Learn from Nature – A Career Journey of Learning, Speculation, Teaching and Reflection
Prof. Yei-Chin Chao received his Ph.D. degree from School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA in 1984. Since then, Dr. Chao has been affiliated with Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). He is now a NCKU Chair Professor since 2017, and a Distinguished Professor since 2002. His research has been in the areas of combustion, propulsion, diagnostics, thermal and fluid flow, and acoustics. He received several national and international awards, including the TECO award, Taiwan, and the Russel Severance Springer Professorship from University of California at Berkeley, USA. He published more than 350 technical articles in well-established journals and conferences. He served as Department Chairman during 2001-2004 and Director of Aerospace Science and technology Research Center (ASTRC), NCKU during 2004-2011. He also served as the Chairman of the Aerospace Research Program of National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan during 2008-2011. He was the president of the Combustion Institute, Chinese Taipei Section during 2004-2008. He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Institute of Dynamics of Explosion and Reactive Systems (IDERS) during 2007-2015. He is currently Associate Fellow of AIAA and Fellow of Aeronautic and Astronautic Society of ROC. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Combustion and Flame.