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Dr. Yi-Tung Chen Has Been Elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Posted: May 23, 2011

Las Vegas – Last month it was announced that UNLV Associate Professor, Dr. Yi-Tung Chen, has been elected a Fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The ASME Fellow is a membership grade of distinction. The ASME Board of Governors confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Nominated by their peers, ASME Fellows have had 10 or more years of active practice and at least 10 years of continuous active corporate membership in ASME. Over 3,000 members have attained the grade of Fellow.

Dr. Chen’s academic and industrial experience in numerical and experimental fluid mechanics and thermal-fluid sciences covers many multidisciplinary areas. He has received excellent and thermal-fluid sciences covers many multidisciplinary areas. He has received excellent teaching evaluations and exit interviews. Two Ph.D. and twenty two M.S. graduate students have successfully defended their dissertations and theses under his supervisions and direction. He has published 2 books, 42 peer-reviewed journal articles and 102 peer- reviewed proceedings over evaluation period. He has served as PI or Co- PI on funding of more than $8.4M from DOE, DOD, NSF, NASA, EPA, Sandia National Laboratories, Clark County of the State of Nevada, and private sector.

Service has been an important aspect of his work. Included are Grievance Committee member of Faculty Senator, Research Council member (COE), Co-Director of Center of Energy Research and Associate Director of Nevada Center of Advanced Computational Methods, and many search committees. Dr. Chen was also invited to participate in the U.S. - China Strategic Forum on Clean Energy Cooperation, January 18-19, 2011, in Washington D.C. The Forum was sponsored by the John L. Thornton China Center of the Brookings Institution and the China Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy. The meeting coincided with the visit of Chinese President, Hu Jintao, and featured many prominent policymakers, researchers, and business development executives from both China and the United States. Dr. Chen also assists in actively developing collaborative academic and research programs with national laboratories, industries and major international universities.

Dr. Chen received his B.S. in Engineering from Feng Chia University in Taiwan and his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Utah. He has been with the University of Nevada Las Vegas since 1993. He currently serves as a professor in the mechanical engineering department.

About the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

Located at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering provides research and academic programs to more than 1,600 undergraduate and over 250 graduate students. With more than 70 full-time faculty, and six departments, the college's goals are to provide a quality undergraduate learning experience in engineering and computer science; strengthen and enhance the graduate experience; focus knowledge, discovery, integration, and application in strategic areas; integrate research and education; and to promote and enable partnerships with the private and public sectors.