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 North 213

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

Ming Chyu


Dr. Ming-Chien Chyu is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. 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 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (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 200 technical publications including 140 archival journal papers in engineering and healthcare. His research activities cover a wide spectrum of specialties from epilepsy to cancer detection to surgery, from bone to joint to muscle biomechanics, from biophysical stimulations to dietary supplements for intervention, from mathematical analysis to model simulation to experiment, from laboratory to animal to human studies.

Dr. Chyu has been dedicated to promoting collaboration between engineering and healthcare. He has been recognized as a (or the)Pioneer in Healthcare Engineering by 11 US-based global magazines. 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, 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 led 40 expert co-authors worldwide to first define Healthcare Engineering in a milestone white paper (2015)and also onWikipedia.org. He is the founder and Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Healthcare Engineering (Impact Factor 3.822). He is also the founder ofMedical Device Net, one of the most comprehensive (270,000+ devices from 33,000+ manufacturers at present) and user-friendly free medical device platforms for all medical devices approved/cleared by FDA; a platform for physicians to collaborate with engineering researchers and companies to develop/commercialize medical devices; a platform to help professors worldwide to teach courses in healthcare engineering; an innovative platform, Cutting-Edge Courses Customized (CECOCU), for short courses in healthcare engineering; theHealthcare Engineering Certificate Program; the only website dedicated to engineering jobs in healthcare, ENJOHE; aHealthcare Engineering Mentoring Program where healthcare engineering professionals and leaders volunteer to help engineering students and young engineers succeed in the healthcare/medical technology industry; and Healthcare Engineering Online Communities, one of the most comprehensive and updated information powerhouses covering nearly 500 technical topics in healthcare engineering. He is the founder of thegraduate healthcare engineering programat Texas Tech University, one of the first such programs established in the world and has been highly ranked for multiple years.

Dr. Chyu is a Fellow of ASME, a Fellow of American College of Healthcare Trustees, and has received more than 30 awards/recognitions including the “Top 100 Innovators & Entrepreneurs”, “Transformational Business Leaders of the Year”,“Best Inspiring Leaders of the Year 2022”, “World's Visionary Leaders Making a Difference – 2022”, ”10 Most Innovative Healthcare Leaders to Watch 2022”, “Most Influential Leaders in Healthcare 2022“, “Most Visionary Education Leaders”, “30 Most Inspiring Leaders to Watch 2022”, “Innovation Excellence Award”, “Outstanding Researcher”, “Award of Excellence”, “Best Paper”, “Most Useful Paper”, “Excellence in Teaching”, “Professor of the Year”, “Most Influential Faculty Member”, and “Distinguished Achievement” from nationwide/international professional magazines, government, professional societies, foundations, industry, university, and student organization. The Healthcare Engineering Alliance Society he established has been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Innovative companies/Organizations to watch in 2022”, and the “Most Influential Companies & Organizations”. He constantly serves as an editorial team member of a number of professional journals, and co-organizer and keynote speaker of international 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, Taiwan, (1977)

State(s) in which registered

  • Texas, No. 66765

Department of Mechanical Engineering