Hailei Wang

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Assistant Professor

Hailei Wang

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR 419E
Phone: 435-797-2098
Email: hailei.wang@usu.edu
Additional Information:

Educational Background

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, (TFS), Oregon State University, 2006
MS, Mechanical Engineering, (TFS), Texas Tech University, 2002
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Southwestern Petroleum University, 1992


Prior to join USU in 2018, Dr. Wang worked at Oregon State University as a research faculty for ten years. He has broad research expertise in various thermal energy systems. Before going back to graduate school, Dr. Wang worked eight years in a research institute as a mechanical and process engineer.

Teaching Interests

Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Renewable Energy, Energy Systems, HVAC

Research Interests

Dr. Wang has broad research interests, including heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) in grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEB); advanced power cycles using supercritical organic fluids; distributed energy systems that effectively integrate various renewable energy resources; a unique thermal energy storage concept using supercooling phenomenon; desalination; multi-function microchannel heat exchangers for process intensification; boiling and condensation enhancement; and heat transfer and anti-icing on superhydrophobic surfaces.


Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of the Year, 2020

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Zhang, Y., Wang, H., Kissick, S., Botha, D., (2020). Modeling and Simulation of An Integrated Regenerative Transcritical Cycle With A Small Modular Reactor. Energy Conversion and Management
  • Wang, H., Hendricks, T., Krishnan, S., (2020). Experimental Validation of a Portable Power and Cooling System Using Integrated TEG-ORC. Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, doi: https://doi.org/10.2514/1.T6091
  • Wang, H., Kissick, S., Song, C., (2020). Development of a Hybrid Cooling, Heating, and Power System for Distributed Energy Applications. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 143:7, doi: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048681
  • Wang, H., Kissick, S., (2020). Modeling and Simulation of a Supercritical CO2-Liquid Sodium Compact Heat Exchanger for Sodium Fast Reactors. Applied Thermal Engineering, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2020.115859
  • Yih, J., Wang, H., (2020). Geometric Characterization of a Cross-Counter Flow Microchannel Heat Exchanger for Performance Validation. IOP Engineering Research Express, doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/2631-8695/ababf2
  • Molana, M., Wang, H., (2020). A Critical Review on Numerical Study of Nanorefrigerant Heat Transfer Enhancement. Powder Technology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2020.04.044
  • Zhang, Y., Kissick, S., Wang, H., (2020). Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of Building Cooling System with Supercooling-Based Ice Energy Storage. ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities, 1(2): 021002, doi: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046788
  • Yih, J., Wang, H., (2019). Experimental Characterization of Thermal-Hydraulic Performance of a Microchannel Heat Exchanger for Waste Heat Recovery. Energy Conversion and Management, 204, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112309
  • Paul, B.K, Lee, K., Wang, H., (2018). Improving the Energy Efficiency of Adsorption Chillers by Intensifying Thermal Management Systems in Sorbent Beds. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 140:4, doi: doi: 10.1115/1.4037606
  • Deng, Y., Menon, S., Lavrich, Z., Wang, H., Hagen, C., (2017). Design, Simulation, and Testing of a Novel Micro-Channel Heat Exchanger for Natural Gas Cooling in Automotive Applications. Applied Thermal Engineering, 110, 327--334.
  • Choi, C., David, M., Gao, Z., Chang, A., Allen, M., Wang, H., Chang, C., (2016). Large-Scale Generation of Patterned Bubble Arrays on Printed Bi-Functional Boiling Surfaces. Scientific reports, 6, 23760.
  • Wang, H., Peterson, R., Herron, T., (2011). Design Study of Configurations on System COP for a Combined ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) and VCC (Vapor Compression Cycle). Energy, 36:8, 4809--4820.
  • Fisher, L., Ingram-Goble, R., Wang, H., Garrison, A., Peterson, R.B, (2011). Development of a Microchannel Based Pasteurizer for Energy Efficient Processing of Liquids. Applied Thermal Engineering, 31:16, 3604--3614.
  • Miller, E.W, Hendricks, T., Wang, H., Peterson, R., (2011). Integrated Dual-Cycle Energy Recovery Using Thermoelectric Conversion and an Organic Rankine Bottoming Cycle. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 225:1, 33--43.
  • Wang, H., Peterson, R.B, (2011). Performance Enhancement of a Thermally Activated Cooling System Using Microchannel Heat Exchangers. Applied Thermal Engineering, 31:14-15, 2951--2962.
  • Wang, H., Peterson, R.B, (2011). Size and Material Effects on Flow Boiling Enhancement in Microchannels With Diffusion-Brazed Wire Mesh. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 1:4, 545--556.
  • Wang, H., Peterson, R.B, (2010). Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer in Parallel Microchannels with Diffusion Brazed Wire Mesh. IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, 33:4, 784--793.
  • Wang, H., Peterson, R., Harada, K., Miller, E., Ingram-Goble, R., (2010). Performance of a Combined Organic Rankine Cycle and Vapor Compression Cycle for Heat Activated Cooling. Energy, 36, 447-458.
  • Wang, H., Peterson, R., Herron, T., (2009). Experimental Performance of a Compliant Scroll Expander for an Organic Rankine Cycle. SAGE Publications Sage UK: London, England
  • Peterson, R., Wang, H., Herron, T., (2008). Performance of a Small-Scale Regenerative Rankine Power Cycle Employing a Scroll Expander. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 222:3, 271--282.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other


  • Wang, H., (2018). Dialysis System. Google Patents
  • Wang, H., (2014). Dialysis System. Google Patents
  • Wang, H., (2013). Fluid Purification System. Google Patents
  • Wang, H., (2016). Hybrid Power and Cooling System. Google Patents

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.


MAE 6460 - Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer, Spring 2021
MAE 5450 - Hybrid Energy, Fall 2020
MAE 5930, 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2020
MAE 6460 - Conduction and Radiation Heat Transfer, Fall 2019
MAE 5930, 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2019
MAE 6460 - Conduction Heat Transfer, Fall 2018

Graduate Students Mentored

Daniel Gardner, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2020
Jacob Bryan, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2019
Benjamin Pepper, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2019
Stephen Hills, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, January 2019 - May 2021
Yili Zhang, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2018 - May 2021
Cody Cummings, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, January 2019 - June 2020