Dr. Jiann C. Yang is the deputy division chief of and a mechanical engineer in the Fire Research Division (FRD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Yang joined NIST in 1990 as a NIST/ASEE Postdoctoral Fellow. His research interest includes fire dynamics and suppression, halon replacements, droplets and sprays, aerosol dynamics, micro-gravity sciences, two-phase flows, and thermal sciences. His current research focuses on aerosol dynamics and metrology, LNG and hydrogen fire safety, greenhouse gas emission measurements, and motor coach fire safety. He has co-authored over 100 archival and conference articles and is a frequent reviewer for many international scientific journals and government funding agencies. He currently serves on the NFPA-2 Hydrogen Technologies and the ASME K-11 Committee on Heat and Mass Transfer in Fire and Combustion. He is a fellow of ASME and a member of the Combustion Institute. He was awarded the U.S. Department of Commence Bronze Medal in 2000 and Gold Medal in 2005.
Deputy Division Chief, Mechanical Engineer
Fire Research Division Office
Cornell University, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1990
University of New South Wales, Australia, M.E., Biomedical Engineering, 1983
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1977