Chiang C. Mei


Chiang Chung "CC" Mei (born 4 April 1935) is Ford Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, known for his contributions in fluid mechanics with applications to civil, environmental, and coastal engineering.

Chiang C. Mei
Born (1935-04-04) 4 April 1935 (age 87)
Alma materNational Taiwan University
Stanford University
California Institute of Technology
AwardsTheodore von Karman Medal (2007)
Scientific career
FieldsFluid mechanics
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisorTheodore Y. Wu

He has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. He received the Moffatt–Nichol Award in 1992 and the International Coastal Engineering Award in 1995, both from the American Society of Civil Engineers.[1] He was awarded the Theodore von Karman Medal in 2007.

The 24th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies of 2009 is dedicated to Mei on the occasion of his retirement.[2] In the same year, the "C.C. Mei Symposium on Wave Mechanics and Hydrodynamics" was organised at the International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE).[3]


Mei received his B.S. (1955) from National Taiwan University, M.S. (1958) from Stanford University, and PhD (1963) from California Institute of Technology.


Mei is married to Carol.


  • Chiang C. Mei (1989). The Applied Dynamics of Ocean Surface Waves. Singapore: World Scientific. ISBN 9971-5-0773-0.
  • Chiang C. Mei (1997). Mathematical Analysis in Engineering. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-58798-0.
  • Chiang C. Mei; Michael Stiassnie; Dick K.-P. Yue (2005). Theory and Applications of Ocean Surface Waves – Part 1, Linear Aspects; Part 2, Nonlinear Aspects. World Scientific Publishers. ISBN 981-238-8931.
  • Chiang C. Mei; Bogdan Vernescu (2010). Homogenization Methods for Multiscale Mechanics. World Scientific Publishers. ISBN 978-981-428244-4.


  1. ^ "Awards and Honours", MIT News, November 15, 1995, retrieved January 15, 2011
  2. ^ Plotnikov, Pavel; Korobkin, Alexander, eds. (2009), Proceedings of the 24th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies (PDF), Zelenogorsk, archived from the original (PDF) on July 26, 2011
  3. ^ "C.C. Mei Symposium on Wave Mechanics and Hydrodynamics", OMAE 2009, ASME, archived from the original on February 18, 2011, retrieved January 15, 2011

External linksEdit

Official website