Chin Pan is a professor of the Department of Engineering and System Science and the Dean of the College of Nuclear Science of the National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan. Dr. Pan received his B.S. degree in nuclear engineering from National Tsing Hua University in 1979, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Ill, USA, in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He served as the Chairman of the Department of Engineering and System Science of NTHU from February 2001 to January 2004 and the Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Research from December 2003 to July 2008. Dr. Pan has been serving as the Dean of College of Nuclear Science since August 2005. Dr. Pan’s research activities for the past two decades have been in the areas of two-phase flow, boiling heat transfer and energy engineering with a special focus on transition boiling, nucleate boiling near CHF, nuclear reactor thermalhydaulics, two-phase flow instability with or without nuclear coupling, two-phase natural circulation loops, microchannel two-phase flow, microchannel boiling, microchannel heat sink, microchannel reactor, and thermal-fluid transport in fuel cell systems, especially micro direct methanol fuel cells. He published a book in Chinese entitled Boiling Heat Transfer and Two-phase Flow in 2001. He has authored and coauthored about 60 SCI journal papers and 80 conference papers. He received a distinguished research award in 1998 and three excellent research awards earlier from the National Science Council of Taiwan. He also received a distinguished industry academia collaboration award from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan in 2003.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011