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John Z. Wen

Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Research interests:Nano energetic materials; chemical propulsion; heating and power sources for MEMS; CO2 reduction; nanomaterials for energy systems; flame synthesis of nanostructures; smart energy management.


Biography

Professor John Wen, obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto with Professor Murray Thomson and Professor Marily Lightstone. He was a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral fellow who spent more than two years in the Green group at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As a visiting scientist, he worked with Professor John Vander Sande at the Department of Material Science and Engineering at MIT and with Professor Markus Kraft at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Wen is currently a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME). He serves as an associate editor of the International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion. He received the prestigious Ontario Early Researcher Award (2015) and the Discovery Accelerator Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (2014).

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, MIT

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2005

  • MASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2002

  • BSc, Power Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China

John Wen

 
    Affiliation: 
    University of Waterloo