The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a seminar on “Advancing combustion as a transdisciplinary thermal science” and “Engineering the leader: A Princeton/personal perspective” on 23 March 2015. Distinguished speaker of the seminar was Prof. Chung K. Law, the Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. The seminar also marked the 50th anniversary of Prof. Law’s graduation from his alma mater – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
During the seminar, Prof. Law pointed out the current frontier of combustion science and technology and emphasized the importance of transdisciplinary combustion studies. Prof. Law also inspired the audience by sharing his invaluable personal experience which leads him to be a good researcher and leader.
Chung K. Law is the Robert H. Goddard Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He received the PolyU Outstanding Alumni Award in 2007 and was conferred The Honorary Doctorate of the University in 2012.
His research interests cover various physical and chemical aspects of fundamental combustion phenomena, with applications to propulsion, energy, fuels, and the environment. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Physical Society (APS). He is a past president of the Combustion Institute, the director of the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center sponsored by the US Department of Energy, and the director of the Center for Combustion Energy at Tsinghua University. He has received a number of professional and best paper awards for technical contributions.