Jim Chen, Ph.D.
1. Name and Academic Rank:
Jim Shih-Jiun Chen, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Full-time
2. Degrees with Fields, Institution and Date:
B.S.M.E. – National Taiwan University, 1976
M.S. – Drexel University, 1981
Ph.D. – Drexel University, 1985
- Number of Years of Service on this Faculty:
Initial appointment: September 1985, Assistant Professor
- Other Related Experience:
1996 – Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Temple University.
02/10 – 06/10 Visiting Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan.
2001 – 2004 Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, Temple University.
1990 – 1996 Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Temple University.
92 – 95, 98 – 01, 04 – 05 Graduate Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering, Temple University.
12/91 – 08/92 Faculty Sabbatical Leave, Advanced Ceramics and Metals Branch, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division, Warminster, PA.
1985 – 1990 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Temple University.
03/85 – 08/85 Visiting Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University.
1979 – 1985 Fellowship/Research/Teaching Assistants, Drexel University.
1977 – 1979 Piping/Software Engineer, China Consultants Inc., Taipei, Taiwan.
1976 – 1977 Mechanical/maintenance Engineer, Taiwan Cement Corp., Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
- Consulting, Patents, Copyrights:
Consulting (in the last five years)
2005 – 2006 Apantec LLC, Montgomeryville, PA; Thermal analysis of high temperature steam pipes..
2007 – 2008 Lasco Products, Inc., West Chester, PA, Tower fan reliability.
U.S. Patent Number 5,808,233, 1998: “Amorphous-Crystalline Thermocouple and Methods of Its Manufacture,” with M. Finkel and A. Goncalves.
- States in which Registered:
- Principal Publications in the Last Five Years:
Jim S. Chen, Zhi Chen, Saroj Biswas, J. J. Miao, C. H. Hsieh, “Torque and Power Coefficients of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine with Optimal Pitch Control,” ASME Power 2010-27224 (Proceedings), ASME 2010 Power Conference, Chicago, July 11-15, 2010.
Jinho Kim and Jim S. Chen, “Effect of Inhaling Patterns on Aerosol Drug Delivery,” IMECE2008-66685, presented at the 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November, 2008, Boston (Proceedings).
- Scientific and Professional Societies of which a Member:
ASME (1982 – date), Member
- Honors and awards:
College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty, by the Alumni Association, 1996.
ASEE/ONR: Visiting Research Fellow and Summer Research Fellow, 1992.
Advisor of a Temple team which finished 3rd in the 2003 Energy Challenge; 1st Prize in the 1999 International Hydropower Contest.
- Institutional and Professional Service in last Five Years:
Mechanical Engineering Department Committees: Laboratory Committee, Graduate Committee, Undergraduate ME Curriculum Committee, Faculty Search Committee (various years), Promotion and Tenure Committee (Chair, 2009-2010), ME student advising.
College of Engineering Committees: Graduate Affairs Committee , Collegial Assembly Chair (2004-05), Faculty Senate Representative (2004-2010),Collegial Assembly ViceChair (2003-04).
University Committees: Middle States Assessment Committee (Cochair, 2008-2010), Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2004-2007), Patent committee, Provost’s Strategy Plan Committee (2007-2009).
- Percentage of Time Available for Research or Scholarly Activities:
- Percentage of Time Committed to the Program:
75% committed to teaching, advising, and service duties.