I am delighted to introduce the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Fluid Engineering (IJFE), which was founded by Hefei General Machinery Research Institute Co., Ltd. and is supervised by the China National Machinery Industry Corporation. IJFE is also supported by the Fluid Engineering Institution of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in cooperation with AIP Publishing as the publisher. In 2022, IJFE was successful in being selected as part of the China Science and Technology Journal Excellence Action Plan, and it is the only new “high starting point” journal founded by a central enterprise. It is with great enthusiasm that we embark on this journey, dedicated to the fascinating world of fluid mechanics in engineering.

Fluid engineering is a cornerstone of innovation across a wide spectrum of industries, from aerospace and automotive to energy and environmental sciences. At IJFE, we are committed to providing a platform for researchers, engineers, and scholars to share their insights, discoveries, and innovations in this critical field.

As outlined in our mission statement, IJFE is dedicated to publishing research that delves into the characteristics of fluid science in engineering. Whether your work is rooted in the fundamental principles of fluid dynamics or is focused on practical engineering applications, IJFE welcomes contributions that advance our understanding and push the boundaries of what is possible.

As the Editor-in-Chief of IJFE, I am deeply impressed by the dedication and hard work of our editorial team and reviewers in curating the content of this inaugural issue. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all the authors who have entrusted us with their valuable research: your contributions are what make this journal possible.

In this ever-evolving landscape of fluid engineering, we aim to stay at the forefront of the latest trends and developments, providing a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. Our journal is not just a repository of research; it is a dynamic forum where experts and enthusiasts come together to explore new frontiers, share experiences, and drive the field forward.

I encourage you, our readers, to explore the articles in this first issue and to consider IJFE as a platform for your own research. As we move forward, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and quality. We also invite your feedback and suggestions on how we can better serve the fluid engineering community.

Thank you for your support of and trust in the International Journal of Fluid Engineering. We are excited to have you on this journey with us, and we look forward to your continued contributions to this vibrant field.