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Yuen, Walter


Professor Yuen has over 40 years of teaching experience at the university level, for 34 years at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and 5 years at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).  Since September 2016, he has taken on a new role as a Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Santa Clara University.


B.S. in Physics/Math, University of California, Berkeley, 1972
M.A. in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1974
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1977

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses
  • ME 121: Thermodynamics
  • ME 122: Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 123: Heat Transfer
Graduate Courses
  • ME 240: Radiative Heat Transfer I
  • ME 241: Radiative Heat Transfer II


AWU (Associated Western University) Faculty Summer Fellowship 1978
NASA Faculty Summer Fellowship (decline) 1980
Ralph R. Teetor Award (Society of Automotive Engineering) 1980
UCSB Affirmative Junior Faculty Fellowship 1980
Participant of the Faculty Institute on Light Water Reactor
Safety at Argonne National Laboratory 1981
NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship 1982
NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship 1983
Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 1983
Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 1984
Visiting Professor, City University of Hong Kong 1996
Visiting Professor, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2002-2003

Yuen, Walter

Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering