16th International Heat Transfer Conference

Young Researchers Meeting (YRM)

13th, Monday
Summer Palace & Tsinghua University Campus
13:30 - 21:00
Networking events and activities for young researchers in the fields of thermal science and engineering

The Young Researchers Meeting (YRM) is an event devoted to the casual interchange of research and ideas in thermal science and engineering, and aims to expand the international networks of young researchers who have gathered from all over the world to participate in IHTC-16. This meeting is primarily for research staff, postdocs, and PhD students younger than approximately 40. It is planned for 50 persons. For this international group of colleagues, we have planned an excursion to the Summer Palace & Tsinghua University campus, stimulating networking activities, and a dinner party at the Meeting Room on M floor, Mengminwei Science & Technology Building, Tsinghua University.


  • Participation is open to industry and university researchers, postdocs, and PhD students under the ages of approximately 40.
  • Young professionals who are interested in building relationships with people of the same generation, getting more involved in the international heat transfer community, and growing their professional network in the world.
  • Young professionals who are interested in visiting historic sites of Beijing.


13th (Mon)

13:30-13:45 Pre-meeting in CNCC Room 306A (Opening and announcement)
14:00-15:00 Travel to Summer Palace (by bus, together)
15:00-16:30 Special tour inside the Summer Palace
16:30-17:00 Travel to Tsinghua University Campus (by bus, together)
17:00-18:00 Tour inside Tsinghua University Campus
18:00-19:00 Networking activities
19:00-20:30 Dinner party
20:30-21:00 Back to CNCC (by bus, together)

14th (Tue)

12:30-14:00 Post-meeting in the lunch area of Ballroom B

VISIT to the Summer Palace is planned for the YRM. The Summer Palace was first constructed in 1750, started to rebuild it in 1886, and repaired in 1902. The Summer Palace landscape, dominated mainly by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, covers an area of 3.08 square kilometers, three quarters of which is under water. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures. Well known for its large and priceless collection of cultural relics, it was among the first group of historical and cultural heritage sites in China to be placed under special state protection.

Visit to Tsinghua University Campus is also planned, which is located in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing. The campus is on the site of “Qing Hua Yuan (Tsinghua Garden)” —a former royal garden of the Qing Dynasty. Tsinghua University Campus was named one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world by a panel of architects and campus designers in Forbes in 2010, which was the only university in Asia on the list. Inside the Campus, Jin Chun Garden's scenery is wonderful, especially in the season of lotus blooms. It used to be Emperor Kangxi's temporary imperial palace. The center of Jin Chun Garden is the original site of "He Tang Yue Se" described by Zhu Ziqing, which is included in the Chinese Textbook of Middle School.

It is located on the former site of Qing Dynasty royal gardens and retains Chinese-style landscaping as well as traditional buildings, but many of its buildings are also in the Western-style, reflecting the American influence in its history. Along with its rival and neighbor the Peking University, it is known throughout China and the wider world for having one of the most beautiful campuses.

The dinner party will be held at the Meeting Room on M floor, Mengminwei Science & Technology Building, inside of the Tsinghua University Campus. Let us all enjoy the moment talking and discussing our research works, the future and issues of the fields of thermal science and engineering, exchanging knowledge not only for scientific stuffs but also culture and academia ones. Let us create a new network, first small but that which connects to further meetings in other conferences, visiting others, and building friendship.

Summer Palace

Tsinghua University Campus

NETWORKING is the main purpose of this meeting. The YRM is intended to promote networking and friendship among young scientists active in the field of thermal science and engineering through communications and discussions of their interests in a young, dynamic and international context, in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The coordinators of the event hope that small international groups of young researchers will come up and initiate firm collaborations and an active network through this event.

PRE-MEETING is scheduled on the 13th of August at the conference venue, China National Convention Center (CNCC), for the opening address, staff introductions, and some important announcements including the detail plan of the tour and party held on that afternoon. The pre-meeting will be held in room 306A at 13:30-13:45 after we each finish eating. (NOTICE: You need finish your lunch by yourself before attending the pre-meeting.)

POST-MEETING is held during lunch time (12:30-14:00) on the 14th of August at reserved tables in the lunch area of Ballroom B to solicit feedback from attendees and discuss our prospects for the next YRM. (NOTICE: You need pick up your lunch box by yourself to join this meeting. We only provide a reserved area to take lunch together.)

FEE is prepared in a very special discount rate.

Young Researchers Meeting registration fee: 200 RMB

The fee includes the Summer Palace tour, party at the Tsinghua University Campus, and the transportation.

"On-site" payment of the participation fee is required and will be paid at the “On-site” registration desk during 10 and 11, August.

REGISTRATION is closed since the number of registers reaches the maximum.


The group photo of YRM participants in Tsinghua campus is here.


Information desk in the registration area.