John Pien

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Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), National Taiwan University

EXPERIENCE: Foxconn, Alcoa Corporation, University of Notre Dame



Professor John Pien joined SCUPI in September 2022.  Prior to that he held a faculty position with the University of Notre Dame from 1985 to 1989.  He then worked in the industry in the areas of research and development, product design and manufacturing, technology management and corporate management, with the Aluminum Company of America in Pittsburgh, the Chenhsong Injection Molding Machinery Group, the Foxconn Technology Group, and the latest in the Danish Grundfos Pump Group, before joining SCUPI.

John received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982 and 1985. His research and work experiences include thermal sciences, material processing, design optimization, lean manufacturing, and sustainability development.


Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermal System Design


1.Pien, S. J., 2017. “Low carbon community-opportunities and challenges,” Smart City Summit Asia, Taiwan

2.Pien, S. J., 2014. “Meet the water and energy challenge NOW,” International Climate Change Conference, Taiwan

3.Pien, S. J., 1997. “Opportunities of Using Optimization for Materials Processing Industrial Applications,” Optimization in Industry Conference

4.Pien, S. J., M. K. Chyu and H. Ding, 1996. “Modeling of the Multi-Phase Transport Phenomena and Solidification in a Spray Forming Process with a Linear Nozzle,” 3rd International Conference on Spray Forming

5.Shen, F., J. M. Khodadadi, S. J. Pien and X. K. Lan, 1994. “Mathematical and Physical Modeling Studies of Molten Aluminum Flow in a Tundish,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, Vol. 25B