Je-Chin Han

Marcus C. Easterling Chair Professor

Distinguished Professor

Je-Chin Han

Office: MEOB 303
Phone: 979.845.3738
Fax: 979.845.3081

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Research Interests

Thermal Fluid Sciences – heat transfer and cooling in gas turbines, heat transfer enhancement, heat transfer in rotating flows, film cooling in unsteady high turbulent flows, combustor-liner cooling, mini-channel heat transfer, advanced CFD and experimental methods.

Energy and Power Technology – advanced gas turbine for aircraft propulsion, advanced hydrogen turbine for clean power generation, advanced and clean energy technology.

Awards & Honors

  • ASME and AICHE Max Jakob Memorial Award, 2016
  • AIAA FELLOW, 2016
  • ASME IGTI Aircraft Engine Technology Award, 2016
  • ASME Heat Transfer Division 75th Anniversary Medal, 2013
  • ASME K-14 Warren Rohsenow Prize for Best Presentation, November 13, 2007
  • Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University, September 2006-present
  • ASME IGTI Certificate Award for Valued Service as Chair – Heat Transfer Committee, 2004-2006
  • AIAA Thermophysics Award – June 29, 2004
  • ISROMAC (International Symposium on Rotating Machinery) Award in Heat Transfer Category – March 9, 2004
  • ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award in the Art Category, 2002
  • Marcus C. Easterling Chair, Texas A&M University, June 2001-present


  • Sc.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1976
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 1973
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 1970

Selected Publications

Wright, L.M., and Han, J.C., “Heat Transfer Enhancement for Turbine Blade Internal Cooling,” Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Vol. 21, No. 3-4, 2015, pp. 111-140.

Ekkad, S.V., and Han, J.C., “A Review of Hole Geometry and Coolant Density Effect on Film Cooling,” Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2015, pp. 1-14, DOI: 10.5098/hmt.6.8.

Han, J.C., “Fundamental Gas Turbine Heat Transfer,” ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Special Issue: 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Heat Transfer Division, 5: 021007.1-021007.15, 2013.

Han, J.C., Dutta, S., and Ekkad, S.V., Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology, second edition, CRC Press, 2012, ISBN# 978-1-4398-5568-3, 869 pages.

Han, J.C., Analytical Heat Transfer, CRC Press, 2011, ISBN #9781439861967, 352 pages.