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Joseph Tang, PhD, PE

Joseph Tang

College of Engineering and Technology

Engineering and Technology

Contact Information

Office: 221 Belk Building
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Dr. Tang has worked professionally in an engineering consultancy for 12 years before joining WCU. In this role as a consultant he has worked on a variety of projects as a software and web developer, systems engineer (DAQ/IT/Networking), database administrator and numerical modeler and analyst (finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, bespoke first principles analysis). At WCU, Joseph has taught theory and lab courses in statics, thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid dynamics. He has procured lab equipment for the fluids lab, researched and published in fields of direct-metal laser sintering, fire-induced tree-stem modelling and engineering pedagogy, supervised capstone and graduate student research on departmental and industrial projects, obtained a grant for graduate research in fire-induced tree-stem modelling and engaged in departmental, school and institutional-level committee work and student advising.


  • Ph D, University of Queensland, Australia, Mechanical Engineering

Teaching Interests

Statics, thermodynamics and heat transfer

Research Interests

Modelling and simulation, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics, systems engineering, pedagogy of engineering

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