Dr. T. J. Chung

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, MAE


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Chung served as an instructor of engineering at the Korea Military Academy from 1954 to 1959. He studied at Oklahoma State University and obtained MS and PhD degrees in applied mechanics in 1961 and l964, respectively. He served as Chairman of the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville from 1978 to 1982 and as Director of Engineering at The University of Alabama in Huntsville from 1981 to 1982. He has made contributions to several areas of engineering science such as in continuum mechanics (three text books), computational fluid dynamics (two text books), three-dimensional radiative heat flux integral analysis [Journal of Heat Transfer, 1984], entropy-controlled combustion instability [Journal of Acoustic Society of America, 1994], flowfield-dependent variation theory [Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids, 1999], and computational relativistic astrophysical flows [Astrophysical Journal, 2002]. Retired from teaching since 2009, he is currently working on two books "Computational Plasma Dynamics in Nuclear Fusion" and "Quantum Gravity."


  • Ph.D., Applied Mechanics, Oklahoma State University, 1964
  • M.S., Applied Mechanics, Oklahoma State University, 1961
  • Engineering Diploma, Seoul National University, 1949

Honors & Awards

  • Editorial Board, Numerical Heat Transfer
  • Editorial Board, Progress in Computational Methods in Fluids
  • Editorial Board, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • Editorial Board, Computational Mechanics
  • Who's Who in America, 42nd Edition, 1982
  • Who's Who in the World, 6th Edition, 1983


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Computational Plasma Dynamics in Nuclear Fusion
  • Quantum Gravity

Recent Publications

  • Chung, T. J., General Continuum Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 2007.

  • Chung, T. J., Computational Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002, revised 2nd ed., 2010.

  • Chung, T.J., Applied Continuum Mechanics, Cambridge University Press, 1996.

  • Chung, T. J., Finite Elements in Fluids, ed. Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1992

  • Chung, T.J., Numerical Modeling in Combustion, ed. Taylor & Francis, 1993.

  • Chung, T.J., Continuum Mechanics, Prentice Hall, 1988.

  • Chung, T.J., Finite Element Analysis in Fluid Dynamics, McGraw Hill Book Co., 1978.

  • Chung, T. J., Quantum Gravity in Cyclic (Ekpyrotic) and Multiple (Anthropic) Universe with Strings and loops, MG 11, Proc. World Scientific, 2008.