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Real Name: Je-Chin Han, Ph.D. Professor

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Je-Chin Han is presently Distinguished Professor and holder of the Marcus C. Easterling Endowed Chair and Director of the Turbine Heat Transfer Laboratory at Texas A&M University. He was a R&D engineer at Ex-Cell-O Corporation in Michigan (1976-1980). Since 1980, Han has been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University where he has conducted research and taught courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. In 1989, Han was promoted to Professor of Mechanical Engineering. In September 1991, he was named Halliburton Professor of Mechanical Engineering and then in January 1993 he was named the College of Engineering’s HTRI Endowed Professor. He was appointed Division Chair for the Thermal and Fluid Sciences Division of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from July 1993 to August 1998. Han was a Research Fellow at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from May-August 1985. He took a sabbatical leave to NASA-Glenn Research Center and United Technologies - Pratt and Whitney Turbine Module Center from September 2000 to August 2001. In June 2001, Han was selected as the inaugural holder of the Marcus C. Easterling Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering. In May 2006, Han was named Distinguished Professor of Texas A&M University.