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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. 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., 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.