Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 814-871-5725
Office: Z 124
chen002@gannon.edu

  • Accreditations
  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service

Accreditations

Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), State of Ohio, 1989-present.

Biography

Dr. Gong Chen, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Gannon University, received his B.S. degree from Xian Jiaotong University in China and both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the U.S.  Thereafter, at Sunpower Inc., he led the research and development of novel thermal-cycle engines and coolers and engine-heat pump coupled linear systems.  He joined GE Transportation in 1994 and made significant technical contributions to developing efficient and low-emission medium-speed high-power diesel engines, from concept development, critical components design, prototype construction and testing, to product manufacturing implementation.  Dr. Chen joined faculty of mechanical engineering of Gannon University in 2001 and was promoted to Full Professor in 2005.  With his teaching and research areas including combustion engines, thermal-cycle machines, and thermal and energy systems at Gannon, he has continued his contribution to analysis, design, optimization and development of mechanical-thermal systems and combustion engines, and has developed and offered a number of new high quality undergraduate and graduate engineering courses.  As a recognized expert in mechanical-thermal systems, he continued to serve as a consultant to industry including General Electric on thermal engine development issues.  He is a recipient of numerous research, teaching and service awards, including the ASME-ICE Division Citation Award in 2002 for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions in Mechanical Engineering.  He served Co-Chair of the Local Arrangement Committee for the ASME-ICED & RTD 2003 Joint Fall Technical Conference.  Dr. Chen is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has nearly 40 technical publications and is an inventor for 11 issued U.S. Patents.

Courses Taught

  • Fluid Mechanics (ME 336)
  • Advanced Thermodynamics (ME 440/GME 526)
  • Thermal Systems Design (ME 410/GME 510)
  • Internal Combustion Engines (ME 490/GME 527)
  • Turbomachinery Design (ME 466/GME 524)
  • Fundamentals and Applications of Combustion (GME 628)
  • Introduction to Micro/Nanoscale Energy Transport (GME 690)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (GME 630)
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics (GME 525)
  • Heat Exchanger Design (ME 470/GME 528)
  • Introduction to Thermal Sciences (ME 212)

Educational History

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988.
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1984.
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University, China, 1982.

Honor Societies

  • Elected Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International, 2004-present.
  • ASME Meritorious Award, 2006.
  • ASME-ICED Award of Exemplary Service, 2003.
  • ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Citation Award for Outstanding Achievements and Contributions in Mechanical Engineering, 2002.
  • The Gannon University Certificates of Recognition for Research and Scholarship for each of the consecutive years from 2002 through 2013.
  • Awards of GE Outstanding Advanced Engineering Course Instructor for each of the 12 consecutive years from 1999 through 2012.
  • 2000 Engineering Excellence Award for Top DFSS Product Development, GETS, 2001.
  • 2000 Engineering Excellence Award for Team Innovation, GETS, 2001.
  • General Electric Award to Inventors, GE, 1999.
  • GE Six Sigma Quality Green Belt Certification, GE, 1999.
  • Commendation and Appreciation Award, Sunpower, Inc., 1994.
  • Best Graduate Medal Award, Xian Jiaotong University, 1982.

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2005-present).
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Gannon University, Erie, PA (2001-2005).
  • Design Engineer, GE Transportation Systems, Erie, PA (1994-2001).
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Gannon University, Erie, PA (2001).
  • Senior Design and Project Engineer, Sunpower, Inc., Athens, OH (1987-1994).
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Ohio University, Athens, OH (1989).

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), State of Ohio, 1989-present.

