TSU and Chinese scientists plan to conduct a joint project in heat transfer

Tomsk State University and Chinese universities discussed scientific collaboration on heat exchange optimization at the international symposium. The potential joint project will be on energy conservation, cooling electronics elements, or indoor heat exchange. TSU scientists will be responsible for methods of mathematical modeling, while the Chinese side will conduct experimental research.

The Russian-Chinese symposium on Thermal Management and Processing of Deep Space Exploration was held in January 2024 in Wuhan. The event was organized by TSU and Wuhan University, which have been cooperating for about five years. Wuhan University offered to organize the symposium because the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Russia in the new era is reaching its highest historical level and continues to develop.

“The organizers hope to create an international platform for broad cooperation and exchange between expert groups from China and Russia engaged in academic and research activities in thermal management and heat transfer. This forum is an important step taken by Wuhan University to deepen international academic exchanges and collaboration between China and Russia as part of the national Belt and Road Initiative,” said the event's program.

The symposium was held in a hybrid format. Over 200 representatives of various Chinese and international research and academic institutions participated. TSU scientists were invited to participate online. Mikhail Sheremet, professor, head of the Laboratory of Convectional Heat-and-Mass Transfer Processes of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, was the chair from the Russian side.

Presentation of the report by Prof. Mikhail Sheremet

Photo courtesy of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics

At the request of the Chinese side, Prof. Sheremet spoke at the opening ceremony about the possibilities of collaboration between Russian and Chinese scientists. The joint project is expected to be supported by the Russian and Chinese science foundations and lead to a product that could be developed as part of other foundations.

In addition, Prof. Sheremet spoke about launching joint educational programs on heat transfer modeling.

“TSU and the Chinese side have interesting approaches in this field. I think we will discuss it with them in more detail,” said Mikhail Sheremet.

The reports were presented by Mikhail Sheremet; Igor Miroshnichenko and Nikita Gibanov, associate professors of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics; and Marina Astanina and Stepan Mikhaylenko, junior researchers of the Laboratory of Convectional Heat-and-Mass Transfer Processes.