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Appointments

7/09 - 12/09: Sabbatical at the Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA (Prof. Ilya Shmulevich, host faculty).

2003 - 2009: Chair of the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.

1997 - 1999: Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering.

1996 - Present: Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky.

1990-1996: Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky.

1984-1990: Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky.

1980-1984: Research Associate, Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin.


Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, May 1980.

M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, January 1975.

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuan University, Taiwan, R.O.C., June 1972.


Research Interests:

Parallel Computation of Three-Dimensional Transport of Reactive Species in Air Pollution Modeling

Transport Processes and Molecular Modeling

Selected Publications

  • A least-squares finite element method for time-dependent incompressible flows with thermal convection (with L. Q. Tang), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 17, 271-289 (1993)
  • Transient solutions for three-dimensional flows in a lid-driven cavity by a least-squares finite element method (with L. Q. Tang and T. Cheng), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 21, 413-432 (1995)
  • Temporal, spatial and thermal features of 3D Rayleigh Benard convection by a least-squares finite element method (with L. Q. Tang), Computer methods in Applied Mechanics  and Engineering, 140, 201-219 (1997)
  • Large eddy simulations of turbulent flows by a least-squares finite element method (with X. Ding), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 371, 297-319 (2001)
  • Large-scale parallel computation of incompressible flows by a domain decomposition-based least-squares finite element method (with X. Ding and Q. Y. Jiang), Industrial &  Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, 8080-8085 (2010)
  • Optimal control via collocation and non-linear programming (with T. F. Edgar and D.M. Himmelblau), International Journal of Control, 21, 763-768 (1975)
  • Simulation of condensation aerosol growth by condensation and evaporation (with J. R. Brock), Aerosol Science and Tech., 2, 311-320 (1983)
  • On parallelization of time-dependent, three-dimensional transport equations in air pollution modeling (with Prasad Pai), Atmospheric Environment, 27A, 2009-2015 (1993)
  • The current state and future direction of Eulerian models in simulating the tropospheric chemistry and transport of trace species: a review (with L. K. Peters, C. M. Berkowitz, G.  R. Carmichael, R. C. Easter, G. Fairweather, S. J. Ghan, J. M. Hales, L. R. Leung, W. R. Pennell, F. A. Potra, R. D. Saylor), Atmospheric Environment, 29, 189-222 (1995)
  • On first-order formulations of the least-squares finite element method for incompressible flows (with X. Ding), International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 17, 183-197 (2003)
  • Large-scale parallel computation of incompressible flows by a domain decomposition-based least-squares finite element method (with X. Ding and Q. Y. Jiang), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, 8080-8085 (2010)