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Chao Zhou
Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • Office Add: East Room 202, PKU Jiwu Building
  • Office Tel: +86-10-62751825
  • Email: czhou@pku.edu.cn

Education Background

2006 – 2010:  Ph.D., Whittle Laboratory, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

2003 – 2006:  M.Eng., College of Energy and Power Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

1999 – 2003:  B.Eng., College of Energy and Power Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China


Professional Experience

2011 – 2016:  Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China

2017 – present:  Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China


Research Areas

1. Turbomachinery: Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer

2. Internal Flow


Awards and Honors

2006-2010 Cambridge Overseas Trust


Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Journal of Turbomachinery
  • Reviewer, Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • Member, ASME

Selected Publications

1.      Cao, Z., Zhou, C*, and Sun, Z., “The comparison of the aerodynamic characteristics between a novel highly loaded injected blade with curvature induced pressure-recovery concept and a conventional design,” Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, Accepted.

2.      Zhong, F., Zhou, C*, Ma, H., and Zhang, Q., “Heat Transfer of Winglet Tips in a Transonic Turbine Cascade,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 2017, Vol. 139, pp. 0126051-01260511.

3.      Zhong, L., Zhou, C* and Chen S., “Effects of Approaching Main flow Boundary Layer on Flow and Cooling Performance of an Inclined Jet in Cross Flow,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2016, Vol.103, pp: 572-581.

4.      Zhou, K., and Zhou, C.*, “Transport Mechanism of Hot Streaks and Wakes in a Turbine Cascade,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2016, Vol. 32, No.5, pp:1045-1054.

5.      Zhou, C.*, “Effects of Endwall Motion on Thermal Performance of Cavity Tips with Different Squealer Width and Height,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2015, Vol. 91, Pages 1248–1258.

6.      Zhou,C.*, “Thermal Performance of Transonic Cooled Tips in a Turbine Cascade,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2015, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 1268-1280.

7.      Zhou,C.*,  "Aerothermal Performance of Different Tips in Transonic Turbine Cascade with End-Wall Motion", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2014, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 1316-1327.

8.      Zhou, C*, Hodson, H., and Himmel, C., “The Effects of Trailing Edge Thickness on the Losses of Ultra-High Lift LP Turbine Blades,” Journal of Turbomachinery, 2014, Vol. 136, No.8, 081011.

9.      Luo, J.Q, Zhou, C., and Liu, F.*, “Multipoint Design Optimization of a Transonic Compressor Blade by Using an Adjoint Method,” Journal of Turbomachinery, 2014, Vol. 136, No.5, pp. 051005- 051015.

10.  Zhou, C.*, Hodson, H., Tibbott, I. and Stokes, M., “Effects of Winglet Geometry on the Aerodynamic Performance of Tip Leakage Flow in a Turbine Cascade," Journal of Turbomachinery, 2013, Vol. 135, No.5, 051009- 051019.

11.  Zhou, C.*, Hodson, H., Tibbott, I. and Stokes, M., “The Aero-thermal Performance of a Cooled Winglet Tip in a High Pressure Turbine Cascade,” Journal of Turbomachinery, 2013, Vol. 135, No.3, 031005- 031015.

12. Zhou, C.*, Hodson, H., Tibbott, I. and Stokes, M., “Effects of Endwall Motion on the Aero-Thermal Performance of a Winglet Tip in a HP Turbine,” Journal of Turbomachinery, 2012, Vol. 134, No.6, pp. 061036-061047.

13.  Zhou, C.*, Hodson, H., and Lock, G., "Thermal Performance of Cooled Tips in a High-Pressure Turbine Cascade," AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2012, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 900-911.

14.  Zhou, C.*, and Hodson, H., "Squealer Geometry Effects on Aerothermal Performance of Tip-Leakage Flow of Cavity Tips," AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2012, Vol.28, No.3, pp.556-567.

15. Zhou, C.*, and Hodson, H., “The Tip Leakage Flow of an Unshrouded High Pressure Turbine Blade with Tip Cooling”, Journal of Turbomachinery, 2011, Vol.133, No. 4, pp. 041028-041039.

16.  Zhou, C.*; Hodson, H.?Numerical Investigation of Thermal Performance of Unshrouded HP Turbine Blade Tips ?International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, 2009, Vol. 26, No.4, pp 277-284.


*Corresponding Author