Publications

(Selected)

  • Chen, G., “Study of the Variations in Cylinder-Exhaust-Gas Temperature Over Inlet Air and Operation-Input Parameters of Compression-Ignition Engines,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 136, pp 061502-1 – 061502-6, 2014.
  • Chen, G., “In-Cylinder Combustion and Output Performance and Emissions Influenced by Split Fuel Injection Input Parameters of Compression-Ignition Engines,” Proc. the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Paper AIAA 2012-3953, 2012.
  • Chen, G., “Stability of Controlling Operation Inputs Over Inlet Conditions of Turbocharged Compression-Ignition Engines,” Proc. 26th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology, CIMAC Paper 78, 2010.
  • Chen, G., “Study of Fuel Temperature Effects on Fuel Injection, Combustion and Emissions of Direct-Injection Diesel Engines,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 131, pp 022802-1 – 022802-8, 2009.
  • Chen, G., “Qualitative Effects of Alternate Liquid Fuels on Heavy-Duty Compression-Ignition Engines,” ASME Paper ICEF2009-14066, 2009.
  • Chen, G., “Parametrical Study of Pump-to-Injector Line Pressure over Various Input Parameters of Liquid Fuel Combustion Engine,” ASME Paper ICES2008-1673, 2008.
  • Chen, G., “Prediction of Peak Cylinder Pressure Variations Over Varying Inlet Air Condition of Compression-Ignition Engine,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 129, pp 589-595, 2007.
  • Chen, G., “Study of Inlet Air Parameter Effects on Variation of Peak Cylinder Bulk Temperature of Compression-Ignition Engine,” Proc. The 25th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology, CIMAC Paper 105, 2007.
  • Chen, G., Gamble, J.N., McAndrew, D.W., McGowan, J. and Lynch, J.R., “Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Medium-Speed Diesel Engine Using A Kerosene Fuel,” ASME Paper ICES2006-1402, 2006.
  • Chen, G., “Understanding of Intake Air Boost Parameters and Turbochanged Diesel Engine Performance and Emissions,” Proc. The 24th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology, CIMAC Paper 190, 2004.
  • Chen, G., Flynn, P.L., Gallagher, S.M. and Dillen, E.R., “Development of the Low-Emission GE-7FDL High-Power Medium-Speed Locomotive Diesel Engine,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 125, pp 505-512, 2003.
  • Chen, G., Bedapudi, P. and Flynn, P.L., “Investigation of Inlet Condition Effects on Outputs and Exhaust Emissions of High-Power Medium-Speed Diesel Engines,” Proc. ASME-ICE 2003 Spring Technical Conference, ASME Paper ICES2003-593, 2003.
  • Chen, G., “Study of Free-Piston Stirling Engine with a Generalized Displacer-Drive Configuration,” ASME Paper IMECE2003-41087, 2003.

 Patents

  • Eleven (11) issued US Patents

Scholarship/Research

Research interests:

  • Thermal sciences and engineering.
  • Combustion engines.
  • Thermal and energy systems.
  • Thermal-cycle coolers, heat pumps, and machines.

Service

  • Reviewer, Journal of Fuels (2013)
  • Reviewer, U.S. National Science Foundation Review Panel (2007).
  • Reviewer, Journal of Energy & Fuels (2008). 
  • Session Chair/Organizer, “Engine Design I” and “Engine Design II” Sessions of the ASME-ICED 2004 Fall Technical Conference (2004).
  • Session Co-Chair/Organizer, “Engine Design” Session of the ASME-ICED 2005 Fall Technical Conference (2005).   
  • Local Arrangement Committee Co-Chairman, ASME-ICED & RTD Joint 2003 Fall Technical Conference (2003).
  • Locomotive Test Procedure Subcommittee, Engine Manufacturers Association (1996-2001).
  • University Faculty Research Committee, Gannon University (2002-2008).
  • College Academic Affairs Committee, College of Science and Engineering of Gannon (2003-2006).
  • University Academic Affairs Committee, Gannon University (2006-2009).
  • Faculty Advisor, Gannon University ASME Student Chapter (2003-2009).
  • University Compensation Committee, Gannon University (2010-2012).
  • College Rank and Tenure Committee, Gannon School of Engineering and Business (2011-present).