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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; Leighton and Mary Orr Chair 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. M. Barry, K. Agbim, M.K. Chyu, “Performance of a Thermoelectric Device with Integrated Heat Exchangers”, Journal of Electronic Materials, Volume 44, June 2015, Pages 1394-1401.
  2. F. Li, J. Wang, M.K. Chyu, B. Tang, “Weak fault diagnosis of rotating machinery based on feature reduction with Supervised Orthogonal Local Fisher Discriminant Analysis”, Neurocomputing, Volume 168, 30 November 2015, pp. 505-519.
  3. F. Li, M.K. Chyu, J. Wang, B. Tang, “Life grade recognition of rotating machinery based on Supervised Orthogonal Linear Local Tangent Space Alignment and Optimal Supervised Fuzzy C-Means Clustering”, Measurement, Volume 73, September 2015, pp. 384-400.
  4. M. Barry, J. Youngsoo, B.V.K. Reddy, J.K. Lee, T.X. Phuoc, M.K. Chyu, “Fluid Filtration Behavior and Rheological Properties of Nanoparticle Additive and Intercalated Clay Hybrid Bentonite Drilling Fluids,” J. Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 127, 338-346, 2015.
  5. M. Barry, J. Ying, M. Durka, C. Clifford, B. V. K. Reddy and M. K. Chyu, “Numerical Solution of Radiation View Factors within a Thermoelectric Device,” Energy, May 1, 2016. 102; 427-435.
  6. M. Barry, K. Agbim, P. Rao, C. Clifford, B. V. K. Reddy and M. K. Chyu, “Geometric Optimization of Thermoelectric Elements for Maximum Efficiency and Power Output,” Energy, 2016. 112; 388-407
  7. Q. Yang, P.  Zhang, Z. Min, M.K. Chyu, A. To, “Finite Element Modeling and Validation of Thermomechanical Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V in Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing,” Additive Manufacturing (2016), (accepted)
  8. L. Yang, W. Li, J. Ren, and M.K. Chyu, H. Jiang, 2016, “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 13-17, 2016.
  9. S.C. Siw, C-P. Lee, J.Y. Um, and M.K. Chyu, 2016, “Detailed Experimental Characterization of Heat Transfer Coefficient Over the Internal Cooling Passages of an Additive Manufactured Turbine Airfoil,” ASME Paper GT2016-57787, 2016 Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 13-17, 2016.
  10. S.N. Parbat, S.C. Siw, and M.K. Chyu, 2016, “Impingement Cooling in Narrow Rectangular Channel With Novel Surface Features,” ASME Paper GT2016-58084, 2016 Turbo Expo, Seoul, South Korea, June 13-17, 2016.

Chyu, M.K., 2014, 2014 International Symposium on Frontiers on Technology for the Future: Low Carbon Energy and Life, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 2014, ISROMAC-15, 15th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Chyu, M.K., 2012, 12th International Conference on Simulation and Experiments in Heat Transfer and Their Applications, Split, Croatia.

Chyu, M.K., 2012, Yonsei Institute of Converging Technology Forum, Yonsei University, Incheon, South Korea.

Chyu, M.K., 2011, Energy Forum, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 2010, 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC 2010, Washington DC.

Chyu, M.K., 2009, Annual Meeting of Chinese Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics STAM 2009, Miao-Li, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 2009, Annual Meeting of Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineer (CIME), Tainan, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 2009, Turbine-09, International Symposium on Heat Transfer in Gas Turbine Systems, Antalya.

Chyu, M.K., 1995, Pratt & Whitney - Government Engine, West Palm Beach.

Chyu, M.K., 1994, DOE Morgantown Energy Technology Center.

Chyu, M.K., 1988, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center.

Chyu, M.K., 1988, Wright-Patterson Air Force Laboratory.

Chyu, M.K., 1985, NASA-Lewis, Hot Section Technology (HOST) Program.

Chyu, M.K., 1987, Columbia University.

Chyu, M.K., 1987, Sandia National Laboratory.

Chyu, M.K., 1989, Rice University.

Chyu, M.K., 1989, University of California, Berkeley.

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

Chyu, M.K., 1993, Institute of Aeronautics and Aerospace, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 1994, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 1995, Aluminum Company of America, ALCOA Technical Center.

Chyu, M.K., 1995, University of Florida.

Chyu, M.K., 1995, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Power Generation Unit, Orlando.

Chyu, M.K., 1996, Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers - Keynote Speech.

Chyu, M.K., 1996, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Chyu, M.K., 1996, National Tsing Hua University, Beijing.

Chyu, M.K., 1996, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 1997, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 1997, Tai Power, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 1997, The Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group - PIWG.

Chyu, M.K., 1997, University of Pittsburgh.

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

Chyu, M.K., 1998, Second Pacific Rim Thermal Science and Energy Engineering Workshop.

Chyu, M.K., 1999, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore.

Chyu, M.K., 2001, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Chyu, M.K., 2002, DOE High Efficiency Engines and Turbine Workshop - Panel.

Chyu, M.K., 2003, 43rd Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences - Plenary Lecture.

Chyu, M.K., 2003, Pratt & Whitney - Turbine Technology, East Hartford.

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

Chyu, M.K., 2004, Louisiana State University.

Chyu, M.K., 2005, AFOSR Coated Superconductor Quench Workshop.

Chyu, M.K., 2005, University of Cincinnati.

Chyu, M.K., 2005, University of Florida.

Chyu, M.K., 2006, Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER), Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 2006, National Taiwan University.

Chyu, M.K., 2006, Pratt and Whitney, United Technology.

Chyu, M.K., 2006, Science 2006: Energy - Future Challenge Today.

Chyu, M.K., 2007, St. John's University, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 2007, Yonsei University, South Korea.

Chyu, M.K., 2008, Dalian University of Technology, China.

Chyu, M.K., 2008, DOE-UTSR Turbine Workshop.

Chyu, M.K., 2008, NASA Propulsion and Power Systems Alliance PPSA.

Chyu, M.K., 2008, Pennsylvania State University.

Chyu, M.K., 2009, EITC - Green Technology and Service, New York.

Chyu, M.K., 2009, NASA - Glenn Research Center.

Chyu, M.K., 2009, National United University, Taiwan.

Chyu, M.K., 2009, Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Chyu, M.K., 2009, University of Texas, Arlington.

Chyu, M.K., 2009, Virginia Tech and State University.

Chyu, M.K., 2010, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.

Chyu, M.K., 2010, Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer (ISHMT)-ASME Conference, Mumbai, India.

Chyu, M.K., 2011, Texas A&M University.

Chyu, M.K., 2011, University of Texas, Austin.

Chyu, M.K., 2012, DOE Thermoelectric Workshop, Baltimore.

Chyu, M.K., 2012, INTEL Corp., Chandler, Arizona.

Chyu, M.K., 2013, Florida State University.

Chyu, M.K., 2014, 13th International Conference on Simulation and Experiments in Heat Transfer and Their Applications, A Coruna, Spain.

Chyu, M.K., 2014, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University.

Chyu, M.K., 2014, Grantees Annual Meeting, Ministry of Science and Technology.

Chyu, M.K., 2014, Tsinghua University.

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