Professor Wei Shyy assumed the presidency of HKUST on 1 September 2018.
Professor Shyy first joined HKUST in August 2010 as Provost and Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to joining HKUST, Professor Shyy was Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Collegiate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Michigan.
Professor Shyy obtained his BS degree from Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, and his MSE and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan. He has supervised and hosted many PhD students as well as postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars.
Professor Shyy is the author or a co-author of five books and numerous journal and conference articles. He is the General Editor of the Cambridge Aerospace Book Series published by the Cambridge University Press, and the Co-Editor-in Chief of Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, a major reference work published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Professor Shyy is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has received awards for his research and professional contributions, including the AIAA 2003 Pendray Aerospace Literature Award, the ASME 2005 Heat Transfer Memorial Award, and the Engineers’ Council (Sherman Oaks, CA) 2009 Distinguished Educator Award.
Motivated by his appreciation of the intrinsic beauty of natural flyers, Professor Shyy is an avid bird photographer. Some of his photos are compiled in an eBook, entitled Flight InSight.