Chia Leong

Sep 6, 2011    

Chia Leong is currently a clinical faculty (i.e. a non-tenurable teaching position) in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer and has held this position since Fall 2009. In the summer, he works as a research engineer at the Center of Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC). He graduated with his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer in 2008 under the mentorship of Timothy Wei, currently the Dean of School of Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to that, he received both his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2002 and 2005, respectively. His background is in experimental fluid mechanics and has studied biofluid mechanics at the multi-scale level. Had he not been in academia, he would like to be an Olympian representing his native country of Malaysia in the sport of skeleton.

He is currently mentoring three graduate students on different active flow control projects related to wind energy, smart buildings and compact inlet ducts of engines. Different active flow control techniques are applied to enhance performance and/or increase the lifetime of the object under study. For more information about each specific project, please refer to Keith Taylor, Edward DeMauro and Brian Debronsky.

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