Effects of the Amino Acid Sequence on Thermal Conduction Through Β-Sheet Crystals of Natural Silk Protein, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, 29001-29013, 2015
  • Xing, B. White, T. Munro, H. Ban, C. Copeland, and R. Lewis, Thermophysical Properties of the Dragline Silk of Nephila Clavipes Spider, Polymer, Polymer, 55(16): 4226-4231, 2014
  • L. Zhang, T. Chen, H. Ban and L. Liu, Hydrogen Bonding-Assisted Thermal Conduction in β-sheet Crystals of Spider Silk Protein, Nanoscale, 6, 7786-7791, 2014
  • Xing, C. Jensen, T. Munro, B. White, H. Ban, and M. Chirtoc, Accurate Thermal Property Measurement of Fine Fibers by the 3-omega Technique, Applied Thermal Engineering, 73(1), 315-322, 2014
  • C., Xing, C., Jensen, T., Munro, B., White, H., Ban, and M., Chirtoc, Thermal Property Characterization of Fine Fibers by the 3-omega Technique, Applied Thermal Engineering, 71(1):589-595, 2014
  • Xing, T. Munro, C. Jensen, B. White, and H. Ban, Thermal Characterization of Fine Fibers Using an Improved Direct Electrical Heating Method, International Journal of Thermophysics, 35(8) 1512-1525, 2014
  • T. Munro, J.P. Koeln, A.W. Fassmann, R.J. Barnett, and H. Ban, Phase Change Heat Transfer and Bubble Behavior Observed on Twisted Wire Heater Geometries in Microgravity, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 47, pp. 21-30, 2014
  • Xing, T. Munro, C. Jensen, B. White, H. Ban, C. Copeland, R. Lewis, Thermophysical Property Measurement of Electrically Nonconductive Fibers by the Electrothermal Technique, Measurement Science and Technology, 25(11), 115604, 2014
  • Li, Ching-Hua Su, S.L. Lehoczk, R.N. Scripa, H. Ban, B. Lin, Thermophysical Properties of HgTe and Hg0.9Cd0.1 Te Melts, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 391, 54–60, 2014
  • C. Xing, C. Folsom, C. Jensen, H. Ban, and D. Marshall , A Correction Scheme for Thermal Conductivity Measurement Using the Comparative Cut-bar Technique Based on 3D Numerical Simulation, Measurement Science and Technology, 25(5), 055602, 2014
  • C. Xing, C. Jensen, C. Folsom, H. Ban, and D. Marshall, An Optimal Guarding Scheme for Thermal Conductivity Measurement Using a Guarded Cut-Bar Technique, Part I: Experimental Study, Applied Thermal Engineering, 62 (2): 850-857, 2014
  • T. Munro and H. Ban, Jet Flows Behavior Observed During Microgravity Boiling, Journal of Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 88, (Best Engineering Paper Award) 2013
  • C. Jensen, M. Chirtoc, N. Horny, J.S. Antoniow, H. Pron and H. Ban, Thermal Conductivity Profile Determination in Proton-Irradiated ZrC by Spatial and Frequency Scanning Thermal Wave Methods, Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 133509, 2013
  • C. Xing, T. Munro, C. Jensen, and H. Ban, Analysis of the Electrothermal Technique for Thermal Property Characterization of Thin Fibers, Measurement Science and Technology, 24 (10), 105603, 2013
  • C. Xing, C. Jensen, C. Folsom, H. Ban, and D. Marshall, An Optimal Guarding Scheme for Thermal Conductivity Measurement Using a Guarded Cut-Bar Technique, Part II: Guarding Mechanism, Applied Thermal Engineering, 59 (1-2): 504-514, 2013
  • C. Jensen, M. Chirtoc, J. Antoniow, and H. Ban, In-Depth Thermal Conductivity Profile of Ion-Irradiated Zirconium Carbide using Scanning Thermal Microscopy, International Journal of Thermophysics, 34: 597-608, 2012
  • Xing, C., Jensen, C., Hua, Z., Ban, H., Hurley, D. H., Khafizov, M. and Kennedy, J. R., Parametric Study of the Frequency-Domain Thermoreflectance Technique, Journal of Applied Physics, 112(10), 103015, 2012
  • K. Horne, H. Ban, R. Fielding, and J.R. Kennedy, Monte Carlo Uncertainty Estimation for an Oscillating-Vessel Viscosity Measurement, Metrologia, 49, 577, 2012
  • Z. Hua, H. Ban, M. Khafizov, R. Schley, J.R. Kennedy, and D. Hurley, Spatially Localized Measurement of Thermal Conductivity Using a Hybrid Photothermal Technique, Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 103505, 2012
  • T. Munro, A. Fassmann, and H. Ban, Surface Geometry and Heat Flux Effect on Thin Wire Nucleate Pool Boiling of Subcooled Water in Microgravity, Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 87, 2012
  • C. Jensen, C. Xing, C. Folsom, H. Ban, and J. Phillips, Design and Validation of a High Temperature Comparative Thermal Conductivity Measurement System, International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol. 33, No. 2, 311-329, 2012

   

Publication: International Journal of Thermophysics

Role: Associate Editor