Texas Tech University

Ming Chyu, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Coordinator of M.Eng. Healthcare Engineering Option

Email: m.chyu@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.8982

Fax: 806.742.3540

Office: ME 213

Research Website: Healthcare Engineering
                                        Master of Engineering - Healthcare Engineering Option

Mailing Address: 
Texas Tech University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Box 41021
Lubbock, TX 79409−1021

Shipping Address: 
Texas Tech University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
805 Boston Avenue
ME South Room 201
Lubbock, TX 79409

Ming Chyu


Dr. Ming Chyu is a Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Texas Tech University and an Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and has received numerous awards for research (“Outstanding Researcher”, “Award of Excellence”, “Best Paper”, “Most Useful Paper”, etc.), teaching (“Excellence in Teaching”, “Professor of the Year”, “Most Influential Faculty Member”, etc.), and service (“Distinguished Achievement”) from government, professional societies, foundations, industry, university, and student organization. He has conducted research funded by National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture, national laboratories, professional societies, state government, private foundations, and industry. He has participated in superconductor research at Argonne National Laboratory, design of International Space Station at NASA Johnson Space Center, and nuclear energy research at Sandia National Laboratories (as a consultant). He has served on a number of technical committees in ASME and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), including the Chair of the Superconductivity Technical Committee in the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME. He has published nearly 200 technical publications including more than 130 archival journal papers in engineering and healthcare. His recent research activities cover a wide spectrum of specialties from epilepsy to cancer detection to surgery, from bone to joint to muscle biomechanics, from physical stimulations to dietary supplements for intervention, from mathematical analysis to model simulation to experiment, from laboratory to animal to human studies, and more. Dr. Chyu has been dedicated to promoting collaboration between engineering and healthcare. He led 40 experts worldwide to first define healthcare engineering in a white paper (2015) and also on wikipedia.org. He is the founder of the graduate healthcare engineering program at Texas Tech University, one of the first such programs established in the world and ranked no. 1 for multiple years. He is the founder and the Founding President of the Healthcare Engineering Alliance Society (HEALS), a global organization focusing on improving and advancing all aspects of healthcare through engineering approaches, where he is leading the efforts to bridge the gap between healthcare and engineering, to prepare engineering students and engineers for jobs in healthcare, and to train healthcare professionals to apply engineering to solve healthcare problems. He is also the founder and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Healthcare Engineering; the founder of Medical Device Net, the most comprehensive and user-friendly free medical device platform; the founder of Cutting-Edge Courses Customized (CeCoCu), an innovative platform for short courses in healthcare engineering; the founder of ENJOHE, the only website dedicated to engineering jobs in healthcare; and the founder of Healthcare Engineering Online Communities, the most comprehensive and updated information powerhouse covering nearly 500 technical topics in healthcare engineering. He constantly serves as an editorial team member of a number of professional journals, and co-organizer and keynote speaker of a number of conferences. Dr. Chyu is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas.

Research Interests

  • Healthcare Engineering
  • Thermal Fluid Sciences
  • Energy Systems

Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State, (1984)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State, (1979)
  • B.S., Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, (1977)

State(s) in which registered

  • Texas, No. 66765

Department of Mechanical Engineering