Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


ORNL researcher elected fellow

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 30, 2002 — Vince Mei, a researcher in the Engineering Science and Technology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Mei's research focuses on the areas of developing more energy efficient heat pumps, air-conditioning, refrigeration, heat transfer and fluid flow.

He has participated in a number of international energy conferences since joining ORNL in 1979 and has been a consultant to Taiwan's Energy and Resource Laboratory since 1985.

Mei has published more than 90 technical papers and co-edited eight heat pump symposium volumes. Mei also has nine patents and several pending related to the refrigeration field.

He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Taiwan National Cheng-Kung University. He earned a master's in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Mei and his wife, Saio Yun, reside in Farragut. They have one son, Matthew Genyeh, who is a student at Harvard University.

ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed by UT-Battelle for the Department of Energy.