Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Shuh-Jing Ying

  • Professor
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • University of South Florida
  • Tampa, FL 33620
  • (813) 974-5627


  • B.S. Cheng-Kung University 1958
  • M.S. Brown University 1961
  • Ph.D. Harvard University 1966
  • P.E. Florida State 1979


    Taught mechanical design, dynamics of machinery, vibration analysis, computer simulation, instrument systems and thermal systems etc. totally 34 different courses.

    Did research work in fluids, combustion, vibration, electro- mechanical design and numerical method, five different fields.

    1978 - Present

  • University of South Florida
  • Teaching and Research
  • Doing consulting work for Honeywell, Inc. from 1985 to 1993.

    Summers - 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990

    Summer Faculty Fellow, working at NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

    1971 - July 1978

    The Detroit Institute of Technology, Detroit, MI. Professor, Acting Chairman (February 1977 - July 1978), teaching fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, gas dynamics, mechanical design, analytical methods in engineering, air pollution control and engineering fundamentals laboratory.

    Summer 1977

    Research Scientist, Physics and Dynamics, Center for Fire Research, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.

    Summer 1976

    Faculty Fellow of National Science Foundation, working at Research Department, Grumman Aerospace Corp., Bethpage, N.Y.

    1968 - 1971

    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Associate Professor teaching engineering analysis, thermodynamics, combustion theory, aerospace propulsion and engineering experimental project.

    1969 - 1970

    Consultant for Atomic Power Development Associates, Inc., Detroit, MI.

    1965 - 1968

    The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Assistant Professor, teaching aerospace propulsion, partial differential equations and laboratory course, and doing research work on the laboratory study of tornadoes.


    Ying, S.J."Advanced Dynamics" published by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Education Series, August 1997.
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    Ying, S.J. "Recent Development in Turbulent Flow", Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Vol. 14, pp 71-78, April, 1988.

    Ying, S.J. "Nonsteady Sink and Source in a Rotating Fluid", Int. J. Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol. 20, No. 3 pp. 145-151, 1985.

    Ying, S.J. and Wong, K.C. "Two Dimensional Sail Shape Determined by Pressure and Its Tension", J. of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 19, pp 363-376, 1985.

    Ying, S.J. "Numerical Simulation of Dummy Head Impact Tests on Steering Wheels", Int. J. of Vehicle Design, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 234-242, 1982.

    Liu, V.C. and Ying, S.J. "Modeling the Plasma Near-Wakes", AIAA Journal Vol. 18, No. 10, pp. 1268-1270, Oct. 1980.

    Ying, S.J. "Study of Smoke Filling Up a Room with a Controlled Leakage", Indian Journal of Technology, Vol. 18, pp. 103-108, March 1980.

    Ying, S.J. and Liu, V.C. "An Extension of MacCormack's Method for Flows with Higher Order Equations and in Different Configurations", the Journal of Computers and Fluids, Vol. 6, pp. 173-184, Sept. 1978.

    Liu, V.C. and Ying, S.J. "On the Initial Expansion of Meteor Trails", Physics Letters, Vol. 53A, No. 6, pp. 397-398, Oct. 1976.

    Ying, S.J. "Diffusion Flame with Reaction Zone and with Velocity in a Parabolic Profile", Indian Journal of Technology, Vol. 10, pp. 55-58, Feb. 1972.

    Ying, S.J. "Flame Propagation of Burning Solid Material with Moisture", Fire Technology, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 243-250, 1971.

    Ying, S.J. and Chang, C.C. "Exploratory Model Study of Tornado-Like Vortex Dynamics", Journal of Atmospheric Science, Vol. 27, No.1, pp. 3-14, Jan. 1970.

    Chi, S.W., Ying, S.J. and Chang, C.C. "Turbulent Boundary Layer of Laboratory Tornado Vortex", Tellus, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 693-700, Dec. 1969.

    Emmons, H.W. and Ying, S.J. "The Fire Whirl", Eleventh International Symposium on Combustion, pp. 475-488, Aug. 1966.

    Chu, B.T. and Ying S.J. "Thermally Driven Nonlinear Oscillations in a Pipe with Traveling Shock Waves", Physics of Fluid, Vol. 6, No. 11, pp. 1625-1637, Nov. 1963.


    Fang, T.C. and Ying, S.J. "Numerical Study of Reducing Exhaust Pollutants by Water Injection in Combustor" AIAA-96-0817, January 1996.

    Ying, S.J., Rama S.R. Gorla and Krishna P. Kundu "The Promising Chemical Kinetics for the Simulation of Propane-Air Combustion with KIVA-II Code" AIAA-93-2189, June 1993.

    Zeng, S. and S.J. Ying "Numerical Simulation of Pollutant Emissions in Propane Air Combustion" IECEC-93035, August 1993.

    Shuh-Jing (Benjamin) Ying and Hung Lee Nguyen "Numerical Simulation of Jet-A Combustion Approximated by Improved Propane Chemical Kinetics" AIAA-91-1859, 27th Joint Propulsion Conference, Sacramento, CA, June 1991.

