Professor Wei Shyy is the President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is concurrently Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to joining HKUST in August 2010 as Provost, he was Clarence L. ’Kelly’ Johnson Collegiate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Michigan.
Professor Shyy obtained his PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan. He is the author or a co-author of five books and numerous journal and conference articles dealing with computational and modeling techniques involving fluid flow and its associated design optimization issues, biological and low Reynolds number aerodynamics, energy and propulsion, and a broad range of topics related to aerial and space flight vehicles. He was the Principal Investigator of several multi-institutional research projects, funded by the US government and industries, on future space transport, bio-inspired flight, and computational aeronautical science.
Professor Shyy is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has received awards for his research and professional contributions, including the AIAA 2003 Pendray Aerospace Literature Award, the ASME 2005 Heat Transfer Memorial Award, and the Engineers’ Council (Sherman Oaks, CA) 2009 Distinguished Educator Award.
Prof Wei Shyy
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