PhD, Tsinghua University, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, 2013.
B.S., Tianjin University, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, 2008.
04/2019-present, Senior Research Scientist, Division of Thermal hydraulics laboratory, INET.
07/2013-04/2019, Researcher Scientist, Division of Thermal hydraulics laboratory, INET
Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects
Zhang’s research interests are in the areas of reactor thermal hydraulics, including key technologies in Steam Generator, design and theory study on Helical Tube Steam Generators under supercritical state in high temperature gas-cooled reactor, thermal-hydraulic analysis on Helical Tube Steam Generators, flow and heat transfer of two-phase flow, etc..
Research on Flow Oscillation in Helical Tube Steam Generators
Safety Technology and Key Research on NHR200-II Type of Nuclear Heating Reactor
Key Technology Research on Built-in Helical Tube Steam Generator
Flow and Heat Transfer of Droplets Impinging on the High Heat Flow Surface in the Reactor
Zhen Zhang, Ping Ye, Xing-Tuan Yang, Huai-Ming Ju, Sheng-Yao Jiang, Ji-Yuan Tu. Supercritical Steam Generator design and thermal analysis based on HTR-PM .Annals of Nuclear Energy, 2019, 132: 311-321.
Zhen Zhang, Chenru Zhao, Xingtuan Yang, Peixue Jiang, Shengyao Jiang, Jiyuan Tu. Influences of tube wall on the heat transfer and flow instability of various supercritical pressure fluids in a vertical tube .Applied Thermal Engineering, 2019, 147: 242-250.
Zhen Zhang, Chen-Ru Zhao, Xing-Tuan Yang, Pei-Xue Jiang. Micrometer-sized droplet impingement dynamics on flat and micro-structured surfaces .Annals of Nuclear Energy, 2018, 112: 464-473.
Zhen Zhang, Chen-Ru Zhao, Xing-Tuan Yang, Pei-Xue Jiang, Ji-Yuan Tu, Sheng-Yao Jiang. Numerical study of the heat transfer and flow stability of water at supercritical pressures in a vertical tube .Nuclear Engineering and Design, 2017, 325: 1-11.
Zhen Zhang, Pei-Xue Jiang, David M. Christopher, Xin-Gang Liang. Experimental Investigation of Spray Cooling on Micro-, Nano- and Hibrid-Structured Surfaces .International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2015, 80: 26-37.
Zhen Zhang, Pei-Xue Jiang, Xiao-Long Ouyang, Jian-Nan Chen, David M. Christopher. Experimental Investigation of Spray Cooling on Smooth and Micro-Structured Surfaces .International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2014, 76: 366-375.
Zhen Zhang, Jia Li, Pei-Xue Jiang. Experimental Investigation of Spray Cooling on Flat and Enhanced Surfaces .Applied Thermal Engineering, 2013, 51: 102-111.
Zhen Zhang, Pei-Xue Jiang, Yu-Ting Hu, Jia Li. Experimental Investigation of Continual and Intermittent Spray Cooling .Experimental heat transfer, 2013, 26: 453-469.