Wei Shyy

President, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Professor Wei Shyy is the President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is concurrently Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to joining HKUST in 2010 as Provost, he was Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Collegiate Professor and the Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He had led multi-institutional research projects funded by the US government and industries on future space transport, bio-inspired flight and computational aeronautical science, and is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is the author and co-author of five books and editor of numerous peer-reviewed journals. His professional views have been quoted in various news media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, New Scientist and the U.S. News & World Report. Shyy had received multiple awards in recognition of his research contributions, including the 2003 AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award.

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