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Professor Y.T. Chew

Head of Fluid Division
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Deputy Director
Office of Research
National University of Singapore


Contact information:
Mechanical Engineering Department
National University of Singapore
9 Engineering Drive 1
Singapore 117576
Republic of Singapore
Tel: 65-8742257
Fax: 65-7791459
E-mail: mpecyt@nus.edu.sg


Chew Yong Tian is a Past President of IES and President of the Biomedical Engineering Society Singapore. He is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department where he heads the Fluid Group, and the Deputy Director, Office of Research, at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prof Chew received a BEng degree, with First Class Honours, under the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited scholarship, and a MEngSc degree, both from the University of Western Australia (UWA), in 1972 and 1973, respectively. He obtained a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge, UK, in 1976, under a Hackett scholarship from UWA, and a Pochobradsky scholarship from Churchill College in Cambridge.


Prof Chew joined NUS in 1978. At NUS, he held several administrative positions including that of Deputy Head of Department; and Vice-Dean In-Charge of Graduate Studies. Prof Chew is Chairman of the Board of Examiners, Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers; and a Member of the Professional Engineers Board and the Engineering Accreditation Board.


He has completed more than 80 consultancy projects for clients in Singapore and Malaysia, on Wind Effects On Tall Buildings, Hydraulic Modelling, etc. His research interests include Turbulence Measurements, Bluff Body Aerodynamics, Bio-Fluid Dynamics, and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Prof Chew is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluids and Structures, and was the Chairman/Co-Chairman of more than 10 international conferences. He has authored more than 300 international journal and conference publications, and has trained 13 PhD and 15 MEng graduates



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