Kuan Chen – Associate Professor

Kuan Chen
(801) 581-4150
Fax: (801) 585-9826
E-mail: chen@mech.utah.edu
Office: 1157 MEK
Lab: Bldg. 60


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, (Received: May, 1981), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, Dissertation title: Thermal instability of wedge flows, Advisor : Michael. M. Chen.
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, (Received: June, 1976), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, thesis title: Natural convection in rectangular enclosures, advisors : S. H. Yin and T. Y. Wung.
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, (Received: June, 1974), Chung Yuan University, Chung –Li , Taiwan.
Research Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Micro System Technology

  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Power Thermodynamics
  • Gas Dynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Viscous Flow
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Thermal Radiation
  • Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
  • Aero-Propulsion
  • Aerodynamics

  • More than 50 refereed journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports
Research Grants

  • PI, Co-PI, and participant of several funded research projects on Chemical Vapor Deposition, Smart Construction Module, Bernoulli Disk, and Micro System Technology