(1.)Basic Information


  • Name           Jiangtao WU
  • Title:                Professor of Engineering Thermophysics
  • Address:         Xi’an Jiaotong University. No.28 Xianning West Road, Xi'an, 710049, Shaanxi, China.
  • Tel.:                 +86-29-82666875
  • Email:             jtwu@mail.xjtu.edu.cn



  •  2007                        Professor,                 Xi’an Jiaotong University

  • 2005                        Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University

  • 2003                        Lecturer,                    Xi’an Jiaotong University  


  • 2007.07 - 2012.05.  Director, Center of Thermal and Fluid Science of XJTU

  • 2006.03 - 2007.06.  Vice Director, Center of Thermal and Fluid Science of XJTU

  • 2006.06 - 2006.09.  Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)


  • 2022.01- Present,  Associate Editor, International Journal of Thermophzsics

  • 2022.01- Present,  Member of Advisory Board, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data

  • 2009.01- 2021,12,  Associate Editor, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data

  • 2012.02 -Present,  Fellow, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

  • 2008.02- Present,  Executive Member, International Association for Transport Properties (IATP)

  • 2005.01- Present,  Member, American Chemical Society

  • 2010.01- 2011,12, Member of Advisory Board, The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics

  • 2006.01- 2008.12, Member of Advisory Board, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data  





  • 2003    Ph.D. Engineering Thermophysics,  Xi’anJiaotong University, China
  • 1995    B.S.   Mechanical Engineering,  Chongqing Jianzhu University, China


2020 Science and Technology Award of China Automation in Petroleum and Chemical Industry, Second Prize

2018 Beijing Science and Technology Award, Second Prize

2008 Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation Award

2007 HeatCraft Young Scientist Award

2006 Outstanding Scientific and Technological Personnel of Shaanxi Association of Science and Technology

2005 Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China

2005 New Century Excellent Talents in University of Ministry of Education of China

2003 National Science and Technology Progress Award, Second Prize

(5.) Research Interests

My research interests focus on the thermophysical properties of fluids (special focus on alternative refrigerants and fuels) through experimental and theoretical work, modeling and optimization of energy consumption, heat transfer of biological materials.


Current studies include:

  • Thermodynamical properties of long-chain hydrocarbons, aqueous solutions of salts.
  • Temperture distribution measurement and simulation of biological tissues under heat stimulation.
  • Modeling and optimization of energy consumption.
  • Moon-based observation system of the Earth's energy balance.


Research Details:

  • Measurement techniques and standards of thermophysical properties: Measurement of statured vapor pressure, pvTx, VLE, density, critical parameters, thermal conductivity, viscosity, surface tension, heat capacity, solubility, etc. development of advanced measurement equipment, and benchmarking study.
  • Theory and prediction of thermophysical properties: Helmholtz energy equations of state, reference correlation of viscosity, density and thermal conductivity, etc.
  • Alternative refrigerants: development of eco-friendly refrigerants which include new energy-efficient refrigerants, functional refrigerants, lubricants, secondary refrigerants, etc.
  • Modeling and optimization of energy consumption: The utility of new energy and regional energy planning, solar photovoltaic power plant, skid-mounted gas liquefaction system, utilization of LNG cold energy, etc.
  • Thermal application in the life sciences: Research of wearable technology measurement, thermophysical properties of biological materials, viscosity of blood, moxibustion thermal stimulation, process control of protein crystallization, etc.


Undergraduate Courses

“Engineering Thermodynamics”, “Measurement Techniques of Thermophysical Properties of Fluids"


Graduate Course

“Experimental Thermodynamics”