Hsu, Tai-Ran

Department of Mechanical Engineering
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, California 95192-0087

Office: Engineering 117B
Telephone: (408) 924-3905
Fax: (408) 924-3995
E-mail: tai-ran.hsu@sjsu.edu


Fall 2017 Courses


Dr. Tai-Ran Hsu
Mechanical Engineering Department
Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers


B.S., National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, China


M.S., University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada


Ph.D., McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dr. Hsu teaches dynamics, engineering analysis, senior design projects, and microsystems design, manufacture and packaging. His research interest is in the application of thermomechanics in MEMS design and packaging, and nano scale engineering. He has published 5 books and edited 2 others in finite element methods, CAD, and MEMS as well as over 120 technical papers through peer review systems.  He has served as a department Chair in both Canada and USA for 12 years.  He was invited to deliver keynote speeches on miniaturization technologies, i.e. micro and nano technologies and micromechatronics at numerous international conferences and symposia in USA and abroad.


Courses Taught:

Computer-Aided Design, Machine Design, Finite Element Analysis, Strength of Materials, Mechanical Engineering Analysis, Engineering Mechanics, Microsystems Design and Manufacture.

ME 195 - Senior Project Course Manual
ME 195 Senior Projects for 2009-10
ME 130 Applied Engineering Analysis - Syllabus
ME 130 - Answers to Homework Problems
ME 130 - Ch. 1 - Overview,Ch. 2 - Math Modeling, Ch. 3 - First Order DEs, Ch. 4 - Second Order DEs, Ch. 5 - Laplace Transform, Ch. 6 - Fourier Series, Ch. 7 Intro to PDE, Ch.8- Matrices, Ch. 9 - Intro FDM, Ch. 10 - Intro to Statistics, Review for Final, Printed Notes for Errata Edition Fall 2014, Solutions to End of Chapter Problems, Greensheet,  F15
ME160 - Introduction to Finite Element Method

ME 189 Microsystems Design and Packaging
ME 189 - Greensheet
ME 189 - Ch. 1, Ch. 2, Ch. 3, Ch. 4, Ch. 5, Ch. 6, Ch. 7, Ch. 8, Ch. 9, Ch. 10, Ch. 11, Ch. 12, Ch.2 Supplement on Solar

Recent Presentations:

Lecture Notes on Nanoscale Heat Transfer
Presentation on Solar Photovoltaic
Infrastructure Support & HR Development for Solar PV Industry

Energy, Environment and Social Impacts (October 2009)
Micromechatronics - A vital industrial technology in the new century (March 2009)
Tutorial on Solar PV
Globalization - New Global Economy and Social Impacts, and Impacts After the Storm

Tutorial on Wind Power