Dr. Jacob N. Chung

Andrew H. Hines, Jr./Florida Progress Corporation Eminent Scholar
Address Office NEB 539 Lab MAE-B 331 Phone: (352) 392-9607 Fax: (352) 392-1071 Website: Lab Website


Dr. Chung is currently the Andrew H. Hines, Jr./Progress Energy Eminent Scholar Chair Professor at the University of Florida. He joined the University of Florida in 1998 after 19 years on the faculty at the Washington State University. Dr. Chung holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering and had spent 6 years working as a nuclear reactor safety engineer in the industry before receiving his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. Dr. Chung’s research activities have been in the general areas of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Dr. Chung is a co-author for a book entitled “Transport Phenomena with Drops and Bubbles”. He has authored and co-authored over 170 archival journal papers and received the College of Engineering Research Excellence Award in 1988 at the Washington State University. He was awarded the University of Florida, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award in 2008. Recent he received the 2014 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial award. Dr. Chung has served as a technical consultant to the Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Hewlett-Packard Corporation. Dr. Chung is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1979,M.S. University of Missouri-Columbia, Nuclear Engineering, 1973,B.S. National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Nuclear Engineering, 1970

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow 1996

Teaching Interests

Thermodynamics, heat transfer, phase change heat transfer and two-phase flow, energy conversion.

Research Interests

Dr. Chung’s research activities have been in the general areas of fluid mechanics and heat transfer with a special focus on bubble dynamics, phase change heat transfer, multiphase flows, microgravity boiling, turbulence in heated flows, micro-scale thermal transport, fuel cell thermal transport, space cryogenic line chilldown, storage and Transport, energy conversion, hydrogen Energy, biomass and solid waste conversion to clean energy by steam gasification.