The Catholic University of America

Sen Nieh, Ph.D.

Professor & Chair
Mechanical Engineering
202-319-5170 phone
202-319-5173 fax
nieh@cua.edu

 

Education

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1976

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1978

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983

Biography in Brief

Prof. Nieh’s research interests include the following five areas: Energy Systems, Combustion Engineering, Thermal Sciences, Multiphase Mechanics, and Environmental Engineering. He is a scholar and researcher, having authored/co-authored 90+ scientific research papers, 1 college textbook, 1 computer code, and 8 US/Foreign patents. He is the recipient of the Lectureship Award of the United Nations, the Karman Teaching Excellence Award at the School of Engineering/CUA, and the Honorary Professorship of 5 universities in China and Taiwan. He served as the principal investigator of 18 government-funded research projects and 3 industry-funded R&D/Demo projects with a total fund of close to $3.0M.   Being a tenured ordinary professor, he has served four times as the Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department and various Committees of Academic Affairs in the university.  He has been an active advocate of religious freedom and human rights and a strong leader in various community event and services.

Representative Publications


Siebert, M. and S. Nieh, "Control of an Air Siphon Atomizing Nozzle Using Hydrogen and Gases Other Than Air”, Int’al Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 41, Issue 1, pp. 683–689, 2016.

Siebert, M. and S. Nieh, "Measurement of Hydrogen Enriched Combustion of Jet Fuel in Open Flame”, to be present and published in Proceeding of ASME 2016 Power & Energy Conference, pp. 1-7, Charlotte, NC, June 26-30, 2016.

Matthew, O., H. Nguyen, and S. Nieh, "Analysis of Natural Gas SOFC-GT-ST-ORC Quadruple Cycle for Power Generation”, to be present and published in Proceeding of 47th Power Sources Conference, Section 13.1, Orlando, FL, June 13-16, 2016.

Siebert, M. and S. Nieh, "Comparing Hydrogen and Hydrogen-Rich Reformate Enrichment of JP-8 in an Open Flame”, to be present and published in Proceeding of 47th Power Sources Conference, Section 14.4, Orlando, FL, June 13-16, 2016.

DuBois, T.G., R. Scenna, J. Kimmel, and S. Nieh, "Role of Aliphatic and Aromatic Hydrocarbon Compounds on Carbon Formation in JP-8 Fuel Reformers”, Proceeding of 46th Power Sources Conference, Section 16.1, pp. 237-240, Orlando, FL, 2014.

Kimmel, J., T.G. DuBois, and S. Nieh, ""Effects of Polynuclear Aromatics on Autothermal Reforming of Jet Fuel", Proceeding of 46th Power Sources Conference, Section 13.5, Orlando, FL, 2014.

Siebert, M., T.G. Dubois, and S. Nieh, "Dual Firing of Hydrogen and JP-8 for External Combustion Based Power Sources”, Proceeding of 46th Power Sources Conference, Section 13.3, pp. 209-212, Orlando, FL, 2014.

Wolfe, A.K. and S. Nieh, “Boxcar Model for Teaching Convection and HVAC Topics”, 2014 Education & STEM Int’al Conf., http://www.huichawaii.org/steam2014p.html#stem2014wxyz, Hawaii, 2014.

Scenna, R., T.G. DuBois and S. Nieh, “Autothermal Reforming Synthetic JP-8 Derived from a Coal Syngas Stream”, Journal of Fuels, Vol. 108, pp. 731-739, 6/2013.

Siebert, M. and S. Nieh, "Simulation of Dual Firing of Hydrogen-Rich Reformate and JP-8 Surrogate in a Swirling Combustor”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 38, pp. 5911-5917, 2013.

Wolfe, A.K. and S. Nieh, “A Conceptual Model for Understanding Convective Heat Transfer”, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 179-187, 2013

Nieh, S., H.S. Coombe, and T.G. DuBois, "Oxygen Enriched Combustion and Autothermal Reforming of Jet Fuels”, Proceeding of the 3rd Asia Conference on Innovative Energy and Environmental Chemical Engineering, Paper No. OT-013 in Catalytic Conversion, pp. 356-362, Hualian, Taiwan, November 11-14, 2012.

Siebert, M. and S. Nieh, "Simulation of Dual Firing of Hydrogen and JP-8 in a Swirling Combustor”, Proceeding of 45th Power Sources Conference, Paper No. P-13 in Fuel Processing & Storage, pp. 339-342, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 11-14, 2012.

DuBois, T.G. and S. Nieh, "Experimental Investigation of Oxygen Enriched Air/JP-8 Fuel Reforming using Polymer Membranes for Oxygen Enrichment”, Proceeding of 45th Power Sources Conference, Paper No. 22.4 in Fuel Cells, pp. 467-470, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 11-14, 2012.

DuBois, T.G. and S. Nieh, "Selection and Performance Comparison of Jet Fuel Surrogates for Autothermal Reforming," Journal of Fuel, Vol. 90, pp. 1439 – 1448, 2011.

 

Website

http://faculty.cua.edu/nieh