Heng Ban

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
PhD, University of Kentucky
Summary:

Heng Ban's research covers topics in thermal-fluid sciences, materials properties, sensors and measurement, and energy sciences. His recent focus has been to understand the relationship between material microstructural change and its thermal performance, particularly experimental and computational material thermophysical properties and measurement technique development. The research has applications in nuclear fuels and materials, manufacturing, micro-scale measurements, and development of hot-cell and/or in-pile sensors and instrumentations.

Zhuorui Song

Postdoctoral Fellow

ZHS53@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara St,, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Materials Science & Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Zeke Villarreal

Graduate Student

etv1@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara St, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Materials Science & Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Education:

  • B.S./B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Utah

Dihui Wang

Master

DIW25@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara St,, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Materials Science & Engineering
University of Pittsburgh

Lin Zhang

Postdoctoral Fellow

lin.zhang@pitt.edu
3700 O'Hara St,, Pittsburgh PA, 15213

Affiliation:

Materials Science & Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Most Cited Publications
  1.  "Convection—diffusion controlled laminar micro flames," H. Ban,  S. Venkatesh, K. Sait, Journal of Heat Transfer, 116, 954 (1994)
  2. "Impacts of pH and ammonia on the leaching of Cu(II) and Cd(II) from coal fly ash," J. Wang, H.  Ban, X. Teng, H. Wang, K. Ladwig, Chemosphere, 64, 1892 (2006)
  3. "Characterizing the metal adsorption capability of a class F coal fly ash,"J. Wang, X.b,  Wang, H. Teng, H. Ban, Environmental Science and Technology, 38, 6710 (2004)
  4. "Dry triboelectrostatic beneficiation of fly ash," H. Ban, T.X. Li, J.C. Hower, J.L. Schaefer,  J.M. Stencel,  Fuel, 76, 801 (1997)
  5. "Adsorption of arsenic (V) onto fly ash: A speciation-based approach," Wang, Jianmin, Tian Wang, Joel G. Burken, Charles C. Chusuei, Heng Ban, Ken Ladwig, C. P. Huang. Chemosphere 72, no. 3 (2008): 381-388.

 

Recent Publications
  1. "Demonstration of LOTUS Multiphysics BEPU Analysis Framework for LB-LOCA Simulations." Blakely, C., H. Zhang, R. Szilard, A. Epiney, R. Vaghetto, and H. Ban. Annals of Nuclear Energy 122: (2018) 8-22. 
  2. "Electronic contribution in heat transfer at metal-semiconductor and metal silicide-semiconductor interfaces." Hamaoui, Georges, Nicolas Horny, Zilong Hua, Tianqi Zhu, Jean-François Robillard, Austin Fleming, Heng Ban, and Mihai Chirtoc. Scientific reports 8, no. 1 (2018): 11352.
  3. "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Gap Thermal Conductance." Zhang, Lin, and Heng Ban. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 118. (2018).
  4. "Thermal Characterization of Alkali Treated Kenaf Fibers and Kenaf-Epoxy Composites," , L. Gardner, T. Munro, E. Villarreal, K. Harris, T. Fronk, & H. Ban, Fibers and Polymers 19, 393 (2018)
  5. " Sensitivity analysis of VERA-CS and FRAPCON coupling in a multiphysics environment," C. Blakely,  H. Zhang, & H. Ban, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 111, 683 (2018)

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