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Dr. Jian Yu, Ph.D.

Dr. Yu serves as Super Radiator Coils' Vice President of Research & Development, where he oversees all R & D efforts. These efforts include research and testing in our wind tunnel test lab and tube-side refrigerant lab. He also leads SRC's data reduction, thermal performance modeling, product development, and internal thermodynamics education, among other functions.


Testing and Modeling

Dr. Yu leads Super Radiator's testing in our two labs, the data from which is used across a our range of engineering tools, including Enterprise, our proprietary coil selection software.

The mission of Dr. Yu's work is to provide the most accurate and comprehensive performance modeling for our products so that you don't just think you're getting the right product for your needs, you know it. 

Product Development

When it comes to answering the question "how can we make a product that makes life easier for our customers?" Dr. Yu is SRC's go-to guy. He has led the charge on numerous product development initiatives during his 13 years at Super Radiator, including our 5mm products - both copper and stainless steel




School's in Session

Dr. Yu is a lifelong academic who has devoted his career to continuous learning to both improve his skill set and that of those around him.

He has held multiple professorships and continues to provide guest lectures at university engineering departments while also serving as an internal educator for SRC. Your SRC sales engineer will benefit from of Dr. Yu's knowledge in several ways, from performance calculations to collaborating on design iterations. He's here to ensure that we can solve your problems, no matter the level of complexity. 



  • Ph.D. in Thermal Engineering System, Kyushu University, Japan, 1992–1995   
  • MS in Thermal Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, China, 1985–1988
  • Bachelor in Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1980–1985

Professional Society Memberships

  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) 
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

Professional Experience

  • 2021 to Present, VP of R&D, Super Radiator Coils, Richmond, VA
  • 2018 to 2021, Corporate Director of Engineering Research, Super Radiator Coils, Richmond, VA
  • 2007 to 2018, Director of Product Development, Super Radiator Coils, Richmond, VA,
  • 2005- 2007, Project Manager, Environmental Energy Technologies, Rochester, NY,
  • 2002- 2004, Research Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY,
  • 2001–2006, Professor, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China,
  • 2001–2006, Chief Scientist, Solar Energy Lab of CSA/HSE, Beijing, China,

  • 2001–2002, Chief Technology Officer, Beijing Worldwell Enterprise Group, Beijing, China,
  • 2000–2001, Visiting Scholar, ATEC, Beltsville, MD,
  • 2000, Visiting Scholar, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY,
  • 1997–2000, Associate Professor, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan,
  • 1995–1997, Assistant Professor, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan,
  • 1988–1990, Lecturer, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China, 

Published Works

  • J. Yu, C.F. Ma, D.H. Lei, Y.Q. Tien and H. Aurache, Experimental Study of Jet Impingement Heat Transfer During Quenching, J. Engineering Thermophysics, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1990 (in Chinese).

  • S. Momoki, J. Yu, S. Koyama, T. Fujii and H. Honda, A Correlation for Forced Convective Boiling Heat Transfer of Refrigerants in a Microfin Tube, Trans. JAR, Vol. 12, No. 2, 1995 (in Japanese).

  • S. Koyama, A. Ishibashi and J. Yu, A Prediction Model for Condensation of Binary Refrigerant Mixtures Inside a Horizontal Smooth Tube, Trans. JSME (B), Vol. 63, No. 613, 1997 (in Japanese).

  • S. Koyama, J. Yu and A. Ishibashi, Condensation of Binary Refrigerant Mixtures in a Horizontal Smooth Tube, Thermal Science and Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1998.

  • S. Koyama, J. Yu and T. Matsumoto, Approximate Analysis for Laminar Film Condensation of Pure Refrigerant on Vertical Finned Surface, J. Enhanced Heat Transfer, Vol. 5. pp. 191-200, 1998.

  • S. Koyama, J. Yu and A. Ishibashi, Condensation of Binary Zeotropic Refrigerant Mixtures Inside a Horizontal Smooth Tube - Prediction Model for Local Characteristics of Heat and Mass Transfer, Trans. of the JSRAE, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 47-58, 2000 (in Japanese).

  • Technique Problems in Heat Exchanger, Edited by Y. Chin and S.K. Chang, Coal Industry Press, 1989 (in Chinese). (Chapter 2: Heat Exchanger with Enhanced Surface. Chapter 3: Special Heat Exchanger).

  • Handbook of Phase Change: Boiling and Condensation, Edited by S. Kandlikar, Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1999. (Chapter 23: Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop in Internal Flow Condensation).

  • Tingquan Ma, Qingguo Zhaoe, Jian Yu, Fang Ye, Chongfong Ma, Experimental Investigation on Energy Separation by Vortex Tubes, 07-BiotA-02/ Volume 4/Page: 537, Twelfth International Heat Transfer Conference, Grenoble, France, Aug. 18-23, 2002.

  • D.W. Zhou, C.F. Ma and J. Yu, Boiling Hysteresis of Impinging Circular Submerged Jets with Highly Wetting Liquids, Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow, 2003. 

  • J. Yu and S. Koyama, Condensation Heat Transfer of Pure Refrigerants in Microfin Tubes, Proceeding of 1998 International Refrigeration Conference at Purdue, July 14-17, 1998, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. 

  • J. Yu, A. Ogut and Y. Zhou, Experimental Study of a Double-Chamber Vortex Generator for Absorption Chiller, Proceeding of 2004 International Refrigeration Conference at Purdue, July 14-17, 2004, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

  • Hang Guo, Chong Fang Ma, Mao Hai Wang, Fang Ye, Jian Yu, Yan Wang, Chaoyang Wang, Experimental Investigation of Effect of Flow Bed Design on Performance of Liquid Feed Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, From Fundamentals to System, 4(1), 86-89, 2004. 


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