    Shuh-Jing (Benjamin) Ying "Numerical Simulation of Propane Combustion with Proper Chemical Kinetics" Proceedings of the First International Conference on Combustion Technologies for Clean Environment, Vilamoura, Portugal, Sept. 1991.

    Ying, S.J. and Nguyen, H.L. "Reduced Chemical Kinetics for Propane Combustion" AIAA paper 90-0546 28th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Jan 1990, Reno, Nevada.

    Ying, S. J. "Transient Whirling of a Rotating Shaft with an Unbalanced Disk." Rotating Machinery Dynamics, ASME Pub. H0400B vol.2, pp. 537-543. Sept. 1987.

    Ying, S. J. "Theory for the Development of Turbulent Flow." Forum on Unsteady Flow - 1986, ASME, FED - Vol. 39., pp. 52-53, 1986.

    Ying, S.J. "An Investigation of Iron Formation on the Furnace Floor", International Symposium on Combustion Diagnostics, Oct. 1983, Akron, Ohio.

    Ying, S.J. and Marek, C.J. "A Theory for Generating Turbulent Flow", Proceedings of the 12th Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, May 1984.

    Ying, S.J. and Liu, V.C. "Electro-Convective Instability of Charged Air Between Thunderclouds", Proceedings of the Tenth Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, pp. 337-354, April 1980.

    Ying, S.J. and Liu, V.C. "Shock Discontinuity of Spherically Symmetrical Medium", Proceeding of the Symposium on Applications of Computer Methods in Engineering, pp. 831-839, Aug. 1977.

    Ying, S.J. "Multiple Control Circuit for Electrical Unit and Automatic Control Circuit for Windmill Generator", ASME Publication 76-DET-100, Sept. 1976.

    Ying, S.J. "Theoretical Study of Synthetic Fuel from Water Gas," Presented in 1976 Spring Meeting of Western States Section, The Combustion Institute, April 1976.

    Ying, S.J., Walton, W.U. and Grenier, G.H. "Engineering Science Laboratory", The Proceedings of North Central Section Meeting, ASME, pp. 98-103, April 1973. Ying, S.J. "Subsonic Diffuser with Injection Flow Among the Boundary", Technical Report, RM-644, Grumman Aerospace Corp., Oct. 1977.

    Ying, S.J. "Suppression of Galloping of Overhead Conductors", Technical Report, Wayne State University, Nov. 1970.

    Ying, S.J. Progress Report I and II for the project of the Suppression of Galloping of Overhead Conductors, Sept. 1969 and June 1970, sponsored by the Detroit Edison Co.

    Ying, S.J. "Theoretical Analysis of New Fins in Radiator", Technical Report, Wayne State University, sponsored by Ford Motors Co., Aug. 1969.

    Ying, S.J. "The Fire Whirl", Technical Report, Harvard University, Oct. 1965.

    Theoretical Study of impact force on the fuel pins during handling was done as consulting work to the Reactor Section, Atomic Power Development Associates, Inc., Jan. 1970.

    Theoretical study of pressure drop in liquid sodium flow across the PEDP fuel pin bundles of a nuclear reactor for different flow rates and swelling rates of fuel pin diameter was done as consulting work in the Reactor Section, Atomic Power Development Associates, Inc., Dec. 1969.

    Reviewer of a journal "Fire Research Abstracts and Reviews", published by National Academy of Sciences (1965-1975).

    Invited as a consultant for the evaluation of proposals for Office of Energy Related Inventions at National Bureau of Standards since Dec. 1984.

    Preparing problems for profession engineers' examination for National Council of Engineering Examiners since 1982.

    Served as a Session Chairman for Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. April, 1988.


  • Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member of Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Member of American Geophysical Union
  • Member of Society of Sigma Xi
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Engineering College, Detroit Institute of Technology, 1975-1976.
  • Engineer of the Year (1985) Award presented by Pinellas and Tampa Chapters of Florida Engineering Society (February 22, 1986).


    Through many years, my research interests are very broad and may be classified into five different fields: fluids, combustion, vibration, electromechanical design and numerical methods. However most works are related with numerical computation and fluids. Recent years, I am teaching advanced dynamics of machinery. It makes me being interested in the motion of a satellite in orbit. A research proposal had been developed in the last semester and was submitted to the State of Florida Technological Research and Development Authority. I am anxious also to work on this or related projects.


    1. College Courses

  • Kinematics
  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics I, II
  • Thermal Systems and Economics
  • Gas Dynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Dynamics of Machinery
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Computer Simulation
  • Analytical Methods in Engineering
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Engineering Fundamental Lab
  • Chemical and Mechanical Lab I, II
  • Instrument Systems I, II
  • Project Design

    2. Graduate Courses

  • Engineering Analysis I, II, III
  • Advanced Dynamics of Machinery
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Industrial Thermodynamics
  • Combustion Theory
  • Advanced Conduction Heat Transfer
  • Fundamentals in Energy Conservation
  • Aerospace Propulsion I, II
  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
  • Internal Combustion Engines