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David Y.S. Lou

Milford Hanna photoDavid Y.S. Lou, Ph.D., is the J.K. Ludwickson Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He joined UNL in 1993 as chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department and had led programs at Syracuse University, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the University of Delaware. He is a member of the ASME and associate editor of its Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. He is a member of Rho Psi, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, and Tau Beta Pi. Lou is listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the World.


His research interests include thermal analysis of curing of composite materials, thermal manufacturing process analysis, thermal modeling of pulse combustors, heat transfer in phase change materials, entrance region heat transfer in channels and tubes, heat conduction in rarefied gases, solar thermal energy conversion, solar collectors, energy storage, photovoltaic assisted heat pump systems, biomechanics of arterial blood flow, and orthopedic biomechanics.

As well as his teaching and research in the College of Engineering, Lou serves as director of the Confucius Institute at UNL. As director, Lou represents the program and university: locally, nationally and internationally. In addition, he is director of UNL's Office of China Initiatives.

He earned his undergraduate degree in 1959 from National Taiwan University in Taiwan and his graduate degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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