Professor Wei Shyy, the President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), obtained his BS degree from Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, and his MSE and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from University of Michigan. He was previously Research Scientist at the General Electric Research and Development Center in New York and on the faculty of University of Florida and University of Michigan.
Professor Shyy is a Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Among his many awards are AIAA 2003 Pendray Aerospace Literature Award, ASME 2005 Heat Transfer Memorial Award, and Engineers’ Council (Sherman Oaks, California) 2009 Distinguished Educator Award etc. He is also a member of Board of Governors of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.