Uei-Jiun (U.J.) Fan
Dr. Fan is currently a professor of mechanical engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and has also served as Dean of the College of the Extended University and International Center (CEU), 2008 – 2011; Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, 2001 – 2006; and Director of Engineering Graduate Studies, 1999 – 2001.
As Dean of CEU, Dr. Fan instituted an organizational change in the college that transformed it into a more productive unit. Revenue was increased from $3.6 million to $10.5 million in three years, and the net income changed from loss to a surplus of $1.8 million during the same period. In addition, Dr. Fan has led the efforts in developing and conducting over 40 international training programs covering a wide range of topics as well as new degree and certificate programs. As Associate Dean in the College of Engineering, Dr. Fan oversaw twelve undergraduate programs and four graduate programs, with over 5,000 students enrolled and more than 120 faculty and staff. He also directed the 2002 International Space University (France-based) Summer Session program, in which 100 international engineers, scientists and government representatives and 45 international faculty and staff participated.
Dr. Fan has a solid research background and hands-on engineering skills, as demonstrated in his many accomplishments in industrial and research projects, including design optimization of turbocharger turbines, modeling and simulation of an environmental control system, vibration analysis of large rotor systems for the space shuttle main engine, dynamic analysis of robot manipulators and designing mechanical energy systems for nuclear power plants. In addition, he has extensive experiences in managing large Diesel and steam turbine power plants.
Dr. Fan received degrees of B.S. (Magna Cum Laude), M.S. and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, in Mechanical Engineering in 1984, 1985 and 1988, respectively. He has also received a diploma in Marine Engineering from China Maritime College, Taipei, Taiwan and graduated valedictorian in 1976. He is a registered Professional Engineer in California.