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Chyu, Minking
Engr-Dept Chairperson's Office, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Chyu, Minking
Associate Dean for International Initiatives; Dean, Sichuan University - Pittsburgh Institute; Distinguished Service Professor; Leighton and Mary Orr Chair Professor
Distinguished Service Professor
Office: 626 Benedum Hall
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PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Thermosciences, University of Minnesota, 1986

MS in Applied Mechanics, University of Cincinnati, 1977

BS in Nuclear Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, 1974

Energy Technology

Gas Turbine

Heat and Mass Transfer



(2014) MEMS Visiting Committee Outstanding Educator Award, University of Pittsburgh.

(2010) Guest Professor, China East University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China.

(2008) DOE-NETL IAES Resident Institute Fellow.

(2005) Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

(2002) Engineer of the Year Award, ASME - Pittsburgh.

(2000) Leighton Orr endowed Chair Professorship - University of Pittsburgh.

(1998) DOE Advanced-Turbine-System Faculty Fellow.

(1997) Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

(1993) Department of Energy Faculty Research Fellow, 1993, 1994.

(1988) Air Force Summer Research Fellow - 1988, 1989.

(1988) Certificate of Recognition - NASA-Marshall, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992.

(1988) NASA/ASEE Summer Research Fellow - 1988, 1989.

(1987) Research Incentive Award - Arizona State University.

(1986) Best Paper Award - 8th International Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco.

  1. “Influence of Topology on Heat Transfer in a Double Wall Cooling Channel: Potential of Series-Linked Jets, ASME Paper GT2016-56270, 2016 Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 13, 2016.
  2. Detailed Experimental Characterization of Heat Transfer Coefficient Over the Internal Cooling Passages of an Additive Manufactured Turbine Airfoil,” ASME 2016 Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 14, 2016.
  3. Impingement Cooling in Narrow Rectangular Channel With Novel Surface Features,” ASME 2016 Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 17, 2016.
  4. “Thermal Protection of Turbine Airfoil with ODS Coating and Near Surface Embedded Channel,” ASME Power & Energy Exhibition,Charlotte, NC, June 27, 2016.
  5. “Design, Fabrication and Performance Characterization of Near-Surface Embedded Cooling Channel with an Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) Coating Layer,” DOE-UTSR Workshop, Blacksburg, VA, November 1, 2016
  6. 7th International Symposium on Fluid Machinery and Fluid Engineering (ISFMFE-7), Jeju, South Korea, October 19, 2016, “Additive Manufactured Thermal Protection for Turbine Airfoils” – Keynote Speech
  7. 2016 International Symposium on Cross-border Education, Thematic Discussion – The Arts of Partnership, 17th China Annual Conference for International Education (CACIE), Beijing, October 21, 2016 – Panelist and Opening Speaker
  8. Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, October 28, 2016 - Invited Graduate Seminar
  9. Case Western Reserve University, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, January 24, 2017 – Invited Graduate Seminar
  10. New Mexico State University, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, March 15, 2017 – Invited Graduate Seminar
  11. Shanghai Jiaotong – Michigan Joint Institute, Symposium on Advanced Turbine Propulsion Technology, November 20, 2017 – Keynote Speech 

Chyu, M.K., 1991, "Superconductor Stability," NSF US-Japan Joint Seminar.

Chyu, M.K., 1998, "Solar Turbines."

Chyu, M.K., 2004, "Keynote Speech," International Symposium on Advanced Energy Technology, National Tsing Hua Univeristy, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Kang, B., Chyu, M.K., Alvin, M.A., and Gleeson, B., 2013, "Method of Producing an Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Coating and Micro-Channels," 8609187.