T. Y. Kam

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

T. Y. Kam was born in Hong Kong in 1954. He received his Ph.D. degree in the field of structural mechanics and engineering from Northwestern University, USA, in 1982. From 1981 to 1982, he served as a Research Associate at the University of Washington. He then joined the Faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Chiao Tung University in 1982 and became a Full Professor in 1986. He worked as a Guest Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in 1990. From 1987 to 1989 and from 1994 to 2000, he served as the Chairman of the above-mentioned department and as the Dean of the College of Engineering, respectively, at National Chiao Tung University. Presently, he works as a Professor at the same university. His research interests are composite materials and structures, nondestructive evaluation and health monitoring of structural and mechanical systems, sound and vibration, and development of HAWT and VAWT wind power systems. He has owned over 40 worldwide patents. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Taiwan National Invention Award and Product of Excellence Award. He is or has been a Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee for the International Conference on Computational Methods in Materials Characterization, International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, International Conference on Computer Methods in Composite Materials and Structures, ASME Energy Resources and Technology Conference, and International Conference on Composites Nanoengineering.

Biography Updated on 20 January 2011

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