Born in March1939 in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, was admitted in Xi’an Jiaotong Universityin 1957 and graduated in 1962, got the master degree of Xi'an JiaotongUniversity under the supervision of Professor Yang Shiming in 1966 and then stayedto teach. During 1980 to 1982, he studied at the Heat Transfer Laboratory inthe Department of Mechanical Engineering in University of Minnesota under theguidance of Prof. EM Sparrow. As the professor of Energy and Power Engineeringand doctoral tutor of Xi'an Jiaotong University, he was ever awarded one of thefirst session National Famous Teachers in 2003 and elected the academician ofthe Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005.
Professor TaoWenquan has long been engaged in teaching and research on the theory of heattransfer and the numerical simulation and engineering applications of heat transfer,making great contribution to the numerical simulating format and algorithm inthe term of incompressible fluid flow field, which have promoted andfacilitated the formation and development of computational heat transfersubject. During the past 10 years, he has led the research team carrying outthe simulating study on multiscale flow and heat transfer problems, andachieved remarkable results. This team has become one of the internationaladvanced teams in multi-scale simulation of the heat transfer industry. He wasspecially invited to make a speech on multiscale simulation of flow and heattransfer in the international conference of heat transfer in 2010 and of the USASME micro and nano flow and heat transfer in 2013. In terms of enhanced heattransfer, he proposed and developed a number of new technologies to efficientlyimprove heat transfer and get them into engineering applications. He has wonthe second award of the National Natural Science and the National Invention aswell as the special prize, first prize and second prize of the National TeachingAchievement Awards, a total of six awards (4 as the leader, 2 as the second participant).He is currently appointed as associate editor by 3 international journalsincluding International Journal of Heat Mass Transfer, ASME Journalof Heat Transfer, International Communications in Heat Mass Transfer.