Fan-Bill Cheung works as a Tenured Full Professor of mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU). His areas of expertise include two-phase flow and heat transfer, critical heat flux for downward-facing boiling, solidification and melting, thermal behavior of high-temperature ablatives, thermal processing of materials, turbulent natural convection, nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics and safety, and severe accident analysis and experimentation. Before joining the faculty at PSU in 1985, he was a research staff at Argonne National Laboratory (1974–1985) involving in the safety studies of advanced nuclear reactors. Dr. Cheung is a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is an Executive Member and a Past Chair of the ANS Thermal Hydraulics Division and a Past Chair of the ASME K-13 Committee on Heat Transfer in Multiphase Systems. He is the recipient of the ANS Technical Achievement Award in 2006. Dr. Cheung holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the National Taiwan University (1969) in Taipei, Taiwan, and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame (1974) in Notre Dame, Ind, USA.
Biography Updated on 1 June 2009